Irene & Steve Summer Engagement Portrait Session Evanston Illinois

Irene & Steve Engagement portrait session in Evanston, Illinois. We all met up at Lighthouse Beach along Lake Michigan near Evanston’s Northwestern campus on a late summer afternoon. Starting out with the lighthouse’s beautiful ivy walls and stone walls as a rustic

Evanston Lighthouse Beach Engagement Photography Ivy

The iron staircase at the back of Evanston beach lighthouse almost had a fall theme with the red and orange ivy crawling up the stone walls.

Summer Minneapolis Engagement Photographer, Irene & Steve
Lake Michigan Beach Engagement Photography, Irene & Steve

I don’t think they could have ordered a more perfect and picturesque day for their beach engagement photos.

Evanston Beach Engagement Photography Sunset, Irene & Steve
Balloon Beach Evanston Engagement Photography

Irene brought a big balloon, gray or silver, to include as a prop for their beach engagement photos. I think it worked well with her yellow chiffon baby doll dress with dark colored leggings and booties.

Evanston Beach Chicago Engagement Photography
Balloon Beach Engagement Photography
Northwestern University Engagement Photography, graffiti rocks Lake Michigan

Our final stop was at the iconic graffiti rocks decorated by students along the shoreline of Lake Michigan behind the sports complex at Northwestern University. I thought this was a sweet moment between the engaged couple at dusk.

They have since officially tied the knot! Married in the south side of Chicago with wedding portraits around downtown including Navy Pier’s park with a view of Lake Michigan and the cities skyline. Check out the full blog post with images here!

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Beautiful engagement photos! Congrats !

I enjoyed looking at your images. Nice work.

Theresa, Beautiful photos! I’m loving the use of the balloon in these as well. Well done! -Matt

Awesome images Theresa. Especially love the balloon shots!