Melissa and David’s beautiful summer maternity session in the south shore of Chicago

Melissa and David’s beautiful summer maternity session in the south shore of Chicago

This beautiful location has garnished some love from my clients. It is the perfect romantic backdrop for the celebration of love. Every time lately that I get asked what I photograph I am finding that my answer is just love. Love is the center of it all. Love is the fuel. Love is the vehicle. [...]

Maddie + Sam’s at Home Maternity session, Evanston IL

Indoor winter maternity session on the couch with the love of your life and your pup, I mean what could be better!. I got to capture the first half of Maddie's brand new life one cold dreary morning, the newborn session is soon to come. But I love how imperfect life unfolds. Welcoming a brand [...]

Graham’s home birth, Chicago Birth photographer

Graham’s home birth, Chicago Birth photographer

(All images are shared with permission) Birth has a way of shooting adrenaline coursing through your veins. I have been photographing babies entering the world for 5 years now and the elation of the birth day is still at 100! I got the text message that things were progressing in the morning. I was able [...]

KAT AND ERIC’S MATERNITY SESSION AT HOME IN INDIANA

KAT AND ERIC’S MATERNITY SESSION AT HOME IN INDIANA

My birth clients hold such a precious and special place in my heart. Being chosen to join someone's birth team is pretty amazing. I am so happy I was there to witness Kat and Eric work through the big mountain of birth in such a beautiful way . But before I share those, enjoy these [...]

A SELF-PORTRAIT A DAY FOR FEBRUARY PART TWO, ADRI DE LA CRUZ CHICAGO PHOTOGRAPHER

A SELF-PORTRAIT A DAY FOR FEBRUARY PART TWO, ADRI DE LA CRUZ CHICAGO PHOTOGRAPHER

Holy wow! I did it, I finished. Nothing feels like how doing what you'll say you'll do feels. It has been so hard to stick with something that requires me to remember to carry a tripod. I hit a huge wave of indecision on day 3. After I overcame that hump I stopped over thinking [...]

A SELF PORTRAIT A DAY FOR FEBRUARY PART ONE ADRI DE LA CRUZ PHOTOGRAPHER

A SELF PORTRAIT A DAY FOR FEBRUARY PART ONE ADRI DE LA CRUZ PHOTOGRAPHER

Winter is the calm after the busy Fall season. It goes by rather quickly. I'm so grateful for that calmness but I like being in the thick of my client work the most. This year however I decided to embrace some personal work a little more for these restless days. The challenge was quite simple [...]

Christina’s maternity session, Humboldt PARK, CHICAGO IL

Christina’s maternity session, Humboldt PARK, CHICAGO IL

Off the side of the road, can you believe it. Sometimes I get a little wacky. I have come to acceptance when it comes to locations in Chicago. I cannot get beautiful uncrowded beaches most of the time. I cannot build gorgeous mountains or views that do not exist. So I always try to get [...]

Marlow’s sunset forest maternity session Oak Park IL

Marlow’s sunset forest maternity session Oak Park IL

I've had quite a baby boom with clients recently. It's been beautiful to get to meet all these new expectant parents. There is so much excitement in the air for this new start. A new chapter. Marlow & Tarek are here celebrating their soon to be new daughter in these photographs. They were a blast [...]

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 [...]