Katie + John were the winners of the $1000 Chicago engagement giveaway with Blush and Braids Beauty Bar + The Flower Girl Company, and WOW am I happy about it!!!


These two were such a joy to work with the whole evening, and brought some killer outfits to their Wrigley Building engagement photos. Katie had always wanted a city wedding, so some night-time engagement pictures in Chicago in a sparkly, emerald dress + fur coat was no doubt the way to go.


Wedding plans are still a bit up in the air for these two since they have some time, but from what they told me, I know their wedding is about to be show-stopping no matter which direction they end up going. Plus, with a dress like that just for ENGAGEMENT PICTURES...I can only IMAGINE how Katie is going to look in whatever wedding dress she chooses!! 😍


Keep on scrolling to read + see more of these cuties taking over the Wrigley Building! <3

blonde woman in leopard cardigan walking with fiance in blue vest in front for Wrigley Building engagement pictures
blonde woman in leopard cardigan kissing fiance in blue vest in front for Wrigley Building engagement pictures
blonde woman in leopard cardigan standing with fiance in blue vest in front for Wrigley Building engagement pictures
blonde woman in leopard cardigan smiling at fiance in blue shirt and vest in front of Chicago River

Wrigley Building engagement pictures always have a few must-have shots, and showing off the whole city is one of them.


Chicago is such a stunning city, and there's a reason that the Wrigley Building is such a popular spot for Chicago engagement pictures; I love showing off the whole city behind my couple, showing just for a second how small we really are in such a huge, huge place.


I did this same shot for the winning couple last year too, and it's still a fave!


After sharing so many laughs already, we wrapped up these photos and swapped outfits to something one step higher, and matched Katie's copper skirt to the gold doors of the Wrigley Building (mixed metals are still trending...right??)

engaged couple sitting on railing in front of Chicago River near Wrigley Building engagement pictures
pink ranunculus and rose bouquet with greenery

Thanks to Kate from THe Flower Girl Company for creating this gorgeous custom bouquet!

blonde woman and her fiance walk in front of gold doors at Wrigley Building engagement pictures
pink roses and ranunculus bouquet held by woman in black and copper outfit and man in tan coat
blonde woman and her fiance walk in front of gold doors at Wrigley Building engagement pictures
blonde woman in black coat hugging fiance from behind in front of gold doors at Wrigley Building Engagement pictures

I'm pretty obsessed with these next 3 because, well, see for yourself:

man in tan coat twirling woman in black coat and copper skirt in front of gold doors at Wrigley Building engagement
man in tan coat kissing woman in black coat and copper skirt in front of gold doors at Wrigley Building engagement
man in tan coat laughing with woman in black coat and copper skirt in front of gold doors at Wrigley Building engagement

I mean 😍😍😍😍😍

man in tan coat walking with woman in copper skirt in front of Wrigley Building engagement photos
diamond engagement ring sitting in bouquet of pink ranunculus and greenery
man kissing blonde woman's forehead for Wrigley Building Chicago engagement pictures
man in tan coat walking with woman in copper skirt in front of Wrigley Building engagement photos
diamond engagement ring sitting in bouquet of pink ranunculus flowers

Probably my favorite shot at the Wrigley Building in this outfit...possibly this whole day...


(P.s. Katie can I borrow these shoes???? Jk. I bought a pair just like them after I got home lol.)


But as promised, I saved the best for last...the night portion of these Wrigley Building engagement pictures!! If there was ever a couple to pull off night time engagement photos and make you feel mostly wowed but also a little jealous of how good they look, this is the couple.

man in tan coat walking with woman in copper skirt in front of Wrigley Building engagement photos
man and woman in suit and green sparkly dress kissing at night for Wrigley Building engagement pictures
man and woman in suit and green sparkly dress walking at night for Wrigley Building engagement pictures

I'll text my mom a few favorite photos from my shoots here and there, and after seeing these next two, she asked if it was even real. "Do you ever think you're dreaming because you're so lucky to work with these people?"


Yup. Pretty damn lucky.

woman in sparkly green dress walking with man near the Wrigley Building for Chicago engagement pictures at night
man and woman in suit and green sparkly dress kissing at night for Wrigley Building engagement pictures
woman in sparkly green dress walking with man near the Wrigley Building for Chicago engagement pictures

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Alana Lindenfeld, Chicago wedding photographer, smiling in front of Chicago River near Wrigley Building

Alana Lindenfeld, Chicago wedding photographer