Kris at North Ave Beach and Lincoln Park Zoo

This beautiful couple had their engagement photos taken at North Ave Beach and at Lincoln Park Zoo’s South Pond. Six years later, the family is packing up and moving out of state, so they asked if I could replicate their engagement photos and also include their children.

Here’s the result: We elected to shoot a 90 minute family session here in Chicago. We started at 7am by the North Ave bridge – the footpath that takes you from the zoo over Lake Shore Drive to North Ave Beach. It was a beautiful morning and we managed to catch the rising sun as it colored the sky and floating clouds.

This photo shoot was possible through the use of strobes setup on stands to help off set the shadows created by the rising sun. Using the sun and strobes helps separate the subject from the background creating a three dimensional effect.

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