If you follow this Journal, you may recognize the following image. It is the signature opening shot of the Chicago Session, my romantic engagement package of a day in the windy city. This is the session in which I meet my couples at the train station and we shoot on the train and of course all around the city. I then take the color images and turn them all into black and white and make them look like old film shots from the 1960's and 1970's. This post is merely a sneak peek with many more images (including the black and whites) to come. For now, we will mostly show the color images. To view more of these types of sessions, go here.
Kate and Greg were a bit nervous when they arrived at the train station in East Chicago. I can't say I blame them as I'm sure they thought of walking around the city with a camera and lighting on them would attract attention and they'd rather be anonymous. However, natives of Chicago are used to all kinds of activity and they paid us little attention. Soon they were doing romantic dips in the street as well as casually hanging out for candid moments to be captured.
I love going into this city for these engagement sessions. Using the buildings as our backdrop can make for some wonderfully dramatic images. I also love the character of the city and how we can wander just a few feet and have 12 different photo ideas. It's also nice to just have my clients take a rest while I spy on them from a distance making images.
Please stay tuned here and on the Region Weddings Facebook Page for more updates on Kate and Greg's romantic engagement photos in downtown Chicago. Once all the black and white images are ready with all of their film textures, etc. I will be sure to post a followup.