Little Lilac photography + design

Little Lilac photography + design Photography and graphic design services in Adel, IA.
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My name is Jamie Miller and here's my story behind Little Lilac: My first camera was in 4th grade: a pink 110 mm that I used for everything (you remember: those rectangle ones?). I took it to Florida when I was 12 on a family vacation and a photo taken with it still hangs in my parents dining room. I shot photos of everything from my feet to gathering neighborhood kids and posing them in front of the octopus furnace in my basement. I often took it to school so I would have pictures of my friends to hang on my bedroom walls. Throughout the years I've taken thousands of pictures. Of everything. One of my favorite comedians has a fabulous theory on this (search Jim Gaffigan: Photos)… I've gone through numerous cameras but didn't make my first leap to an "expensive" camera until after my oldest daughter was born. I wanted to capture every.single.moment. I think (actually, I know) I have more than 25,000 photos on my computer from the past 5 years. I love photo-journalistic and portrait photography, but that doesn't mean Ansel Adams' landscape photography isn't mesmerizing to me. I've always loved taking pictures – but recently I've become obsessed with learning more. By day, I am a graphic designer who has the privilege of art directing occasional photo shoots for clients big and small. And now, what I really want to learn is how to take those amazing shots the photographers that I work with are able achieve. I want to continue to expand on my art direction skills by educating myself on the fundamentals of photography, including shooting with my DSLR. I very much prefer natural light – it's where I'm most comfortable. Join me on this journey by letting me photograph you and your family! Contact me today at [email protected] for availability and special offers on your first session! Family // Newborns // Maternity // Seniors // Engagements // Events

This handsome little fella is ONE! I have said it before, but it's so true: I am so incredibly lucky to get to capture t...
05/08/2020

This handsome little fella is ONE! I have said it before, but it's so true: I am so incredibly lucky to get to capture these moments. Happy birthday, sweet Maddon!! 💙 Jenni Freeman Jones Graham Jones

Class of 2020
04/08/2020

Class of 2020

Rylee is a SENIOR!!! It's so hard to believe ... Tonight was so much fun and so easy going. Just like hangin' with old f...
10/23/2019

Rylee is a SENIOR!!! It's so hard to believe ... Tonight was so much fun and so easy going. Just like hangin' with old friends. Just the way I like it! ;) Hillary Spoon-Halsten

Tonight we shot the second half of Kelsey's session. Isn't she lovely? And oh so talented ❤️ Thank you, Michelle, for ch...
10/17/2019

Tonight we shot the second half of Kelsey's session. Isn't she lovely? And oh so talented ❤️ Thank you, Michelle, for choosing me ❤️

Noah: Valley, class of 2020! Heather Hartz Altemeier (P.S. That Michigan shirt nearly broke my camera and I told him I w...
09/19/2019

Noah: Valley, class of 2020! Heather Hartz Altemeier (P.S. That Michigan shirt nearly broke my camera and I told him I was going to PhotoShop a TigerHawk over that logo! 😆)

Friends: Meet my adorable new nephew, Cohen 💙 He's amazing and strong and we cannot wait to watch him grow!! 💙 Allison H...
09/19/2019

Friends: Meet my adorable new nephew, Cohen 💙 He's amazing and strong and we cannot wait to watch him grow!! 💙 Allison Hageman Ross Hageman

Mr Boden is TWO and dinos are rad!! 🦖 Kayli Marie David
09/19/2019

Mr Boden is TWO and dinos are rad!! 🦖 Kayli Marie David

My beautiful, talented, amazing cousin Mallory Owens ❤️ I am beyond grateful you came to see me for your senior photos –...
08/25/2019

My beautiful, talented, amazing cousin Mallory Owens ❤️ I am beyond grateful you came to see me for your senior photos – I had so much fun!!! I could hardly narrow down your sneak peek (good luck when it comes to printing, Mickey)!! I cannot believe you are off to college next year ... Carpe diem! Love you 😘

I love when my clients practice their smiles before our sessions 😁😁😁😆 Two of the cutest brothers I am lucky enough to kn...
08/23/2019

I love when my clients practice their smiles before our sessions 😁😁😁😆 Two of the cutest brothers I am lucky enough to know and love ❤️ Jenni Freeman Jones Graham Jones

It's always SO much fun to see an old friend and her adorable family ❤️ Jenny & Matt, you have adorable girls – thank yo...
07/31/2019

It's always SO much fun to see an old friend and her adorable family ❤️ Jenny & Matt, you have adorable girls – thank you for asking me to capture your photos this year 😘 And happy first birthday to sweet Izzy!!!

Josh is a senior! Valley class of 2020. Kris Altemeier Yencer
07/26/2019

Josh is a senior! Valley class of 2020. Kris Altemeier Yencer

07/24/2019

Hello friends! Can you believe July is winding down already?!? It makes me sad summer is flying by so quickly. But that also means FALL is right around the corner. This year, I will only be booking returning clients for fall family photos. If you’d like to get on my schedule, please PM me or email me at [email protected].
Thank you! ♥️ Jamie

Rachel's summer session ❤️ I've had the pleasure of watching this beauty grow into a lovely young woman. It's hard to be...
07/17/2019

Rachel's summer session ❤️ I've had the pleasure of watching this beauty grow into a lovely young woman. It's hard to believe you're a senior! You are going to do great things, sweet lady!!! Jodie Graham Rachel Ann

2020 senior: Kelsey's summer session. And we totally lucked out -- it was a gorgeous night with some amazing skies to ma...
06/28/2019

2020 senior: Kelsey's summer session. And we totally lucked out -- it was a gorgeous night with some amazing skies to match this beautiful girl

This little dude has been with me since he was a baby ... And this year he's turning FIVE!! And seriously needs a modeli...
06/24/2019

This little dude has been with me since he was a baby ... And this year he's turning FIVE!! And seriously needs a modeling contract 😍😍😍 Alyssa Buric

He's absolutely, positively perfect. I'm so tickled this guy has finally made his arrival 👏 And that hair!! 😍😍😍 World: m...
05/23/2019

He's absolutely, positively perfect. I'm so tickled this guy has finally made his arrival 👏 And that hair!! 😍😍😍 World: meet the newest Mr. Jones.
Graham Jones Jenni Freeman Jones

Isn't he perfect? 😍
04/11/2019

Isn't he perfect? 😍

An "outtake" from my session with Miss Gwen!! Can't wait to go through the rest ❤️❤️❤️ Lorainna Nedved
02/19/2019

An "outtake" from my session with Miss Gwen!! Can't wait to go through the rest ❤️❤️❤️ Lorainna Nedved

Together is the best place to be ❤️  Shana Olson
11/26/2018

Together is the best place to be ❤️ Shana Olson

This fall, like most, was crazy busy. I had/have a very limited schedule between family, work, coaching cheer and photog...
11/08/2018

This fall, like most, was crazy busy. I had/have a very limited schedule between family, work, coaching cheer and photography. There were plenty of sneak peeks that didn't even get posted!! So, here's a few more of my favorites from this year ❤️ Thank you for trusting me to capture these moments. XOXO, Jamie

Have I told you guys I'm one lucky auntie?? Baby Benton turned ONE this weekend! ONE!!!! It's gone so fast. He's the swe...
11/08/2018

Have I told you guys I'm one lucky auntie?? Baby Benton turned ONE this weekend! ONE!!!! It's gone so fast. He's the sweetest, happiest, BEST little boy ... and I am so proud of the parents my sister Julie and her husband Rob have become. I love you all so much!! Happy birthday, B ❤️💙❤️💙 P.S. If you know my family, isn't B a spitting image of my sister?! Wendy Arnold Brian Arnold Wendy Maynard Ramsdale Bill Ramsdale

Beautiful baby boy, Brooks 💙 Megan Pearson
11/06/2018

Beautiful baby boy, Brooks 💙 Megan Pearson

We are so lucky this awesome family moved in two doors down and we've become closer friends!!
10/29/2018

We are so lucky this awesome family moved in two doors down and we've become closer friends!!

So great to see the Paulsen family again (watch out, though; my hubby might try to steal sweet Doc!) Mandy Paulsen Mike ...
10/21/2018

So great to see the Paulsen family again (watch out, though; my hubby might try to steal sweet Doc!) Mandy Paulsen Mike Paulsen

One more post for this weekend: my baby girl. She was my amazing photo assistant yesterday for three shoots and so betwe...
10/14/2018

One more post for this weekend: my baby girl. She was my amazing photo assistant yesterday for three shoots and so between sessions (and after) she wanted to have HER pictures taken. And who am I to argue?!? These shots are perfectly imperfect, which are often my favorite 😍 I am so lucky she's mine ❤️❤️❤️ Jamie Arnold Miller Justin W. Miller Wendy Arnold Brian Arnold Lynette Miller

When my sorority sister had her first baby and my husband (then boyfriend) subsequently moved in with her family when he...
10/14/2018

When my sorority sister had her first baby and my husband (then boyfriend) subsequently moved in with her family when he student taught in their town, I got a new little buddy 😍 I never imagined all these years later, I'd be taking his senior pictures ... He's funny, smart, frugal (he's Tyson's son, after all) and nearly a foot taller than me now. Congratulations, T. You are the perfect combination of your parents and I'm so grateful you guys asked me to capture this milestone. We're excited to see what the future holds for you! Erica Finders

This girl is always so much fun at our sessions 😍 I'm grateful they choose me to capture their pictures year after year ...
10/14/2018

This girl is always so much fun at our sessions 😍 I'm grateful they choose me to capture their pictures year after year (P.S. Harper wants a play date 😉 ) Jenny Woolums Doug Woolums

How adorable is the Taylor family?! Thanks for braving the chilly morning with me (and my rock star assistant, Harper) t...
10/13/2018

How adorable is the Taylor family?! Thanks for braving the chilly morning with me (and my rock star assistant, Harper) to capture these great fall colors

When it's cold and your photographer takes your jacket away 😬😂🤣 Jenny Woolums
10/13/2018

When it's cold and your photographer takes your jacket away 😬😂🤣 Jenny Woolums

It's always fun with these 4! Stringer family sneak peek
10/13/2018

It's always fun with these 4! Stringer family sneak peek

I can't wait for Sam to get to the major league and I can say "I knew him when..." Enjoy every bit of your senior year, ...
10/05/2018

I can't wait for Sam to get to the major league and I can say "I knew him when..." Enjoy every bit of your senior year, and good luck this weekend ;) !! (Sam, Valley senior sneak peek) Kristi Wild McCune

B turns ONE
09/14/2018

B turns ONE

This kid. Drop dead gorgeous. And thanks, mama, for being so patient while waiting for this sneak peek!
08/14/2018

This kid. Drop dead gorgeous. And thanks, mama, for being so patient while waiting for this sneak peek!

Congratulations, Mr & Mrs Bainbridge! A beautiful day for a wonderful couple
06/07/2018

Congratulations, Mr & Mrs Bainbridge! A beautiful day for a wonderful couple

So honored to have been a part of your big day! Congratulations and best wishes!! Amanda Mason Derek Mason
05/29/2018

So honored to have been a part of your big day! Congratulations and best wishes!! Amanda Mason Derek Mason

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Just finished a session with the wonderful Jamie Miller. You're the best! Thanks so much for everything!