RACHEL AND BRIAN’S RAINY MATERNITY SESSION IN THE STREETS OF CHICAGO

RACHEL AND BRIAN’S RAINY MATERNITY SESSION IN THE STREETS OF CHICAGO

What a session this was! Full of fun, love and so much freaking rain. But with awesome clients like these we turned lemons into lemonade lol. I think that's the saying. Rachel and Brian are expecting their first baby, a girl. For their session we didn't have to venture out too far. Rachel had the [...]

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 [...]

Finnian joins his brothers, Aurora IL home birth photographer

Finnian  joins his brothers, Aurora IL home birth photographer

She did it! and I am so proud of her. Home birth will never cease to amaze me. Honestly. The knowledge of intuitive midwives, the power of family, the very which way strength shines. I sent these over to her and she said birth photography connects so much for her, especially in the blurry aftermath. [...]

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 [...]

Hannah and Eric, Lincoln Park maternity session

Hannah and Eric, Lincoln Park maternity session

Sweet December is here, and the time to meet this sweet little baby is nearing. Time has absolutely flown by. I've been pregnant a number of times and have given birth just twice. Both times it was a defferent experience. I brought those babies home and I was a different person. After my son I [...]

Quantifiable beauty, self portraits| Adri De La Cruz, Wood Dale IL family photographer

Quantifiable beauty, self portraits|  Adri De La Cruz, Wood Dale IL family photographer

I heard something recently. It said " dreaming is a form of planning". It resonated wildly with my soul. Everything I've ever wanted started as a dream. Me with my wild expectations. Most of the time when I would voice my dreams to others it would sound like I lost my damn mind. It always [...]

Jessica and Alex, Maternity session in Hyde Park- Chicago IL

Jessica and Alex, Maternity session in Hyde Park- Chicago IL

Im completely in love with this location. Let me just start by saying that. Sometimes you get little victories and surprises by taking the time to venture out some way out of your comfort. So much of what makes a good photographer is their ability to connect their clients to the enviroment. Love was certainly [...]

A freelensing session in Austin | Chicago and west suburbs photographer

A freelensing session in Austin | Chicago and west suburbs photographer

This week I am highly reminiscing about my session in Austin. I taught a bunch of incredible women how to shoot more abstract and diffrent by using a little bit of freelensing. For those that don't know about freelensing, Freelens means being intentional with bokeh and blur. It takes a little bit of patience and [...]

Standing in the light | Chicago and west suburbs photographer

Standing in the light  | Chicago and west suburbs photographer

This post is a little departure from what I usually blog, beautiful families with tiny humans who bring so much joy. But I think throwing something different at you is something you can handle. May even be necessary. I've been exploring what my womanhood means to me. & I probably shoud have shared self portraits [...]