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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
  • 90’s R&B
  • Belgian beer
  • My little fam (Jeremy, Rex and Miike)
  • Watching the sun rise
  • The Green Bay Packers
  • Johnny + Moira + David + Alexis
  • 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!



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. Live streaming options available.

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!!

Photo Booth

Chicago photo booth by Emma Mullins Photography

Best. Party. EVER!

Adding the Photo Booth to your event is ALWAYS a good idea! This iPad operated, “open-air” booth is a sleek design and will fit in most event spaces. The app offers several layout options (including GIFs!) and the ability to text, email and share your photos on social media. Want a unique party favor for you and your guests to take home after the party? A printer is available as well!

Choose between a gold or silver backdrop, or if you prefer to capture the ambiance of your event, go backdrop-free! Have your own backdrop idea in mind? Feel free to bring it and we’ll set it up for you. We have a variety of props available, but if there’s something you can’t live without (theme party, anyone?) you’re more than welcome to provide your own.

The Photo Booth requires secure Internet access and electrical outlets to operate. Make sure your event space is equipped with these before booking.

Though the booth is completely self-service, an attendant will be on site at all times for security and in case of technical difficulties.

I loved that I could text/email the pictures to myself! No more having to “fight over” who gets what picture. Now we all can have a copy! Yay!!!

-A Real-Life Enthusiastic Guest

photo booth for Emma Mullins Photography


Digitals Only


  • Up to 3 hours at your event
  • Backdrop and prop options
  • Email, text, and social media sharing
  • Additional hours $100/hour

Prints + Digitals


  • Up to 3 hours at your event
  • Backdrop and prop options
  • Email, text, and social media sharing
  • Printer on site
  • Additional hours $150/hour
Chicago photo booth gif from Emma Mullins Photography
Chicago Photo Booth GIF by Emma Mullins Photography
Bride posing in Chicago photo booth gif


Both gold and silver backdrop options are available. When choosing a backdrop color, keep in mind the space where the booth will be set up! For example: does your venue use colored uplighting? This could change the look of your backdrop entirely!

Have a custom backdrop with your logo or wedding date on it? Or a banner to hang across the curtain? Bring it along! We will gladly set up your custom backdrop for you.

Does your venue have a gorgeous wall or space that would work as a booth setup? Not crazy about backdrops in general? Skip it! Going backdrop-free allows for more spontaneous photos, and can really capture the ambiance of an event with guests dancing or mingling in the background.


A variety of props and costume pieces are always available for your event! If there’s something specific you have in mind, feel free to provide your own and we’ll set them out for you.

Chicago photo booth prop photo of lips and mustaches by Emma Mullins Photography
Chicago photo booth prop photo of oversized star shaped sunglasses in various colors by Emma Mullins Photography
Just Married sign and other props for Chicago Photo Booth by Emma Mullins Photography
Happy Birthday glasses and birthday cake hat for Chicago Photo Booth by Emma Mullins Photography


Your guests can choose from multiple layouts when saving digital files! Options are available with the swipe of a finger, including photo strips, single images, and GIFs. Please note that the strip layout will be used for prints.

Chicago photo booth by wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography

Happy Customers

The photo booth was so fun and easy to use; and was a huge hit with our guests! It gave the young kids something fun to do, and also provided plenty of amusement for those watching our parents and their friends get goofy! We originally were not planning on having a photobooth and we are so incredibly glad Emma changed our minds, it was a huge success! I would absolutely recommend it to anyone planning an event!

-Holly E.

This was an awesome experience and really added to the party! Photo booths are always a fun addition to any event and this one was better than your average photo booth. No actual booth to cram into so we could easily fit plenty of people, plus we could see and personally control the photo sessions ourselves so we can redo the pictures if we didn’t like them. This photo booth also gives the option of combining the photos into a GIF! This option made the photo booth experience that much more fun and creative!!

-Kumari B.

This photo booth is FUN! It got our friends and family that had never met before in photos together. The lighting is very flattering and it was so nice to have a big batch of photos to take home at the end of the night.

-Reilly G.