Julie & Jon : Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL Engagement

I am so in love with the Chicago, IL skyline, and how many places around the city you can view it’s picturesque beauty for engagement pictures! Julie and Jon chose the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool and the Lincoln Park Zoo for our photo locations, and they definitely did not disappoint. Filled with so much greenery, they were a perfect compliment to our spring day walking around. I love getting to hear my couple’s stories, and especially when they meet online! These two met on Match.com, and had their first date back on 12/13/14. I’m so excited to get to photograph their wedding later this year at the Eagle Brook Country Club and it was definitely such a fun adventure to walk around the city exploring. Check out their proposal story below, and see just how cute they are.

I so knew the proposal was coming! He was acting super weird the morning of, rushing me to hurry and get ready so we can be at the planetarium when it first opened. I kept thinking “what’s the rush?!” I had a feeling, but I pretended I didn’t and played along. What completely surprised me is that he planned a surprise engagement party that same night with all our family and close friends at Bar Lupo in Chicago!
— Julie
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL Engagement Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL Engagement Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL Engagement Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL Engagement Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL Engagement Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL Engagement Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL Engagement Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL Engagement Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL Engagement Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL Engagement Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL Engagement Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL Engagement Photographer | Jennifer Lourie

The Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool is next to the Lincoln Park Zoo, and known also as the Lincoln Park Lily Pool. It was created around 1936, and became a National Historic Landmark in 2006.

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, Chicago, IL Engagement Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, Chicago, IL Engagement Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, Chicago, IL Engagement Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, Chicago, IL Engagement Photographer | Jennifer Lourie

Venues //
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, Chicago, IL

xx,

Jennifer Lourie