So you’re having a Chicago wedding but you’re dreaming of having a destination engagement session and you’re wondering if that’s even possible. Maybe in your wildest dreams you’d be in Iceland in some killer gown, or in New Zealand, or in the streets of Europe somewhere, but how do you make that a reality? Suddenly that dreamy idea becomes overwhelming. Where do you actually go? How do you find a cool spot? Will you need a photo permit? Do you need to hire someone completely different? How do you find them? Depending on the country, will you even speak the same language?

Well I’ve got some good news for you, because not only do I offer that option but I LOVE that option and I’m here to guide you!! Actually, if you want to do that, you’re pretty much guaranteed to become my new favorite person ever because I ADORE travel and discovering new places. Photographing different landscapes (and people in love in them) is pretty much my favorite thing to do. As a side bonus, traveling together to our destination actually makes us closer – that’s how Liam, Arnel and I got to become friends really (their amazing Brussels engagement session below. We got up early enough to have the streets of the city to ourselves. I mean, are you dying?! I was DYING!!!) So what do you say?! Let’s get on a plane together and let’s go!! ✈️😍


Music Credit: The Other Side by Steven Gutheinz. Licensed by Musicbed.

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

Mary Anne Radmacher

Laëtitia Donaghy is a French-born, Chicago-based, international photographer focusing on weddings and elopements. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a focus in Photography, and a minor in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. She brings to her weddings and portraits her Fine Art training in order to bring forth the realness and emotion present, and showcase people’s relationships. Her focus is on preserving as much of the day as possible and keeping it as honest as possible. She travels the world for weddings and other assignments. She has been published on the web and in print.


These are so artsy! I love the moody and romantic vibes

Oh my goodness so posh! Their style sense puts mine to shame. Definitely a session for the books.

I know, right?! Don’t they just look amazing!!! 😍😍😍

This is such a sweet elopement sessions! you really found beautiful places i mean look at this wonderful gallery! so beuatiful!

Thanks! It was their engagement but they loved it! 🙂

Absolutely in love with the editorial feel of this session. That architecture has me drooling over here! So stunning.

Thanks so much! It was my first time there, I loved it! 🖤

Such a great idea for a destination engagement session! I love all of the moments you captured and it’s such a cool location!

Thank you! We had the city to ourselves, it was unreal! 😍

Oh my gosh, this is so moody and sharp! I love how you used the lines of the architecture. Their style is amazing too!

Omg thank you! And I know, right?! Didn’t they look amazing!! 😍♥️♥️

wow your editing style is gorgeous!!! what a fun idea for a destination engagement session.

Right? When I told the grooms their eyes lit up and the rest was history! 😍

What a terrific IDea! Traveling for your engagement session is a great way to explore and get epic photos at the same time. This engagement session is beautiful too, love this!

These are so moody and perfect. I love the editorial vibes they give! Amazing work!

Thank you!! We had a great time there!