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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 (ahem: 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 (elbow bumps?) – 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. 


The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame winner Emma Mullins Photography
2021 Best of Weddings winner Emma Mullins Photography
2020 Best of Weddings winner Emma Mullins Photography
2019 Best of Weddings winner Emma Mullins Photography
2018 Best of Weddings winner Emma Mullins Photography
Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography and Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award winner 2020
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
Emma Mullins Photography named one of Chicago's Best Wedding Photographers by Expertise
Emma Mullins Photography named one of the Best Wedding Photographers in Chicago by Expertise


Happy brides smile during sparkler exit at their summer Concord Fifty Five wedding

Wedding Day coverage averages at $4750 with Collections beginning at $3000. Associate Collections begin at $2450. 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!!

BEST OF 2020: This Year in Review!

Happy NEW YEAR’S EVE, friends!!! Wow, what a year it’s been. Don’t worry, I won’t go on about the challenges of 2020 and how that completely transformed the wedding world. I will, however, share my favorite moments and images from the past 12 months… as is tradition! And just like every other year, it was […]

Chicago bride and groom in Indian wedding attire with Chicago skyline

Colorful Styled Loft Wedding at Wildman Boiler & Tank Co.

Last month, I was thrilled to be part of a styled shoot at one of Chicago’s newest event spaces, Wildman BT! This venue happens to be down the street from my studio, and after touring it back in September, I could not wait to shoot inside. It won’t take much scrolling to figure out why! […]

Just married groom and groom outside their styled Chicago loft wedding at Wildman Boiler & Tank Co.

Claire & Mark’s Fall Destination Wedding in Union Pier, Michigan

I will never forget Claire and Mark’s destination Michigan wedding. These two changed plans over the summer due to unforeseen circumstances (sound familiar?). Instead of the chic downtown Chicago soirée they had planned, they secured a private residence in their home state for their immediate families. If I say so myself: this was an absolute […]

Romantic photo of bride and groom at their destination Michigan wedding in Union Pier

Joliet Birdhaven Greenhouse Elopement – Stephanie & Jimmy

In October, I had the pleasure of joining Stephanie and Jimmy at their Birdhaven Greenhouse wedding in Joliet! Not only was this day planned in a matter of weeks, it was also somewhat of a surprise. It’s true! After postponing their group celebration to next fall, these two still wanted to marry this year. I […]

Romantic photo of bride and groom through palm trees at their Joliet Birdhaven Greenhouse wedding

Chicago Neighborhood Halloween Elopement – Victoria & Sam

It’s no secret that 2020 has been full of the unexpected. That said, I was so excited to hear from Victoria and Sam! Just when I thought my wedding season was over, these two asked me to capture their Halloween elopement ceremony. As I’m sure you can imagine, the answer was a resounding YES 🙂 […]

Happy bride and groom toss leaves at their Halloween wedding in Chicago

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