The blistering cold weather of Chicago, the first of the winter, hit us right on the day of the shoot but we pushed through it. We stumbled on a small lake with some greenery still grasping at life so we experimented with different spots until we landed on the one in the picture. I like how the whole background is uniformly covered in the same color. Bri’s boyfriend was there so I invited him to jump in the frame and I liked how his gaze was elsewhere as she looked at the camera. She’s focused. Confident.