One of our favorite things is to walk, especially around places we have left unexplored. This last weekend, I (LJ) was able to meander my way around a new to me Chicago neighborhood: South Loop. And although I had to leave Christian at home to work on his school things, I was delightedly not alone. I was accompanied by two of my favorite ginger-haired people: Zach and his lovely wife, Jordan.
Although the sun was bright overhead (a beautiful scenario for walking, but not necessarily idyllic for picture taking), we decided to venture out of their brick loft and onto the eclectic and artsy streets that make up this little community.
We walked to a local park complete with families picnicking, children on training-wheel clad bicycles, and canopy upon canopy of big, billowy blossoms resting on top of tree branches.The air was sweet and the sun peeked at us as we pretended to be walking through the clouds.
Out of all the Springs I have seen in my life, I think this one has been the best of all.
The thing about being a photographer is that you get to capture the art that is already there.
Lee and Kelsey are two of our new favorite people in Chicago. I (LJ) met them both at our church back in December. And let me tell you... they are two of the warmest, most loving and personable people, and one of the things I love most about them is that they are big into hugs. No shame. And hugs are just great for the soul.
They also have tea-time together every day, which, let's be honest, is completely adorable.
I love that throughout the whole shoot, they were making each other laugh. I love that when I took individuals of Kelsey, Lee was just behind me going "Oh, DAAAANG."
The point is, we both just LOVE these people. Getting to capture these two was a complete privilege, and I hope these photos might shed at least a taste of their friendship and love for each other.