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The Gwen Hotel Chicago Engagement | Mary & Matt

Capturing Love in the Heart of Chicago: The Gwen Hotel Engagement Session

Hey there, lovebirds and photography enthusiasts! Today, I’m thrilled to take you on a journey through Mary and Matt’s enchanting engagement session at The Gwen Hotel, right in the heart of magnificent Chicago. As a Grand Rapids Michigan-based wedding photographer, I often find myself on exciting adventures capturing love stories across the Midwest. This late November escapade to The Gwen was nothing short of magical.

Picture this: The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, stands tall amidst the iconic skyline of Michigan Avenue, Chicago. It was the perfect backdrop for Mary and Matt’s love story to unfold. We were fortunate to secure one of the hotel’s exquisite bridal suites, boasting not one, but two terraces overlooking the city’s majestic skyscrapers.

Despite the looming threat of a storm, the weather played along, blessing us with ideal conditions for an unforgettable session. The atmosphere was electric as Mary and Matt’s love radiated against the urban landscape. Little did we know, that a blanket of fog would cloak the city shortly after we wrapped up, adding an extra touch of magic to our memories.

What’s even more exciting is that this adorable couple is set to tie the knot at the charming Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven, Michigan. The convenience of our location at The Gwen allowed us to seamlessly transition from the engagement session to one of Chicago’s hidden gems – Shaw’s Crab House. Amidst the cozy ambiance, Mary and Matt indulged in the finest oysters the city has to offer, adding another delightful chapter to their love story.

Let’s talk about Mary and Matt – two souls intertwined in love and laughter. From the moment we met, their easygoing nature and genuine affection for each other illuminated every frame. As a photographer, there’s nothing more rewarding than capturing the raw, authentic connection between two people destined to spend their lives together. Mary and Matt’s chemistry was palpable, making every click of the shutter a testament to their beautiful journey.

Reflecting on our time together, I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of their upcoming wedding day. Their infectious energy and unwavering love serve as a constant reminder of why I do what I do. As we reminisce about our adventure at The Gwen, I can’t help but feel grateful for the opportunity to document such precious moments.

Mary and Matt’s engagement session at The Gwen Hotel was a true testament to the power of love and the beauty of shared moments. From the towering skyscrapers to the cozy corners of Shaw’s Crab House, every detail added to the tapestry of their love story. As their wedding day approaches, I find myself eagerly anticipating the next chapter in their journey.

Here’s to love, laughter, and unforgettable moments – captured one frame at a time. Until next time, keep spreading love wherever you go, and follow along while I photograph more couples in love!


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