Aguinaga’s family session, Downtown Chicago IL

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Anderson family maternity session in Hanover Park IL

The Anderson family maternity session in Hanover Park IL

This lovely family is getting ready to welcome their third sweet little baby! I am also going to be present to capture that momentous occasion. They are planning a home birth and I can't wait for the day I get the call that baby is on their way. For our maternity session together we were [...]

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 [...]

Fresh 48 Baby Ana Maria | Best Downtown Chicago and West suburbs newborn photographer

Fresh 48 Baby Ana Maria | Best Downtown Chicago and West suburbs newborn photographer

I came back to visit with this little lady the day after her birth. It was so worth it to be able to see her lovely face again with a little less puffyness and much more calmness. I would honestly recommend a fresh 48 if you budget doesn't allow for a birth package. It did [...]

Radford Family, the end of a nursing journey, Chicago and west suburbs family photographer

Radford Family, the end of a nursing journey, Chicago and west suburbs family photographer

I know I've written before about how insanely special it is to be a part of my incredibly beautiful families journies. I have been capturing this beautiful family for a few years now. From little miss A's birth up until now and the end of her nursing milestone. The Radford's are such a unique and [...]

WALK ALONG THE RIVER CHICAGO FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

WALK ALONG THE RIVER CHICAGO FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

Much of our adventures go undocumented nowadays since Im so busy with work and life, I have to make it a point to come back to this. My big boy will be 9 already at the end of the month. How on earth is that possible. It feels like just yesterday I was bringing him [...]

Mayorca family at the South Shore beach | Adri De La Cruz, Hyde Park family photography

Mayorca family at the South Shore beach | Adri De La Cruz, Hyde Park  family photography

Throughout our whole session I felt so connected to their family story. It was so heart breaking to hear the longing to be somewhere else, to go back to their home Venenzuela. But truly the way I saw them, it felt that even though circumstances (much like my own) have forced them to migrate to [...]

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

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 [...]

Creative mama + kid session | Adri De La Cruz Chicago + West suburbs, family photographer

Creative mama + kid session | Adri De La Cruz Chicago + West suburbs, family photographer

The beauty of this world can be found everywhere you go! for this beautiful session, we headed to this local coffee shop as well as a walkway. I just loved how spunky and full of smiles this duo was. Heather is a fellow local photographer, I absolutely fell in love between the bond of her [...]