Downtown Chicago Bar Engagement Photos

Julie & Jerry’s Chicago engagement session in downtown

Chicago Photographer

Julie and Jerry chose to end their downtown Chicago engagement session in a bar. It was a cold winter day in Chicago and nothing sounded better than warming up at the cutest bar (the pearl club!!) in downtown Chicago! We had so much fun running around the bar, drinking champagne, and taking these epic downtown Chicago bar engagement photos! See more from this fun engagement session here!

Downtown Chicago Bar Engagement Session Inspiration

Looking for a little inspiration for your downtown Chicago engagement photos? Keep scrolling – I’m seriously obsessed with this fun session! These downtown Chicago bar engagement photos were an absolute dream!

Best Downtown Chicago Photo Locations

When it comes to engagement photos in downtown Chicago, there are SO many amazing places to choose from! In fact, for most of my Chicago sessions, we typically try to do two locations! Some of my favorite downtown Chicago photo locations include:

  • The Pearl Club (or other fun bars!)
  • The Chicago Riverwalk
  • North Ave !! Always bopping – especially in the summertime!
  • Local restaurants + coffee shops

Things to Know Before Planning your Chicago Engagement Session:

1. Location Matters

Choosing the right location is crucial for setting the tone of the photoshoot. Downtown Chicago offers a diverse range of backdrops, from the iconic skyline to hidden alleyways brimming with character. Understanding the couple’s style and preferences helps narrow down the options and ensures a cohesive theme throughout the session.

2. Choose the Right Time of Day

Choosing a time of day in Chicago can be tricky, due to multiple factors. Firstly, you have to keep in mind rush hour and when the most people are at the location you choose! Typically, the sidewalks and roads get busier from 4-6pm (or earlier on a Friday). In general, the best time of day for your downtown Chicago engagement session is before rush hour or better yet, on a Sunday! Additionally, lighting matters in achieving the perfect tones for your photos. Personally, I love photographing during golden hour! When planning your engagement session, keep these things in mind!

3. Choose the Right Photographer

Choosing the right Chicago photographer for your engagement session can make a world of difference! Look for a photographer whose work matches your vision. Additionally, finding someone you love and trust is equally important!

Looking for a Chicago Photographer for your Wedding or Engagement?

Alecca Synclair Photography is a wedding photographer who serves the Chicago area and beyond! She grew up 2 hours outside of the city and has always loved the city of Chicago. Photographing sessions like this one, and other incredible Chicago weddings has been a dream come true! Inquire today to book Alecca as your Chicago photographer!

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