chicago engagement: samantha + mike

It’s no secret that we always love shooting in new places, and lucky for us that gets to happen at least a few times every wedding season. But *THIS* time of shooting somewhere new was extra special for us, because it was for one of our nearest and dearest friends. We met Samantha back in our college days (which is so hard to believe was TEN years ago) and have been besties ever since. So when she told us she had finally found the guy she wanted to spend forever with, we were of course beyond excited!

We flew up to Chicago for the weekend, and amid the bridal showering and bridesmaid dress shopping squeezed in an afternoon engagement session. The four of us explored some seriously stunning Chicago locations, and even though the weather decided to rain the entire time (REALLY Chicago?!), these two still laughed and cuddled effortlessly. The two of them are perfect for each other, and we couldn’t be more excited to watch them say their I Do’s this Fall!

Sam and Mike, thank you guys for being troopers through this Chicago monsoon! We are so happy to have gotten to do this for you two and hope you love these favorites as much as we loved taking them! Can’t wait for September!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

Couple walk in the rain with a clear umbrella in Chicago, Illinois Chicago, Illinois skyline behind a couple hungingBlack and white image of a couple kissing in the rain in a park near Chicago, Illinois Couple reflected in the puddles and a close up view of her rose gold engagement ringA quiet moment between these two in the park in Chicago, Illinois Chicago, Illinois is the backdrop for these twoBlack and White image of a couple in Chicago, Illinois A rainy engagement in Chicago, Illinois Rose Gold Engagement ring next to her fianceA timeless image of a couple with the Chicago skyline during their engagement sessionA couple in the park in Chicago, Illinois A near kiss in Chicago, Illinois by the engaged coupleDowntown Chicago, Illinois engagement session in black and whiteA genuine moment between the engaged couple in downtown ChicagoDowntown Chicago engagement session featuring the bridges and riverA formal engagement session in downtown Chicago, Illinois Two images in black and white featuring a silhouette of the couple and the skyline of the buildingsAmazing downtown Chicago engagement session. The bridge of Chicago is the background of this engagement photo in the rain

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