Ten little bluebirds perched on a pine,
One flew away and then there were nine.

I am so glad you stopped by! I'm Emily, a Chicago-based newborn, baby, children's, and family photographer. Photography is one investment that gets more and more valuable with time. I do this because I love the moments, big and small, beautiful and real, that make your heart swell. Let me capture that overwhelming, all-encompassing, unlimited love in your family! I look forward to meeting your family! Contact me to book your session!

Ten Little Bluebirds Photography, located in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview/Lincoln Park neighborhood, provides fine art photography, including maternity, newborns, babies, children, and families. Ten Little Bluebirds has had photography featured in Lakeshore Lifestyle Magazine, and Me Ra Koh’s Your Family in Pictures. Emily Cummings is also listed one of the top Chicago Family photographers on the popular blog The Chicago Chic. Ten Little Bluebird’s upscale Chicago photography studio uses a modern minimalist style to capture authentic connections and real moments both in the studio and on-location throughout the Chicago area. Ten Little Bluebirds is a full-service Chicago portrait studio that offers prints and framing for every collection.




Waiting for the little one to arrive. Watching the perfect stillness of a sleeping newborn. It’s a privilege for me to share that time with a new family.

Chicago Newborn photographer in home session.


The relationships between children, parents, and grandchildren are precious and unique. I love getting to see a family love, hug, and be silly together! Click below to view.


Sticky hands, runny noses, eskimo kisses and great big laughs: photographing children is a beautiful and sometimes gooey roller coaster! Click here to see my photography.


In addition to children and family photo shoots, I offer prints of my other work from my travels and jaunts around Chicago in a variety of sizes, perfect for any wall.

Chicago photographer view from the top of the John Hancock Building in Chicago

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Lakeshore Lifestyle

So thrilled to be part of the Lakeshore Lifestyle team! Check out the premiere edition here!




Your Family in Pictures

I am honored to be recently featured in Your Family in Photos, a fabulous book by renowned photographer Me Rah Koh.