If you’re looking for an iconic Chicago location with unbeatable city views, you need to consider Chicago’s Wrigley building!
This was my first time here and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to find the right spot. Luckily, it’s basically impossible to miss the gorgeous railing right over the water. This spot is right next to the Michigan Avenue bridge and is completely open to the public. No need to go inside the building to access it! Somehow, I’d been to the riverwalk for dozens of sessions before and never made it to this spot.
Ashley and Joel are both firefighters and brought their dog, Ember, to our session. They even got her a custom-made “Save the Date” bandana so that she could complete their announcement! I’m such a dog person and love when couples want to bring their furry friends to their sessions. After all, they’re part of the family! (Pro tip: if you bring a pet, make sure to bring an additional person along to hold the leash when your pet isn’t being featured on camera! And of course, tons of treats.)
The sky was teasing us throughout the entire session and we could tell it was about to storm. We snapped all of the Wrigley Building shots in less than ten minutes, then quickly ran along the riverwalk to capture images on a few of the bridges.
Luckily, we were able to squeeze in some fantastic shots before the rain came down! The pre-stormy sky makes for my absolute favorite lighting. When the storm finally hit, we took cover at a bar on the river walk and continued the photoshoot over glasses of wine. A success! 🙂
The Wrigley Building and the riverwalk are great spots for your Chicago engagement session because they are so versatile. It’s easy to wander around the area and find new scenes and backdrops every time. I wouldn’t call this one of Chicago’s “hidden” gems, but it’s definitely up there with my favorite Chicago photo spots.