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Documentary wedding photographer Emma of Emma Mullins Photography in Chicago, Illinois

Hellooo, world!

I’m Emma: beer nerd, cat-whisperer, and documentary 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 traveling some place new!

A Few of My Favorite Things:
  • Black coffee
  • Road trips
  • 90’s R&B
  • Belgian beer
  • My little fam (Jeremy, Rex and Miike)
  • Watching the sun rise
  • The Green Bay Packers
  • Johnny + Moira + David + Alexis
  • Halloween (the holiday – not the movie. Okay, the movie’s pretty good too.)
My Approach

My favorite thing about working with couples is learning THEIR story. It’s always exciting to learn how two people met… and then decided to spend the rest of their lives together! 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.

If you’re looking for stiff, unnatural posing, I’m not your girl. Expect a mix of candid moments and contemporary portraiture while still being able to enjoy time with your guests. My approach allows couples to feel totally comfortable in front of the camera (it’s the number one thing mentioned in my Reviews!).

Maybe you’re planning the wedding of your dreams, or maybe you cringe at the thought of being center of attention. Either way, your wedding day represents YOU and the awesome, ridiculous, beautiful, unique, sometimes-messy-but-oh-so-worth-it love you share together. Your photos should be no exception.

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

Sound like what you’re looking for? Inquire about your wedding HERE!



Happy bride and groom walk near lagoon in Humboldt Park, Chicago

Wedding Day coverage averages at $4750 with Collections beginning at $3000. Associate Collections begin at $2400. 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 $2400. Live streaming options available.

Elopement coverage begins at $2100.

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

Photo Booth rental begins at $600. 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!!

Summer Sunset Ridge Country Club Wedding – Caitlin & Brett

It may be hard to believe, but Caitlin and Brett’s gorgeous July wedding at Sunset Ridge Country Club was not the event they had originally planned. Like so many 2020 newlyweds-to-be, they postponed their larger wedding celebration to allow their friends and family to gather safely. Lucky for them: they were able to get married […]

Candid photo of Illinois wedding party walking with bride and groom under rainbow at Sunset Ridge Country Club

Chicago Indian Wedding Photos and Engagement Session – Minal & Drew

Last month, I finally got to hang out with Minal and Drew for their Chicago Indian wedding photos. To say I was excited would be an understatement! After making the decision to cancel the multi-day June wedding they’d been planning, we waited patiently to determine what was next. These two knew they wanted to be […]

Chicago Indian wedding photo at North Avenue Beach with skyline view

Summer 2020 Chicago City Hall Elopement – Jenny & Michael

Like so many engaged couples, Jenny and Michael made the difficult decision to postpone their 2020 wedding plans in the face of COVID-19. Also like many couples, they decided to still be legally wed this year! Their Chicago City Hall elopement was the perfect solution. Jenny’s words: “We have basically decided that we are tired […]

Candid Chicago City Hall elopement photo of bride and groom during summer 2020

Summer Humboldt Park Engagement Session – Angie & Mike

Earlier this month, I got to spend the evening with Angie and Mike for their dreamy Humboldt Park engagement session. There’s no denying these two are adorable together… this session was such a breeze! I’ve known Angie for years and was beyond thrilled when she and Mike became engaged last December. So much happiness here, […]

Romantic Chicago engagement photo at Humboldt Park Lagoon

Chicago Lakeview Neighborhood Engagement – Libby & Avi

Libby and Avi’s Lakeview neighborhood engagement session last month was such a blast! These two got engaged on Leap Day at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, and then moved in together shortly afterward. Of course, that also means Chicago’s Stay at Home Order was implemented around the same time. Consequently, Libby and Avi began to spend […]

Chicago Lakeview neighborhood engagement photo under CTA tracks

Romantic Summer Engagement in Chicago – Claire & Mark

Claire and Mark’s romantic summer engagement session was one my first sessions since March. As you can imagine, I couldn’t have been more excited to be pick up my camera again! We met at their West Loop home on a gorgeous June evening, perfect weather for photos. After a stroll around the block with adorable […]

Romantic summer engagement photo at couple's home with Chicago skyline

Lincoln Square Chicago Neighborhood Engagement – Caitlin & Brett

I will never forget Caitlin and Brett’s Lincoln Square engagement session. After months of staying at home, and countless postponed weddings and sessions, I was beyond excited to pick up my camera again! Caitlin and Brett were the first couple I got to photograph since March. Besides a few minor adjustments (i.e. my first masked […]

Romantic Lincoln Square engagement photo with gazebo at Welles Park

Firehouse Chicago Wedding and Summer Garden Party

Summer is HERE!! Although the world has changed a bit since last July, I’m all about reliving those precious summer memories. One of my favorites is E&A’s lovely Firehouse Chicago wedding! From their colorful DIY decor to the unicorn bubble favors, every detail was intentional. I loved seeing their vision for a backyard summer garden […]

Couple holds hands in front of Firehouse Chicago wedding venue

Intimate Candlelight Wedding at The Joinery Chicago – Mary Ann & Jordan

Mary Ann & Jordan’s fall wedding at The Joinery Chicago was an absolute pleasure to be a part of. From the beginning, they had envisioned an intimate, candlelit evening surrounded by friends and family. These two planned their entire wedding themselves, working with local vendors and even incorporating some DIY aspects. I loved seeing their […]

Star-Themed Ravenswood Event Center Wedding – Alyssa & Larry

Alyssa and Larry’s September Ravenswood Event Center wedding was a highlight of 2019! After getting to know these two during their summer engagement session, I was so excited for them to tie the knot. They planned their entire wedding themselves, incorporating unique DIY details! In fact, the (delicious) desserts were homemade by Larry!! Not to […]

Chicago Ravenswood Event Center wedding ceremony in Atrium