Posts Tagged 'Chicago Wedding Photographer'
This Chicago engagement picture session with Linda and Rodney occurred within weeks of their wedding earlier this fall. It was still a great opportunity to get to know them and witness their affection for one another. We were able to go to some familiar and not so familiar portrait locations.
The lincoln park is just big and versatile enough to feel as if we were in a different state altogether. The lakeshore view as well as the skyline of the city never disappoint though. The surprise for me was the discovery of 12th Street Beach located north of the Northerly Island Park and south to the Adler Planetarium. Yes, although I have been to The Adler Planetarium a number of time, my adventures never took me on the other side of the building. And so, discovering a small beach there was actually à propos. By then, the light was dimming and I was chasing it, looking for enough natural light to expose my subjects. I will certainly return to the area for more exploration in my constant search for inspiration. Enjoy!
When Allison and her fiancé Adam came back to her hometown to visit family, it was a top priority to take their engagement photos in the city she knew and loved. Once a Chicago girl, always a Chicago girl. In fact, as we walked around the city, from Michigan Avenue to Boystown to our final destination of Wrigleyville, (One of the pair is a hardcore Cubs fan – I’ll leave it to you to figure out which one.) Allison was like a well-seasoned guide as she shared stories about the city and guided us around.
Shooting in Chicago always offers unexpected entertainment. On this day, there was a movie being filmed right on the river with the helicopter hovering overhead, so we navigated the maze of street closures and heard a lot of “don’t go there.” This worked out fine because there was less traffic and led us to discover some great murals which we used as a backdrop. The whole time, Adam was very relaxed and laid back, and so was Allison. I was honored to document their engagement Chicago-style.