When it’s raining in Chicago, you have two choices for engagement pictures. Reschedule or find a place inside….OR brave it and everyone gets soaked (ok, so there are 3?) HA! Just kidding. While some rain shots are fun, spending a whole session in it isn’t great for anyone, especially my camera’s.
After pointing out a few possible indoor spots just in case the rain did not let up, Kelsey and Chad chose the Art Institute of Chicago to meet. When we started talking about their pictures, they specifically pointed out that they weren’t ‘run in an open field’ kind of couple. LOL! Hey, every couple is different which is awesome for me, because that means every session is too. They both really wanted a city/urban background, so how perfect to shoot HERE!
I love the museum because there are so many different spots to explore and have fun with for pictures.
This big room and gorgeous staircase is one area I absolutely LOVE shooting in. The floor to ceiling windows let in so much light and the architecture is just beautiful. Chad and Kelsey were PERFECT. If they ever felt awkward, they felt it together and started laughing…making AWESOME pictures. 😉LOVE this one! 😉PATIENCE was a HUGE part of our afternoon together.
I mean, it was a Saturday on a rainy day in Chicago…so there were a LOT of people around us all day. You’ll see that as you keep scrolling.
But every so often, if we were patient enough, there was a moment where no one was around (or happened to be walking into our shot!) and we got images like this. <3This walkway in the modern wing is another favorite spot.
It’s so brightly lit and perfect for indoor pictures.
BUT, it’s a walkway, hence, LOTS of people were WALKING back and forth on it.
This will now forever be called the Walk of PATIENCE where Liz hopefully doesn’t lose it on someone. HA!Oh ya! I almost forgot to mention the BEST part of their session…CODY!!!
One of their best friends, who also happens to be their roommate, came along for the fun. So naturally, I made him a part of their pictures. 😉I wasn’t kidding when I said it was a busy Saturday at the museum.
Can you spot them?
Better yet…can you spot Cody? LOL!You two are just adorable.
So easy to photograph and you made me laugh all day. I loved putting them right in the middle of everyone and people staring back, like,
‘wait, why are you standing there, and who is that with the camera?‘. But alas, we kept finding little moments of silence and privacy throughout.AND a room separated by beads! Go check out my INSTAGRAM boomerang with them here.Then, for a few minutes as we looked outside, we noticed the rain seemed to let up…so OUT we went!And OH MY GOODNESS I’m so glad we went because Hellooooooooo Fall colors!!!!! <3I couldn’t get enough of these trees. Everyone kept saying Fall had already left, but apparently not in Millennium Park!Such a perfect day for it too with the mist from the rain in the background. This is one of my favorites!<3 <3 <3 Of course we stopped at the Chagall windows! It’s one of my favorites at the museum.The sculpture area is another big and bright room – GREAT for pictures!Would you have known there were about 10 other people in this picture with them originally?
HA! 😉Before we headed out to finish in front, we walked through the main hall/middle staircase. I could sit there and people watch for hours.Just as we finished, the rain OF COURSE stopped, and we got to take a few traditional pictures in front by the famous lions.Thank you both SO SO much for willing to explore the museum with me. I had a blast and you two are so much fun to photograph!
I cannot WAIT for your wedding! I hope you get to enjoy these pictures for a long time, and I REALLY hope you come to visit the city more often. 😉
And now I’ll leave you with a little bit of Cody love.