Chicago engagement session

Rachel & Bob: A Chicago engagement session

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Hello, I'm Catherine!

A film photographer capturing
weddings, engagements and families
in New England and beyond. 

I’m so glad you’re here, and I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy these blog posts! I blog all kinds of love stories, from engagements and weddings to new moms, babies and family sessions. I focus primarily on my film photography, candid and authentic moments, and intentional styling and unique details. 


Since I shared Rachel and Bob’s Boston wedding on the latest post, I figured I should backtrack and share their amazing Chicago engagement session!

I am always so grateful when a client flies me to photograph a destination wedding or engagement session. They could’ve chosen someone local, so it’s extra special that they wanted to bring me to Chicago. Rachel and Bob live and work in Chicago, and wanted to hit up a few special places for their Chicago engagement.

First, we started at the stunning Lincoln Park. Not only is it a beautiful, lush green space in the middle of the city, but it also has amazing views of the downtown skyline. Next, we walked to North Avenue Beach, a beautiful shoreline along Lake Michigan. Then, the weather took a turn as dark clouds rolled in. Tornado alarms started blaring warning us to get off the beach and into shelter. (Bob grew up in Chicago and had never experienced a weather episode like this.) So we hopped in an Uber downtown and waited about an honor for the downpour to subside. Finally, the rain stopped, the sun came out, and we were rewarded for our patience.

This was a very long engagement session, but I am so happy we waited out the rain for our final few rolls of film. I’m also so grateful to Rachel and Bob for trusting me with their Chicago engagement session and wedding day in Boston. You can view their Newbury Hotel wedding on my blog here.

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February 23, 2024

Capturing weddings,
engagements and families with
film in New England and beyond.