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Candid and Timeless Chicago Engagement Photos with Blake and Michelle

Did you know your complimentary engagement session can be a destination session!? Heck Yes, Friend! I LOVE to travel and the opportunity to celebrate you while traveling gets me so excited. Blake and Michelle took me up on the offer to turn their engagement session into a destination engagement session. So we packed our bags and booked our flights to a sentimental location for them, Chicago!

When planning their session, we decided to plan around a few dates I would already be in the area to waive any additional travel fees. We decided on three very different and distinct locations for their session along with three outfits. We started our session at the historic campus of The University of Chicago, Hyde Park. The architecture of the buildings and structures on campus made for the perfect formal backdrop to kick off our time together. Our second stop was the stunning Garfield Conservatory, a sprawling local botanical garden, and greenhouse. This location offered so much variety for their engagement photos both inside the greenhouse and outside the surrounding property. Lastly, the couple enjoyed martinis along the Chicago Riverwalk while watching the city buzz around them.

We truly made a full afternoon of their destination engagement session, utilizing such unique locations which made for one-of-a-kind photos for the couple. My heart for sharing this blog is to encourage all my couples to consider the location of their engagement photos. Documenting this monumental time in your relationship doesn't have to be ordinary, basic, or just pretty. It can be completely original and unique to you and your partner's story, even if that means it's outside of Kansas City.

Let's chat today about your vision for this extremely special season in your lives, CONNECT HERE!

I'm so thankful to couples like Blake and Michelle who want to share intimate parts of their relationship with me. Sharing with me a place that means so much to them and has played such a huge role in their story, is truly an honor. I cannot wait to celebrate these two as they vow to forever, in just a few short months at The Abbott located in the heart of the Crossroads District of Kansas City.


Jill Caren Photo specializes in wedding, elopement, engagement, and couples photography, is based out of Kansas City, Missouri, and is available for travel worldwide. Jill Caren Photo offers a full complimentary engagement session and full-day wedding coverage so couples are not forced to choose what they want to be documented on a wedding day. Jill Caren Photo also offers engagement and couples sessions for anyone booking outside a wedding package.

Jill Caren Photo's wedding photography services were grown out of her heart to connect and speak life into young couples as they embark on their marriage journey while offering them a photography experience that documents all the moments of their wedding day. Jill Caren Photo is wedding and portrait photography for intentional couples wanting authentic memories of their best days.

If you would like to see if Jill Caren Stuefer with Jill Caren Photo is available to photograph your wedding, elopement, couples, or engagement session, or if you would like to receive detailed information about her services you can contact Jill here.


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