On the blog today, we're talking with our photographer friend Estevan Cruz. This Chicago local is a full-time student and wedding photographer, specializing in engagements, family portraits, and lifestyle images.
Le Coeur: Who inspires your work?
Estevan: My friends inspire my work mostly! All my friends are so talented and every one of them inspire me to do everything i do whether its take pictures, work out, dance or just be a positive influence to others. Crazy thing is that I met most of my closest friends through Instagram and my photography! Here's a list of my favorite photographers, bloggers, dancers and overall favorite people that I've met and befriended: Jeanne Grey (@thegreylayers), Joel Tucker (@joelttucker), Juan Riesco (@juanyworldwide), Maricel Cruz (@maricelcruzphoto), Anthony Trevino (@trevinoanthony), Nicole Mejia (@nicole_mejia), Justine Cuenco (@cococuenco), JP Quindara (@jpquindara), Shaun Baluyot (@shaun.baluyot), and Megan Batoon (@meganbatoon).
LC: How do you spend your free time?
Estevan: Free time is something I barely have during the school year or even in-general, but when I can I love to skateboard, hike, and spend ridiculous amounts of time at coffee houses!
LC: What are your favorite spots in your city?
Estevan: My favorite places to be in Chicago are Nini’s Deli (my all time favorite place to be, you'll see me there guaranteed every week), Lincoln Park Conservatory, and Lake Shore.
LC: What are some of your hobbies?
Estevan: I have a lot of hobbies that I can barely keep up with but I still skateboard, play drums, guitar and breakdance!
LC: What is your favorite Le Coeur timepiece and why?
Estevan: Currently I'm in love with the Toronto timepiece, the leather quality of the black strap is amazing and the silver face is essential to any outfit! But I have to get my hands on the Chicago chronograph timepiece!
Connect with Estevan on Instagram.