Kevin & Brandon’s Awesome Chicago Summer Engagement Session

Kevin and Brandon’s Chicago summer engagement session was just what I needed before kicking off the busy fall season. You may remember these two from Brandon’s surprise proposal in March of 2021… well, now we’re only weeks away from their wedding date! I’ve been looking forward to getting these two in front of my lens […]

Chicago summer engagement photo of two grooms standing in front of mural in Fulton Market

Mindy & Daniel’s Joyful Artifact Events Wedding

Mindy and Daniel’s Artifact Events wedding in May was a pleasure to be part of. These two are so clearly smitten with each other, it made the entire day seem like a breeze! Add in an A-List vendor team, gorgeous Chicago weather, and one of the most unique venues in the city… I knew their […]

Artifact Events wedding ceremony in south courtyard with columns and greenery

Miranda & Fernando’s Dreamy Downtown Milwaukee Engagement Session

Miranda and Fernando’s Milwaukee engagement session in June was a highlight of my summer! From their very first email (which happened to mention the Packers AND cats) and our lovely first video chat, I was more than eager to start working with these two. And guess what – they’re even more delightful in person! We […]

Downtown Milwaukee engagement photo on Calatrava bridge with sunset

Rachel & Joe’s Champaign Engagement at University of Illinois

Last September, I had the opportunity to travel downstate Illinois for Rachel and Joe’s Champaign engagement session! These two have been together for over a decade, AND they’ve known each other since pre-school!! Joe proposed on campus at U of I while they were living in Champaign, so naturally we decided to go back for […]

Champaign engagement photo of couple smiling on University of Illinois campus

Colorful DIY Wedding at Bottom Lounge – Hannah & Keith

Hannah and Keith’s spring Bottom Lounge wedding was one for the books! After kicking off last year’s engagement session at Lincoln Park dive Burwood Tap, I knew wedding day was going to be AWESOME. And guess what? It was! I met these two at a stylish AirBnb in West Town, where they got ready with […]

Candid photo of wedding party walking together outside Bottom Lounge wedding venue

Romantic Spring Engagement at Ryerson Woods – Annie & Luke

Get ready for true romance, nostalgia, and the sweetest pups you ever did see! Annie and Luke’s forest preserve engagement session this spring began at their home, a short drive from Ryerson Woods. I met these two and the newest members of their fam, Kain and Ava, on a lovely May evening. We had a […]

Black and white photo of smiling couple during forest preserve engagement

Katherine & Robb’s Chicago Fall Engagement Session

Today we’re throwing it back to Katherine and Robb’s epic Chicago fall engagement session! These two are getting married in ONE WEEK (!!!), so I thought this would be the perfect way to start the countdown 🙂 I met Katherine and Robb downtown on a beautiful November afternoon. We started near the Wrigley Building and […]

Chicago fall engagement photo of couple laughing in Lincoln Park

1970’s Theme Wedding at Starved Rock Lodge – Rachel & Jesse

Rachel and Jesse’s Starved Rock Lodge wedding this spring was one I’ll never forget! For starters, my photographer brain goes wild every time I visit Starved Rock State Park. But more than that, it was the absolute perfect location for Jesse and Rachel to tie the knot! When I first heard from these two, they […]

Romantic photo of bride and groom kissing in canyon with vintage veil flowing in the wind at Starved Rock State Park

Emily & Justin’s Chicago Neighborhood Engagement Featuring Huey the Dog

One of my favorite trends over the past few years is a good old-fashioned neighborhood engagement session. I began receiving more requests for these in 2020, after the popular front porch sessions offered by many photographers around the country. And – I couldn’t think of a better way to showcase your life and personality as […]

Couple walks their dog in front of local deli during neighborhood engagement session


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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 – 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 2019
Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography and Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award winner 2018
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Happy brides smile during sparkler exit at their summer Concord Fifty Five wedding

Wedding Day coverage averages at $6000 with Collections beginning at $3750. Associate Collections begin at $3200. 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 $750. Special rate available to Wedding Clients.

Microwedding coverage begins at $3000. Now offering LIVE STREAMING services!

Elopement coverage begins at $2250.

Videography services begin at $1600, with Live Streaming at $950. More information can be found HERE.

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

Surprise Proposal coverage begins at $750.

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 elopement and a Halloween wedding! If you are planning either I would LOVE to chat!!!