On September 23rd, I had the opportunity to take pictures for a young family getting ready to move back home to Cincinnati. They had lived in Chicago for a few years, but now it was time to move back and be with family. I’m always amazed when I hear about people leaving Chicago. I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Then I have to quickly remind myself that I have two of my three sisters living minutes from me. I tend to take that for granted and soon realize that being close to family is important. Even more important than living in Chicago.
We met at the south end of Lincoln Park Zoo. There are some great views of the city and I wanted to make sure this family had a few nice pictures to remind them of Chicago. We stopped at the bridge over the south pond and then walked over to the South Pond Pavilion.
We continued our walk around the South Pond, stopping for a few more shots before we reached the park on the south end.
Photographing this little guy with his parents was a lot of fun. His bright smile, made it pretty obvious that he enjoyed every minute with mom and dad.
We ended our session with pictures in the park. It was an honor to capture a few memories for them to take back to Cincinnati. I wish them all the best and hope they have a safe trip back home.