I've been photographing Christie and her sisters for a few years now. Man, they sure do grow up fast! Christie is a high school graduate, Class of 2016. Smart. Ambitious. Talented. Those are the three words that come to mind when I think of her. Oh, and she's totally gorgeous!!
We did Christie's session in two parts. First, we spent the whole day exploring different nooks and crannies in downtown Chicago. For the second part, we went to Gallery Park in Glenview, Illinois for outdoor park images; then to my studio for images in her softball uniform.
Christie did a great job of styling her shoot. Her makeup was done earlier in the day by Juliette B. Christie, her mom and I rode the train downtown to find the perfect places for her shoot.
Christie poses in a hidden alley just off State St. in downtown Chicago. City life serves as the backdrop.
Christie poses outside the Lyric Opera in Chicago for her senior shoot. The wind was blowing magnificently. Always a bonus when the wind cooperates.
After a beautiful dinner at Benny's Chophouse, we went across the street, near Trump International Hotel & Tower. Christie wore a custom made tutu and converse to give it a playful feel. Totally my idea and she was a great sport about it! It so works!
Next look was across from the Wrigley Building. Here, I put mom to work as my official off-camera light holder. I think mom's got potential!
A popular place for a wedding day, Christie poses on the median on Michigan Avenue, just outside the Wrigley Building, wearing a navy formal dress. Taxis were honking as they rushed by shuttling their passengers.
Down the street, closer to the water tower (one of the few things to survive the Great Chicago Fire), Christie let me work with her, long exposures, and light trails on Michigan Avenue. She's got great coordination and stood perfectly still while the camera did its magic on the tripod.
Christie lays in the grass at Gallery Park in Glenview, Illinois. A textured sweater playfully contradicts the wedge sandals she has on, which I totally want to steal...err...borrow.
Christie finished her session in studio, posing her her softball uniform. Softball was such an important part of her high school career and she plans to continue playing for her university.
I wish you the best of luck in college!! You're totally gonna rock it! I can't wait to see what your future holds!