A look back at my visit to Chi-town

Winter's are a great time for me to catch up on projects that I've either started and never finished, or simply never started at all. It's also a great time for me to sort through photos I've taken and clean up folders on my desktop. My personal work often gets pushed back to the back burner when I'm busy with work and other things. So it's fun to relive trips I've taken as I comb through shots I took while traveling. Such is the case with my visit to Chi-town almost 1 1/2 years ago. You may remember that I went to Chicago in the fall of 2014 to attend a pet photography workshop. That turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made. It helped me jump start something that I had only dreamed about doing. I made so many new friends, my work has grown leaps and bounds and I'm enjoying my sessions with pets and the people who love them.

At the end of the workshop, my husband, Steve, met me and we headed into the windy city to spend a few days sightseeing. We made all of the usual touristy stops - walked the Miracle Mile, rode bikes along the water, visited the Navy Pier, took a water tour on the Michigan River, ate Chicago style pizza, took the Untouchable tour, took our photos at the bean, and so on and so on. We had a blast. The weather in September was perfect and it was nice to explore a new city. It's definitely on my list of places to visit again.

I love documenting my travels with photos, capturing what stands out most about the city to me. Here are some of my favorite images.

One of the things I started doing a few years ago was to take a self portrait of my husband and I where ever we are visiting. It's so easy to get photos of each of us individually, but it's nice having photos of both of us too. So here's our portrait taken on the balcony of Trump tower.