While I have lived in Seattle, Washington since 2000 and now call it home I grew up in Chicago, Illinois and return 1-2x per year to exclusively relax and visit with family and friends. This month during my visit I also photographed a couple in love on the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. I was super excited to create photos in downtown Chicago because the city’s architecture is remarkable and legendary. Anxiety briefly cloaked my excitement as I set out to find a suitable location to hold this quick 30 minute session in a city I am no longer very familiar with since my visits largely take place in the suburbs. I wanted to show off the skyline, produce a modern look and also bring in some warmth to compliment the romantic connection this couple shares. I honestly can’t even remember how I came upon the super cool structure at the boardwalk designed by Studio Gang Architects and WRD Environmental but I’m tickled I did. And I’m really happy that the photos make it seem as if these two had the zoo to themselves when nothing could have been further from the truth with droves of people all around us on what was a gorgeous warm and sunny day. Enjoy!