Ali and I love shooting out of town engagement sessions… we feel like hired guns, brought in to do a specific job that nobody could do locally (like that movie The Replacement Killers ;)) Of course, that’s not true since there is a ton of talented photographers in every city… including Chi-town. Speaking of Chicago, this was the second time we’ve done an engagement session in the windy city (however it’s not the last time… but we’ll get back to that later ;)).
Chicago is full of character, leading lines, weird lighting, tons of life and movement. Most of our clients who want to do their session in Chicago, don’t want it to scream Chicago. Which means staying away from areas that drawn in a ton of tourists like the Bean and Navy Pier but focusing on the local stuff like the L train stations and cool bridges the city has to offer. And in case you were wondering, Kelli + Shawn live in Chicago but Kelli is from the STL and the wedding will back here. :) I can’t wait guys!