SAM+LUCAS FRESH 48 PRENTICE HOSPITAL, CHICAGO IL

These two wonderful humans welcomed two beautiful boys. One of them has the same name as my boy. It’s so wild to see new babies coming into this world. With so much uncertainty in this world working with these tiny humans who are so dependent on us to show up for them is a pause. … More SAM+LUCAS FRESH 48 PRENTICE HOSPITAL, CHICAGO IL

Cockroft family session in Oak Brook IL

I’m grateful for the lovely evergreens that stand tall even when they shouldn’t This beauty of a family reached out a little later than usual and I am grateful for evergreens who served as a beautiful backdrop for our session together in Oak Brook IL . The two amazing brothers were so funny! They are … More Cockroft family session in Oak Brook IL

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

Antell Family session in Oak Brook IL Chicago family photography

On this cold dreary day in Oak Brook IL I photographed a superbly sweet and gorgeous family. They absolutely made my job feel so effortless. I am a firm believer that the location is secondary to connection , and I think this session proves that loudly. The Fall comes and goes so quickly that I … More Antell Family session in Oak Brook IL Chicago family photography

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

Aguinaga’s family session, Downtown Chicago IL

The Aguinaga family personality is as big as their home state of Texas. They were in town for some difficult days, but I love that they wanted to prioritize capturing the beauty of their family. They were a joy to work with and their positivity and good vibes are so contagious. We had a fantastic … More Aguinaga’s family session, Downtown Chicago IL

Baby June joins her beautiful family, Beverly Chicago IL

During what it seems the hottest day of the year I met this beautiful family for some maternity images. The kids were not completely down for the idea, I mean can you imagine being woken up from your cozy nap into a hot inferno of sticky summer weather for photos? Yeah I mean I don’t … More Baby June joins her beautiful family, Beverly Chicago IL

Colette’s newborn session in Lincoln Park, Chicago IL

Gloomy days and difficult light will always exist especially when you shoot indoors with natural light. This wintery newborn session was not an exception to those things. But we worked around the difficulties and achieved a beautiful session if I do say so myself. Sometimes all you need is a little window and a ton … More Colette’s newborn session in Lincoln Park, Chicago IL

Abu-Shaheen family, a lovely fall day in Hyde Park IL

Lana and her beautiful family joined me at one of my newer favorite locations. I keep saying I have to bring my kids over to explore but I keep forgetting. I’m going to pin that to the top of my mind. I’ve visited this location in the summer and fall, I certainly need winter and … More Abu-Shaheen family, a lovely fall day in Hyde Park IL

Sarosy Family session, Morning in Lincoln Park Chicago IL

Sometimes you get extremely lucky and you get to see your clients twice in one year, I had the pleasure to photograph this beautiful little baby’s newborn session. To see how much my little clients grow is so cool. So much changes in a years time. We were all so glad for the lovely warm … More Sarosy Family session, Morning in Lincoln Park Chicago IL