Chicago Family Photography | Into the Woods

September 23, 2013  •  2 Comments

I live very close to one of Chicago's forest preserves. It is my dog's favorite place in the whole city (maybe the whole world), so my husband and I walk him there often. Because of this, I am very familiar with the forest preserve and how great certain little spots in and around it are for photos. Whenever clients come to me uncertain of where to go, I throw it out as an option. Thankfully, my good friends and neighbors took me up on my suggestion. I think you'll be able to see why I always suggest this as a location based on the photos below. Then again it doesn't hurt that this was my main subject.

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chicago family photography. chicago children's photography, chicago forest preserve, sauganash family photography, edgebrook family photography Super proud of this next photo. One of my favorites of 2013 for sure.

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If these photos do not thoroughly convince you that the forest preserve is a great place for a photo shoot, then nothing can.

Also, while we were traipsing around, unbeknownst to me, Amber took this shot.

I clearly don't get all pretty for photo shoots. When there is a 90 percent chance that I'll be laying on the ground at some point, it doesn't seem worth it. Amber also had this very nice thing to say:

"This is what a hard working, dedicated photographer looks like! Trekking through the forest preserve with all her gear in 90 degree weather with a semi-cranky 1 year old and 2 sweaty parents. A pro through and through! Can't wait to see the pics!"

Amber, I am so glad I was able to take these pics for you. And thanks for taking me up on my location suggestion.


Comments

Alexis(non-registered)
The fact that you took these photos on a hot day with a cranky kid does not show AT ALL in any of the photos- it just looks like a lovely summer day with a happy family. I love the ones by the fence and the ones with him touching the moss log. Excellent location scouting!
Kelsa Dickey(non-registered)
I got butterflies looking at these pics- they turned out beautiful. "Those cheeks were made for photographing."--- also his eyes, and the alfalfa in his hair, and his mouth... such a cutie!! I especially love the 3rd one in the row of Brecon and his dad. What a great shot!
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