KRATER FAMILY IN THE MORNING, MONTROSE BEACH, CHICAGO IL BEST FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

KRATER FAMILY IN THE MORNING, MONTROSE BEACH, CHICAGO IL BEST FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

Well as far as families go this one is a beauty! I arrived a little ahead of schedule and the hilarious thing was that another photographer had a beautiful family at the same location and thier client was wearing this same dress. I found it so hilarious and was wondering if we had gotten our [...]

Davison family maternity session Mitchell Park, Brookfield WI PHOTOGRAPHER

Davison family maternity session Mitchell Park, Brookfield WI PHOTOGRAPHER

Last March I was capturing little Ana's entrance into the world! & now they are expecticting their second baby! I am so excited for them. Little Ana is going to be a big sister. It was so much for to catch up and see how big she has gotten. Ellen looks stunning, and I'm still [...]

The Newborn session of a brand new family of 7, Aurora IL photographer

The Newborn session of a brand new family of 7, Aurora IL photographer

The newborn session of a beautiful boy in Aurora IL. I cannot believe they are now a family of seven, two weeks after I was at this stunning home to welcome Finnian I went back to capture them a little more relaxed and set into a routine. Well a sorta routine, I know the Lundes [...]

70th Birthday Party in Willowbrook IL for the Cullen Family

70th Birthday Party in Willowbrook IL for the Cullen Family

I photographed a beautiful 70th birthday in Willowbrook IL the other weekend. Once in a while I get to be a part of families gathering to celebrate one another in some special way. This celebration was so fun. Of course I got the green light to photograph kids being kids, which is always at the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Seasons are changing, Self Portraits with my children in Jackson Park Chicago IL

Seasons are changing, Self Portraits with my children in Jackson Park Chicago IL

Well hello there. I dragged my kids out for some self portraits and a new adventure. You want to know something.. it felt amazing. I've missed getting behind the lens, I used to do it so damn much before. It always felt like it pushed my growth. I think I'm currently stifling my creativity. So [...]

The Santiago family is growing, Orland Park IL maternity photographer

The Santiago family is growing, Orland Park IL  maternity photographer

I had the absolute pleasure to get to capture the joy of this beautiful family. They are expecting their second child and can you see the look on big sister's face? She was such a wonderful kiddo. She's awaiting the arrival of her brother. From our session together I learned about her favorite snacks and [...]

Hannah and Eric welcome their sweet baby girl at home | Chicago IL birth photographer, Edgewater neighborhood

Hannah and Eric welcome their sweet baby girl at home | Chicago IL birth photographer, Edgewater neighborhood

Each birth I attend is this beautiful unfolding story. My clients are all different, lighting can be diffent. Comfort levels too, Dynamics etc. First time parents however seem to all be the same. They are all at the precipice of a life changing moment, unlike anything before. I can sense the nervousness and the hesitation. [...]