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Stephanie + Justin Engagement / North Avenue Beach Engagement Photos, Chicago Engagement Photos


Stephanie and Justin met 2 years ago when they played softball together, and they will be getting married at the School of the Art Institute next July. They love their dog Lilly, and I was so happy she was a part of some of the engagement photos (and she is the cutest dog ever!! She loved getting her picture taken!). We started the session at North Avenue Beach, then headed over to the Kinzie Street Railroad bridge on a gorgeous night out in the city. It was a pleasure spending time with two people so clearly in love with one another :) Enjoy the pics!



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  1. Cindy Cline says:

    The pictures are wonderful. It would be difficult to choose between them. Lilly was adorable, too.

  2. Christine Benigni says:

    Stunning pictures of two beautiful people, inside and out, and a pretty darn cute dog too! My two favorites are the family shot sitting in the sand with the picturesque skyline backdrop, and the shot of them on the railroad tracks is perfection! Wonderful job!

  3. Jane Ciechomski says:

    Beautiful pictures

  4. Mary McKenna Corrigan says:

    Beautiful!! I especially love those floral shoes you have on there. :) Stunning couple and stunning backdrops.

  5. Randy Cline says:

    Gorgeous pictures. Beautiful foreground and background. I’m juiced for 7/18/15, going to be a good year! I’m a proud ole dad

  6. Aunt Teri says:

    Beautiful. You and Justin are so perfect together. Oh, and my god dog was pretty adorable, too. Love you both

  7. Steven Sallay says:

    Excellent. These pictures are perfection. Wonderful job!!

  8. Pam Renee Lukas says:

    Absolutely GORGEOUS! These photos perfectly reflect the love & affection between my niece Stephanie & her Justin as well as displaying Chicago beautifully!! And Lily is one darn cute pooch!!!

  9. Alice Fleener says:

    Beautifil pictures!

  10. Amanda Zabukovec says:

    Gorgeous pictures! I love the ones of Lilly peeking out from between the two of them!

  11. Brianne Hamilton says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple. Congratulations!!

  12. Dexter Anthony says:

    Beautiful……Beautiful….. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L !!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Sam Thomas says:

    YOu both look great. Excellent photography of the Chicago skyline.

  14. Debbie Lukas Tominov says:

    Amazing photos!!! Every single one is perfect and priceless! I love them all! Such a gorgeous couple!!! And of course Lilly steals the show!

  15. Tricia B says:

    I always see all things that are captured in photos. The main focal point the beautiful couple and I must not forget Lilly. The backdrops which shows the diversity of the great city of Chicago. Beautiful photos

  16. Annette Borgetti says:

    Photos are pleasant memories often stored for the future. These pictures show the love and respect Steph and Justin have for one another and for Lily. They will serve as a reminder as they grow older of that never ending love they share. Awesome photography.

  17. Stephanie says:

    Beautiful pictures of such a cute couple!! Congrats Stephanie and Justin!!

  18. Graciela Vivero says:

    Love the pictures they are beautiful, Congratulations!

  19. Daniel Vivero says:

    Congratulations! you both look great.

  20. Omar Perez says:

    Looking good!

  21. Angelina Mijares says:

    Love the pictures!

  22. Silvia Zamorano says:

    I love Lily, beautiful Pictures!

  23. Gracie says:

    Muchas felicidades en su compromiso:) les deceo lo mejor del mundo!

  24. Pat Tominov says:

    Awesome photos. Looks like you guys had a great time!

  25. Jim Mihalich says:

    Nice pictures. Congratulations. Best of luck!

  26. Jessica says:

    Cute!! Congrats!!

  27. Mary Burger says:

    Great Pictures! Perfect weather!

  28. Michelle Tominov says:

    Amazing photos! Absolutely beautiful! I’m so happy for you and I can not wait to celebrate with you!!!!!! <3 xoxo

  29. Lauren Hauptman says:

    These are fantastic!

  30. Brittany says:

    These pics are so adorable! You all look so happy and in love!!
    Cannot wait for the wedding!

  31. Peter says:

    Congratulations to a great couple. The photographs are beautiful.

  32. Steph and Justin says:

    Thank you everyone!!!!!!

  33. Sam G says:

    Fun pictures! Very well done.

  34. Lauren Rice says:

    Beautiful pictures!!! and I Love your SHOES!!

  35. Jamie Marie says:

    Gorgeous photos!! <3

  36. Lillian Rice says:

    Congratulations! All the photos are BEAUTIFUL!

  37. Brian says:

    LOVE the pics Steph! You look AMAZING… as always:)

  38. Brian Monico says:

    Great Pictures! Congrats.

  39. Lynn Lukas says:

    I love all of them. Can i have one:-)

  40. Delia Martinez says:

    My favorite one is the one with lilly!

  41. Bib Moricz says:

    The pictures are amazing and Congratulations Steph in finding your true love.

  42. Lorraine Bliznik Morris says:

    Fantastic photos of a fantastic couple. Can’t wait to see how the wedding photos will turn out.

  43. Peggy Wynkoop says:

    Very nice pics! Congrats!

  44. Scott Miller says:

    Congratulations, Wonderful photo’s, and the dog is really cute.

  45. JL says:

    Awesome pictures! Congratulations!!

  46. Marilyn Powell says:

    Beautiful couple + adorable dog = Beautful pictures

  47. MJ Garay says:

    Awesome pics! Congrats!

  48. Shirley Cummins says:

    Beautiful pictures!! Lilly makes it the first family picture.

  49. Victoria says:

    Your pictures came out beautiful! You guys look amazing! Very happy for you both!

  50. Claire says:

    These are absolutely stunning! Can’t wait for the big day!! Xo

  51. Lauren Morrell says:

    My favorite couple and my favorite doggy!! Love the photos with the skyline in the background. Cant wait for the big day!! :)

  52. Michele Day says:

    They are gorgeous. Very nice!

  53. Jen says:

    Love the photos! You guys are soo cute!!!

  54. Stephanie says:

    Thank you, friends!!

  55. Erica Belmont says:


    Beautiful couple + adorable dog + AMAZING SHOES = Beautiful pictures!

  56. Chelsea says:

    Wow! Fantastic! These photos capture the two of you (and Lily) at your best and happiest. I am so excited for the new life you are starting! Xo

  57. Lora Bartocci says:

    These are so great!!!! I especially like the one of you holding Lily while you and Justin smooch, and she’s looking up at Justin – too cute!!!

  58. Lora Bartocci says:

    These are so great!!!! I especially like the one of you holding Lily while you and Justin smooch, and she’s looking up at Justin – too cute!!!

  59. Deb Jamrosz says:

    Awesome pictures… congratulations to you both on your engagement!!

  60. Lara says:

    Beautiful, beautiful!!! Lil did so well in the pics too!! Can’t get over how great these pics turned. xoxoxo

  61. Tracy says:

    Beautiful pictures! So cute that Lilly was part of the photo shoot. I can’t wait to celebrate you two next summer :)

  62. Darcy Lukas says:

    All of the pics are stunning! My favorite one is the two of you kissing with the cracked, white wall background!

  63. Brian says:

    Great pics!

  64. Chris Mayr says:

    what a gorgeous couple, photos look amazing!!!

  65. Tiffany says:

    These pictures are soo adorable! Best Wishes!

  66. Barbara Lotz says:

    These were the most beautiful pictures of an engagement that I’ve ever seen!

  67. Fatima Peters says:

    Oh my goodness I love, love, love your pictures!!!! You two make a beautiful couple, Amazing pictures!

  68. Richard says:

    Lovely pictures, very well captured. Congrats!

  69. Butters says:

    You guys look great together and amazing photos.

  70. Elaine says:

    Congrats to the beautiful, vibrant, happy couple! You look absolutely stunning, Stephanie!

  71. Susana says:

    Beautiful pictures of a gorgeous couple. Stephanie, I love your multi colored shoes!!!!

  72. Julianna Flores says:

    I love these photos! Such a beautiful couple with a lovely little Lilly!

  73. Lauren says:

    Fabulous! Stunning! Gorgeous!!

  74. Lisa says:

    Awwwww! What a great photographer you found!! Awesome pictures of you two love birds!

  75. Jake says:

    Looking good guys! Can’t wait for July!

  76. Reed Panther says:

    Great shots! I really like the bridge photos!

  77. Deanne says:

    These are beautiful!!!!

  78. Ryan Gore says:

    Lookin good

  79. Kasia says:


  80. Donovan Griffith says:

    Beautiful couple; in color and black and white!

  81. Claire Griffith says:

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple!

  82. Chrisie Gray says:

    Congratulations and BEST wishes to you both!!! I really enjoyed your pictures. They were absolutely AMAZING!!!

  83. Ashley White says:

    Love these! I can’t wait until the celebration next year!

  84. Diane Tominov Hauptman says:

    I love all of the pics. You two take beautiful pictures! Can’t wait until the wedding.

  85. Katie says:

    Love these! Can’t wait to see the wedding photos!

  86. Molly says:


  87. Marc says:

    Congrats guys!!

  88. Karri says:

    I’m so glad you put Lilly in the pictures!

  89. Jim says:

    Great photos! When’s the big day?

  90. Tim Nelson says:

    Great Pics! Congrats!

  91. Brad says:

    Nice pictures of Lilly…And the engaged couple too.

  92. Susie V. says:

    You guys look great. Congrats!

  93. Heather says:

    Wow! I’ve never seen such fantastic photos!!

  94. Chad Kirkenmeier says:

    Beautiful pics!

  95. Travis White says:

    Pictures look great! Can’t wait for the wedding.

  96. Charlotte says:

    Lilly looks like a stuffed animal! Beautiful pictures!!!!!!!

  97. Sara says:

    These pictures are simply perfect!!! What a beautiful couple!

  98. Will says:

    Congrats! The pictures are great.

  99. Elizabeth says:

    I’m so happy for you two!! The photos look fantastic and Lily is darling! :)

  100. Jon says:

    Great views of the city. The bridge shots are really good.

  101. Caitlyn J. says:

    Lovely couple! Lovely photos! Enjoy every minute of your engagement!

  102. Nicole C. says:

    These pictures capture your personalities perfectly! Congrats!

  103. Ella says:

    I could not be MORE excited for the two of you! Best Wishes for a beautiful wedding and a very happy marriage!!!!

  104. Chris says:

    Great photos! Have fun planning.

  105. Julie W. says:

    Picture perfect!

  106. Mary R. says:

    Bellas imágenes!

  107. Gabriela says:

    Hi Stephanie! What absolutely gorgeous pics and beautiful couple. You guys look amazing and so happy together! Congrats on your engagement! Most sincere best wishes to you both! Love, Gabriela