Maricel Cruz Photography Chicagoland Wedding and Portrait Photographer

August 16, 2012

Sam & Lena | Wilder Park Wedding

Filed under: Weddings — Maricel @ 12:19 pm

I have been looking forward to Sam & Lena’s wedding since their engagement 2 years ago. They booked me soon after they got engaged, I was just excited to be the first person they met with for their wedding plans! Sam’s sister, Anne, is a really good friend of mine and I absolutely adore their family. So shooting this wedding was great since I was able to spend some time with all of them.

We started the day with Lena getting ready at her parent’s home in Wheaton while Sam and his guys were getting ready at the hotel. Lena was a sight to see, she was absolutely stunning! After a few portraits at the house we headed over to Wilder Mansion for some more pictures. What a beautiful venue!

Here are some photos from their amazing day. Congratulation Sam & Lena…it was truly an honor photographing your wedding. Really.


August 7, 2012

Luke & Emma | Hoover Dam

Filed under: Children — Maricel @ 1:24 pm

I always look forward to my Las Vegas trips, mostly because I get to spend some time with these two awesome kids! Their mom Laurel and I met at design school (ILIA) and have been great friends ever since. For as often as I’ve been to Vegas, I’ve never made it to Hoover Dam. Why I chose to do this at 106 degree weather, I guess there’s no time like the present?

It was definitely a hot day, Luke & Emma were troopers and still smiled for me! Here are a few photos from their session that day.

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August 3, 2012

Karla & John | Galena Wedding

Filed under: Weddings — Maricel @ 12:55 pm

Karla and John decided to have a small wedding in Galena after spending a long weekend there. I was very excited when Karla shared the change of plans with me, the last time I was in Galena was for my 8th grade field trip! It was such a beautiful day for a wedding, the weather was perfect. They had a beautiful outdoor ceremony on the grounds of Chesnut Mountain Resort overlooking Galena’s beautiful scenery. Here are a few photos from their beautiful wedding!


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