The "honeycomb" at the Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk is one of the most popular spots for couples pictures in Chicago, and Cynthia and Matt made it look that much better.


After considering a few places for their sunset engagement pictures, they decided on heading up to Lincoln Park and getting some iconic Chicago pictures with the Honeycomb. Our timing was a little shorter than planned due to some unexpected traffic during protests in the Loop, but we made the most of our shortened time and got the last glimmers of sunset, even if we had to keep moving and chase that light around Lincoln Park.


Hearing about their wedding plans for their City Winery wedding next summer made me so excited, and getting to know more about them and their story of how they met and fell in love was even better...a casual night at the bar and bumping into each other was all it took for these two to end up getting married one day.


Enjoy scrolling through these Lincoln Park sunset engagement pictures with these cuties <3

man hugging woman from behind making her laugh for Lincoln Park engagement pictures
man and woman with dark hair and blue earrings looking at each other smiling for Lincoln Park Chicago engagement picture
man hugging woman with blue earrings from behind making her laugh for Lincoln Park engagement pictures
man in suit and woman in floral maxi dress kissing at sunset in Lincoln Park for engagement pictures
man in gray suit kissing woman in floral dress and blue earrings at sunset while she smiles for engagement pictures

Aren't her earrings amazing??? Check out this post on what to wear for engagement pictures if you need your own inspo (and to find similar dresses and learn how to make a pattern work)!

man in suit dipping and kissing woman under Honeycomb at Lincoln Park for engagement pictures in Chicago at sunset
man in suit dipping and kissing woman under Honeycomb at Lincoln Park for engagement pictures in Chicago at sunset
man in suit twirling woman under Honeycomb at Lincoln Park for engagement pictures in Chicago at sunset
man in suit dipping and kissing woman under Honeycomb at Lincoln Park for engagement pictures in Chicago at sunset
pear shaped engagement ring sitting on rock with pale blue flowers

Besides the Honeycomb, there are some beautiful gardens that glow during sunset throughout Lincoln Park.


We were definitely moving around the park a bit to chase the light and catch as much of sunset as we could, and this tiny little garden in the center of Lincoln Park was the perfect, romantic and secluded spot for some engagement pictures in Chicago. I love all the colors, the sunset, and how freaking happy these two look together.


Engagement pictures are a must in my book, not only because you get to know your photographer before the wedding day, but also (and arguably more importantly) because you get to just enjoy the engagement period and celebrate together! It's a step back from planning and a moment to just soak up all the congratulations once you share more pictures.

man in gray suit and jeans twirling fiance in Lincoln Park engagement pictures at sunset as she smiles
woman with long dark hair in a floral dress and blue macrame earrings leading fiance by the hand for engagement pictures
man in gray suit and jeans twirling fiance in Lincoln Park engagement pictures at sunset as she smiles
woman sitting on fiance's lap in Lincoln Park as they kiss for engagement pictures in the garden
woman sitting on fiance's lap in Lincoln Park as they kiss for engagement pictures in the garden
diamond pear cut engagement ring in pale green leaves
woman with long dark hair hugging fiance and smiling with eyes closed in Lincoln Park gardens

We made sure to squeeze in a quick outfit change to get some more casual engagement pictures in Lincoln Park and have some fun. I'm such a fan of the candid, goofy, natural looking photos, but there's also a spot in my heart for the romantic photos that Cynthia requested.


These two are such a beautiful couple, and Cynthia will be SUCH a beautiful bride next summer! I was glad to meet these two and check off Lincoln Park from my engagement photo bucket list, and there will be so much more goodness to come in just a few short months!!!

woman hugging man from behind with her eyes closed at sunset in a green jacket
man and woman in jeans and army green jacket walking at sunset holding hands in Lincoln park
woman with long dark hair hugging fiance from behind and looking into the camera
man and woman holding hands at sunset walking through Lincoln Park for engagement pictures in Chicago