Summer Indian Wedding at Fairlie Chicago – Priya & Nitin

Priya and Nitin’s summer wedding at Fairlie was one for the books! I’m so excited to share this colorful, happy day – complete with two outfits, Indian traditions, and some of my favorite wedding photos in the West Loop. Having been friends for over a decade, these two filled the entire venue with loved ones […]

Just-married bride and groom exit their Hindu wedding ceremony while guests cheer at Fairlie Chicago

Sean & Michael’s Chicago Engagement Session Adventure

As the holiday season (aka Engagement Season) approaches, I wanted to share a favorite Chicago engagement session from this year! Not only were Sean and Michael a joy to work with, we made it to THREE different picturesque locations… each with its own unique vibe. These two couldn’t keep their eyes off each other, and […]

Romantic photo of couple kissing at Humboldt Park lagoon with yellow wildflowers during September engagement session in Chicago

Lauren & Sam’s Colorful June Wedding at The Adler Planetarium

It’s such a treat to reminisce about Lauren and Sam’s June Adler Planetarium wedding! These two truly had a wedding day adventure, and I’m so happy to have been there to capture it. The day began with them getting ready separately at The Gwen, and their joyful first look on the hotel’s terrace! Once Sam […]

Just married bride and groom exit their outdoor wedding ceremony at Adler Planetarium with Chicago skyline view

Amanda & Marc’s Classic Chicago Athletic Association Hotel Wedding

I first heard from Amanda and Marc in the beginning stages of planning their spring Chicago Athletic Association Hotel wedding. They were recently engaged, and I was excited to hear all of their wedding ideas! Over the next 15 months or so, it was such a joy to see their wedding day vision come to […]

Bride and groom kiss in the White City Ballroom at their spring Chicago Athletic Association Hotel wedding

Kirsten & Andrew’s Halloween-Inspired Wedding at the Museum of Surgical Science

Happy Halloween, friends!!! I have been waiting over a year to feature Kirsten & Andrew’s Halloween-inspired October wedding, and am SO excited to finally share. These two officially tied the knot in 2020, and then got to celebrate with friends and family exactly two years later! What’s more, their reception took place at one of […]

Creative photo of bride and groom standing in doorway at International Museum of Surgical Science for their Halloween theme October wedding

Alana & Brett’s Summer Chicago Wedding at Rockwell on the River

This summer went by particularly quickly, and one of our biggest highlights was Alana and Brett’s Rockwell on the River wedding! The anticipation was for this day was all too real… from their plan to arrive at the ceremony on a riverboat to the DIY wine-themed decor, I couldn’t wait to see their vision come […]

Just married bride and groom walk down the aisle during their summer outdoor Rockwell on the River wedding ceremony

Kate & Ben’s Downtown Chicago Winter Engagement with Champagne

Today we’re throwing it back to Kate and Ben’s Chicago winter engagement session last year! These two are getting ready to tie the knot this weekend, and I couldn’t be more excited to capture it all 🙂 We met downtown for photos at some iconic locations that were meaningful to them, including Orleans Street Bridge. […]

Couple kiss in front of skyline view at Olive Park with champagne during their Chicago winter engagement session

Joyful Garden Wedding at Warehouse 109 – Caitlyn & Ray

One year ago today, I had the pleasure of capturing Caitlyn and Ray’s wedding at one of my favorite Chicagoland venues, Warehouse 109! This long-anticipated day could not have been more full of love for these two. When I first heard from Caitlyn, she told me the story of how they met, lost touch, and […]

Just married bride and groom exit their garden wedding ceremony at Warehouse 109 in Plainfield

Summer Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Proposal – Tristan & Jess

This summer was indeed a whirlwind, but one of my favorite moments to capture was Tristan’s Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool proposal! With Chicago weather on our side, an unsuspecting fiancĂ©e-to-be, and one of the most romantic proposal locations in the city, I knew it was going to be the best day. I am always so […]

Newly engaged couple embrace after surprise Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool proposal

Destination Chicago Wedding at Saddle & Cycle Club – Ellie & Dylan

It’s starting to feel more like fall, and I can’t help but reminisce over Ellie and Dylan’s wedding at Saddle & Cycle Club last October! These two traveled from Portland, Oregon to get married in our city, and the team was delighted to capture their day. When I first heard from Ellie and Dylan, they […]

Romantic night photo of couple outside venue at their fall Saddle & Cycle Club wedding in Chicago


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Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins of Emma Mullins Photography

Hellooo, world!

I’m Emma (She/Her): Beer nerd, cat-whisperer, reality show-junkie and 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, Rex and Miike)
  • 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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Happy brides smile during sparkler exit at their summer Concord Fifty Five wedding

Wedding Day coverage averages at $7500 with Collections beginning at $4500. Associate Collections begin at $3750. 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 $2500, with Live Streaming at $950. 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 $9000 and includes travel and accommodations.

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!!!