Yu Jin and Jeff’s Engagement Session at the Art Institute of Chicago. When you’re planning for your engagement session in June, you expect it to be pretty hot and muggy. As luck would have it, though, Jeff and Yu Jin (in a sleeveless dress!) showed up in the Art Institute South Garden to find a chilly and breezy evening. And despite the cold, they laughed, smiled, and chatted about restaurants, family, and wedding plans with me as we hiked the short walk from the Art Institute to the luckily empty Buckingham Fountain.It’s always important that our clients trust us when we have them stand in odd locations and not worry about the trash cans next to them.
It’s always important that our clients trust us when we have them stand in odd locations and not worry about the trash cans next to them.
I loved how low the trees were over Yu Jin and Jeff for this portrait.
I am officially in love with the reflecting pool at the South Gardens of the Art Institute of Chicago
We call this our romance move.
We love capturing skylines in photos, but it needs to be different.
We love this location along Lake Shore Drive for engagement photos.
It always helps when flowers are in bloom to add some color to the composition.
We love the architecture in the Chicago skyline and sometimes make our clients a part of it.
Tip for photographers: If you have your couple in front of busy windows and buildings, it’s important that you separate them from the background. Off camera flash can help.
Part of the fun in doing silhouettes is framing our couple in the shot.
Another way to create separation: make the city a silhouette and light your couple with off camera flash.
Sometimes we like add a pop of light behind our couple when they’re standing near a light to give a sense of continuity.
Yu Jin and Jeff, I had such a great evening with you guys chatting and snapping some pics. Thanks for not laughing at me too hard when I dropped my flash. Twice.