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Danielle and Michael chose the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park for their engagement photos with us, and it was the perfect location for photos on a summer Chicago evening! Danielle and Michael both call Chicago home and are planning a wedding this fall at another one of Chicago’s most iconic historical landmarks, the Chicago Cultural Center.
When we meet couples for their engagement photos, we love spending some time walking around, stopping at different locations for photos and talking in the meantime. The beautiful winding paths make for stunning Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool photos.
Walking in the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool with Danielle and Michael was like walking into a secret garden in the middle of Chicago. City sounds fade and nature comes into focus. Designed to resemble a river meandering through a prairie, the landscapes of the Lily Pool transport you to a peaceful getaway in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city.
As engagement and wedding photographers in Chicago, we love finding photo locations that capture the beauty of Chicago and allow us to create stunning photographs for our couples. While we love the grand architecture of Chicago’s buildings and skyline, the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool was a beautiful natural location for engagement photos in Chicago.
We loved meeting Danielle and Michael at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool for photos before moving on to the lakefront, because it gave us time to talk, get to know them better, and hear more about their wedding plans. Using the Lily Pool for engagement photos gave us a natural backdrop for Danielle and Michael that incorporated beautiful architecture while also giving a peaceful vibe that matched the more reserved but deep parts of their personalities. We love that the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool speaks to the rich history of Chicago. It allowed Danielle and Michael’s engagement photos to feel like a typical walk or date night around the city.
Danielle and Michael, we are so excited to capture your wedding day this fall. We love the natural beauty wrapped up in your engagement photos and are thankful for the time we got to spend with you! Hugs, Becky & Kaleb.
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