I met Lydia online. She was a part of a private and small Facebook group started on WebMD, aimed at coping with miscarriage. That one thing unified a group of about 12 of us. I've loved her ever since. She's one of those girls that can see your point of view but then tell you … Continue reading Kerns Family | Adri De La Cruz Chicago and west suburbs lifestyle family photographer
Oh my my, what a great privilege it is to now capture this beautiful family into their second baby. I started capturing this family when Big brother was in the belly, and now he's a big, busy 1-year-old. Baby Harlow wasn't as calm as her big brother at this age, she is just as cute, … Continue reading Baby Harlow | Chicago + West Suburbs Newborn and Family Photographer.
I taught for the first time! I photographed a REAL FAMILY in their ACTUAL home in front of other 20 + photographers. I was hella nervous, and not to mention, what the rest of my crew doesn't realize is that I screwed up with Cate (the mama) I gave her the wrong date, and It … Continue reading CLIFFORD FAMILY | Adri De La Cruz- Chicago and West Suburbs, rhythmic storytelling family photographer
Oh man! this baby and those eyes. He smiled from the moment he arrived until he left. I had such a lovely time photographing this beautiful family. They truly made my job so so easy! I am so so glad that we pulled an early 8 am session for this one, the heat is unbearable … Continue reading Potempa Family | Adri De La Cruz- Chicago and west susburbs family photographer
Oh, Portland, you left me amazed, and so did the incredible Jayme Ford, from The Paper Deer Photography She styled this family so beautifully. Seeing her work her magic was so special. I've admired Jayme for such a long long time. To be honest, the whole weekend was incredible. But seeing these kiddos so in … Continue reading KELLEY FAMILY, Elevate + Grow Workshop | Adri De La Cruz -Chicago and West Suburbs family photographer
I love capturing fading baby features. Before long Mr. H will no longer be a baby but a full-on toddler. Those sweet curls in his tiny baby hairs will get more straight and rugged, those chubby cheeks will also deflate a bit, and that sweet baby walk will turn into something more refined and full … Continue reading H turned one | Geneva IL and west suburbs family photographer
I'm not even sure what it is about the in-between time of winter-spring that I find so hard to deal with. Yet I am always so grateful for these two, they keep me grounded. Even though this motherhood gig just somehow keeps getting tougher, it also keeps getting more and more beautiful.