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We love a good rainy-day engagement shoot. And back in September, we got just that with Bo and Ben. We hit some amazing locations around Downtown Chicago—including Studio Soo, Millenium Park, The Bean and Wacker Drive. It was a great time for everyone involved, regardless of the weather!

A Rainy Day Chicago Engagement

Bo and Ben booked us to shoot their wedding taking place on New Year’s Eve this year. We always love getting to know our clients and their story before the day of the wedding, which is why we include a complimentary engagement session with each wedding package.

We started the session off in Downtown Chicago. There was plenty of overcast in the sky, but a little rain wasn’t going to put a damper on this shoot! We all agreed to kick things off where it all began for this couple—the spot where Bo and Ben shared their first date: Cafe Bonhomme. This elegant little European cafe with its laid back neighborhood vibe symbolizes the very roots of where Bo and Ben started their journey together, and we knew we had to document them at this special place in their lives. What’s sweeter than that?!

After Cafe Bonhomme, it was time to showcase the city we love. We captured some excellent shots underneath the ‘El’ Train and in front of ‘The Bean’ at Millenium Park. As we traversed the city with them, we began to learn more about their story and what they saw as important when it came to capturing their future wedding. Engagement sessions are such a fun way to explore the meaningful places that a couple shares!

Before heading back to Studio Soo for some sit-down portraits, we stopped by Bo and Ben’s home so they could pick up their lovable little pup! What a cutie! The soon-to-be family of three was absolutely adorable. We’ll take whatever excuse we can get to welcome a cute family pet into the studio!

All in all, the day went off without a hitch. Some photographers might be dissapointed by rain, but we love how creative we can become when the sky is cloudy and grey. There was no way the weather was going to stop us from getting some fantastic shots of Bo and Ben. In fact, the sky made for a moody backdrop that the couple really stood out against! Honestly, we couldn’t have asked for a better session with these two.

Bo and Ben, we’re SO excited for your New Year’s Eve wedding! We know it’s going to be a blast! And we hope the rainy day engagement photos will be something you can look back on for years to come!