Welcoming the baby sister, Itascal IL family photography

Welcoming the baby sister, Itascal IL family photography

Visiting older clients is complety magical. Time is so beautiful isn't it. Whenever I get a chance to work with older clients again , I won't lie, it feels like I come full circle. To be validated in that way, to know how much my work means to them is a beautiful thing. The Colello [...]

Wicker Park extended family session with the Hawley Family

Wicker Park extended family session with the Hawley Family

Extended family sessions can be intimidating. Big crowds of people to photograph generally make me nervous. Last weekend I got a chance to photograph the Kindt family. I am happy to report that the nerves completely and quickly subsided as they were such lovely people. I mean they brought a cute pup, what else do [...]

Baby Cullen at home newborn session Chicago IL

Baby Cullen at home newborn session Chicago IL

At home newborn photography sessions will never get old Oh baby! Little Cullen is here, he arrived a week early and woah he is one big, beautiful boy! I was anxiously waiting for his arrival. I had worked with his parents just a month before capturing Allyson's maternity session in Evanston IL. & I have [...]

BABY ISAAC’S BAPTISM | LOMBARD IL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

BABY ISAAC’S BAPTISM | LOMBARD IL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

I photographed the baptism celebration of the sweetest little boy, Isaac. I've know his parents for a while. From my time knowing them I know how much this sweet little one was prayed for. I am so happy to have been there to photograph this beautiful moment in their lives. Maria and Jake were married [...]

LUNDE FAMILY MATERNITY SESSION | NORTH AURORA IL MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER

LUNDE FAMILY MATERNITY SESSION | NORTH AURORA IL MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER

Baby number 5. If anyone can, this family is the perfect family for that and more. Their love runs so incredibly deep. This group of 4 boys is adding one more. Another beautiful, kind and sweet boy. Kayla is the perfect mom for boys. She raises them to embrace their wild an at the same [...]

BOB AND BROOKE’S WEDDING REMIX | AURORA ILLINOIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

BOB AND BROOKE’S WEDDING REMIX | AURORA ILLINOIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

It's been a hell of a rollercoaster of emotions on the road to this wedding, I'm sure. Having to push back dates and planning, just seems incredibly overwhelming. But at last! THEY MADE IT! The day started in the bride's childhood home in Aurora IL. I and my amazing second shooter (Jessica Rasmussen) captured the [...]

Conversations with the sun | Adri De La Cruz Self portrait artist, Chicago and West suburbs photographer

Conversations with the sun | Adri De La Cruz Self portrait artist, Chicago and West suburbs photographer

This is the recipe of lifesaid my motheras she held me in her arms as I weptthink of those flowers you plantin the garden each yearthey will teach you that people toomust wiltfallrootrisein order to bloom r u p i k a u r I bought myself some sunflowers recently. It's one of my favorite [...]

31hours, road trip to California |Adri De La Cruz chicago family photographer

31hours, road trip to California |Adri De La Cruz chicago family photographer

Last week completely unplanned and stupidly so, I drove to California. If you don't know that's 31 damn hours. Was it impulsive? probably. Do I regret it? HELL NO. Would I do it again? Absolutely, but perhaps with a little more planning and more time to and back. I should also mention that my kids [...]

PEERSPACE | 10 BEST NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHERS IN CHICAGO

PEERSPACE | 10 BEST NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHERS IN CHICAGO

Just wanted to write a little thank you. To all of the families who have invited me into their lives and spaces. Yesterday I got an email from Peerspace, it's a website where you can book spaces to teach, celebrate and host amongst other things. They named me one of 10 best Chicago Newborn Photographers. [...]

Amador family session in the beautiful Lincoln park zoo area and honeycomb

Amador family session in the beautiful Lincoln park zoo area and honeycomb

Catching up with repeat clients is so lovely, I fist met little miss Rosie in her babyhood. Now there is a stark contrast in who she is now. She's a lively and busy toddler who kept us on our toes. I love how excited she was to see the ducks and the reminder of kids [...]