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 [...]

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 [...]

From homebirth to a full home, Edgewater Chicago IL newborn and family photographer

From homebirth to a full home, Edgewater Chicago IL newborn and family photographer

One of my favorite things about this job is the storytelling. With some families I have the joy and honor to capture full stories. I meet them right when they find out their life will change in the near future and I get a chance to see them at the different points in the road [...]

The Santiago family is growing, Orland Park IL maternity photographer

The Santiago family is growing, Orland Park IL  maternity photographer

I had the absolute pleasure to get to capture the joy of this beautiful family. They are expecting their second child and can you see the look on big sister's face? She was such a wonderful kiddo. She's awaiting the arrival of her brother. From our session together I learned about her favorite snacks and [...]

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, [...]

The Dryfhout Family session | Homer Glen IL photographer

The Dryfhout Family session | Homer Glen IL photographer

The absolute most kind of people also happen to be the most beautiful. We did the math during their session and I have been photographing their beautiful family since before little miss E was even alive. How insanely special is that. I've seen two of their stunning homes and have seen the kids go through [...]

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 [...]

Lupe and Jordan get married, Chicago and west suburbs elopment photographer

Lupe and Jordan get married, Chicago and west suburbs elopment photographer

I took on this beautiful elopment of sorts a few months back. Jordan and Lupe were, like most couples just trying to wed in this weird situation of a year. Sorrounded by their extended family and friends and practicing safety protocols they wed in a beautiful ceremony. Lupe looked insanely beautiful, I mean look at [...]