Rose & Jack’s Fall Engagement Session at Morton Arboretum

Today I’m excited to share Rose and Jack’s Morton Arboretum engagement session from October! These two had been dreaming off fall colors for their engagement photos, and we got so lucky with gorgeous weather and fall foliage. I always enjoy when couples choose different seasons for their wedding and engagement photos… and with a June […]

Engaged couple holds hands in front of fall foliage during their Morton Arboretum engagement session

Marissa & Noah’s Destination Wedding at Chicago History Museum

When I first met Marissa and Noah, they were planning a Chicago History Museum wedding while living in sunny Los Angeles. They were excited as any engaged couple, but also really looking forward to celebrating with family and friends! I learned about their serendipitous meeting, four-hour first date, and wedding day vision (which may or […]

Fun photo of bride and groom walking with wedding party outside their Chicago History Museum wedding

Mary & Wyatt’s Chicago Engagement Session at Garfield Park Conservatory

Mary and Wyatt’s Chicago engagement session last year was one for the books! I met these two in late October at one of my favorite locations in the city, the Garfield Park Conservatory. Turns out it was only a few days before their Engagement-iversary: Wyatt proposed to Mary the previous Halloween! And in exactly ONE […]

Candid Garfield Park Conservatory engagement photo of couple smiling in Palm House with tropical plants

Lily & Nick’s Bottom Lounge Wedding with Stylish Details

Last September, I had the pleasure of kicking off Labor Day weekend with Lily and Nick’s Bottom Lounge wedding! These two have been such a joy to hang with, and really wanted their wedding day to feel intimate, relaxed, and FUN 🙂 Not only did it totally match this vibe… their day was also filled […]

Romantic Chicago wedding photo of bride and groom with flowing veil at Olive Park with skyline

Chicago Winter Wedding at The Arbory – Emily & Justin

February is not the most popular month to get married in Chicago, but for some couples, it makes sense! Emily and Justin are one of those couples, and I’m so glad I got to kick off my 2023 season with their winter wedding at The Arbory 🙂 Wicker Park Wedding Photos Our day began at […]

Bride and groom stand in front of mural on door at The Arbory before their Chicago winter wedding ceremony

Colorful Fall Wedding at Independence Grove – Annie & Luke

Annie and Luke’s fall wedding at Independence Grove has a special place in my heart. Not only was it my final wedding of 2022, I was so excited for these two to tie the knot! This day had been a long time coming (they’ve known each other since high school!), and I knew it was […]

Wedding party in fall colors walks with bride and groom through Independence Grove forest preserve before fall wedding ceremony

September Wedding at City Winery Chicago – Rachel & Joe

I absolutely loved being part of Rachel and Joe’s September wedding at City Winery Chicago. You may recall from their University of Illinois engagement session that they’ve known each other since pre-school… Needless to say, the day had been much anticipated! Originally from Illinois, these two traveled from New Jersey to tie the knot in […]

Just married couple cheers as they exit their summer City Winery Chicago wedding ceremony in outdoor garden

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Engagement – Sara & Brian

It’s starting to feel like springtime in Chicago, which means more and more couples are planning engagement photos! Sara and Brian’s Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool engagement session last year was one of my favorite sessions ever – and it’s not hard to see why. Besides being totally over the moon with each other, their location […]

Couple smiles at each other while sitting on rock at Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool engagement session in Chicago

Liz & Christian’s Lincoln Park Wedding at Cafe Brauer

Last June, I had the honor of capturing Liz and Christian’s Lincoln Park wedding at Cafe Brauer! These two traveled from Michigan to celebrate in our city, and many of their guests traveled from even farther. Though they were planning a second ceremony in Christian’s home country Brazil, many friends and family from South America […]

Newlyweds smile as they exit wedding ceremony under Lincoln Park Honeycomb in Chicago

Nikki & Danny’s Fall Morton Arboretum Wedding

Last fall, I had the honor of capturing Nikki and Danny’s gorgeous Morton Arboretum wedding at Meadow Lake! The weather could not have been more beautiful, and the fall colors were just beginning to show. It was everything you could possibly want for a late September wedding! These two have a particularly unique love story […]

Bride and groom walk along Meadow Lake at sunset during their fall Morton Arboretum wedding


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

Wedding Day coverage averages at $7500 with Collections beginning at $4200. Associate Collections begin at $3750. 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 $3500. 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!!!