As a Chicago Family Photographer, my favorite location for family photos is Lincoln Park. In the summer and early fall, the Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk has the most brilliant wildflowers overflowing onto the sidewalks and paths. This makes for one gorgeous backdrop for my families to stand in the midst of. It’s also great because it provides plenty of nature while maintaining an urban vibe that the city naturally exudes. Maybe most importantly, it has an up-close view of the north end of the Chicago skyline. It’s really a win-win! Also, having photographed families here for six years now, I’ve found my favorite little nooks where I’m guaranteed the best light at golden hour.
This family of three couldn’t have been more precious. Just take a look at those sweet thigh rolls on little mister here, and you’ll see what I mean! While most people are eager to get a fall photo slot, I love my laid back summer clients who appreciate the guaranteed warmth and ease of the season. The other great part is rarely having to stand in line behind another local photographer in the best lighting spot! You can linger as long as you like. Often times when I find that sweet spot, I hate to move!
This family photo session is by far one of my favorites from 2019! The location, light, color, and sweet expressions from this Chicago baby were the perfect combination.