After a short holiday hiatus, I’m excited to get back in the swing of blogging. I can’t think of a better way to kick it off than Vanessa and Pete’s Chicago engagement session. In the process of editing their images, their engagement session has stood out as one of my favorite sessions of this last year.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m happy that winter hasn’t hit Chicago with the full force it typically does. In fact, I’ve almost gotten a bit used to it here in December. So much so, that when the forecast for my shoot with Vanessa and Pete said it would be sub 30 and windy, I assumed it would feel warmer than projected as it has most of rest of the days here at the end of year. And consequently, we planned on a late afternoon, outdoor shoot around various locations in Chicago. The unfortunate thing was the weatherman was right… he may have even underestimated how extremely cold it was going to be, especially along the lake. But the fortunate thing was Vanessa and Pete were so amazing to work with and incredible sports in the midst of less than desirable conditions. What’s more is that despite numerous repetitions of putting on and taking off their jackets, they did an unbelievable job of pretending like they weren’t absolutely freezing in the images.
I had so much with the two of them exploring some various parts of the city including one of the many Christmas tree lots scattered about the neighborhoods. I can’t wait for their wedding next summer at Chicago The School of Art Institute!