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Colleen | A Downtown Chicago Tulle and Leather Inspired Portrait Session

OH HEY Friends. Been a while, huh? I’ve been MIA from the blogosphere longer than I’d like to admit due to a BIG move, crazy escapades, cross-country adventures, the start of wedding season, and an annoying bout of illness, but I’m back and ready to blog my brains out with all of what I just mentioned- and share lots of pretty along with it.

I thought about starting from the very beginning- but I’d MUCH rather start with a gorgeous girl, one of my favorite cities, and lots of TULLE for you today… and I’ll fill in the blanks with what I mentioned above as we go along the next couple weeks. Sound good?!

For those of you who follow me on INSTAGRAM (if you don’t already, go do that!)… You may be mostly caught up on the goings-ons…and noticed that a few weeks ago, we journeyed across the states via AMTRAK. It was quite the trip- and we are still reeling from the sites seen, and new friends made.

To get from Washington D.C. to Roseville, California it took 4 days and 3 nights- and our only stop along the way where were able to get off the train for more than 5 minutes- was a 3 hour stop in Chicago. It was originally supposed to be a 6 hour layover to switch trains- but apparently AMTRAK is notorious for being consistently late- so late we were!

Fortunately, we still had time to meet up with the beautiful and talented Colleen of Colleen McCarthy Portraits for a quick 30 minute shoot in downtown wonderfully foggy Chicago. Colleen and I met via Instagram, and with her working in the center of Chicago- just blocks from Union Station- it was the perfect situation for a quick session in one of my favorite cities. Colleen dawned a flirty tulle skirt, the perfect leather jacket, and a red-lip- a dream amongst the towering backdrop.

Colleen- thank you SO much for taking some time out of your busy work day to meet us- and for helping me check a Chicago shoot off my bucket list! It was such a pleasure to get to hang out with you- albeit quick, but sweet! I can’t wait for our paths to cross again!

Enjoy a few of my faves…and stay tuned for more scenes from other recent adventures and new friends.


June 15, 2015 - 5:44 pm

Caitlin - LOVEEE! these are so perfect!

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