Walker family | Lincoln Park IL family photography

Walker family | Lincoln Park IL family photography

Natasha and her sweet little handsome boy were the third family in the commercial shoot for Dockatot. They were absolutely a joy to work with. This baby was so calm and absolutely in love with his mama. He followed her with his gaze in such a loving way. The whole shoot he was the sweetest. [...]

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 [...]

Goddess at the beach | Chicago maternity beach session, Adri De La Cruz

Goddess at the beach | Chicago maternity beach session, Adri De La Cruz

Flabbergasted by her beauty. Sometimes in this line of work you get meet some truly calm and powerful souls. The way in which she told me her birth plan was amazing, full of hope and steadiness. Nothing could rock her. For her session we headed to the beach, probably the only available location due to [...]

Goodbye summer | Adri De La Cruz- Chicago + West suburbs family photographer

Goodbye summer | Adri De La Cruz- Chicago + West suburbs family photographer

Yesterday it felt like a sweet goodbye to summer. Yes, while I know the weather is so unpredictable I felt this overwhelming need to capture these very last moments of summer for my kids. I turned on the sprinkler for about 15 minutes and captured their joy. but let's be honest there were also moments [...]

Mama, you deserve to see yourself | P52radness highlights| Chicago + West suburbs Lifestyle Photographer

Mama, you deserve to see yourself | P52radness highlights| Chicago + West suburbs Lifestyle Photographer

So at the end of 2016, I was in one of the worst creative ruts of my career. I say career because I've finally owned up to the title of Artist. But, that's a topic for another day. I looked at my work from the past two years and it was full of conforming images. Stuff [...]

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 [...]