I met Jane and her daughter to photograph at the beautiful Gillson Park located in Wilmette, IL. Gillson Park is a beautiful lakefront property, ideal for picnics, bicycling, volleyball, soccer, tennis, and many other spring and summer outdoor activities. But for my case, it’s also a fantastic place to photograph family portraits.
What I love about Gillson Park is the parking. There’s a ton of free parking. With that said, from there the entire park is our oyster. From views of the lake to the opportunity to walk through sand dunes and ocean grass. There are a myriad of opportunities for some great family photos.
If you are going to photograph at Gillson Park, I recommend we photograph first thing in the morning – like early morning, or wait until the late afternoon to capture the setting sun as well as the pallet of colors across the sky.