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Emma of Emma Mullins Photography

Hellooo, world!

I’m Emma: documenter, world traveler, cat-whisperer, and lover of all things beer and coffee. I’ve been documenting life through photographs for as long as I can remember. These days, you’ll find me photographing anything that tells a good story.

My favorite thing about working with couples is learning THEIR story! I meet people from all walks of life who have fallen in love, some who have gone to great lengths (and traveled great distances) for each other. I want to photograph you on your wedding day, and I want you to relive those moments every time you look at your images. This is your LIFE (!), and I strive to capture it as is – perfections, imperfections, and all.

Chicago has been my home since 2007, but in my heart I’m a true Wisconsin girl. I share a live/work studio in the Carroll Arts District with my designer-turned-handyman spouse and our two spunky felines, Rex and Miike.

Emma Mullins Photography is now booking weddings throughout the Chicago and Milwaukee areas and also worldwide. I get most excited about elopements, destination weddings, and unique cultural traditions. Currently I’m looking to start in the Southeast Asian wedding market!

Getting married? Inquire about your wedding HERE.

Emma Mullins Photography is also regularly available for portrait sessions, events, and other projects.




pricing information for documentary wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography

Wedding Day coverage is customized and averages at $4000, with Collections beginning at $2600. Inquire about your wedding HERE.

Engagement Sessions begin at $400. Wedding clients receive a discounted rate.

Elopement and Non-Traditional wedding day coverage is available at a customized rate.

Event coverage begins at $300 per hour.

Portrait and Lifestyle Sessions begin at $250.

Have an idea? I love to think outside the box, and am always open to photographing new things! Contact me for pricing on commissioned projects and collaborations.


first look between bride and groom on Chicago Riverwalk

Mary K.

Emma was absolutely wonderful! From our very first meeting with her, she was so enthusiastic about our wedding and knowledgeable about the best way to plan for a perfect day. Planning everything that goes into a wedding day can be overwhelming, but Emma made it easy and manageable, working with our DJ and the coordinator at our venue to make sure everything came together.

Emma also was able to make us both feel really comfortable in front of the camera. We had a lot of fun with her at our engagement session and on the day of our wedding, she helped keep us both relaxed. Working with her was unique from other photographers we have worked with; she has an ability to keep everyone calm, while also making sure the day is moving along according to schedule…

The entire finished gallery was beautiful and had so many great shots from getting ready, our ceremony, and reception. We would highly recommend Emma Mullins Photography to anyone getting married!

review for Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography

Kelly C.

Emma did our engagement and wedding photos and she was AMAZING!  She not only took beautiful pictures but she also made us feel comfortable while doing it. She was in constant contact with us leading up to the wedding and even scheduled meetings at our venues to make sure the lighting was up to par. She was professional and had patience during those crazy family photos. We absolutely love Emma and will be recommending her and will be using her again!!

she said yes to his surprise Chicago proposal

Erik S.

I’ve rewritten the first sentence of this review a couple of times now because my words kept failing me. That said, I’ll keep it simple … Emma was our dream photographer. I can’t believe how freaking lucky we got in finding her. I hired Emma to photograph my proposal to my girlfriend and not only did she capture the moment beautifully, but she made us both feel incredibly comfortable. In sharing the final gallery with family and friends, I’ve had multiple people say they were brought to tears. Great experience, person and result. We’d highly recommend her for any kind of shoot.

review of destination wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography

Rachel M.

Emma was a wonderful asset to our wedding day! She scheduled multiple meetings with us before our wedding for planning purposes and was able to utilize her expertise and previous experience to make suggestions about things we never would have considered (having not been the main attraction in a wedding before). We had an international destination wedding (Cozumel, Mexico) and Emma was extremely flexible in terms of both the planning phase and her on-site work. Whenever we questioned Emma about any of her services, she gave us answers that set our expectations high, and time after time she exceeded those expectations.

Emma kept a professional demeanor throughout our entire time in Mexico while being able to seamlessly interact with our guests. We enjoyed her company as much as our other guests – it was as if we had a friend who happened to also be a phenomenal photographer. That being said, it wasn’t until we received the finished photos that we completely understood the scope of Emma’s talent. She truly was able to capture the beauty of our day.

candid photo of just married bride and groom

Emily W.

We loved working with Emma. She didn’t just capture the moments, she created some stunning, creative photos.

She was easy to stay in contact with, spent time meeting with us before the event to understand our needs and hopes, and had lots of great suggestions for planning/timing/locations. It’s clear she’s a pro! 

We also had Emma take our engagement photos. That was a great way for us to get to know each other, and to know what to expect on the wedding day. We were both feeling pretty awkward about having our photos taken, but Emma made us feel at ease.

Logan square graffiti photo session

Alicia G.

The couples photo shoot I experienced with Emma Mullins was how every awkward person hopes their session will turn out.

This being our first photo shoot together, my boyfriend Jeff and I were pretty nervous and had no idea what to expect. We just hoped our initial awkwardness wouldn’t translate into the photographs. As soon as we met up with Emma at a local coffee shop, all those worries vanished. She had all these brilliant ideas lined up which was great because I had no clue where to start!

Her enthusiasm and encouragement helped us relax in front of the camera and just made everything feel natural. It’s this innate talent she has….to not only help you achieve the look you’re going for but to do so in such a way that makes you feel as though you’ve been in front of the camera your whole life.

I honestly couldn’t recommend her more.

review of Chicago elopement photographer Emma Mullins Photography

Alice R.

I found Emma on Instagram when I was looking for a photographer for our elopement. Me and my husband travelled from London to Chicago to get married. It was only the two of us, so having some photos to share with family when we got back was really important. We aren’t really the traditional wedding type, and we wanted some natural, fun photos: Emma was great and worked to exactly what we wanted. As we didn’t know Chicago at all, Emma even planned a route around the city to take some really cool elopement shots. Emma was an absolute delight to spend the day with and we’re so thrilled with how the pictures turned out.