I was hired for a photo session with some friends. They wanted to make sure to get the fall colors in the background. Sure thing I thought to myself... its the fall season in the Chicago area and the trees still have leaves on them. My friends recommended a place to go...so I met them there on the day of the photo shoot. As I pulled up, I quickly started to freak out, since the trees at this particular forest preserve had lost almost all of their leaves and the ones that were up looked brown and dead. The time of day and the sun positioning were also not conducive for easy photo shoot. The forecast called for clouds which would have been a nice natural light diffuser. However, the sun was way too bright. As we started the photo shoot it became apparent that we needed to go to another location for better colors and lighting. As I followed my friends to the back-up location I was silently freaking out thinking to myself...I really hope we find some color. I hope some clouds magically appear. I don't want to disappoint them. Long story short, as we drove to the back-up location...we just so happened to drive past a park that seemed to be THE perfect location. It had big trees with beautiful colors on them. There were other trees that could provide shade from the sun. There was no mud that we had to walk through. Location is everything...I thought to myself. The photos turned out great and my friends were happy with the pictures. The irony from this whole story is that their favorite photo from the entire session came from the first location. The location that I thought was no good. Who would have thought. Thanks Dave and Crystal for a fun experience.
This is the picture they love from the first location.