Jen and Pat Cantigny Engagement Session

Jen finally got her sunflowers.

One of the things she mentioned when we first started talking about their engagement session was that she wanted to incorporate sunflowers. We could not find a field anywhere near us! If you happen to know of some sunflower fields in the Chicago area, send them my way. I told them about Cantigny and their gorgeous gardens and thought this would be a great spot to at least get some flowers in their photos. So we decided they would pick up a few for a bouquet on the way. When they went to officially buy them, they couldn't find any and then when I got to Cantigny the gates had been locked. We had about an hour and half until sunset and they must have closed early. We finished their engagement session at Blackwell earlier in August which if you saw those photos was just GORGEOUS there that night. Honestly it is one of my favorite places to shoot. I was so glad it was just a few minutes up the road when we needed to make a game time decision. But I felt awful that 2 of things we had been planning didnโ€™t work out so we decided to meet up again for a mini session to make them happen. And I am so glad we did. That pop of yellow with some of their wedding colors has been doing a happy photog dance.