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Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins of Emma Mullins Photography

Hellooo, world!

I’m Emma: beer nerd, cat-whisperer, Schitt’s Creek-obsessed, Chicago wedding photographer. I’ve been helping couples relive their wedding memories since 2014.

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I currently reside in Chicago with my designer-turned-handyman spouse and our two spunky felines. When I’m not photographing couples in love, I’m either hanging with these three or (dreaming about) 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, Rex and Miike)
  • Halloween (the holiday – not the movie. Okay, the movie’s pretty good too.)
About You

You want stunning, natural wedding photos that look 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 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 (elbow bumps?) – not as just another vendor.

Sound like what you’re looking for? 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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Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography and Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award winner 2020
Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography and Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award winner 2019
Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography and Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award winner 2018
Emma Mullins Photography named one of the Best Wedding Photographers in Chicago by in 2021
Emma Mullins Photography named one of the Best Wedding Photographers in Chicago by in 2020
Emma Mullins Photography named one of the Best Wedding Photographers in Chicago by in 2019
Emma Mullins Photography named on of Chicago's top wedding photographers by Party Slate


Happy brides smile during sparkler exit at their summer Concord Fifty Five wedding

Wedding Day coverage averages at $5000 with Collections beginning at $3250. Associate Collections begin at $2750. All Collections include a fully edited, high-resolution digital download gallery with print release.

For detailed pricing and availability, inquire HERE.

Engagement sessions begin at $600. Discounted rate available to Wedding Clients.

Microwedding coverage begins at $2450. Now offering LIVE STREAMING services!

Elopement coverage begins at $2100.

Videography services begin at $1400. More information can be found HERE.

Photo Booth rental begins at $700. Learn all about the booth HERE!

Proposal coverage begins at $500.

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

Things on my current Wish List include photographing a Las Vegas wedding and a Halloween Wedding! If you are planning either I would LOVE to chat!!

Seven Reasons to Have a First Look on your Wedding Day

What exactly is a “First Look?” These days, any wedding photographer will tell you it’s when a couple intentionally sees each other on their wedding day before the ceremony. Some of you may be gasping at the mere thought of this (it’s against tradition!!) – others might consider the trend old news. But truthfully, whether […]

Bride and groom's joyful first look on Chicago Riverwalk before their Thalia Hall wedding

Epic Surprise Proposal in Lincoln Park – Kevin & Brandon

It’s no secret that surprise proposals are one of my FAVORITE things to capture. I just love the excitement of it all – the planning, the anticipation, and of course the moment of surprise! This surprise proposal, however, was a little different: I got to be a part of the cover story. Kevin and Brandon […]

Surprise proposal at Lincoln Park bridge with Chicago skyline

James & Maya’s Winter Minimony Adventure in a Chicago Blizzard

Today’s post is dedicated to Maya and James! These two have been an absolute joy to get to know and work with over the past year. Remember their awesome pizza-and-milkshake themed Engagement Session?? After that, I could not wait for their wedding day! But of course, like many couples, the dream wedding they had planned […]

Bride and groom kiss under honeycomb in the snow during their Chicago winter minimony

Romantic Lincoln Park Zoo Engagement in the Rain – Allison & Jason

This week’s “retro” post is dedicated to Allison and Jason! These two were scheduled to tie the knot in Evanston last fall, inevitably deciding to postpone the festivities. I’m so happy we had a chance to meet in person before things changed! Allison and Jason currently live in Florida, and we made sure to schedule […]

Romantic Lincoln Park Zoo engagement photo of couple under umbrella in the rain

Brittany & Jon’s Field Museum Engagement Featuring Sue the T-Rex

Happy Friday, friends! It’s been a busy week, filled with good things: meeting awesome new couples, getting published in Junebug Weddings, and some exciting news in the works. But don’t worry! I was sure to make time for the Blog 🙂 Today’s “retro” post goes out to Brittany and Jonathan. I will never forget their […]

Chicago Field Museum engagement session with dinosaurs and skyline view

Megan & Taylor’s Unseasonably Snowy Neighborhood Engagement Session

What a winter we’ve had, Chicago! I’ve been a bit quiet on the Blog lately, taking time to focus on my health and prepare for the upcoming season. Usually, this is the time of year when I review past weddings and sessions to update my portfolio. And – surprise!! There are still a few favorite […]

Winter Chicago neighborhood engagement photo of couple in Rogers Park with colorful mural

Surprise Chicago Ice Skating Proposal – Amy & Rob

It’s Valentine’s Day Weekend… which means that Engagement Season is coming to an end! And by “Engagement Season,” I mean the period between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day when nearly 40% of couples get engaged. This is a time when wedding vendors tend to stay busy during the “offseason” – and photographers get to tag along […]

Surprise Chicago ice skating proposal at Maggie Daley Skating Ribbon

BEST OF 2020: This Year in Review!

Happy NEW YEAR’S EVE, friends!!! Wow, what a year it’s been. Don’t worry, I won’t go on about the challenges of 2020 and how that completely transformed the wedding world. I will, however, share my favorite moments and images from the past 12 months… as is tradition! And just like every other year, it was […]

Chicago bride and groom in Indian wedding attire with Chicago skyline

Colorful Styled Loft Wedding at Wildman Boiler & Tank Co.

Last month, I was thrilled to be part of a styled shoot at one of Chicago’s newest event spaces, Wildman BT! This venue happens to be down the street from my studio, and after touring it back in September, I could not wait to shoot inside. It won’t take much scrolling to figure out why! […]

Just married groom and groom outside their styled Chicago loft wedding at Wildman Boiler & Tank Co.

Claire & Mark’s Fall Destination Wedding in Union Pier, Michigan

I will never forget Claire and Mark’s destination Michigan wedding. These two changed plans over the summer due to unforeseen circumstances (sound familiar?). Instead of the chic downtown Chicago soirée they had planned, they secured a private residence in their home state for their immediate families. If I say so myself: this was an absolute […]

Romantic photo of bride and groom at their destination Michigan wedding in Union Pier