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!
Emily Lucarz Photography specializes in newborn, child, baby, maternity, family and senior photography in Saint Louis, Missouri and surrounding areas.