My good friend Paul is a retired wedding photographer. When he found out his first grandchild was on the way, he talked to me about taking some maternity portraits of his daughter Karen. Karen really wanted to do some outdoor maternity pictures. I have done many maternity sessions but all of those sessions have been in the studio. I thought that if Paul and I put our heads together we could come up with a great outdoor plan for his daughter’s pictures. We started out the day with lunch at Gumba Joe’s in Park Ridge (Paul’s pick, totally a manly place with sandwiches as big as your leg…ha!) and then proceeded to explore various photo spots around town. Here are some highlights from a fun day with friends.