While visiting my family & Katie’s family in Illinois this holiday week, we were able to carve out some time to spend with friends. My best friend, Mike, and his fiancee, Brittany, already had tickets to the Friday afternoon Cubs game, so we decided to join them, but not before a detour through the South Pond area of Lincoln Park Zoo to take some engagement pictures! I have always wanted to take engagement or wedding pictures at this location because of the really cool architecture and the combination of the outdoor/natural feel with the awesome views of the Chicago skyline. (The Hancock Building, left, and the Sears Tower, faint right, are both shown in second picture below, which I love.) And it works out perfect when you also get to hang out with really good friends who recently got engaged! Anyway, we spent about an hour and half taking pictures before finally catching a cab up to Wrigley Field, buying some pizza, scalping two tickets for me and Katie, and then watching the Cubs lose to the Pirates (sigh). It was a lot of fun, and nothing beats Chicago in the summer (Chicago in the fall is pretty close, though). These few images below were just the first few to catch my eye as I was reviewing them in Lightroom – expect more to come in the near future! Congrats to Mike & Brittany! Can’t wait for the wedding in September!
Well, there’s a first time for everything. This morning, my wife came across a picture posted on Crate & Barrel’s Facebook page, and thought it looked familiar. It turns out that they posted my picture titled “Green River” without my permission and without credit to me. They’ve since removed it, but I’m still trying to figure out the best way to address this, especially because I’m leaving for Europe later today… Either way, here’s the link to the photo on Flickr – http://flic.kr/p/7LHES4 – and I posted it below. I’ll follow up with the resolution to this conflict in the future, but in the mean time I’ll be in London and Paris! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
I’ve had this song in the back of my mind since I heard it on the last episode (ever) of The Chicago Code on Fox. Although this isn’t really a “photography” themed post, I do like the artistic quality of this music video, and the song is really good too.
Parlours – I Dream of Chicago
I wasn’t planning on including any images with this post, but I changed my mind while I was writing it. So here’s a couple cold, dreary Chicago images from the archives to accompany the Chicago tunes for your ears.