last month, i made a trip up to chicago to meet aekta and jimit (whose wedding i’ll be shooting in november) for their engagement session. this was the first time i was meeting either of them, and from our first introduction, i knew they were going to be really easy and fun to work with! we started off the day at osaka gardens, a beautiful japanese styled garden tucked away in the jackson park area of chicago. i was amazed at how very few people were here and how tranquil it was. having lived in chicago years ago, i left wondering why i had never known about this place before. once we finished up at the gardens, we made our way north into the city and spent time in and around millennium park. it was here we spent most of our day and did a lot of walking…oh, we walked! despite the heat and all the walking, aekta and jimit were up to the task, ready and willing to do whatever i asked of them while maintaining the same level of enthusiasm and energy throughout. continuing north, we wrapped up the day at montrose harbor with beautiful views of lake michigan and the chicago skyline. aekta and jimit, thanks for a wonderful day and i’m looking forward to seeing you both again in november!