“We are together, I forget the rest” – Walt Whitman // This quote seemed perfect for Sumaiya and Afif’s beautiful Olive Park Engagement session.
Sumaiya emailed me a couple months ago asking if I was available on a Saturday in July to photograph her engagement session with her fiancé, Atif. She even admitted that such short notice and it being a Saturday in July during busy season that she was crossing her fingers I was available. Well, the stars aligned and I did have a couple other sessions that day but I was able to schedule in this amazing Olive Park Engagement session for the couple, I’m so happy I did! As soon as we met I immediately liked the couple and I knew the session was going to go wonderfully. Sumaiya and Atif are just such a lovely couple and were having so much fun together, they were an absolute joy to photograph! The couple has had a long distance relationship and Chicago has a meaningful spot in their hearts, so they really wanted to capture the city in their engagement photos. We started at Milton Lee Olive Park, which has one of my favorite skyline views of all-time! From there the couple had a wardrobe change and we headed over to the Chicago Riverwalk to capture some of the iconic Chicago architecture along the river.
The natural way these two are resulted in some of my favorite candid photo’s of all time! And guys, Sumaiya’s eyes are so gorgeous right, I had to get one close up! Sumaiya and Atif, I am so happy that the timing worked out and I was able to capture the city you love as well as your love story as it is just beginning, I know there are many more smiles in your future together! xo – Lisa