Baby Mara 9 months later, Jefferson Park Chicago IL

Baby Mara 9 months later, Jefferson Park Chicago IL

Baby Mara is 9 months old. Photographing pandemic babies. What a sentence that is right. I had a chance to work with baby Mara's parents as I captured their maternity session together. They choose to push back their newborn session and I completely respect that as this season of life has just been overwhelming for [...]

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 [...]

Baby Solomon’s arrival, the Santiago family outdoor session in Sauk Village IL

Baby Solomon’s arrival, the Santiago family outdoor session in Sauk Village IL

I cannot believe how lucky we got with this incredible warm day. It was such a joy to see big sister Selah again, she is this little rain of sunshine, who just smiles and is so cooperative the whole time. It's one of my favorite parts about working with kids, their curiousity. We got to [...]

McCallum extended family session, Long Grove Illinois photographer

McCallum extended family session, Long Grove Illinois photographer

This past weekend was just incredible weather for sessions and exploring. I had a chance to catch up with the lovely McCallum family and they brought along her sister and family. Karissa is such a kind and wonderful soul, she is just one of those inviting people that I think everyone should have in their [...]

The Anderson Family | a beautiful cloudy morning at Busse Woods In Elk Grove Village

The Anderson Family | a beautiful cloudy morning at Busse Woods In Elk Grove Village

So we managed to see a few beautiful elk cows in the grass on this lovely morning. I love when I meet new families especially close to the holiday season. I learned that Mama is a native to Minnesota and Dad is originally from Wisconin so naturally baby was not even going to be remotely [...]

Orland Park IL, Meha family session | Adri De La Cruz family photographer

Orland Park IL, Meha family session | Adri De La Cruz family photographer

A few weeks ago I did this beautiful session at 3:30 pm. Why is that relevant? well if you're a photographer, then you know how difficult brighter light can be for a session especially with little kiddos. They move fast and they're unpredictable. Most of the space in this location was also very open. But [...]

Potempa Family porch session- Downers Grove IL family photographer

Woa I loved visiting with this lovely family that I hadn't seen since their baby boy was one! Now here he is in his brand new roles a a big brother. Also can I just say that Downers Grove is insanely beautiful. I honestly felt like I was in a different state. I also had [...]

Elk Grove Village IL family fall session -The Radfords

Elk Grove Village IL  family fall session -The Radfords

One of the biggest compliments is when a beautiful family returns to work with you. I was so incredible honored when I knew that even though thier travel time would be long they were willing to make the trip to have our shoot together. They are raising some incredible fearless girls, with so much love [...]

What a year ! Chicago family photographer

What a year ! Chicago family photographer

This year, no scratch that. This decade has been full of amazing surprises. 2019 was such a revelation. It was a huge year for growth and understanding personally, but also a tremendous year for my business. I want to thank all of my incredible clients that took a chance on me this year. I met [...]

The Beck family | Lincoln Park IL, family photographer

The Beck family | Lincoln Park IL, family photographer

What an absolute joy was this family. They had the sweetest back story, and one of the amazing and most funniest things is that they both have the same name. They were a part of a Dockatot campain to celebrate all kinds of different families. Baby O was so calm and beautiful. You could see [...]