St. Louis newborn maternity photographer: This beautiful new mom called me to see if I would photographer her belly in Chicago. I mean HELLO! Yes. Of COURSE I will! I used to live in Chicago prior to moving to St. Louis. I used to shoot on the beach down at Montrose Harbor and North Ave. Beach ALL the time. I miss the beach SO much! But when I lived in Chicago, I had never photographed a BELLY on the beach.
This shoot ALMOST did not happen. I made a full weeks trip out of this session and a booked a ton of beach shoots. Her shoot was scheuled for Friday and I had to head back to St. Louis on Saturday. The entire week was supposed to be beautiful. What would you know, Friday all of a sudden decided to have massive storms that afternoon. ALSO, the Taste of Chicago was going on, making that area super difficult to get to. I told Regina. Ok girlie. Let’s wait it out and see what happens. It was storming into the sunset so we called it. THEN, all of a sudden (I was an hour away) I heard it had stopped raining downtown. I know, because I used to live there, that the sky over the lake is insane after storms. So I told her to get her preggo bootie over to the beach and I would see her in an hour. The sun was supposed to set in 60 minutes but we only needed a few shots, and night shots would be A-MA-ZING. So, I flew down there. I mean drove efficiently ;). We got our pink sky. Our epic water shots and our Chicago night skyline. Im a little bit obsessed. All of these shots happened AT sunset or after. I had a few people email me after seeing them on Facebook. The skies looked like this in real life Nothing was added. For those who are curious
Yes, I am a St. Louis newborn and family photographer, but I make occasional trips up to my old stomping grounds. Love Chicago!