Jackie & Jonathan had never been to Tree Tops Park and I loved seeing it through their eyes. Its become one of my favorite places to shoot photo sessions... (and judging by the recent crowds, its become a favorite for a lot of other local photographers, as well). However, since I grew up near it and shoot at it so often, I sometimes forget to appreciate its beauty. It really is a very unique spot in South Florida, with a lot of interesting landscapes that you don't see much of in this area. I love the variety... as Jackie pointed out near the end of the session, everywhere we stopped was very different. Since I've mostly been doing mini-sessions there lately, this session was a great change to really take advantage of some of the great spots in the park without worrying about time. And I owe a big thank you to these two for letting me drag them all over this huge park! It was a great day!
Don't hate me for being a slacking blogger - a lot has happened in the past few months. Including a big move... all the way from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. If you know me, you won't have to ask me why - you know this is where I'm from and this is where my family still is. If you don't know me... well, you probably still wouldn't feel the need to ask me why. But I swear to you, the winters had nothing to do with my decision to leave. I miss Chicago. The city. The people. In fact, this very post is about two of the people I miss the most.Meet Larry and Jenny. My other two-thirds. Two of the best friends anyone could ask for. To say I have been a huge part of their entire relationship probably sounds a bit odd - but its the truth. Such a huge part, that when Larry decided to ask Jenny to marry him, I got to be a part of setting up the proposal. 4 pages of instructions, 200 stars and hearts, 200 pieces of tape, dozens of candles and only 2 close-calls losing my balance on top of a chair trying to reach the ceiling. I may have cursed Larry hundreds of times during the hours I was there setting up, but being a part of his super cute plan and an extra special day in their forever... totally worth it.We knew we had to get engagement photos done before I left for South Florida and we picked a perfect Chicago day to do them. My favorite part of the day was seeing them leave the session more in love than ever. And of course ending the night enjoying pizza and beer on their couch, total LarJenTMJ style.Capturing this love story was so special to me. I can't wait until the wedding!!