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Chicago Wedding Planning through a photographers lens - you're engaged, now what?

Engagement Photo's capture the pure essence of love!
Engagement session's capture the pure essence of love!
(Photo by TLD Photography ©2010 All Rights Reserved

Spring is in the air and brides all over Chicago are wondering - What is an engagement? What does it entail? How long should it last?   Should we take professional engagement photographs? Long story short, an engagement is the period of time between proposal and marriage. In society an engagement is one of the most exciting times in a couples life. He asked, she said yes!  Many experts would say an engagement period longer than 9 months can add undue stress to all involved.

Your engagement is a momentous event and the beginning of a very special time in your relationship as you plan your life together. As you begin to plan your wedding, you may consider capturing this moment with a professional engagement session. Engagement photos are a valuable keepsake for any couple.

Ideally these photos take place during the proposal or soon after as the first few weeks are the most romantic and magical as you begin to make solid plans for you upcoming nuptials and documenting that time. The spontaneous smiles, laughter, warm embraces that come along with such a time are captured in these photos and can be used in the stationery for the wedding in a variety of ways. 

Chicago photographer Kris Cain of Cain Creative Photography believes engagement photography sessions should be unique and outdoors whenever possible!  She was so kind to share some exciting photographs taken of the Osaka Japanese Garden located on Wooded Island (Paul H. Douglas Nature Sanctuary) in Jackson Park.

Happy Planning~

Sharon Patrice is the Chicago Wedding Planning Examiner. She invites your contact at or via Twitter at Her personal blog is


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