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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Morales Maternity session, baby number three is on the horizon | Adri De La Cruz Itasca IL, family photography

We caught a sunny day. Lately its nothing but rain rain rain. I was so happy that we had the time to head over to photograph this beautiful mama. While we did not get a hold of gorgeous gold light we still managed to get some dreamy shots experimenting with light. No matter what type […]

Lunde Maternity session |adventure is what we do – Adri De La Cruz Chicago and west suburbs photographer

Sometimes you get so lucky! So living in the middle of suburbian Chicago always leaves me uninspired to be frank. I’m constantly bugging my clients to head out to the beautiful outskirts of this State, most times this isn’t possible. Well when it comes to rad friends that encourage adventure and that want a different […]

Gemma’s Birth Story| Chicago + West suburbs birth photographer

My excitement has not worn off yet. I got a text on that Friday, at around 3 ish after a whole week of uncertainty and lack of sleep. I was worried like crazy that I would sleep through it. I’m guessing that its normal for birth photographers to feel like that. This was the first […]

6-Moths, Milestone session | Chicago and Suburbs family photographer

  TIME JUST FLIES WHEN YOU’RE HAVING FUN!  I’m in awe of time, still. Even after having my two babies, I can never believe that time actually flies as quick as it does.  I have the honor to capture all of sweet little H’s first year of life and even when he was in his […]

Sarah | Maternity session, Chicago and west suburbs lifestyle photographer | SNEAK PEAKS

  No words for the beauty of this family. Sarah is expecting her second child, and guess what? They are planning a home birth, and I’m  so honored to say that I am going to be capturing that for them. How insanely cool is that? I first met this beautiful family as I offered some complimentary […]

Singleton | At home session, Chicago and West Suburbs family photographer

loved the theme for little Margo’s room, Sprinkles and Narwhals, to commemorate her awesome nickname I assume, and narwhals are just awesome. Of course, She slept the whole time, as I was capturing the world around her. One of my favorite moments was when she pee’d just a minute after her new diaper was on.