Chicago Engagement Session in the Ukrainian Village

Garrett and Lauren wanted their engagement session to capture their journey and love for Chicago. They met at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law for a bar review. Their connection was instant, while the bar review became a small group gathering for drinks. Since then, they have been inseparable, along with their schnauzer, Otto, frequenting many walks in the Ukrainian Village.

The engagement session started at the Northwestern campus, which features lush foliage and beautiful architecture, providing me with various backdrops to use as a photographer. On the way to their home, I couldn't help but get excited at the sight of Mr. Beef, the inspiration behind the TV show "The Bear." At their home, Garrett showcased the numerous tricks he had taught Otto during the pandemic. The three of them relaxed on the couch while we listened to records, creating a heartwarming moment in their daily lives.

We ended the day by taking Otto for a walk in the picturesque Ukrainian Village. The changing season, with leaves displaying a gradient of warm colors, made this already beautiful area even more enchanting. We leisurely strolled past the charming brick houses, admiring the views, enjoying the pleasant weather, and observing the dogs being walked (some of them in costumes, my heart). I feel incredibly fortunate to have experienced this engagement session in Ukrainian Village, where I had the opportunity to dine at Kasama prior to it receiving a Michelin Star, and it became notoriously difficult to secure a reservation.

Couple in a courtyard at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Couple walking during an engagement session in Chicago
Couple cuddling on a bench at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Couple inside holding hands at Northwestern School of Law
Couple picking records for their engagement session
Schnauzer displaying tricks during an engagement session
Couple walking across the street at the Ukrainian Village
Couple and dog posing for engagement session in the fall
Couple cudding in the Ukrainian Village
Dogs meeting each other during an engagement session in Chicago
Schnauzer giving a high five during an engagement session

You may be interested in Jess and Evan's Mueller Park engagement session or Paige and Braden’s Sekrit Theater engagement session

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