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

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 … More The Newborn session of a brand new family of 7, Aurora IL 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 … More Fresh 48 Baby Ana Maria | Best Downtown Chicago and West suburbs newborn photographer

The Beck family | Lincoln Park IL, family photographer

What an absolute joy was this family. They had the sweetest back story, and one of the amazing and most funniest things is that they both have the same name. They were a part of a Dockatot campain to celebrate all kinds of different families. Baby O was so calm and beautiful. You could see … More The Beck family | Lincoln Park IL, family photographer

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

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

Lopez Family rooftop session | Adri De La Cruz Chicago + West Suburbs photographer

The authenticity of this family is just so apparent, isn’t it?  I had lunch with the beautiful Jazmine, and she just completely blew me away. She is someone who continuously is doing something to better her spiritual life and the one of her community. They are hella inspiring. Plus the hearts of those girls are … More Lopez Family rooftop session | Adri De La Cruz Chicago + West Suburbs photographer

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

Can’t remember the day, day. Chicago + West suburbs family photographer

I loved this. day. We got there way to late, and were not able to hang out in the kids section of this park. But I think they still enjoyed running and exploring. This was back in August. so I have a few images to catch up on. And not many words to share since … More Can’t remember the day, day. Chicago + West suburbs family photographer

TIME is | Chicago and suburbs family photography

Time is Too Slow for those who Wait, Too Swift for those who Fear, Too Long for those who Grieve, Too Short for those who Rejoice; But for those who Love, Time is not. Henry Van Dyke  ______________________   It’s hard to find the words. Having seen my mom cry many times after phone calls … More TIME is | Chicago and suburbs family photography