Mallory & Brandon's Engagement Session at Historic Long Grove | Long Grove, IL | Lake County

Mallory & Brandon are headed to the altar next October, so they wanted a fall engagement session this year. After a bit of back and forth trying to nail down a location, we ultimately settled on the Historic Long Grove District. After living in the area 20+ years, I remember it having some quaint charm, but nothing too memorable. Oh, how times have changed!

Although the infamous water wheel has been removed from the mill for renovation, downtown is now hopping with lots of restaurants and wineries, and (at the time) still being warm out, there was an open-air beer tent that allowed dogs. With the two of them wanting to bring Willow (their fur baby), they were all for it. Long Grove proved to be gorgeous and unique in every way – lots of greenery, fall colors, brick facades, bridges, gazebos, barns, and more. The weather was perfect and Willow was such a sport (and ham) while being posed and photographed. These two were also all-smiles during our session, and I'm crossing my fingers that the weather is just as perfect on their wedding day in 2022!