I got the opportunity to do an e-session of this lovely couple from Chicago. It is such a beautiful city and we had a lot of fun working on some unusual locations that are very characteristic of a city which boomed during the industrial revolution.
We started on one of Chicago’s beaches along the shores of Lake Michigan which is the first shot here. There were sand dunes right by this huge surf shack type restaurant that was shaped like a boat. Amidst the hundreds of bikers, beach volleyball players, sunbathers, frisbees and some fitness buffs jogging down Lake Shore Drive, we snapped a few shots and quickly realized how hot the sand was! We were out of there in 5 minutes ,but not without getting awesome shots!
I also told Jarrett and Stephanie how I loved the old industrial feel in certain areas of the city – and they’re not hard to find. Within minutes of driving around I spotted a lot under the L Train. It was just asking for a photo shoot! It was nice and under the shade so we got a good amount of shots there.
Our last location was a storage facility out of a very old building. I was there just a day ago with my brother, who also lives in this city, as he dropped off some stuff from his apartment. Anticipating the engagement shoot the next day, I immediately decided it was a location we had to do. The old iron cage elevator was perfect.