May 4, 2020
If you love pastel florals, fresh greenery, and soft sunset light, these spring Morton Arboretum engagement photos will make you swoon!
Lena and Doug met online, and shared pizza on their first date at Giordano’s in River North. That night, they got lost in conversation over their shared love of games and their careers at engineering companies, and a second date soon followed! They grew in love as they tried new recipes together, played favorite video games, and adopted their cat, Rocket.
After a year of dating, Doug proposed to Lena on vacation in Florida, while cooking Chicken Alfredo together. She said YES, and they set their wedding date for June 2019!
When planning your engagement session, time of year is an important consideration in what your final photos will look like.
If you love lots of flowers, especially on trees, May and June are ideal months in the Midwest for spring engagement photos. Summertime is ideal for warm light, lakefront photos, and wearing attire like cute sundresses and sandals. If you want colorful leaves and golden sunsets, October and early November tend to have the best autumn backdrops for photos.
Discuss the look and feel you’re going for with your photographer! I always share my expertise on the best time of year to get the photos you love.
Lena really wanted photos that looked like springtime! We knew Morton Arboretum, with its large grounds and varied plants and trees, would be ideal. We waited…and waited…for the trees to flower and for the rainy evenings to stop! And finally, the perfect spring evening in early May gave us everything she dreamed about.
We found the perfect blooming trees near the entrance, that gave us colorful flowers and soft, romantic sunlight. Lena and Doug laughed and snuggled as we walked the trails and took photos in the fresh spring air, lingering until sunset. It was exactly the evening we hoped for!
Enjoyed these spring Morton Arboretum engagement photos? See a similar session here!