On our last visit to Chicago we caught up with Amy and Matt to shoot some engagement pictures in their Gold Coast neighborhood and around Michigan Avenue. We got so lucky the weather held out for these two. It poured moments before and after their shoot. I don’t know if everyone has had the privilege of witnessing a Mid-West summer thunderstorm but it’s quite the spectacle and definitely not a time when you want to be walking around with a big umbrella. However, Josh tells me all the time how much he loves shooting right after a good rain because all the lights appear super colorful on the wet ground and you can do some creative stuff with reflective puddles. I have to agree with him. Those shots always seem a little more magical.
So Amy and Matt were pretty good sports about the weather and got all dolled up for us anyway. We had a really good time just walking the streets of downtown Chicago chatting and getting to know one another. I’m really looking forward to shooting their wedding at the Lincoln Park Zoo’s Cafe Brauer in August. I know it will be gorgeous!