Snappy (white) and Lucky (orange) are transplants from Japan….Golden Retriever mixes and the best of friends. Good looking, sweet, warm, affectionate, mellow but spunky and very mischievious. You couldn’t ask for cooler dogs!
I photographed and retouched a series of photos to be used for work, conferences, brochures, websites, facebook, social media, etc. Officially it was a headshot photo session but I think they are much more than that because of the unusual, creative and colorful backgrounds. We did 5 clothes changes, inside and outside locations, and various backgrounds. I think the photographs really capture the essence of her personality. I love the colors, the light and colorful approach, the versatility of the photographs, and the general vibe…
Starting on a hilltop in Lincoln park with a commanding view of the city, Luna, a stunning bernese mountain dog, took a deep breath in and gathered her energy for a tour around some of Chicago’s most beautiful landmarks…..
She was the self-appointed guide on an ambitious fall walking tour around the city…..what a beautiful day it was!
Her owners wanted to remember all the beautiful spots in Chicago they love as they say goodbye to the city for a move to Florida. Luna had a lot of ground to cover so before really getting too serious she layed down for a quick belly rub…..
then got back up in front of Cafe Brauer and plotted the course for the day…..
First stop was the bridge near the Lincoln Park Zoo with the great panoramic of the Chicago Skyline….the spot where every bride wants to be photographed. We went to the backside so we wouldn’t get all of the wedding parties in the photographs….
Next Luna choose a hilltop where you could see the fall colors starting to change in all of their glory. She choose this spot because she knew how good she would look in the light…
Onward to a great row of trees and a promenade that makes you feel instantly nostalic….as if you are walking down a promenade that you have seen in an old photograph of Paris…
Luna kept us moving and was constantly urging us to walk faster through the tour…the light was falling and we still had places to go….
….Like a statue in Lincoln Park which was the site of her owners engagment.
It was time for a rest and a chance to take in the beautiful colors of Lincoln Park…
After some down time taking in the incredible fall night we were having, Luna was up again and walking us to the North Avenue beach…it was the perfect time of evening and the lights of the city started to creep up….
I don’t thing there is a person or dog who can tire of looking at Chicago from a slight distance….
However, I am sure Luna will find lots to love in Florida. Good bye Luna! Chicago will miss you!
18″x18″ sepia toned big belly maternity photographs printed on canvas.
We started in the garden’s of Chicago’s Michigan avenue Fourth Presbyterian Church…A gorgeous and calm sanctuary in the heart of the bustling Michigan avenue shopping area. The gardens are beautiful and you can see the John Hancock center across the street. The couple came from Germany to visit with family and get wedding photographs taken after having recently been married in Germany. Chicago is a special place for the couple and they had spent time here before being married. They wanted wedding photographs to remind them of all the great times they had here….
The bride and groom wanted photographs on the Michigan Avenue median with traffic surround them…This seems to be one of the most requested shots in Chicago for a wedding. I would love to see a whole book of these shots compiled to see all the variations.
I love this candid wedding photograph of a group of teenagers stopping to congratulate the newly married couple! Everyone seems to light up when they see a couple in a wedding dress and suit…
There was a crazy storm that had been gathering all afternoon and finally it struck
So we snuck into the Drake Hotel and did some shots there…in the bar
and in the lobby….
From the Chicago landmark Drake hotel, we traveled to the North Avenue beach to see if the rain would stop so we could shoot outside….
Briefly the rain stopped and we ran outside and down towards the beach….
We were out about 10 minutes and the rain started again….
But the bride was going back to Germany in a great mood because we were able to get all the photographs she wanted!