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 other places, they truly felt at home with each other. They radiated the word home and belonging. Their children just were so connected and beautiful.

We chatted about how we struggle to hold on to our native tongues for our kids, and how so many words online have hurt us deeply. Home is wherever you are, that may be true. But I hope that they get to return and feel that sense of belonging everyone deserves. For now I get to make new friendships in this beautiful city. One which I’ve adopted as my own. Its my home.

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family in beautiful golden field

M+M Chicago winter engagement and love story

M+M Chicago winter engagement and love story

WHEN I LOOK AT YOU

I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE

THAT THE WHOLE UNIVERSE HAD NOT CONSPIRED

TO BRING YOU TO LIFE.

I CANNOT THINK OF A MORE BEAUTIFUL REASON

FOR IT ALL TO EXIST

THAN FOR YOU ON THIS DAY.

 

Shooting this engagement was perfect. The love they share and the moments between them just beamed out like lasers. They laughed the most and at times they forgot I was there. Before they became mr+ mrs , they sat in front of my lens and shared all of their love. I wish them all of the luck and love and happiness.

 

 

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