Chicago is a gorgeous city, but sometimes couples want something away from the city, something a little more secluded without all the hustle and bustle of city life! For my couples that live in the Chicago suburbs who do not want to have their engagement shoots done down in Chicago or deal with traveling there, there are plenty of GORGEOUS suburb locations that make for the perfect backdrop for your engagement photo shoot!
The Chicago suburbs are booming with forest preserves filled with beautiful hiking paths, trails, woods, and prairies! One of my personal favorites is Pratt Forest Preserve, out in Wayne, Illinois. This place is full of super beautiful paths out in the woods, a large pond in the center of the grounds, and beautiful docks to enjoy the sunset on! This is where Jamie and Will chose to do their engagement photos and I am so happy about it! Jamie was a friend of mine from high school and I am so happy I was able to capture her engagement photos to the love of her life! What a special couple they are! I had a blast frolicking around the lovely Wayne forest preserve with these two! They met during their time studying out in Dekalb at NIU, and now they are set to get married this October! The day after they get married, they will have officially been together for 6 years! I am so happy for these two and can not wait to photograph their special, small, and intimate Fall wedding!