Chicago Forest Preserve Engagement Photos
One of my favorite locations, a Chicago forest preserve engagement session!! Or what I like to call the hidden forest in Crystal Lake.. When Taylor and Matt and I were planning their winter engagement session, we really wanted to do something in a beautiful nature setting. I had heard of this new forest preserve called Veteran Acres Park.. But I hadn’t been there yet. I said “I’m going to be honest—I’ve only heard of this place.. But if you want to take a chance and check it out, I’ll come back and reshoot another day if it doesn’t work out.” So we decided to try it out, and WOW! this location did NOT disappoint!!!
It is absolutely beautiful. While it might be a little over an hour’s drive from Chicago, once you’re there you seriously won’t even believe you’re in the Chicago suburbs. It is well worth the drive. This location is beautiful in all seasons. The rust-colored pine needle ground cover and towering deep green pines bring more color than you usually get in an outdoor winter setting, and I loved Taylor and Matt’s outfits and plaid blankets! We had such a great time, and then finished up the shoot at their home, grabbing a few photos of them with their cute pup, because, how perfect is that?!
I can’t wait to shoot their wedding in December 2021, at the beautiful Company 251!
Love this engagement session? Check out another nature engagement session, Hailee and Alex Colorado Engagement Session!