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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 – 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
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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 $5750 with Collections beginning at $3600. Associate Collections begin at $3000. 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 $700. Special rate available to Wedding Clients.

Microwedding coverage begins at $2800. Now offering LIVE STREAMING services!

Elopement coverage begins at $2100.

Videography services begin at $1600, 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 $750.

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!!!

Bristol Renaissance Faire Wedding – Gretchen & Michael

Gretchen and Michael’s Bristol Renaissance Faire wedding was more fun than I could have dreamed. I don’t get to photograph a lot of theme weddings, and this one made up for that!

When Gretchen was a little girl, she told her mother that she’d get married at the Renaissance Faire. Although she may not remember saying this – she was right!

Gretchen and Michael’s wedding was a full-on Renaissance affair. The ceremony took place over Labor Day weekend at the Cotswold Commons area of the fairgrounds. Gretchen and her family have attended Bristol’s Renaissance Faire almost every year, and she even wore her late grandparents’ wedding rings pinned to her dress in their memory during her ceremony. The officiant dressed as a monk, bridesmaids wore DIY faery wings and flower crowns, and all the groomsmen wore color-coordinated capes. The couple incorporated a Medieval wine ceremony into their wedding as a symbol of their lives uniting as one. Guests waved wands and tossed lavendar at the happy newlyweds during the recessional, and “Huzzah, huzzah!” was the common affirmation throughout the day.

I’m so happy to have been a part of this unique wedding day! Michael and Gretchen are a fun-loving couple who incorporated imagination and fantasy into their Wisconsin wedding day. Congrats again, you two!

Vendor Team

Bride’s dress and veil: The Bridal Event/Crown: One Curtain Road/Groom’s cape: Medieval Collectibles/Groom’s hat: Wizards Wardrobe at the Faire/Groom’s attire: Majestic Velvets/Faery wings: handmade by bridal party/Food: Bristol Renaissance Faire/Dessert: Robin’s Nest Cakery/Florist: Sunnyside Florist/Rings: Rogers & Hollands/Invitation: Marlene’s Wedding Accessory

Guests toss lavender at bride and groom during their Bristol Renaissance Faire wedding ceremony

8 Replies to “Bristol Renaissance Faire Wedding – Gretchen & Michael”

  1. Becki Ray says:

    Yay!! They turned out FABULOUSLY!! Great work. Just as fun and beautiful as the day was.

    1. Emma says:

      Thanks so much, Becki!! It was a really perfect day – so happy to have been there 🙂

  2. John Kempfer says:

    So much fun I think the photographers did a great job capturing the magic of my daughter’s special day

    1. Emma says:

      Thank you, John! Such a fun and unique wedding to be a part of!

  3. Nicee says:

    Wow!! How creative!!! Great job capturing their authentic fun personalities! What a special wedding <3

    1. Emma says:

      Thanks Nicee!!

  4. Katy Weaver says:

    WOW! This is SO FUN! What a cool couple and amazing day! love all the color and joy!!

    1. Emma says:

      It was such a fun wedding! Thanks for looking!!

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