Winter Magic at home Orland Park, IL | Adri De La Cruz chicago family photographer

Oh my heart! It is such a joy to do this job. It's crazy to think that I captured that sweet child's newborn photos. Now she's this rambunctious big kid who just made every image glow with her sweet soul. I was beyond thrilled when Angelina reached out to capture them in their new home [...]

North Carolina alley | Adri de La Cruz Chicago + West Suburbs family photographer

The journey to strong self-love is hard. It reminds me if that shitty Chicago street, you know which one I'm referring to. The one that you brace yourself for. The one that is riddled in potholes and you have to maneuver like MacGyver to safety. SELF LOVE, I mean. It seems to be a selling [...]

H turned one | Geneva IL and west suburbs family photographer

I love capturing fading baby features. Before long Mr. H will no longer be a baby but a full-on toddler. Those sweet curls in his tiny baby hairs will get more straight and rugged, those chubby cheeks will also deflate a bit, and that sweet baby walk will turn into something more refined and full [...]

Adri de la Cruz | Chicago + West suburbs lifestyle photographer | beauty of womanhood

“The best I can say, it's like this. A man's in his skin, see, like a nut in its shell ... It's hard and strong, that shell, and it's all full of him. Full of grand man-meat, man-self. And that's all. That's all there is. A woman's a different thing entirely. Who knows where a [...]

Frog drop off – Chicago and West suburbs family photographer

  I truly believe that there is an opportunity to teach your child some kindness in every day. It may not always be obvious. It can be as simple as sparing the life of tiny bug that crawled it's way onto your home. Or as heart wrenching as making them realize that some animals just [...]

Summer is back | Chicago and suburbs family photographer

OH HALLELUJAH !! Summer is here! and of course we'll soon be complaining of the high temperatures, mosquitos and the traffic. But for now we bask in the lovely honeymoon phase of when summer returns. Those few days when it is warm enough to get wet and be ok with it and not freeze outside. [...]

Chicago documentary & storytelling family photography

AT HOME SESSION - Lunde family  Love, so much love. You know when you walk into a home and you immediately feel comfortable, maybe its the warm inviting decor, or maybe it's the amazing heart and souls occupying the home. I'm thinking it's the latter  This family is so special to me, The mama is [...]