These Chicago engagement photos were seriously out of a Bollywood movie!
How adorable are Suraj and Nikkee!?!
They are both beaming and the chemistry that they have between each other in this engagement session is undeniable! The best accessory on anyone is definitely a SMILE!
Check out these sneak peeks of this Chicago engagement session in a garden close to Ashyana Banquets where the couple had an intimate engagement party with their closest relatives and friends.
The happy couple wore coordinating engagement Indian outfits for their special day. Since we couldn’t travel too far from Ashyana Banquets, we found a scenic park near the event venue for quick Chicago engagement photos. As professional Chicago wedding photographers, finding a spot with good light is more important that the location. An expert photographer can make a parking lot look glamorous because he or she knows how to pose a couple and use different lighting techniques.
The best natural light portraits are either in the morning or during golden hour. In either scenario, the light is the most flattering and has a dreamy effect on the final images. The problem with midday is that the sun is very harsh and creates hard shadows under the eyes. We can use lighting to offset weird shadows but during your engagement session, we prefer to spend less time fiddling around with lighting equipment and more time interacting with our clients to get a natural flow going with the photos.
I would highly recommend bringing a big tote bag along during the photo session. You can use it to store your keys, wallet and other items you don’t want to carry on your person. Also, keep useful items close by during your engagement session. These items include:
The engagement photo session is probably the first time you are taking professional couples portraits. One of the best ways to get a little more comfortable in front of the camera is to play some music off your phone or portable jukebox. Singing and listening to your favorite tunes will get rid of any camera jitters and result in some great candid Chicago engagement photo moments.
With over ten years of experience capturing sacred moments and an artful intuition for what it takes to get the perfect shot, time and time again, it’s our joy to create evocative, timeless photographs that are as one-of-a-kind as your story.
Maha Studios is a destination photography studio that delights in the vibrant traditions and rituals at the heart of South Asian and multicultural weddings.