Antell Family session in Oak Brook IL Chicago family photography

On this cold dreary day in Oak Brook IL I photographed a superbly sweet and gorgeous family. They absolutely made my job feel so effortless. I am a firm believer that the location is secondary to connection , and I think this session proves that loudly. The Fall comes and goes so quickly that I … More Antell Family session in Oak Brook IL Chicago family photography

Jessica and Alex, Maternity session in Hyde Park- Chicago IL

Im completely in love with this location. Let me just start by saying that. Sometimes you get little victories and surprises by taking the time to venture out some way out of your comfort. So much of what makes a good photographer is their ability to connect their clients to the enviroment. Love was certainly … More Jessica and Alex, Maternity session in Hyde Park- Chicago IL

Standing in the light | Chicago and west suburbs photographer

This post is a little departure from what I usually blog, beautiful families with tiny humans who bring so much joy. But I think throwing something different at you is something you can handle. May even be necessary. I’ve been exploring what my womanhood means to me. & I probably shoud have shared self portraits … More Standing in the light | Chicago and west suburbs photographer

Kathleen and her sweet new baby girl, morning session, Chicago and Oak Park’s best lifestyle photographer

“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” ― Mitch Albom Working on this campain for the different types of families around the Chicagoland area was so insanely wonderful. This newly formed family constist of Mom and her brand new baby girl. I was absolutely … More Kathleen and her sweet new baby girl, morning session, Chicago and Oak Park’s best lifestyle photographer

WALK ALONG THE RIVER CHICAGO FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

Much of our adventures go undocumented nowadays since Im so busy with work and life, I have to make it a point to come back to this. My big boy will be 9 already at the end of the month. How on earth is that possible. It feels like just yesterday I was bringing him … More WALK ALONG THE RIVER CHICAGO FAMILY 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 … More Kerlyn Van Gelder’s magic | a little bit of life, Chicago maternity photographer

Ajani, Hyde Park newborn session | Adri De La Cruz Photographer

Strong like thunder he came. While I wasn’t able to be present during his birth, I heard all about her birth plan for him. His mom had all the confidence it took to educate herself and have the birth she always wanted. At home surrounded by light and love. She is definitely full of tenacity. … More Ajani, Hyde Park newborn session | Adri De La Cruz Photographer

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

A bright sunny morning in West Town with the Amador family | Adri De La Cruz Chicago family photography

Oh my heart. This sweet baby girl is basically the poster child for a happy baby. If I had a penny for every smile and coo she blessed me with during our session together I would be very a wealthy woman. She is just to loved. I could see that with every look from her … More A bright sunny morning in West Town with the Amador family | Adri De La Cruz Chicago family photography

Chicago south shore maternity session | Adri De La Cruz family photographer

We made it happen. After multiple reschedules due to this crazy rainy Chicago summer, we finally managed to make this very special session in the South Shore happen. Although it was very hot for it being so early in the morning. The beautiful lake was empty and so still and beautiful. This lovely family is … More Chicago south shore maternity session | Adri De La Cruz family photographer