Weddings? Engagements? Senior Portraits? Pets? Headshots? Oh Boy, Do I.
SO! I was going to try to tie this into Opening Day, but my connections were tenuous at best. (“John really hit a ‘home run’ with his fiancee Jen!” [stabs self in face]). In any event, the Cubs are the Cubs, the Sox are the Sox, Hawk Harrelson is complaining about umpires &c., and Spring is allegedly here in chicago.
Oh, there we go – there’s our connection. Spring may be here in Chicago, but for a Spring engagement session, it’s chilly and windy as all get-out. However! John and Jen were troopers of the highest order, and though they’re Houston-bound for their wedding, their first Official Date was at Pizzeria Uno, and John’s time at Northwestern meant that there was a lot of Chicago in their … courtship? Do people still say courtship? Whatever.
I like the Pritzker Pavilion for the obvious reasons – metal, lines, drama, what-have-you – but also, John’s a musician, so, hey: music! We also wandered over to the Bean, and the Art Institute, and had the wind cut through us like nobody’s business. They also wanted to get a shot with the skyline behind them. I said to them, “Let’s do a nighttime skyline!” and they thought this was delightful.
There was a 1200-mile-per-hour wind off the lake by the Planetarium.
Seriously. My tripod wasn’t keeping the camera remotely steady. So, the long panorama Chicago Skyline wasn’t going to work. What to do? Elevate, and find a wind break. Down the block we went, put the hazard lights on, clambered over to the Shedd, and got this:
As long as we were out, we also managed the Kinzie Bridge Drama Shots. (Click on the photo for more samples from this shoot.)
Congrats, you crazy kids, you.