Nov 18, 2014

Happy, Warm Returns

Remember when it was warm outside, you guys?  I’m pretty sure that was only about a week ago and yet when I stepped outside this morning my hair (or what’s left of it), still damp from the shower, crystalized in a matter of seconds.

I love Chicago, but I’ll tell ya.  Sometimes.  Hoo boy.  It is…. just so cold out there.

In that spirit, I thought I’d post some portraits from back when it was sort of pleasant out.  Let’s gather ’round the campfire and remember, shall we?

Back in September, I had the pleasure of capturing some pictures of Jan and Karl on their 25th anniversary!  Their kids thought it would be fun to surprise them with a session.  Everybody was dressed to the nines and on their way to a fancy dinner out on the town.

It rained all day until about a half our before we started the shoot.  Sun came out and everything was golden.  Tons of fun to work with this happy couple.  Many happy returns!

It was about a month later that I got the chance to head out to the suburbs to capture some pictures of Laura, Mike, and their boy Robbie.  Who, I mean, just look at him.  Adorable.

I’ve actually known Laura since I was a little boy myself, and now that we’re both in Chicago it’s been amazing to reconnect and watch her and her family grow.

(Remember, guys.  This was like a month ago.  Look at it.  Green outside.  And no coats!  … And happy smiles to boot!)

So much fun hanging out with these guys in the park.  A very happy family.