Tonight's engagement session had all the right elements for a successful shoot: Beautiful light, gorgeous setting, a couple in love and a cute little pup named Guinness. Once again I found my way back to Blackwell Forest Preserve to shoot this lovely little family and once again, it did not disappoint. Lush meadows and dense forests exploding with fall colors had me reeling, and I found myself promising over and over again that we would move on to a new location after just one more shot, then just one more, then "I promise, just ONE more." How lucky I am that they let me run with my ideas despite the ever encroaching chill that happens as the sun sets. Though they never let on that they were slowly turning into popsicles, I'm pretty sure that they headed straight to their car to blast the heat, sighing with relief. Though sunset shoots this time of year can leave you a little frosty, it's such a beautiful result! Nothing a little Guinness can't fix post-photo session, right?