So as some of you know, I spent my last birthday in Australia. And while it was so incredible being there, my birthday was rather melancholy due to homesickness. So this year my husband surprised me with a weekend trip to Chicago to visit one of my very best friends, Tyrie. She is a wedding, engagement, and maternity photographer at her business Tyrie Mehaffey Photography in the Chicago suburbs. We’ve been friends for nearly 5 years and only get to see each other about once a year so it was amazing to spend time with her and have her show me around Chicago! I also shot a stunning Daydream session while I was there (coming Wednesday). Allll precautious were taken and I’ve passed the two-week mark and am COVID free. I’m definitely not recommending traveling willy-nilly but it was truly a blessing to get to spend time with a dear friend and re-explore the city I grew up in.