This engagement session at The Rookery in Chicago was absolutely beautiful. Sometimes I cannot help but be in awe of the venues that are chosen for my shoots. This blog highlights one of the greatest architectural venues in the Chicago area: The Rookery Building. Completed in 1888, this building is full of history and ingenious design that makes it a real pleasure to work in. For this shoot, we really wanted to pick venues where the background could stand out. We focused on three places during this shoot: the spiral staircase, the grand staircase, and The Chicago Board of Trade Building.
The Spiral Staircase
This magnificent staircase, called The Oriel Staircase, felt like something out of a fairytale. This iron staircase stretches from the 2nd to the 12th floor of the building. The amount of light that poured into this area enabled us to capture some beautiful photographs of the couple. The contrast of the light stairs and dark railings gave depth to each photo.
The Grand Staircase
This marble staircase brought a level of elegance to our shoot. The open room that this staircase is in, brought in a glorious amount of light that allowed us to not just feature the couple but the intricacies found in the staircase design. This is one of the most impressive parts of the Rookery Building
The Chicago Board of Trade Building
Our next stop on this shoot was to stop in front of the Chicago Board of Trade Building. This 45-story skyscraper features an art-deco style of building and rich history. Erected in the 1930s, this building highlighted the beauty of the financial district of Chicago and gave a fun, city twist to this engagement shoot.
When you are planning your engagement shoot, why not look for a city-inspired engagement shoot! An engagement session at The Rookery in Chicago offers such a perfect backdrop.