4500+ (USD)

Noelle Adams

Chicago Photographer for Destination Weddings



Raw emotion is what drives my photography. As a visual storyteller, my goal is to capture the raw, spontaneous moments that make up a wedding day and to show your unique love story through photos. My goal is not just to make incredible photographs, but to make images that truly capture the relationship between two people in love. I feel honored to document a couple's love story on the most important and intimate day of their lives. The comment I hear the most from people about my wedding photography is, “I feel like I was there.” I love hearing that because I know I have captured the essence of a wedding through my photos. After my own wedding, I realized how much the photos and video meant to us and I decided I wanted to document love stories for other couples. My husband and I got married on a beach in Captiva Island, Florida. We decided not to see each other until I was walking down the aisle with my Dad. As I stepped out of the trolley to start the ceremony, I wondered what my husband-to-be was thinking at that same moment. It wasn't until we saw our wedding photos that I could see the tears in his eyes when he saw me for the first time. The image of him wiping away tears as I walked down the aisle is something that I will cherish for the rest of my life. My background started in graphic design. I owned a boutique design studio specializing in art direction, motion graphics and website design for about 14 years. Working and designing with photographs, I developed a passion for photography. While I will always love design, my heart was pulling me more and more towards photography I slowly developed my photographic style over years of walking around the city looking for interesting people and moments to capture. When I decided to become a full-time photographer, I wanted to have a good foundation and really understand art and photography. I went back to school at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for photography and I studied with National Geographic.

2 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography

6 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits

3 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists

7 Client Letters

The following letters are from the clients of Noelle Adams.

Married: 7 years ago

Stephanie + Derek

Noelle, I can't thank you enough for the wonder job you did. I have COUNTLESS comments on how amazing you were. Thank you for your amazing professionalism and creative eye! You truly capture the most amazing moments! We are so happy to have you as our photographer and we were so comfortable having you there! AMAZING JOB, really and truly!

Married: 7 years ago

Laurie & Darryl

OMGEEEE In love. I could not be happier. Seriously you did the most amazing job. And this is just the video. I can not wait to see the rest. Thank you so much for being apart of my special day. We went to St. Lucia and had an amazing time. I miss the island already :-( And yes, Darryl is such a character!! lol and it must be show in his outfits lol!’

Married: 8 years ago

Mike and Amy

Hell Yeah! We LOVE IT!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! … and we’re literally having our coffee now with it. :) Thank you for all the work you put into this. It’s an amazing collection of our day as a whole, and we look forward to watching it again and again. FYI, after watching the raw video, you can tell you have such a great eye for moments. You captured the essence of Rob’s ceremony and my brothers’ speech in your picture/video montage and I loved how you used still pictures to edit those moments together.

Married: 8 years ago

Jennifer & Steve

I finally saw the video today and, I have to admit, I cried my eyes out when I finally watched it at home! You captured the day so perfectly, and everyone looks so happy. I completely re-lived the day (and have watched it several times) and cannot tell you how delighted I am with the final product. I can't wait to see all of the other photo files. You are AMAZING!!!!

Married: 8 years ago

Tera and Jon

Thank you so much for all your hard work. You blew us away with your dedication to our wedding. You captured so many special moment that we will cherish forever. Thank you!!!!

Married: 8 years ago

Ken and Laura

I wanted to thank you for quickly bundling up the images; I did not expect to see them any time soon! No joke, I LOVED the slide of the images and with that song… wow… I must have viewed it at least 80 times and it took until maybe 45 views to stop crying. After seeing the photos, it affirms that I am NOT a selfie person. I had no idea that when I am laughing hard, I have this open gapped mouth and demonic face complete with flared nostrils and menacing eyes--not happy about that at all—eek! I feel I ruined some of the softer, tender moments with that face. Thank goodness, you kept snapping more photos and that other people had crazy-faces too, lol. I am so glad that Stacey recommended you and am even gladder to have met you! I am definitely spreading out the word about your services and would love to stay in touch for future life events! Thanks Noelle!

Married: 8 years ago

Liz and Don

This video is BEYOND AMAZING! You have captured this so beautifully we couldn't be more thrilled and impressed with your talents. I cannot thank you enough for this video which we will truly treasure. It even had Don in tears. Incredible!