Alexis & Jimmy’s Gold Coast Engagement Session
On the night of Alexis and Jimmy’s Gold Coast engagement session, the forecast called for a fifty percent chance of rain. We went back and forth a bit, trying to decide whether we should go ahead with their session or reschedule, but I’m so glad Alexis and Jimmy decided to go for it! We met in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood and just wandered around, chasing beautiful light and the classic architecture that defines the neighborhood.
One of my goals in an engagement session is to figure out how my couples fit together — what sort of things they feel comfortable with, and how their personalities interact. This helps me as I prepare for a wedding day, and also hopefully gives my couples a fun, comfortable experience (rather than using the same identical poses for every couple). The first thing I noticed about Jimmy and Alexis is how calm and quiet they are together. It’s like they’re more peaceful when they’re near each other. And so a lot of the things we did at their engagement session involved small, sweet interactions between the two of them. I love the gentle, romantic vibe of these portraits, and how they capture the way Jimmy looks at Alexis, or Alexis’s gorgeous eyes.
These two live in Chicago, and it’s a special place for them. I’m so glad we got to capture their engagement portraits here! I love these two, I loved our time together, and I can’t wait for their wedding next year!
Enjoy these highlights from Alexis and Jimmy’s Gold Coast engagement session!