A Chicago Engagement Session set in their Home, Downtown and along North Avenue Beach
This was our second Chicago Engagement Session of the year! Chicago is growing on us to photograph in! We LOVE that we’ve been there twice down for engagement sessions! Can we come down for more!!!!???
Abigail and Robert started their engagement session in their adorable apartment. I probably gushed overly to them about how much I loved their apartment! It had some of the best light in it! I could have probably photographed in there all day! But, we all had other plans!
After their engagement session, we walked around their adorable neighborhood! We ducked in a bar to warm up a bit, where we also snapped a few photos! After that, we went back to their apartment to change before heading down to the North Avenue Beach.
North Avenue Beach is a beautiful area with not only a beach but a great backdrop of the city skyline! Sometimes city skylines are just as beautiful as mountains!
Now let’s get to know these two a bit more, shall we?
What is their story?
On December 31st, 2013 we met each other for the first time. We truly met when we least expected it, and when we needed each other most. By the summer of 2014, we started travelling between Naperville and Milwaukee every weekend to see each other. That same year, when the leaves started turning, we said “I love you.” From the Milwaukee shoreline to the Chicago city lights, Rob and I started our history together.
We are so excited to continue creating our most cherished memories with the people dearest to us when we exchange our vows and celebrate our union. 2018 is going to be a great year! Favorite Trip: Savannah Georgia Proposal: Green Lake Conference Center, Rob proposed to me on the water and then our families threw us an amazing engagement party.
Abby – when did you fall for Robert?
When he showed up for my birthday, our third date, stressed after sitting in traffic for 4 hours carrying a beautiful bouquet of flowers for me. He never missed a weekend when he told me he would be there. Rob made it clear, very early on in our relationship, that I could always rely on him.
Robert – when did you fall for Abby?
When Abby visited me for my birthday in Naperville, she looked so beautiful and I knew she was the one for me in that moment. I was a goner.
What do you love most about where you live!?
We live in Chicago (the Lincoln Square neighborhood). We love the river path near us, the greenest part of our area, winnemac park, the lake shore path with the city skyline in the background, and a few breweries/ restaurants we frequent more than we would like to admit 🙂
We also love Bayview and the East Side in MKE…where we fell in love
We love to go out and explore. Sometimes we will walk 10 miles just to explore other neighborhoods in the city. We also enjoy being active- bike rides by the lake or up the north shore channel trail, museums, going to new restaurants or our old favorites, cooking in, plays/ music/ festivals, watching the cubs at Wrigley, grabbing a beer at our favorite bars and breweries, day trips to state parks
Where do you like to spend time together?
We like spending time together at home, cooking in and hanging out or in our neighborhood most of the time. We also have spent a lot of time together exploring so it’s difficult to say where we like to spend our time together the most.
Justin and I cannot wait for their wedding later this year! Also, more trips to Chicago for some beer hangouts!