Two grooms stand on bridge under umbrella overlooking Chicago River by Emma Mullins Photography
Black and white photo of bride and groom walking outside Wildman BT wedding venue with flowing veil by Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography
Editorial photo of Milwaukee bride and groom surrounded by cacti in the Desert House at Mitchell Park Domes by Emma Mullins Photography
Romantic photo of bride and groom hugging in front of colorful CHICAGO mural in West Loop neighborhood by Emma Mullins Photography
Bride and groom kiss in front of Cafe Brauer at night during romantic sparkler exit by Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography
Romantic black and white photo of happy bride and groom under veil by Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography
Happy newlyweds exit their Lincoln Park Honeycomb wedding ceremony by Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography
Bride and groom walk through Art Institute Gardens in front of fountain by Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography
Happy bride and groom walk down LaSalle Street downtown Chicago in front of Board of Trade building with their wedding party by Emma Mullins Photography
Groom and groom kissing with fall foliage in front of Rolls Royce by Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography
Fun photo of Chicago wedding party walking through State Street by Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography
Bride and groom stand on staircase at Art Institute of Chicago with Georgia O'Keefe painting by Emma Mullins Photography
Romantic silhouette of bride and groom with blue neon sign at The Dawson by Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography
Two brides at their Ravenswood Event Center wedding ceremony by Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography

Wedding photography that looks and feels like YOU.

Want to enjoy your wedding day and have the photos to prove it? Are the people who surround you more important than the flavor of your cake?? From the celebratory moments to the peaceful ones, your memories MATTER. You deserve to relive them over and over.

Let us capture your memories!

Looking for a documentary wedding photographer? You’re in the right place! Emma Mullins Photography is a team of talented photographers and videographers based in Chicago. We have decades of experience among us and are ready to capture your wedding day memories!

Now Booking 2025-2026 weddings and elopements in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Worldwide!

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THIS IS ME

Photo of documentary wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography with past and present newlyweds at Chicago wedding venue Room 1520

 

Yep – I’m the one with the camera straps between those two happy couples. I absolutely love what I do and wouldn’t change it for anything! Take your time looking around, there’s lots to see!

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About

Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins of Emma Mullins Photography

Hellooo, world!

I’m Emma (She/Her): Beer nerd, cat-whisperer, Schitt’s Creek-obsessed Chicago wedding photographer. I’ve been helping couples relive their wedding memories since 2014, and wouldn’t have it any other way!

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I currently reside in Chicago with my designer-turned-handyman partner and our two spunky felines. When I’m not photographing couples in love, I’m either hanging with these three, managing our West Town studio space, or traveling someplace new!

A Few of My Favorite Things:
  • Black coffee
  • Buttercream frosting
  • Road trips
  • Watching the sun rise
  • Pretending I sound like Mariah Carey
  • Belgian beer
  • The Green Bay Packers
  • My little fam (Jeremy, Miike and Vince)
  • Halloween (the holiday – not the movie. Okay, the movie’s pretty good too.)
About You

You want stunning, true-to-life wedding photos that look and feel like YOU. You don’t want to feel stiff or look too “posed.” And most importantly, you want to ENJOY your wedding day while we capture all the good stuff! 

Whether you thrive in the spotlight or cringe at the thought of being photographed, we are there to capture your memories. And let’s be honest: your wedding day is going to be AWESOME. No matter what goes according to plan or how many things surprise you, at the end of the day you’ll be married to Your Person. And, spoiler alert: that’s what this is all about!

My Approach

My relaxed, documentary approach allows couples to feel totally comfortable in front of the camera (it’s the number one thing mentioned in my Reviews!). Expect a mix of candid moments and contemporary portraiture, with the occasional embarrassing (aka HILARIOUS) dance floor photo. I will be your hype girl during portrait time (seriously!). We’ll get to know each other throughout the process, and it doesn’t stop on wedding day. I want to show up with hugs and handshakes – not as just another vendor.

Sound like what you’re looking for in a Chicago wedding photographer? Inquire about your wedding HERE!

Emma Mullins Photography embraces diversity and inclusivity. We are LGBTQ+ friendly and happy to serve humans of every background, gender and identity. 

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Emma Mullins Photography named one of the Best Wedding Photographers in Chicago by Expertise.com in 2024
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Emma Mullins Photography named one of the Best Wedding Photographers in Chicago by Expertise.com in 2022
Emma Mullins Photography named one of the Best Wedding Photographers in Chicago by Expertise.com in 2021
Emma Mullins Photography named one of the Best Wedding Photographers in Chicago by Expertise.com in 2020
Emma Mullins Photography named one of the Best Wedding Photographers in Chicago by Expertise.com in 2019
Emma Mullins Photography named on of Chicago's top wedding photographers by Party Slate
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Pricing

Wedding Day coverage averages at $7500 (couples typically spend between $6000-$9000). Associate Collections begin at $4000. All Collections include a fully edited digital download gallery, print release, custom photography timeline, and Welcome Guide to ensure the BEST possible photography experience!

Photography collections are fully customizable to meet your needs. For detailed pricing and availability, inquire HERE.

Engagement sessions begin at $750. Special rate available to Wedding Clients.

Videography services begin at $3000, with Live Streaming at $1250. More information can be found HERE.

Photo Booth rental begins at $750. Learn all about the booth HERE!

Microwedding coverage begins at $3600.

Elopement coverage begins at $2750.

Surprise Proposal coverage begins at $900.

Destination wedding coverage begins at $9500 and includes travel and accommodations.

Other sessions offered include Lifestyle, Maternity, Content + Branding and other life events! Contact me for rates and availability.

My current Wish List for destination weddings includes New Zealand, Italy, Portugal, and anywhere in South America! If you are planning to get married in any of these locations I would LOVE to chat!!!

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Travel

Traveling is my thing.

I don’t know what I would do with myself if I couldn’t explore new places. After a three-year hiatus, my free time is constantly filled with travel dates! Not only does traveling fuel my creativity, it encourages me to learn and grow as a citizen of this planet.

So far I have photographed weddings throughout the Midwest, Mexico, Hawaii, Italy, Utah, New York City, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. But don’t worry: the list is growing! If you’re dreaming of a destination wedding, get in touch ASAP. Destination wedding coverage begins at $9500 including two photographers, travel and accommodations. Custom pricing available for bucket list locations (just ask!).

Inquire about your destination wedding HERE!

Silhouette of palm trees at Venice Beach, California with colorful sunset

Keep an eye on upcoming travel dates to book your destination wedding or session!!

Upcoming Travel Dates:

2024

April
New York City
Jersey City, NJ
Milan and Lake Como, Italy

May
New York City

June
Milwaukee, WI

September
Los Angeles, CA

October
Playa del Carmen
Tulum

December
Santa Barbara, CA

2025

January-February
Mexico City

April
United Kingdom
Ireland