October 23, 2011

Sarah & Michael :: Chicago Engagement Session

This morning, I woke up at 6AM to prepare for a very early engagement session. When Sarah and Mike contacted me about taking their engagement photos downtown, I told them that–as much as we may want to kick ourselves for the decision that morning–it’d be best to schedule to session right at sunrise. This is for two reasons, really. First, both places we shot–Museum Campus and Millennium Park–are ridiculously crowded during the day. Also, I knew they wanted that iconic Chicago skyline shot, and early morning is the best time to get that.

When we all pulled up to the Adler Planetarium, it was still dark. However, 10-15 minutes later, someone turned on the switch and the light was BEAUTIFUL. We shot a few minutes there and then hopped in our cars and headed to Millennium Park.

To be honest, I’m not much of a morning person. If I’m shooting your photos before 9AM, there’s a good chance that I won’t even have showered (hey, I’m being honest)! However, Sarah and Mike are both so nice, they made it easy. If I’m going to shoot photos this early, I hope it is always with couples just like them.

I’ve always loved the ivy that grows on this structure. 10 minutes later, there’d be too much sun to shoot here.

Mike proposed to Sarah on this bridge… in December!!!

Seriously, how cute are they?

This may be my favorite shot of the day. L-O-V-E.

Y’all know I love me some golden hour light.