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Lauren + Matt Engagement I Belmont Harbor, Chicago Engagement Photographer


Lauren and Matt live in the area right across Belmont Harbor in Chicago, and they wanted their engagement session to have that feel of the city they love. We spent some time with their sweet dog finley, and then took a walk around their neighborhood. Lauren and Matt are so laid back, kind, and caring towards one another. I had such a blast photographing this session and can’t wait for their wedding next summer!



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  1. Lauren Rykovich says:

    OMG! I love them I can’t even decide on favorites! I like the black and white on the rocks and the one on the bench with our dog. Thanks so much Katherine!!! This is such a nice preview for the wedding :)

  2. Colleen White says:

    Loved them all! You guys (and Finley) are adorable!

  3. Alex Kowalski says:

    I like the ones infront of the mural!

  4. Jessica Reece says:

    Wow! These are great! They look so natural. And bride to be is looking pretty good too!

  5. Sarah J says:

    What a cute puppy! And a GORGEOUS ring!

    And, per usual, gorgeous pictures!

  6. Lindsay says:

    Love the pictures! What gorgeous and perfect settings! The couple is pretty adorable too :)

  7. Rizwan says:

    These are some truly terrific pictures!

  8. Lauren says:

    Amazing pictures, you guys look wonderful!

  9. Aubrey Rykovich says:

    What a gorgeous couple!!! Love the pics :)

  10. Paz Chavez says:

    I love the pictures they came out so nice! :)

  11. Lauren Johnson says:

    Ryko you look so beautiful in all of these! I can’t even pick a favorite! :)

  12. A says:

    The pics are amazing! So hard to choose I am sure!

  13. Jillian Blondel says:

    Finley must make the cut!!! ;) … These are great! I love the one by the train steps, too!

  14. Jillian Blondell says:

    The one of you guys and Finley on the bench is so cute! As well as when Matt is holding her in the Bears jersey… Only fitting since he always carries her like that and the Bears is a no brainer! The train stop… LOVE IT! :) Love them all! Gorgeous!

  15. Lindsay Konrady says:

    Such beautiful photos! I love the locations you chose to shoot! I especially love the one with Finley in the bears jersey! So cute! It’s going to be a fun wedding!:)

  16. Candice says:

    Oh my gosh! Lauren you look beautiful and your dog is so cute, your future hubby too ;)

  17. Ben says:

    Love seeing the Chicago background! Congratulations!

  18. Sheri Selvey says:

    Ryko – these are beautiful! I love all the Bears photos.

  19. Tricia says:

    Awesome pictures! Love them all- especially the ones with ryko in coral! And that ring!!!

  20. Kerri says:

    Beautiful pictures!!!

  21. Kelly says:

    Love the photos and the settings

  22. Leah says:

    Oh my gosh! These pictures are awesome. love the ones with you guys on the rocks and the bears pictures (obviously!)

  23. Ashley Harris says:

    Love the pictures Lauren!!

  24. Chrissy says:

    What great photos! You both look wonderful. So excited for the wedding!!! Finley is just the cutest

  25. Sandy Reece says:

    Beautiful girl + handsome boy + adorable puppy = HAPPILY EVER AFTER!! Your pictures are AMAZING! Congratuations!!

  26. Meredith says:

    Love all of these photos! You both look great and so in love. I feel like I got to spend an afternoon in your neighborhood. The family photos w Finley are so cute and love that gorgeous ring!

  27. Amy says:

    Love them!! I love the one with the train whizzing past! And that shot of your ring is gorgeous!!

  28. Roberta Kowalik says:

    The subject matter that makes these pictures Great!

  29. Kamila says:

    Aww such a cute family! :p

  30. Lauren Moore says:

    Beautiful couple and beautiful pictures!! Love is in the air…can’t wait to celebrate!

  31. Bill says:

    Great pictures..Da bears!

  32. Lauren says:

    Amazing colors! These pictures are so beautiful, it makes me jealous that I didn’t know about Katherine for my own wedding!

  33. Erica Waggoner says:

    Holy cuteness! You guys look so good in these pictures. I love all the backgrounds. Can’t wait until your big day. Xoxo

  34. Matt Waggoner says:

    Looking good guys, looking good.

  35. Zulema says:

    Omg beautiful! The photographer did such a good job! Great pictures

  36. Sue Newman says:

    Love the pictures! We are looking forward to your big day in July!

  37. Dan says:

    Photos look great. See you in July.

  38. Holly says:

    The photos are beautiful. You have many happy memories to share of the day these were taken

  39. Alex says:

    All of these pictures are beautiful! I really like the ones in black and white, the one on the steps of the L, and of course the ones with the bears jersey! You guys look great!

  40. Lauren Kowalik says:

    Loving the ones of you two sitting in front of the boats. :) and the EL stop of course. All very beautiful pics!!! Can’t wait for the celebration.

  41. Matt says:

    Great work, Katherine! The pictures look incredible.

  42. Scott R says:

    Turned out great. Happy for you guys!

  43. Joanne says:

    Beautiful work. Love the pictures on the rocks and on the lakefront, by the boats. You both look very happy. :)

  44. Janice Weglarz says:

    Beautiful pictures that really show your love for each other! : ): )

  45. Spinner says:

    Beautiful pics. Natural and beautiful xoxoxo

  46. Bridget says:

    Amazing Pictures!!

  47. Josh Blondell says:

    My favorites are the one of Matt holding Finley and the one in the stairwell! But they all look great can’t wait til next summer! :)

  48. Sabrina says:

    These pictures are perfect in every way! They look so natural and you guys look amazing!! The photographer did such a good job!!

  49. Jen Kowalik says:

    Those are all beautiful pictures of 2 friends in love!

  50. Debbie. Rykovich says:

    Amazing photography! I can’t wait to see the wedding pictures.

  51. Amy says:

    Absolutely lovely!

  52. Mary Kay Stegall says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  53. Rich says:

    Great Pictures!

  54. Renee says:

    Gorgeous pics! #Love

  55. Jessica Blondell says:

    Oh my God I love them all! They are all beautiful…I cant even pick a favorite!

  56. Rachel Weglarz says:

    I love all of the different locations and backdrops you had. A beautiful couple in beautiful places! :)

  57. Jensen says:

    So good! Love the pics of all you guys in Bears jerseys! Can’t wait for the wedding!

  58. kelly says:

    love allll of these!!

  59. Rebecca kowalik says:

    Love them! How do you choose?

  60. Becky Puente says:

    Amazing pictures! Contact information

  61. Kathy says:

    Awwwww!!! They’re all so beautiful! Congrats again:)

  62. Lane says:

    Pictures are fantastic. Can’t decide on a favorite.

  63. Kevin says:

    These pictures look fantastic. Congratulations to you two!

  64. Liz Martin says:

    These are the most beautiful engagement photos I have ever seen!! Love them all :)

  65. Jen Mossman says:

    Beautiful! Can’t wait til next summer to celebrate!

  66. Virginia Jamniicki says:

    Great photos around town! Can’t wait to welcome Laurent to the Ranch family!

  67. Jamie DiIorio says:

    Really wonderful photos! You both look so happy, and it reflects your love of Chicago!! I love the photos on the rocks and in front of the boat harbor best, but all are great. Can’t wait for the wedding!!