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Training Day

Chicago, Illinois
I love photographing weddings and portraits but as an artist it’s important to work on something different every once in a while.

Chicago has several train lines that run from downtown to every corner of the city. I wanted to document some of the views around these train lines. I decided to shoot this project only with my 50mm lens. My photographer friend Eugene wanted to come along and take some photos, too. We met at the Rosemont Station in the pouring rain and took the train into the city. Here are some of my favorite images.

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los angeles wedding photographer, train, chicago

los angeles wedding photographer, train, chicago

los angeles wedding photographer, train, chicago

If you take the cars away and the modern signs this would look like a view from a century ago.

los angeles wedding photographer, train, chicago

los angeles wedding photographer, train, chicago

los angeles wedding photographer, train, chicago

los angeles wedding photographer, train, chicago

Love the street art!

los angeles wedding photographer, train, chicago

los angeles wedding photographer, train, chicago

I couldn’t decide which one of these I like better. The top one fits in better with the other photos. The bottom one is more vintage-looking.


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Thanks for letting me share!

FL&R

pooria - Love those BW

Polka Photos - Thank you Pooria! I went in knowing I wanted to convert to b&w, although the astronaut street art looked much better in color so I kept it that way.

Big Sky Country

Chicago Area, Illinois
I love fun locations and usually have a chance to scout out out a few places right before a shoot. I was super excited driving to meet Elsa and her family because I saw so many great barns. I was even more excited when Elsa was up for the drive with her girls to shoot here. Without further ado, here’s Chicago Portraits Country Edition.

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Brianna’s a little shy at first…

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Los Angeles photographer, Chicago portraits, baby pictures, children

Los Angeles photographer, Chicago portraits, baby pictures, children

but she comes around to her smiling self.

Los Angeles photographer, Chicago portraits, baby pictures, children

Charlotte’s a bit tougher to crack. She wants to be with her mom.

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Brianna loves her little sister!

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But Charlotte still wants her mommy.

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Los Angeles photographer, Chicago portraits, baby pictures, children

How cute is she?

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Brianna shows off the flowers in her hair.

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She loves this tree.

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Peekaboo!

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Charlotte wanders off.

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Did I mention that Elsa made the girls’ outfits? Love them!

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This is my favorite shot with Brianna running toward the barn. I just love all the colors, the blue sky, green grass, white barn and Brianna’s pink dress. How awesome would this look as a huge panoramic canvas wrap?

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Thank you Elsa, Brianna and Charlotte!

FL&R