In January 2023, I had the privilege of photographing Leanne and Andrew’s lovely engagement photos at Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. They picked this unique spot for their winter engagement session, which shielded us from the cold while providing a lush setting that perfectly matched their love story.
Every love story starts somewhere, and Leanne and Andrew’s is truly unique. Back in 2017, while they lived in Lakeview, they had a memorable dinner at Stella’s Diner. As they strolled home through an alley afterward, Andrew stopped, looked at Leanne, and said, “I love you” for the first time.
Fast forward five years to 2022, Andrew decided to recreate that special moment. They had brunch at Stella’s Diner again, and after their meal, he suggested a walk through Leanne’s old neighborhood. Passing by the same alley, he asked if they could go through it again.
Leanne hesitated at first, feeling nervous due to some signs she saw along the way. But love conquers fears, and she trusted Andrew. She followed him into the alley, where he got down on one knee and asked her to spend her life with him. With a heart full of love, she said yes.
As we embarked on their engagement session at the Garfield Park Conservatory, you could feel the love between Leanne and Andrew. The conservatory provided a warm and peaceful backdrop for their love story, with vibrant foliage and blooming flowers all around.
Even though it was cold outside, the conservatory kept us warm. Surrounded by nature’s beauty, Leanne and Andrew shared sweet moments and joyful laughter. It was a joy to capture their love in a setting that mirrored their own timeless bond.
The Garfield Park Conservatory isn’t just for engagement sessions; it’s also an incredible wedding venue. For couples looking for a one-of-a-kind place to tie the knot, this conservatory is an excellent choice.
Imagine exchanging vows under the towering palms in the Palm House, surrounded by lush greenery. Or picture an intimate ceremony in the Aroid House, with plants from all around the world. For larger gatherings, the Horticulture Hall offers a spacious, elegant setting that you can personalize for your wedding.
The conservatory is perfect no matter the season, reflecting the timeless beauty of your love.
Leanne and Andrew’s winter engagement at the Garfield Park Conservatory showed that love can thrive in any season. Their special proposal story, starting in the heart of Chicago, came full circle in a place that matched the timeless beauty of their love.
Their journey together is just beginning, and I’m grateful to have captured their love, which will guide them through a lifetime of adventures.
The Garfield Park Conservatory is a testament to the enduring beauty of nature and love. If you’re looking for a unique and beautiful venue that reflects the timeless beauty of your love, consider the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago.
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