Downtown Chicago is gorgeous. Its architecture and landscape and situation right on Lake Michigan make for some excellent photos. But those of us who live here know that you find the true Chicago in its neighborhoods. And I LOVE when a session turns into a neighborhood exploration. Especially when my tour guides are so fun and energetic. I met Jake and Sheila at their place, where we were entertained by their dog, Roo, for a bit. Then we headed out to explore their neighborhood, Edgewater, which I promptly fell in love with. These two have so much fun together – I had a difficult time choosing which images to post here!

You can see more photos from Jake and Sheila’s session at the city|view Facebook page!