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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 (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 (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. 

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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 the Best Wedding Photographers in Chicago by in 2021
Emma Mullins Photography named one of the Best Wedding Photographers in Chicago by in 2020
Emma Mullins Photography named one of the Best Wedding Photographers in Chicago by in 2019
Emma Mullins Photography named on of Chicago's top wedding photographers by Party Slate


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

Wedding Day coverage averages at $5000 with Collections beginning at $3250. Associate Collections begin at $2750. 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 $2600. 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 $700. Learn all about the booth HERE!

Surprise Proposal coverage begins at $600.

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!!!

Montrose Harbor Engagement at Sunrise – Shawn & Terrence

I had such a lovely time with Terrence and Shawn for their Montrose Harbor engagement session last month! I met these two at sunrise with their sweet pup, Clover for some photos at the lakefront with that gorgeous morning light. You may have noticed that most engagement sessions are scheduled around sunset… but if you’re […]

Montrose Harbor engagement photo with puppy on Lake Michigan pier

West Loop Engagement Session and Mural Tour – Alex & Jack

Last month I had the pleasure of hanging out with Alex and Jack for their colorful West Loop engagement session. These two have been together for over a decade, and originally planned to tie the knot in 2020. Needless to say, it was exciting to finally meet in person! In fact, with everything that’s changed […]

West Loop engagement photo of couple smiling in front of colorful wall

Dreamy South Loop Engagement with Skyline and Puppy – Jessika & Matthew

Jessika and Matthew’s spring South Loop engagement session was a dream! These two were such a treat to have in front of my camera… not to mention I made a new puppy friend, Nala! This sweet lady has the brightest eyes and an adorable puppy-dog face, Jess and Matt are absolutely smitten with her. I’m […]

Romantic South Loop engagement photo of couple kissing with Chicago skyline

Jolene & Will’s Iconic Chicago Engagement Session

When I first started talking with Jolene and Will, it was clear that iconic Chicago locations were a priority for wedding and engagement photos. Naturally, downtown Chicago was the place to start! I met these two on a Monday afternoon at the Art Institute of Chicago. We got to play in the gardens for a […]

Iconic Chicago engagement photo on staircase at the Art Institute of Chicago

Lauren & Eric’s Spring Engagement at Cantigny Park

Lauren and Eric’s spring Cantigny engagement session last month was a breeze! Coincidentally, they live super close to this picturesque park… so naturally we had to take advantage for our session! It had been a while since I’d traveled outside of the city, let alone visited the park. As you can see, the scenery did […]

Cantigny engagement photo of couple with Willow Tree in golden hour light

Wicker Park Engagement and First Date Nostalgia – Kaitlyn & John

Kaitlyn and John’s Wicker Park engagement session was dreamy, eventful, and nostalgic, to say the least! Ever since our first conversation, we had a pretty solid game plan for what the evening would entail. These two met while playing softball in Lincoln Park, and their first date was soon to follow. The date sounded so […]

Chicago Spring Engagement with Blooms and Beers – Hannah & Keith

Last month I got to hang out with Hannah and Keith for their Chicago spring engagement session! I met these two at Burwood Tap in Lincoln Park – the place where they had their very first date! If you haven’t been to this classic Chicago dive, it’s definitely worth a visit. After a couple Bell’s […]

Chicago spring engagement photo at lakefront with skyline view

Formal Chicago Engagement Session with Pup – Maddy & Max

At the end of April, I finally had a chance to hang out with Maddy and Max! I met these two at their downtown home for formal Chicago engagement photos with their pup, Frank 🙂 We went for a stroll around some favorite spots in their neighborhood – including the tulip garden outside their building! […]

Local couple gets puppy kisses in spring garden during their downtown Chicago engagement session

Alison & Kevin’s Romantic Downtown Spring Engagement Session

Alison and Kevin’s downtown spring engagement session was romantic, dreamy, and most of all: FUN!! These two were a breeze to have in front of my camera, and we got to visit some favorite Chicago photo locations. Spring came early this year (well, early for Chicago, that is!)… and I can not get enough of […]

Romantic downtown spring engagement photo with Chicago skyline at lakefront

Intimate Cafe Brauer Wedding in Lincoln Park – Zoe & Jake

On a lovely spring morning in March, I was honored to attend Jake and Zoe’s intimate Cafe Brauer wedding. In fact, along with my Associate-in-Training (hi Dana!), we were the only official guests! Zoe and Jake had been planning a grand celebration in New Orleans for their wedding day. When 2020 happened, they were certain […]

Cafe Brauer wedding photo of bride and groom holding hands outside venue in Lincoln Park