Little Liam’s first birthday in Oak Brook IL

Little Liam’s first birthday in Oak Brook IL

I've started to take on a few more events this summer and fall, and honestly it makes my extroverted heart so happy. I know we're all still being very careful about Covid but I love that families are still celebrating and gathering. Rishi and Minal, together with their families celebrated baby liam. The place was [...]

A FEW MICHIGAN CAMPING MOMENTS IN MONOCHROME, CHICAGO FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

A FEW MICHIGAN CAMPING MOMENTS IN MONOCHROME, CHICAGO FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

I'll forever be the mom who photographs my children sleeping I have absolutely no shame about it It's quite literally the calm before the chaos I'm catching up on sharing some personal images of mine. We're back in school and my summer routine is completely disrupted. I'm slowly getting back into a new one. We [...]

The Vinegar Family maternity session in Hyde Park

The Vinegar Family maternity session in Hyde Park

This sweet, beautiful family is expecting their 4th baby! Another girl to even things out in the family, which Big sister couldn't be more excited about. For this maternity session I traveled to Hyde Park , which has this beautiful bird watching post. We used a lot of the shade for the images before heading [...]

70th Birthday Party in Willowbrook IL for the Cullen Family

70th Birthday Party in Willowbrook IL for the Cullen Family

I photographed a beautiful 70th birthday in Willowbrook IL the other weekend. Once in a while I get to be a part of families gathering to celebrate one another in some special way. This celebration was so fun. Of course I got the green light to photograph kids being kids, which is always at the [...]

Wicker Park extended family session with the Hawley Family

Wicker Park extended family session with the Hawley Family

Extended family sessions can be intimidating. Big crowds of people to photograph generally make me nervous. Last weekend I got a chance to photograph the Kindt family. I am happy to report that the nerves completely and quickly subsided as they were such lovely people. I mean they brought a cute pup, what else do [...]

Baby Cullen at home newborn session Chicago IL

Baby Cullen at home newborn session Chicago IL

At home newborn photography sessions will never get old Oh baby! Little Cullen is here, he arrived a week early and woah he is one big, beautiful boy! I was anxiously waiting for his arrival. I had worked with his parents just a month before capturing Allyson's maternity session in Evanston IL. & I have [...]

Conversations with the sun | Adri De La Cruz Self portrait artist, Chicago and West suburbs photographer

Conversations with the sun | Adri De La Cruz Self portrait artist, Chicago and West suburbs photographer

This is the recipe of lifesaid my motheras she held me in her arms as I weptthink of those flowers you plantin the garden each yearthey will teach you that people toomust wiltfallrootrisein order to bloom r u p i k a u r I bought myself some sunflowers recently. It's one of my favorite [...]

31hours, road trip to California |Adri De La Cruz chicago family photographer

31hours, road trip to California |Adri De La Cruz chicago family photographer

Last week completely unplanned and stupidly so, I drove to California. If you don't know that's 31 damn hours. Was it impulsive? probably. Do I regret it? HELL NO. Would I do it again? Absolutely, but perhaps with a little more planning and more time to and back. I should also mention that my kids [...]

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 [...]

Welcome baby Reese | Chicago IL newborn photographer

Welcome baby Reese | Chicago IL newborn photographer

I am happy to say that I both a baby person and a dog person. & sessions with both are some of my favorites. I have to say that Big brother pup Norbert (so in love with his name) and adorable baby Reese did not dissapoint. Newborn sessions can be so comical because of their [...]