What do you get when you combine two fun loving, amazingly funny souls, a gorgeous backdrop, a photographer down to roam, and a couple willing to show off their city? You get one of the most fun engagement sessions ever, that’s what! Tim + Michelle are an absolute blast, and living in Chicago, there are no shortages of places to go. However, for them, the Chicago busy life isn’t all there is to the Windy City — they love the beach, and since Tim grew up sailing, it only made sense we played at a nearby beach and highlighted a piece of what they love the most about their city!

After meeting up at the Merrick Rose Garden, wandering and having fun, we headed near the Northwestern University grounds to a beautiful beach, where we explored the docks and nearby kayaks. And, as we watched the sun set, we were gifted with such a fantastic display of light pouring through the clouds! Every part of the evening was a blast, and if we thought the sunset was fantastic enough, Tim + Michelle has even more up their sleeves with their carefree spirits, running up and down the beach line, kicking the water, playing, and just having a fantastic date night!

From start to finish, Tim + Michelle were an absolute blast to hang with, and wandering Chicago on such a gorgeous evening for their engagement session was something I won’t forget! Congratulations, you two, and I seriously cannot wait until your Chicago wedding at Gallery 1028 next August! It’ll be here before we know it!

 Who can resist a sunset at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

 What is a more perfect summer engagement photography outfit than a simple floral dress while at Merrick Rose Garden in Chicago, Illinois.

 Finding ways to incorporate various photography techniques into your engagement and wedding photos, like this Brenizer method, is one way that Studio 22 loves to keep your photos fresh and unique.

 Megan loves to photograph couples who are willing to explore and have fun. Tim and Michelle were amazing sports wandering around Chicago, Illinois. Tim loves the beach so heading to Northwestern University grounds to capture some shots at sunset was perfect!

 Megan of Studio 22 photography is not afraid to get wet or dirty and loves when couples feel the same. Without willingness of the clients she would never get great surf crashing shots like this!

 If there is one thing that takes an engagement photography session to the next level it is trusting your photographer. They know what time of day is best to capture this incredible golden light to bathe you in.

 Engagement photographs are your time to love on each other as much as you want and never feel like you shouldn’t. This is the time that Megan likes to tell people to always keep your hands on each other!

 Tim and Michelle are great examples of how being yourselves and having fun create the best photographs. You don’t want to look back on your photos and question if it is really you, you want them to scream your personality!

 Creating an image that illicit and emotion is Studio 22’s ultimate goal. We were lucky enough for this gorgeous sky to appear at Northwestern University during Tim and Michelle’s engagement photos.



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Beautiful! Third pic looks like the 58 wide open?

Hey, thanks! The third photo is actually the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8! But the 58 is a lovely lens for sure.

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