Louis Hintz | Chicago Illinois | June 2014

“We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?' asked Piglet.Even longer,' Pooh answered.” ― A.A. Milne,Winnie-the-Pooh

Last month during my stay in Chicago, I met up with the coolest person. Louis is someone I met through blogging a few years ago and now work with on

Grafted Magazine

. He and I didn't talk very much outside of business before we officially met in person but I have always admired his eye for photography and art. When he found out I was coming to Chicago and I remembered that he actually lived there, we decided that no matter what, we were going to meet up. And I'm so glad we did.

I hung out with him and his super incredible family for the day, ate ice cream, played with his siblings, ate gluten free Chicago-style pizza and talked the entire day away. Not to mention we used our cameras a ton and practiced our knowledge of photography on each other and learned a little more.

By the end of the evening it felt like I was saying goodbye to a brother and family I had never known before. They all hold a very special place in my heart and I can't wait to see everyone again.

xoxo Johanna Grace