I figured enough of shooting indoors and decided to get some fresh air, along with the fall colors. Unlucky me, the fall just drew itself away way too soon and too quick from Chicago. I’m a big sucker to see and capture the fall colors in n around Chicago. Where else would I wanna shoot other than my most favorite spot in Chicago, the Millennium Park.

I decided to have the shoot early and thanks to Chicago’s unpredictable weather, it was super cold and the sun didn’t raise till 7.30am on the day we choose for the shoot. Did I say super cold already? coz it was really cold that day. One of those days, the end of fall and we don’t expect it to be cold..There it is.. 😉

Alina: A great model. Very easy going, fun and super friendly. She had lots of ideas on posing. I had a handful of poses to create and once we had them in the bag, her posing ideas started flowing. I enjoyed working with her. We started our shoot in Millennium park and worked our way to the upper Wacker Drive. Was a fun shoot overall and would have been even more fun if the weather would have been the same as it was forecasted..But Heyy.. It’s Chicago.. What am I new here? 🙂

Nothing very fancy for the shoot. Single light with an umbrella usually in front of Alina or to the right or depending on how her hair was positioned. I love this setup so much because I can depend on it, it is simple and super easy to create that soft light. A light stand and an umbrella is usually a big ‘’ to security guards and cops but we kept moving, didn’t stay in a spot for more than 10-15minutes.

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III & Canon 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Flash: Canon 580 EX II
Other accessories: Light stand and Wescott 43-inch shoot through umbrella

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