Amador family session in the beautiful Lincoln park zoo area and honeycomb

Amador family session in the beautiful Lincoln park zoo area and honeycomb

Catching up with repeat clients is so lovely, I fist met little miss Rosie in her babyhood. Now there is a stark contrast in who she is now. She's a lively and busy toddler who kept us on our toes. I love how excited she was to see the ducks and the reminder of kids [...]

Baby Solomon’s arrival, the Santiago family outdoor session in Sauk Village IL

Baby Solomon’s arrival, the Santiago family outdoor session in Sauk Village IL

I cannot believe how lucky we got with this incredible warm day. It was such a joy to see big sister Selah again, she is this little rain of sunshine, who just smiles and is so cooperative the whole time. It's one of my favorite parts about working with kids, their curiousity. We got to [...]

Seasons are changing, Self Portraits with my children in Jackson Park Chicago IL

Seasons are changing, Self Portraits with my children in Jackson Park Chicago IL

Well hello there. I dragged my kids out for some self portraits and a new adventure. You want to know something.. it felt amazing. I've missed getting behind the lens, I used to do it so damn much before. It always felt like it pushed my growth. I think I'm currently stifling my creativity. So [...]

Quantifiable beauty, self portraits| Adri De La Cruz, Wood Dale IL family photographer

Quantifiable beauty, self portraits|  Adri De La Cruz, Wood Dale IL family photographer

I heard something recently. It said " dreaming is a form of planning". It resonated wildly with my soul. Everything I've ever wanted started as a dream. Me with my wild expectations. Most of the time when I would voice my dreams to others it would sound like I lost my damn mind. It always [...]

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 [...]

Leuber Family, Oak Park IL front porch session

Leuber Family, Oak Park IL front porch session

Oh what a sweet and special time I had reconnecting with this lovely family. Just last summer I was present during this sweet baby girl's birth. Now close to a year after and a whole world of a difference later here I am again. I honestly wanted nothing than to engage with that beautiful baby [...]

Kerlyn Van Gelder’s magic | a little bit of life, Chicago maternity photographer

Kerlyn Van Gelder’s magic | a little bit of life, Chicago maternity photographer

This new decade has already proven that I am going to be completely challenged and pulled in all kinds of crazy directions. So to take a break from that I am going through old images and publishing, erasing, and moving forward. My amazing friend @KerlynVanGelder taught this amazing session for me in Portland and I [...]