I’m working on posting a lot of work from the last year that never made it to the blog, and the first day of spring seemed like a wonderful time to share this warm, summery shoot. Mimi and Alex opted for a sunrise shoot, which I absolutely love doing. I love photographing sessions with the glowy, warm and romantic light from sunrise or sunset, and as the lake is an especially popular location, doing the shoot in the morning allows the sun to rise up over the lake for the most dreamy of images! I also love shooting then as no one is out and you are starting fresh before any stresses from the day may impact your mood! Mimi and Alex are so sweet together, though, that I think any time of day would have been a great time to photograph them! While I’m sad I wasn’t able to shoot their wedding, I was so happy they asked me to photograph this shoot for them and was so thrilled with the images we got at the lake and where they got engaged, at the Chicago Botanic Garden!

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