Bridgeport Art Center Wedding Featuring Live Music – Shana & Matt

Last September, the team had an absolute blast with Shana and Matt at their Bridgeport Art Center wedding! Their wedding just so happened to fall on the 6-year anniversary of the day they met – how cool is that?! These two have the most contagious love and joy… if you don’t believe me, check out their Highlight Film below 🙂

Matt and Shana got ready separately with their parties at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown. After their emotional first look on the Chicago Riverwalk, they took a stroll to some favorite iconic downtown locations! Finally, it was time to head to Bridgeport and make their marriage official.

Bridgeport Art Center Wedding

One of my personal favorite venues in Chicago, the Sculpture Garden at Bridgeport Art Center is romantic, unique, and perfect for outdoor wedding ceremonies. Shana and Matt were married surrounded by loved ones, in a ceremony officiated by a friend. Once the knot was tied, it was time to celebrate!!

Guests enjoyed delicious food and drink, live music, and lots of DANCING throughout the night! Two of my favorite details include their Newlywed Ice-Cream Scoop in lieu of cake cutting, and Soul Train-inspired dance party exit to end the evening. This was such an awesome day to be part of!

Shana and Matt: Thank you again for having us in September!! Wishing you all the best in Married Life!

Vendor Team

Venue: Bridgeport Art Center / Hotel: Renaissance Chicago Downtown / Planner: Danielle Kolb Events / Bride’s dress: Maggie Sottero / Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka / Groom’s suit: Indochino / Groom’s tie: The Tie Bar / Florist: Flowers for Dreams / Hair & Makeup: The Bridal Beauty Team / Stationery: Kara Cooke / Bride’s ring: Brilliant Earth / Groom’s ring: Hitched / Live Band: Maggie Speaks / Caterer: Catered by Design / Dessert: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams / Videographer: Amy Lynn for EMP / Associate Photographer: Emma C / Second Photographer: Alexis

Want to see more from Shana & Matt’s Day? Check out their Highlight Film by Amy Lynn!

Happy bride and groom dance with their guests at Bridgeport Art Center wedding reception featuring live music

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Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins of Emma Mullins Photography

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!!!