Baby Juliet

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Baby Juliet

Don't you love when things just seem to work out and be meant to be? Rob and Natalie connected with me through a mutual friend a couple months ago.  Let me tell you, they are the kindest people and and we seemed to just click right away.  It wasn't until a few emails back and forth that we figured out that we live 2 and a half hours apart!  Now at this point, we could have parted ways, but I'm so glad they decided to stick with me as their photographer, otherwise I would have never met the sweet little one you are about to meet.  It was so so special to drive down and meet little miss Juliet and see these two wonderful people again.  Makes me wish we lived closer to each other! 

Sometimes it's hard to find words to describe the joy and beauty I see in these fresh little babies. I'm at a loss for words.  She is simply perfect. 

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30! 30! THIRTY?!

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30! 30! THIRTY?!

Ahhh!  Well, the day has come!  I turn THIRTY (wha?!) today!  Wohoooo! And the obligatory picture...

Photo Credit: Katie Garrett

Photo Credit: Katie Garrett

A few years ago, I think I was 25 or 26 at the time, my then boss challenged me to write out some goals for myself to meet by the time I turned 30.  I'm so glad he did that (thanks Scott!), and that I followed his advice.  Not just because I love lists and a good challenge, but because it gave me a bigger picture to strive for in the everyday nitty gritty.  

Well, the dream for "Emily Adams Photography" was on paper! And I am celebrating that we have arrived and met a BIG goal!  This has been my best year in business so far (and we're only half way through!)- and it's all because of my lovely clients and all my cheerleaders along the way (especially my husband and my mom!).  THANK YOU!  

This baby has been a labor of love with doubts and struggles along the way.... but I am soo glad I stuck with it.  I so value and believe in the product: images that bring so much joy and last a lifetime.  And from how it looks-  thankfully you all believe in it too! 

So, here's to celebrating 30, meeting a big goal, and dreaming up big new goals for the next 10 years!  Bring it on 30's!  
Time to CELEBRATE!  

And about writing some new goals too.... what do you think should be on my list?!  Because right now I have no idea! 

 

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Twin Girls have Arrived!

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Twin Girls have Arrived!

These identical twin girls are the sweetest little beings.  Perfect in every way and absolutely darling!  Every time I have the privilege of photographing newborns I just melt! They are just so tiny and sweet... and to have TWO of them in front of the camera?! The BEST! 

Jon & Celia, I am so very thrilled for you!  I know you two are tackling this together... twice the work and and sleepless nights, but no doubt, they are twice the blessing! 

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Newborn Twin Girls

*Side-note:  I don't usually post black and white images on the blog, but am in love with these!  Every gallery I send out to clients always includes black and whites of a handful of my favorite images from the session.  

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Jonah is ONE! Hooray!!

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Jonah is ONE! Hooray!!

This little ham turned ONE yesterday!  I still can't believe how fast this year has gone by... seems he went from newborn to a little boy in the blink of an eye. 

Jonah- you are such a pleasure little guy.  Those sweet smiles you so easily flash my way are why I love what I do.  Your momma and daddy are absolutely smitten with you- and I completely understand why.  You are their pride and joy and I'm sure they could burst with all the joy and love they have for you!  

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Cameron

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Cameron

It's been a couple months since I've had this little guy in front of the lens, and oh my he just grew to be even cuter!  If that's even possible!  I just love getting to see such precious little ones grow and change.  And man do they change fast!

We spent a lovely sunny morning together yesterday enjoying the fresh blooms and bright green grass that spring has brought us.  Can't you just feel that warm sun and smell the spring air?! Enjoy!  

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Six Month Baby Boy
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Jon, Celia, & baby girls!

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Jon, Celia, & baby girls!

I can't even describe how thrilled I am for my friends Jon & Celia!  They are expecting the arrival of their TWIN GIRLS in just a few short weeks.  I remember praying for these two to have a baby... and now God has given them two at once! I still can't believe it and love God's sense of humor.  What a delight these two girls will be to their mommy and daddy.  And don't you agree that Celia is just rockin' that sweet bump?!  Love this beautiful mama! 

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Rebekah

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Rebekah

Oh I can just taste the warmth on the horizon... Chicago has almost made it through the long dreary winter months.  I'm looking back with fondness to this senior session we caught on a beautiful fall day just before the cold settled in.  Rebekah has the cutest laugh and the most piercing blue eyes.  And isn't she a natural in front of the camera?  

Rebekah, you are a smart young woman with so much life ahead of you.  I can't wait to see where this life takes you!  

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Baby Daniel

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Baby Daniel

Welcome to the world little Daniel!  You are one lucky little guy- your family is darling and so very excited for you to be here, especially your big brother Josiah!  He has all kinds of fun in store for you!  And let me tell you, they are so blessed to have you too!  You are such a sweet little one! 

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Caleb is 1!

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Caleb is 1!

This sweetheart of a kid turned 1!  Hooray!!!  He's such a darling with such a gentle, kind, and so very chill personality... love this kid!  Caleb, you've got a bright future little one!  Keep exploring this great big world- you will love so much about it. 

We couldn't have asked for better weather on a November evening- the perfect golden sun and pictures that just scream beautiful fall.  Feeling all the warm fuzzies in spite of the cold rain hitting Chicago right now.  Ahhh take me back!  

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My guys...

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My guys...

Well, I think it's time to introduce my little family on here... meet the two guys that are my deepest joy, my husband Austin and our little guy Wyatt.  Austin and I met in college, started dating while I was in grad school, and got married the summer after he graduated.  We have been married four years- the best four years!  And this past year has been one of the most exciting yet as well welcomed our son Wyatt.  I always knew I wanted to be a mom, but I never quite knew how MUCH of a delight being a mommy would be! 

I also want to say thank you to all the families that have supported me pursuing this passion of mine as I've stepped away from a full time job and into being a mommy and part time photographer this past year.  I absolutely love getting to spend my days with Wyatt and doing the momma nap-time (and late into the night) hustle to deliver my best work to you all.  Again, thank you- you've made this possible!   

And finally, here are a few of my favorite pictures of our little adventure at Kuipers Family Farm (GREAT Place!) this fall.  Wyatt was just taking it all in (literally eating all the apples!). Hah! Thank you to our dear friend Katie Garrett for snapping some pictures for us! 

Photo Credit: Katie Garrett

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Tenut Family

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Tenut Family

Oh goodness.... this boy is seriously such a happy chunk of sweetness!  This baby is so very loved and adored and you can just tell by his happy personality.  Isn't he just so kissable with his baby smooshiness!?  I know, I know, that isn't even a real word, but you know what I'm talking about, right? 

And I'll admit it.... I actually squealed out loud of happiness as I was opening these images to edit (this happens quite often!).  I just love my job and love capturing these beautiful moments! 

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Leah's Pies.... YUM!

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Leah's Pies.... YUM!

PIES! Ohhhh my.... The last few years it has become a tradition for Leah to bring a chocolate cream pie for Thanksgiving.  As if I didn't love Thanksgiving already... now it's even better!  I don't know how anyone can resist the decadence of a homemade chocolate cream pie (my absolute favorite if you couldn't tell by now!).  

Here's the best part.... Leah is now selling her pies locally in the western suburbs of Chicago.  If you don't live here... I'm so sorry, you are missing out big time!  Head over to her brand new website www.tandempie.com featuring some photos I took of her delicious pies... here are a few teasers for you. 

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And now that you are all craving pies... I'm a little bit sorry, but not really... go buy one and fill your bellies with all the goodness of a homemade pie! 

 

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Casanova Family

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Casanova Family

Nicholas, Derrick, and Bradley... One year later and still cute as ever!  I loved watching these boys interact and simply be boys!  Running around racing, hugging each other tight, piling over one another, exploring the nature around them- these boys are awesome! What a sweet family! 

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Case Family

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Case Family

Remember seeing sweet Emma here two years ago... and then her little brother came along... and it's already been a whole YEAR?! Where does the time go!?  Well, let me tell you, they just keep getting sweeter and sweeter! 

Loved having the Case family in front of the lens again. Too cute! 

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Wheaton Children
Wheaton Radio Flyer Children
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Klein Creek Farm Children

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Ada & Cameron

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Ada & Cameron

I can't tell you how much I enjoy meeting new people like these two little cousins Ada & Cameron and their lucky parents!  We had the perfect fall morning together with happy babies and warm sun.  Aside from these adorable little people, my favorite part was seeing the pure joy in the faces of the new parents.  What a truly beautiful family!  They were the sweetest to work with and it is honestly so hard to pick out only a few favorite images... enjoy friends! 

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Sarah

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Sarah

I met Sarah when she was still in middle school 5 years ago... she was the bubbly outgoing gal that would talk to everyone and anyone...  and lucky for the rest of us, that hasn't changed.  The thing I adore about her is that she is so very good at pursuing others and making them feel absolutely loved and at home.  She is pursuing great things in life and I couldn't be prouder.  

She's simply beautiful. 

 

 

 

Sarah, I wish you all the best in your life endeavors.  You shine bright out there sister! 

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Little Miss Genevieve

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Little Miss Genevieve

I had the privilege of meeting fresh little miss Genevieve a few days ago.  I just can't get over how darling she is!  Every time I have the honor of photographing a brand new baby, I am simply in awe.  Those tiny perfect toes, fine little hairs covering her little body, the cute sounds, perfectly formed little lips, nose, eyes, and ears, on and on! 

And I think you'll agree, that she was born into the sweetest little family!  She has adoring parents and such a good big brother and sister who are all in love with her.  She is sure to be doused in kisses!  One of my favorite moments today was when three year old Ellie sweetly said, "She's so beautiful mommy."  I agree Ellie, your precious baby sister is simply beautiful!  

Congratulations Royster family! 

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G Family

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G Family

All kinds of smiles for this beautiful family!  We ventured to the most beautiful little park with all kinds of wild flowers and weeping willows and let me tell you, these kiddos are just too cute!   Their little personalities definitely shone through-  you've got your sweet princess that is all smiles for the camera, a little inquisitive beauty that simply enjoyed examining the different types of leaves, and the little explorer who just loved climbing and running around- typical boy, am I right?! And your rockstar mom- so beautiful and such a joy to watch as she tenderly cared for her kiddos.  And lastly.... Dad won MVP for the day when he climbed into the tall grasses and wild flowers to reach the special purple flowers for the girls!  So very sweet! 

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Jon & Celia

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Jon & Celia

Happy 3rd Anniversary to these love birds!  They are such a perfect match for each other... he's the charming engineer/history buff and she's his beautiful detailed bride.  And I wish I could explain their fun interaction I got to witness while taking these snaps!  

Loved spending time capturing your beautiful smiles! Here's to many more years of rich marriage! 

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Korinne

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Korinne

Hunting, fishing, camping... she's down for it.  This spunky girl is full of fun-loving personality and livin' the dream in the great outdoors.  My kind of girl!  And did I mention how STUNNING she is.... look at those beautiful piercing eyes and flawless skin.  Ahhh... love her!  

Korinne, here's to a great senior year!  Live it up girl- your future is promising! 

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