Friday Favorites…Where in the World? {Chicago, IL | Baby and Child Photographer}

I’ve taken so many images, and have so many different favorites for so many various reasons.  Social media, internet, and web-based portfolios are all great; but this online world we live in sometimes leads things to be a bit less personal.  I believe that every image has a story to tell, and that’s what I love doing for my clients so much!  I don’t always get a chance to tell the story behind every image though–what I love about it, what makes it special to me.  So, I thought I would start a weekly blog post that featured one of my favorite images…deconstructed.  The story behind it, the reasons I love it (whether they are technical reasons of lighting/composition/etc., or emotional ones about what and why the image makes me feel).  So check back every week–some of these shares will be personal ones, and others will come from clients’ sessions past and present…one of your images might be featured here!

Where in the world….would I go for a portrait session?  Pretty much anywhere I guess!  This one was taken in Chicago last year.  As most of you know, I go to Chicago once a year to do portrait sessions, and it doesn’t have to stop there!  If you are in a different city/state/country and you would like for me to capture a little bit of your life, just send me a note and I can give you all of the details about how my “Travel Sessions” work!  So, I love that this image reminds me of the places owning my own business has taken me (both physically and metaphorically!).  I love the vividness of this image–it doesn’t work for every shot, but I love it here.  And I love that although this is “posed” in the sense that I asked him to sit on the bench for me, this little boy chose that very end of the bench all on his own, and in my mind it totally makes the image.  The composition is perfect that way, and I didn’t even have to ask!  In fact, I had intended for him to sit in the center, but as soon as I saw it the way he had done it naturally, I knew it was perfect just like that.  In fact, I don’t think it would have the same visual impact if he wasn’t at the end.  A good reminder to be patient and look at what is in front of you before deciding what will look best :).  One more Chicago Session will be up on the blog next week, and then we’re back to the home front!  Happy Friday everyone!!

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