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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
  • Singing loudly to the radio while driving
  • Belgian beer
  • The Green Bay Packers
  • My little fam (Jeremy, Rex and Miike)
  • Re-watching episodes of Schitt’s Creek
  • 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!

The Knot Best of Weddings winner Emma Mullins Photography


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. 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 $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!!

Intimate Fall Elopement at Kenilworth Union Church – Megan & Taylor

Last month, a very happy Megan and Taylor tied the knot at Kenilworth Union Church on Chicago’s north side. After postponing their group celebration to next year, I was so excited that they decided to honor the original date! Taylor and Megan wed in an intimate afternoon ceremony surrounded by immediate family. The joy on […]

Fall Winnetka wedding photo of bride and groom with Oak tree at Indian Hill Club

Erin & Evan’s Downtown Microwedding at Firehouse Chicago

Erin and Evan’s September Microwedding at Firehouse Chicago was an intimate family affair. After beginning to plan a much larger celebration for 2021, these two decided to tie the knot this year instead! I’m so happy they did!! Their day started at Thompson Chicago in the Gold Coast, one of my favorite hotels in the […]

Candid photo of bride and groom laughing on bridge before their Chicago microwedding ceremony

Michelle & Kevin’s Colorful Fall Chicago Engagement Session

Associate Sandy had a blast with Michelle and Kevin at their fall Chicago engagement session last month! These two wanted to incorporate Chicago’s gorgeous fall foliage into their session, and the photos do not disappoint. There is always a prime week for fall colors in the city, and I think we just happened to pick […]

Fall Chicago engagement photo with colorful tree and skyline at Lincoln Park

Chicago Museum Campus Engagement Session – Brittany & Adrian

One gorgeous October evening, I met up with Brittany and Adrian for their Chicago Museum Campus engagement session. From our very first conversation, these two already had ideas for engagement photos! I wanted nothing more than to make their photography dreams come true 🙂 Brittany’s words: “We met at a University of Illinois football game […]

Fall Chicago Museum Campus engagement photo at Soldier Field

Chicago Lakefront Engagement at Lincoln Park – Lindsey & Griffin

I had so much fun with Lindsey and Griffin at their Lincoln Park engagement session this month! We met on one of the last warm days of the season and got to enjoy the most beautiful fall colors. These two are adorable as can be… thanks for making my job easy, guys! We took a […]

Romantic Chicago lakefront engagement session with skyline

Chicago Rooftop Microwedding at Loft Lucia – Minal & Drew

On a Thursday in August, I was lucky enough to witness Minal and Drew tie the knot at stunning Loft Lucia, steps away from their home. Like many 2020 couples, these two ended up changing their original wedding plans completely. Friends and family were to travel to Chicago from three different continents for the multi-day […]

Night photo of happy Chicago newlyweds at their Loft Lucia Microwedding

Summer Elopement at Starved Rock Lodge – Melanie & Spencer

Believe it or not, Melanie and Spencer planned their summer Starved Rock Lodge wedding in a matter of weeks. I first met these two in late February at one of our mutual favorite coffee shops in Logan Square. Shortly after then, it was clear that their original wedding plans would need to be altered. When […]

Bride and groom kiss at Illinois Canyon during after their intimate Starved Rock Lodge wedding

Summer Illinois Country Club Wedding – Taylor & Luke

Planning a wedding long-distance is not the easiest thing to do, especially when COVID changes your plans completely! In August, Taylor and Luke flew from Los Angeles to Chicago to wed “in global sickness and in health” (their words). Believe it or not, their Illinois country club wedding was planned in a matter of weeks! […]

Romantic photo of bride and groom in church with stained glass

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