Almost the same birthday | Oak Park, IL birth photography

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte I am in awe of this incredible mama. The grace and strength she showed during her incredible birth story was so powerful. This sweet baby decided to start making her appearance while I was away in […]

Goddess at the beach | Chicago maternity beach session, Adri De La Cruz

Flabbergasted by her beauty. Sometimes in this line of work you get meet some truly calm and powerful souls. The way in which she told me her birth plan was amazing, full of hope and steadiness. Nothing could rock her. For her session we headed to the beach, probably the only available location due to […]

A bright sunny morning in West Town with the Amador family | Adri De La Cruz Chicago family photography

Oh my heart. This sweet baby girl is basically the poster child for a happy baby. If I had a penny for every smile and coo she blessed me with during our session together I would be very a wealthy woman. She is just to loved. I could see that with every look from her […]

Chicago south shore maternity session | Adri De La Cruz family photographer

We made it happen. After multiple reschedules due to this crazy rainy Chicago summer, we finally managed to make this very special session in the South Shore happen. Although it was very hot for it being so early in the morning. The beautiful lake was empty and so still and beautiful. This lovely family is […]

Like lightning, quick home-birth in Arlington Heights | Adri De La Cruz Chicago and West suburbs birth photographer

WOA BABY! Back in April I had the freaking experience of a lifetime. I watched a beautiful mama catch her sweet baby boy. This birth is actually in two parts, we had two nights. I was called over and sent home the first day, even though no baby came that day. I got to know […]

Beautiful day for a hospital birth Elmhurst IL | Adri De La Cruz chicago and west suburbs birth photographer

Attending this birth was such a joy, and honestly I’ve never seen a more calm birther than this woman. Her peaks were just so controlled and effortless. At least that is how she expressed them. The day outside was just perfection, and this had been my first day birth in a while. It was just […]

Evangelista, colossal hospital birth of a beautiful boy | Adri De La Cruz, Chicago + west suburbs best birth photographer

“My mother groaned, my father wept,into the dangerous world I leapt.” ― William Blake The power of women never ceases to amaze me. This was by far the longest birth of my portfolio, and it was full of beautiful drama and a boy that surely made an entrance. She had a plan, and she fulfilled it. I […]