November 18, 2019

Chicago North Ave Beach Engagement Photographer

When Mary & Derrick suggested that we shoot their engagement session at Chicago North Ave Beach I was thrilled. North Ave Beach is a special spot for Mary and Derrick. They frequently visit the areas to play volleyball together. My very first interaction with Mary and Derrick was a few months ago. We had an initial consultation over video chat. We instantly hit it off! I knew that this would be a couple I would enjoy getting to know. Derrick & Mary both come off as such warm and loveling people. This past Friday we braved the cold and the icy walkways and shot their engagement session. I’m so glad Derrick didn’t think I was completely nuts when I had him do some tricky maneuvers on the ice. All for the sake of beautiful photos. And beautiful they are! I really enjoyed spending the afternoon with this amazing couple. We went around downtown Chicago in search of the perfect spot for some gorgeous sunset photos. Afterward, we ended the evening at the Goddess & The Baker to warm up with some Joe. Derrick who never drinks coffee even had a cup of their yummy coffee. Suffice to say, I had a wonderful afternoon with Mary & Derrick and I can not wait for their Aug wedding in 2020!


Winterlyn ~ Chicago North Ave Beach

Chicagos North Ave Beach Engagement Photo

Sunset Engagement Ring Shot.

Downtown Chicago Engagement Photo.


  1. April

    November 19th, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Chicago’s north Ave beach looks like an amazing location. They chose a great spot for their engagement session! So many wonderful photos!

  2. Sara

    November 19th, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    these are beatiful! I love the ones with the water and city in the background

  3. Kara

    November 19th, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    These are stunning!!! And that last ring shot wooowwww! I love the variety of everything while still keeping it all in sync! Just beautiful.

  4. Kate Gansneder

    November 19th, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    So dreamy, what a gorgeous engagement session.

  5. Mandy

    November 19th, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Love how bright and crisp these are Winterlyn. And her red coat is AWESOME!! Beautiful session.

  6. Ashley K

    November 20th, 2019 at 2:56 am

    Ooooh I love this winter city vibe!! So so pretty! Beautiful work!

  7. Maria

    November 21st, 2019 at 3:51 am

    These are beautiful. I love the city in the background. My favorites are the last 3 images!

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