Little known fact: Chicago is a huge city. I secretly think I'll never be able to see every nook and cranny, but thanks to Anika and this gorgeous black & white session, I know the historic back-streets of Gold Coast better than the back of my hand. With wrought-iron, ivy, and pristene mansions around every corner, it's easily become my favorite place to shoot in the city.

Also, can we take a quick moment to soak in the sunflare? It's only December and I'm already missing those late-night summer sunsets. (Because golden hour sunlight just doesn't filter through the blinds on my high-rise office's windows the same way it filters through trees.)