Jackie & Mike’s Awesome Half Acre Brewery Wedding

Jackie and Mike’s Half Acre Brewery wedding was easily one of our highlights from 2022. Half Acre has been my favorite Chicago brewery for years, and I was thrilled when they started hosting weddings! Mike and Jackie live in the neighborhood, and really wanted their wedding to feel unique and personal to them. I was […]

Bride and groom stand under skylight in barrel room at their Chicago Half Acre Brewery wedding

Winter Engagement Session with Chicago Fog – Alana & Philip

Happy 2023, friends!! I’m excited to share Alana and Philip’s Chicago winter engagement session as my first post of the new year. I met these two through Katherine and Robb – you may recognize Philip as a groomsmen in their wedding last summer! These two will wed in North Carolina this June, but wanted to […]

Fun winter engagement photo of couple with Chicago skyline at North Avenue Beach lakefront

BEST OF 2022: Faves from this incredible year!!!

As I sit here writing this post, I just keep thinking about how truly incredible this year has been. No doubt that 2022 has gone by especially fast… I still can’t believe that tomorrow it will be over! I couldn’t be more grateful for all of the couples we had the opportunity to serve, whether […]

Candid photo of wedding party walking in front of Chicago Board of Trade downtown before September wedding reception

Alex & Ilya’s Intimate Rooftop Wedding at Lacuna Lofts

Alex and Ilya’s summer rooftop wedding at Lacuna Lofts was one of the highlights of my year. When I first heard from these two, they told me of their plans to have an intimate ceremony on the venue’s rooftop, immediately followed by a BIG party with all of their family and friends. Well, I happen […]

Just married bride and groom smile on rooftop with Chicago skyline at Lacuna Lofts in Pilsen

Megan & Jack’s Destination Chicago Wedding at ROOF on theWit

This year I got to kick off Memorial Day weekend with Megan and Jack’s wedding at ROOF on theWit! These two were an absolute delight to spend the day with, and – in their words – so obviously “obsessed” with one another 🙂 They traveled from Wisconsin to tie the knot in the middle of […]

Bride and groom smile outside of Chicago Theater at their downtown wedding at ROOF on theWit

Liz & Eric’s Romantic Winter Wedding at The Drake Oak Brook

As this incredible year comes to an end, I’m beginning to feel nostalgic for Liz and Eric’s January wedding at The Drake Oak Brook hotel! Being based in the Midwest, I don’t get to photograph a lot of winter weddings. But when I first heard from these two, they were thrilled to kick off 2022 […]

Jen & Steve’s Downtown Chicago Library Wedding at 190 S. LaSalle

This summer, I had the honor of photographing Jen and Steve’s Downtown Chicago wedding at The Library at 190 S. LaSalle. This was my first time inside the venue, and it did not disappoint! The entire day was bursting with love for these two, and I’m so happy to have been a part of it. […]

Romantic photo of bride and groom kissing on Riverwalk before Chicago library wedding reception at 190 S. LaSalle

Fall Wisconsin Engagement at Bridle Barn and Gardens – Alex & John

Last month I had the pleasure of traveling to my home state for Alex and John’s fall Wisconsin engagement session! Besides getting to meet these two in person, I was extra excited to check out Bridle Barn & Gardens. The Bridle Barn has been in Alex’s family for decades, and just so happens to be […]

Candid photo of two grooms walking during their Wisconsin engagement session at Bridle Barn and Gardens

Stunning Fall Wedding at Illinois Country Club – Stephanie & Jimmy

At this time last year, Stephanie and Jimmy were getting ready for their fall wedding celebration with family and friends after eloping in October 2020! I first heard from these two in the summer of 2019, when they were planning their dream wedding for the following fall. We met up for their downtown Chicago engagement […]

Romantic wedding photo of bride and groom with fall foliage and flowing veil at Crystal Tree Golf Club


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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.

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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Emma Mullins Photography named one of the Best Wedding Photographers in Chicago by Expertise.com in 2021
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Happy brides smile during sparkler exit at their summer Concord Fifty Five wedding

Wedding Day coverage averages at $6500 with Collections beginning at $4000. Associate Collections begin at $3600. 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 $3400. Now offering LIVE STREAMING services!

Elopement coverage begins at $2500.

Videography services begin at $1750, 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 $900.

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!!!