Chicago South Pond Engagement // Kasia and Sebastian

Studio Gang South Pond Engagement Photography

Almost famous in its own way, the Chicago South Pond in Lincoln Park is perfect for engagement photography.  It’s not uncommon to see at least a dozen or more photographers and future newlyweds wandering the area on a pleasant weekend.  This iconic spot is the perfect merger of Chicago skyline and the beautiful greens of nature.

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South Pond Engagement in Lincoln Park // Dani + Tom

Ahh the good ole’ South Pond at the Lincoln Park Zoo. The one thing that can be said about this location is that it’s a magnetic destination for engaged couples wanting to capture their photos! And who can blame them!? The South Pond location provides a splendid combination of city and nature. You can be paddling around the pond in a boat for two, surrounded by a lot of greenery and have a great view of the city off in the background.

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Veronica and Matthew – Horsing Around

Veronica and Matthew were married back in the late fall of 2013. It was a bit cold ad far on the day of their wedding to head out to the farm of Veronica’s grandmother for portraits. So instead we waited until it was a bit warmer to complete their portraits! We met up way out west in Rochelle, IL and had a beautiful golden sunset to shoot through. This was my first time photographing a bride around horses and I learned quickly that horses aren’t shy and they enjoy nibbling on wedding dresses. So instead of battling the elements of rain or heat, we had to constantly defend the dress from being eaten right off of Veronica. Clearly she had good “taste” when she picked out her dress. Gotta love horse humor.

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Chicago Wedding Photography – Veronica and Matt

Location: Aurora, IL
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We got together with Veronica and Matt in Aurora for their Engagement Session and aside from a couple gusts of wind, we had a spectacular day. For the photos where we needed sun and when we were looking for some shade a cloud would roll through at just the right moment and shift the light to get the image just right…if only every wedding day had such versatility. We walked much of the downtown Aurora area and incorporated the various landmarks in their photographs. With the ever changing conditions of the day, it gave us the perfect opportunity to capture images with completely different feels. We had nice subtle shade that provided a number of warm images, some stronger sun to make the colors pop and then a bit of twilight to finish the day off with some more dramatic images. This was my first visit out there and was a great place for a photo shoot…and a beer after.

Veronica and Matt are having their wedding out in Riverside Receptions in Geneva, IL which, depending on the speed you choose to drive ends up being about an hour long drive. We will be capturing their wedding photography out in Geneva.

Michael Novo Photography Wedding

Michael Novo Photography Wedding

Michael Novo Photography Wedding

Michael Novo Photography Wedding

Michael Novo Photography Engagement

Michael Novo Photography Engagement

Michael Novo Photography Engagement

Michael Novo Photography Engagement

Michael Novo Photography Engagement

Michael Novo Photography Engagement

Michael Novo Photography Engagement

Michael Novo Photography Engagement

Michael Novo Photography Engagement

Michael Novo Photography Engagement

Michael Novo Photography Engagement

Michael Novo Photography Engagement

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