Maricel Cruz Photography Chicagoland Wedding and Portrait Photographer

October 26, 2010

Chicago Cultural Center | Bharath & Seetal

Filed under: Weddings — Maricel @ 11:07 pm

Back in April I met a very talented photographer, Tara Sharma, who was a guest at one of the weddings I photographed visiting from NYC. We connected via Facebook where she contacted me to help her shoot this amazing wedding. Needless to say, I was very excited to join her! I also had the opportunity to meet another talented photographer, Seshu, from Connecticut. With this wedding came many “firsts” for me. It was first time I ever visited the Chicago Cultural Center, first time I ever attended an Indian wedding and my first experience with Indian food. All of which made me ask myself, what have I been missing?

Here are a few samples of my photos from that day (sorry, there are a lot). To see the full blog post of the wedding please visit Tara Sharma’s blog. Thank you SO MUCH Tara for this wonderful opportunity! Congrats to Bharath & Seetal, it was truly an honor to help capture your day!

October 13, 2010

Oak Park River Forest HS Senior | Gabi

Filed under: Seniors — Maricel @ 8:58 pm

I’ve known Gabi since she was…well…born. That’s how many years now? My mom was her nanny (along with her older brother, Seth) for umpteen years and are still very close with her. They have spent Easters and Christmases with my family and I certainly consider them a part of my family. Now they are all grown up!

Gabi is currently a Senior at Oak Park River Forest High School. She has grown into such a beautiful & sweet young lady! I can’t believe this is the same girl who’s diapers I used to change…sorry Gabi, but we all wore diapers at one time). Now here I am taking her Senior portraits!

Here are some samples from our shoot. It was so much fun! It was great lighting, awesome weather, great scenery and a beautiful model…I couldn’t have asked for more.

October 7, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME | Delilah Turns Three

Filed under: Children — Maricel @ 9:48 pm

So, how cute is she? Delilah was one of my first models when I began my photography endeavors, she was about 7 months old when I purchased my camera. Some of my favorite photos are of this beautiful baby girl. Tomorrow she turns three and it’s been so wonderful watching her grow. Being best friend with her mom, she calls me “Tita Cel” and I love the excitement in her voice when I arrive! She’s got such a spunky personality that you can see in these photos. Delilah knows my camera all too well and knows when Tita Cel comes, she’s possibly taking pictures. How can I NOT take any? Look at that face!

Happy Birthday D and Tita Cel loves you!

These 3 photos were taken in the last couple of years

She’s so sassy! FYI, I did NOT ask her to pose for me, she knows this camera very well!I love this face but she was SO over it in this photo!

Powered by WordPress