Maricel Cruz Photography Chicagoland Wedding and Portrait Photographer

August 10, 2011

Jane & Sean Engagement | Navy Pier & Cantigny

Filed under: Engagements — Maricel @ 11:22 am

Last year my very dear friend Jane sent me a text “He went to Jared’s!” where I immediately screamed in excitement! I can’t begin to express how happy I am for Jane & Sean! I remember the day she first introduced us to Sean, he definitely passed the “friend” test and we knew he would be sticking around for a while.

I was given a couple of choices from Jane, I could either be the photographer or a bridesmaid. Well, that was really a very easy choice for me! I accepted the offer to be the photographer and couldn’t wait to photograph their engagement session. We decided to start off somewhere downtown, but it was raining and very cold so we decided to head over to Navy Pier. On a nicer, much hotter day, we went to one of my favorite parks, Cantingy in Winfield. We had a ton of fun!

Congratulations Jane & Sean, I cannot wait to photograph your wedding in October!


August 21, 2010

Rewind: First Half of 2010

Before diving into a normal post for the new blog, I thought I’d provide a quick recap of the first half of the year. It’s been quite an awesome year and I’ve had so much fun with all my shoots, portraits and weddings. So let’s start with my first family session of the year!

I had the pleasure of attending WPPI this year which was held in Las Vegas. I actually try to make it out there pretty often to visit a great friend of my, Laurel. She gathered up her family and we headed to Red Rock for some family portraits. Here are just a few samples.

So, I was a busy girl that day. Nikki and Neil joined me for an engagement session right after Laurel’s! It was a cold day but Nikki and Neil were DETERMINED to take these photos and I don’t know about you, but I surely think they were worth it! Thanks to Laurel, who escorted me into the rocks…I was very very scared!

Since it started raining I asked Nikki and Neil to hook up with me later again that week. With the help of Marlo & Erwin we got some fun shots off the strip.

The visit to WPPI was an awesome experience and was able to take so much away from it. With that experience I was getting pumped to shoot Kristin and Adam’s wedding. But before I could go there, we had their engagement session in downtown Oak Park.

…and then their wedding in April.

My niece Stephanie and her fiancĂ© Drex came to visit us from Ohio. I asked her to pack up something cute for an engagement session. This was so much fun! I love night photos and beautiful subjects! I will be photographing their wedding next weekend…I can’t wait!

Then in May I shot another wonderful wedding for Gladys and Juan (Divoc).

In May, again, I had the opportunity to shoot Senior Portraits for Charlie.

Finally, to end the first half of 2010, I shot these two bundles of joy…twins! Kevin and Bella…cutie patooties!

What a great way to start my year!

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