Janessa is a dear friend of mine so when she asked to book a session for their family’s first Christmas card, I was ecstatic! Dogs can be tough to photograph sometimes, but Maddie was the perfect model. It also happened to be one of those sessions where everything fell into place.
Earlier in the week, Janessa mentioned her vision for the session which involved their family, a fireplace and a cozy bar. This isn’t typically allowed here in Chicago, but she wrote the manager at Bad Dog Tavern in Lincoln Square, explained her vision and they let us in! How fun is that? Here they are in front of the fireplace at Bad Dog.
…and here is Maddie with her cocktail of choice, a Bloody Mary.
Once Maddie finished her cocktail, we headed outside to explore Lincoln Square and the park next door, Welles Park.