A Valentine's Day Inspired Shoot

This shoot was by far the coldest one I've ever had, so believe me when I say Cathy is a true champ for braving the frigid Chicago winter (I'm talking sub-20 degree temperatures plus some strong winds coming off the lake!!) in this stunning (short sleeved!!!) red dress.

I'd had the idea for this shoot in my head all winter long—I kept picturing the bright red dress against the white, snow-covered Lake Michigan—and when I mentioned the idea to Cathy she said, "That sounds amazing, I'm in!" Looking back, I'm not sure she fully knew what she was getting herself into but later that week she was sending me links to dresses online, and then she found this beautiful red maxi dress on Amazon, we scheduled the shoot the weekend before Valentine's Day, and her and Peter absolutely rocked it. 

Not pictured: Us wrapping her in a coat every two minutes to warm her up!