I was beyond excited when Laura and Scott invited me to come to Chicago for their engagement shoot. On the very day, Chicago offered up gorgeous 75-degree weather, beautiful sunlight, while Laura and Scott brought their incredible energy and connection. I don’t get such an invitation every day, so we tried to cover as much ground as possible. We started at the pier, with an unobstructed view of the skyline. Then, we battled traffic but eventually made it to the couple’s home base of Bucktown, where Scott had already scouted an awesome grungy overpass for us. So there I was, like a kid in a candy store, with this gorgeous couple, abandoned railroad tracks, weeds, graffiti and magic hour. Simply too good to be true – but it was! All in all, I am extremely grateful to my wonderful hosts. Laura and Scott not only showed me ‘their’ Chicago, they also effortlessly displayed their incredible togetherness. I think most people simply call this “It.” Laura and Scott certainly have “it”, and I cannot wait until their wedding in September, here in Napa!