Chicago Spring Engagement Session in Lincoln Park – Megan & Eric

It finally feels like SPRING here in Chicago, so I thought I’d share Megan and Eric’s sunny spring engagement session in Lincoln Park! These two are getting married in exactly ONE MONTH, which also happens to be their five-year anniversary. How great is that?! It was a pleasure hanging out with these two last year, […]

Romantic photo of couple hugging at North Avenue Beach with skyline view during their Chicago spring engagement session

Wicker Park Neighborhood Engagement Session – Caitlin & Daniel

Caitlin and Daniel are getting married in less than two weeks!! To celebrate, I’m reminiscing on their summer Wicker Park engagement session. These two are nothing but smiles when they’re together – I have no doubt their Chicago wedding day is going to be AWESOME. See for yourself! Wicker Park Engagement Photos On a beautiful […]

Candid photo of couple walking in front of mural on Milwaukee Avenue during their summer Wicker Park engagement session

Alex & Stacey’s Downtown Jersey City Engagement Session

It’s no secret this month has been full of travel, starting with Alex & Stacey’s Jersey City engagement session! These two have been East-Coasters for a year, and I was excited to meet them for photos in their hometown 🙂 Jersey City Engagement Photos We started with a stretch of colorful murals on 12th street, […]

Romantic photo of couple getting cozy in arcade bar next to video game machine during Jersey City engagement session

Haley & Anthony’s Summer Wedding Reception at Morgan’s on Fulton

Throwing it back to last SUMMER with Haley and Anthony’s wedding reception at Morgan’s on Fulton! As you may recall, these two eloped in Milwaukee last May with their immediate families and sweet pup, Fletcher 🙂 Since then we’d been counting down the days until they’d get to celebrate with family and friends at home […]

Black and white photo of couple in front of custom marquee before summer Morgan's on Fulton wedding reception

Meggie & Caleb’s Neighborhood Engagement Session at Winnemac Park

Last September I was lucky enough to hang out with Meggie and Caleb for their Winnemac Park engagement session! We started at their Andersonville home for photos with pup Elliott, and a lovely neighborhood stroll. We talked about wedding planning, home ownership, and Elliott, of course! These two are smitten as can be… and a […]

Candid photo of happy couple smiling under willow tree during their Winnemac Park engagement session

Allison & Matthew’s DIY Garden Wedding at Warehouse 109

Allison and Matthew’s Warehouse 109 garden wedding ceremony last September was an absolute delight to capture! I first heard from these two shortly after their engagement in November 2021, and they were thrilled to be planning a wedding. When their 2023 day finally arrived, they were as excited as ever! I honestly don’t think either […]

Bride and groom kiss in aisle while guests cheer after their garden wedding ceremony at Warehouse 109 in Plainfield, Illinois

Rose & Layne’s Windy City South Loop Engagement Session

Layne and Rose are getting married next month (!!), and I’m starting the countdown by sharing their South Loop engagement session! These two have been enjoying Chicago life since moving here from the east coast, and will tie the knot in our city in a few short weeks 🙂 We met up at their home […]

Candid photo of Chicago couple walking outside Shedd Aquarium during their windy lakefront engagement session

Chicago Engagement Session Adventure Featuring Little Biggie – Megan & Ted

Last fall, I got to hang out with Megan and Ted for their Chicago engagement session adventure! Our session ended up being a sort of “tour” of their love story… beginning at the downtown Loyola University campus. It happened to be a gorgeous afternoon with lots of golden sunlight, and students in every direction, of […]

Couple holds Pomeranian while smiling in front of ivy wall during their Ravenswood neighborhood engagement session

Madeleine & Justin’s Summer Chicago Ovation Wedding

Anybody else dreaming about summer? Look no further: Madeleine and Justin’s Ovation wedding was full of happy faces summer vibes! As you may recall from their fall neighborhood engagement session, these two are a breeze in front of the camera and super fun to hang out with. I already knew their wedding day was going […]

Just married bride and groom cheer with their guests under skylight at Ovation Chicago wedding ceremony


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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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2023 Couples' Choice Awards winner Emma Mullins Photography
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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!!!



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:


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

New York City

Milwaukee, WI

Los Angeles, CA

Playa del Carmen

Santa Barbara, CA


Mexico City

United Kingdom