I met this young family when the Mom contacted me about photographing their upcoming wedding.While we were discussing the wedding plans, it came up that they had not had family photos taken recently. A great opportunity for us to work together and for them to get updated family photos!We had originally planned to meet up at another location but, upon arrival, I realized that it was so crowded that taking photos would be impossible. (Prom!) So we made a quick change that took us to Cantigny. I love Cantigny! My family has visited there since the kids were small and I shoot there often so I am very familiar with all of the great locations for setting up photos. Imagine my surprise when we arrived to find the entire place torn apart! I knew the museum and tanks were under construction but I had no idea that half of the grounds were also behind barricades and fences. Oh no! Add to that many of the same prom goers along with several wedding parties. Total chaos! I was nervous about how we would find spots to take photos and keep these two toddlers from getting distracted by the other action.Luckily….Cantigny is a big place filled with gorgeousness so we just moved through the park taking our turn at each popular spot! And…happily…you would never know that this place was one giant construction zone in the photos! I even managed to sneak in a few shots of just the parents! We’ll call these ‘engagement photos’…I love this shot…and the fact that she is holding the skittles we used to keep the little people interested there in the end. Real life….
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