Chicago & Indianapolis, MMXIX

Last year the holidays started off as usual, with a trip back to Chicago and Indianapolis to see Hannah’s family, and a few friends. What could have been a whole trip on its own merit ended up feeling like a tiny detour as we went on to many places in Europe.

I took over 3000 photos over the ~three weeks we were traveling, so expect a few more posts in the next couple of weeks.

This is the first in a long series I shared throughout January. When you’re done here, make sure to also check out parts one, two, three, four, and five.

The weather was friendlier than usual, the kind of winter warmth that makes walking by Lake Michigan nice.

We made an effort to figure out a way to see these three. Same old.

Caught Riley in the act.

Hannah wanted to go shopping for shoes, and I was very excited to try out my new 70-200 f/4 lens. Needless to say, I didn’t go shopping. The light this morning was great.

I like it when people notice I’m taking a photo of them across the street, and don’t shy away. This lens is not at all inconspicous.

This is one of my favorite portraits in a long time.

But this one also felt really good, so I couldn’t choose.

Then, there was Indianapolis. Sarah and Gabbi took us to the Inferno Room, a Tiki bar. They told a bunch of high school stories that I couldn’t relate to at all. It’s strange how our daily experiences growing up can be so different and yet so similar.

Next morning was cousin lunch in Broad Ripple. Josh and Paul were wearing the same shirt. I’m confident it was on purpose. Of course, Matthew was wearing shorts.

Kathleen and Hannah, crossing the bridge.


I didn’t bring my camera to most of the family events, but I was there when they were looking for the beavers in the river.

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