Nicoletta & Stephen’s Riverview Farmstead Engagement Session | TWA Photographic Artists | Chicago Wedding Photographers
There’s something so magical about the warm, soft lighting of sunsets. It makes it an ideal time for capturing sweet engagement session photos for sure!
Nicoletta and Stephen’s session was at one of our TWA Chicago wedding photographers’ favorite secluded spots, the Riverview Farmstead Preserve in Naperville. This lesser-known location is perfect for intimate photos full of beautiful nature scenery and fun images with the historic red barn on site.
We love Nicoletta and Stephen’s adoring embraces, sweet smiles, and big hugs. These two are just super cute! Their comfortable but classy outfits pair nicely with the warmth of the preserve’s ambiance too.
The 387-acre Riverview Farmstead Preserve was acquired between 1994 and 2012.
The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.
Prior to the District’s acquisition of the land, it was the site of a farmstead settled and built by the Clow family in the 1800s. Cultural resources protected at the preserve include a mid-1800s limestone house, an early frame residence that had been converted to a barn, and a large timber frame barn.
Riverview Farmstead Preserve protects prairie habitat and a portion of the DuPage River. Wildlife found at the preserve includes the big brown bat, osprey, Bell’s vireo and dickcissels. The preserve is also home to more than 500 plant species.
The Riverview Farmstead Preserve is not only an amazing place to take photos, but if you’re thinking of holding your session there we definitely recommend checking out some of these other awesome amenities and activities it offers.
Riverview Farmstead Preserve provides access to a 0.75-mile, paved segment of the DuPage River Trail, ideal for biking, hiking, running, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.
The preserve offers one picnic shelter for rental, Riverview Farmstead Shelter, with a permit capacity of 50 people.
The preserve offers access to shoreline fishing on the DuPage River. Statewide and District regulations apply.
The preserve features a canoe/kayak launch on the DuPage River. No launch pass is required.