Paige and Brian's Urban Engagement Session | Rachael Schirano Photography

Paige and Brian’s Urban Engagement Session

”Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.” -Friedrich Halm

The other day, I joined two beautiful souls to celebrate their loving hearts that beat as one! During Paige and Brian’s urban engagement session, we spent the time capturing their unique love story. From romantic moments, bright smiles, sweet kisses, and passionate looks, it was a session to be remembered. One of the best parts about being an engagement photographer is getting to witness the continually blossoming love between two humans. Every time I shoot a session with a new couple, I am reminded of just how much I enjoy my job. And Paige and Brian certainly didn’t disappoint!

A Love That Will Last

Some people fall in love at first sight, but for Paige and Brian, it was more of a collection of moments compounded together that ultimately had each of them thinking, “I’ve found the one.” Paige says she knew it was meant to be when she saw how well Brian got along with her family and friends. In addition, she appreciated how well they communicated, and missed him sorely when he wasn’t around. All these things helped her realize that Brian would be her future husband. For Brian, on the other hand, it may have started when they worked on a group project together their senior year in college. However, they met again later at popular campus bar, and Brian had to remind Paige that they had been in the same group project a semester before. Soon after that, they started dating and became inseparable, and Brian started to think that this girl was something incredibly special!

Another moment that helped solidify their affection for each other was after spending 10 days on a Europe trip together. Although they had only known each other a few months, both knew that their relationship wasn’t just some fling. It would be for a lifetime! Even know, Paige says that she cannot wait to see her Brian as a husband and father, while Brian is head over heels for his sweet lady’s thoughtfulness, generosity, and her family-oriented nature.

An Urban Engagement Session in Chicago

For Paige and Brian’s urban engagement session, it was important to them that we showcase the city that means so much to them. Chicago was the city where their journey began, so why not share that with the world? We took to the beautiful streets of Chicago, which provided a unique backdrop for their urban engagement photos. It was fun to include some unique and interesting street art that added to the urban and eclectic they wanted to achieve. They also wanted to travel to some of their favorite spots as a couple, so we hit up Sawada Coffee and Grange Hall for some cute photo opportunities. I loved that Paige and Brian chose places that not only showcased their personalities, but also the unique spots that were special to their own love story. It was fun to go slightly off the beaten path to ensure their engagement photos were true to the couple!

These sweethearts are overjoyed to be engaged and they can’t wait for their March 2019 wedding, which will also be in Chicago! They are most excited for their venue at Salvage One because the eclectic touches are exactly what they wanted for their wedding. Of course, they are also excited for their special day to celebrate with all of their family. With Brian’s family living in Canada, this will be the first their whole family is there to shower them with love and have fun together!

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If you loved Paige and Brian’s engagement session you will also adore Katie and Joe’s engagement at Garfield Park Conservatory. 


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