Ilene Squires Photography

Friday, July 29, 2011

Chicago Family Portraits | The Alanis Family

While in Chicago last week, I shot the Alanis Family in Lincoln Park. We originally wanted to shoot at Shed Aquarium, though there was a Manchester United game nearby which made it impossible to find parking on a hot, summer day. So we opted for a quiet corner of Oz Park, nestled between the tree lined, fitted brownstone quadrants of Lincoln Park. 

Rosa and I met in New York while she was studying for her PhD at NYU. Like the rest of us, she fell in love with Jaime, also a PhD student, who lived in Chicago. Naturally, Rosa relocated and bought some new snow boots, since this California girl was about to experience "... the coldest winter of my life!," as Rosa puts it. It wasn't long before Rosa and Jaime were married and now they have two beautiful boys, Antonio "Tonito", 2, and Emilio, 2 months. The Alanis' are a beautiful family with charismatic, electric energy.  Despite the Chicago heat we had a ton of fun and are already planning a winter shoot! 

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