Baby Mara 9 months later, Jefferson Park Chicago IL

Baby Mara 9 months later, Jefferson Park Chicago IL

Baby Mara is 9 months old. Photographing pandemic babies. What a sentence that is right. I had a chance to work with baby Mara's parents as I captured their maternity session together. They choose to push back their newborn session and I completely respect that as this season of life has just been overwhelming for [...]

BABY ISAAC’S BAPTISM | LOMBARD IL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

BABY ISAAC’S BAPTISM | LOMBARD IL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

I photographed the baptism celebration of the sweetest little boy, Isaac. I've know his parents for a while. From my time knowing them I know how much this sweet little one was prayed for. I am so happy to have been there to photograph this beautiful moment in their lives. Maria and Jake were married [...]

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 [...]

Hannah and Eric welcome their sweet baby girl at home | Chicago IL birth photographer, Edgewater neighborhood

Hannah and Eric welcome their sweet baby girl at home | Chicago IL birth photographer, Edgewater neighborhood

Each birth I attend is this beautiful unfolding story. My clients are all different, lighting can be diffent. Comfort levels too, Dynamics etc. First time parents however seem to all be the same. They are all at the precipice of a life changing moment, unlike anything before. I can sense the nervousness and the hesitation. [...]

Camblin Family session in Elmhurst IL Wilder Mansion

Camblin Family session in Elmhurst IL Wilder Mansion

Well this session was a big surprise. I do believe this was my first big family session without any babies. It also made me think about the direction of my work and how to incorporate my personal work as my kids get older. I do think it's a thing of beauty to still want to [...]

My loves | Adri De La Cruz Chicago family photographer

My loves | Adri De La Cruz Chicago family photographer

I cant believe we're here, so close to December. Just about to celebrate Thanksgiving. As I mentioned in on my previous post things are looking different in the future for us. Perhaps this is too heavy and personal for my photography page or perhaps it's just what my clients need from me. To see me, [...]

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 [...]

Life is amazing, a little personal – Itasca IL family photographer

Life is amazing, a little personal – Itasca IL family photographer

Last time at this year I dragged my little family out to a beautiful field for some photographs. I didn't get to book a photographer early enough and therefore I took these myself with the use of a tripod and self timer. Would absolutely not reccomend it's so tedious. Oh did I mention coyotes came [...]

A freelensing session in Austin | Chicago and west suburbs photographer

A freelensing session in Austin | Chicago and west suburbs photographer

This week I am highly reminiscing about my session in Austin. I taught a bunch of incredible women how to shoot more abstract and diffrent by using a little bit of freelensing. For those that don't know about freelensing, Freelens means being intentional with bokeh and blur. It takes a little bit of patience and [...]

Orland Park IL, Meha family session | Adri De La Cruz family photographer

Orland Park IL, Meha family session | Adri De La Cruz family photographer

A few weeks ago I did this beautiful session at 3:30 pm. Why is that relevant? well if you're a photographer, then you know how difficult brighter light can be for a session especially with little kiddos. They move fast and they're unpredictable. Most of the space in this location was also very open. But [...]