We had the pleasure of working with Marcus Hotels and Marriott while shooting the new AC Hotel in Chicago. Being a former resident of Chicago I love any opportunity to get back there and see my old stomping grounds and hang out with friends and family. This is our second AC Hotel by Marriott that we've photographed and we can't wait to do more!
We made a trip up to the Baha'i house of worship in Wilmette IL, just north of Chicago. The light was so clean and soft that day and this gave the images such a smooth, soft look. The people at the temple were very welcoming and the temple itself as well as the surrounding grounds are very pleasant to stroll around.
Chicago has tons of amazingly talented architects and designers. We just worked with a great young interior designer named Zach Hayes. Zach's style is crisp and clean yet elegant. He was a lot of fun to work with and getting to shoot in such a beautiful home with amazing views of Lake Michigan and the John Hancock Tower was icing on the cake.
Chicago has some of the country's most stunning architecture. If you are ever visiting the city and have a passion or even a passing interest in architecture, I recommend taking one of the city's architectural boat tours. The tour travels along the Chicago River and allows for a unique view of the city and its buildings. Here is a sampling from a recent trip.