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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
  • Singing loudly to the radio while driving
  • Belgian beer
  • The Green Bay Packers
  • My little fam (Jeremy, Rex and Miike)
  • Re-watching episodes of Schitt’s Creek
  • 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. 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 $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!!

Brigette & Michael’s Downtown Chicago Engagement Session (featuring Justice the Dog!)

At the beginning of August, I got to hang out with Brigette and Michael for their awesome downtown Chicago engagement session! I first met these two over Zoom while they were quarantining in Colorado, and was so excited to finally say hello face to face. Lucky for me, I got to meet their happy pup Justice, too (isn’t he the sweetest?)!

We started our session at Kinzie Bridge on a beautiful summer evening. After some impromptu dancing and a few family photos, we made our way to one of my favorite hidden gem locations outside of Gibson’s Italia! These two were a breeze to photograph, and of course Justice kept us entertained 🙂

Brigette and Michael were up for anything and everything. We were able to swing by the Chicago Theatre and Board of Trade building for some iconic downtown photos, and then headed to the lakefront for sunset! All the locations you’d want in a Chicago engagement session. When we arrived at the beach, a few storm clouds rolled in… which made for a super unique backdrop. I am ALWAYS a fan of dramatic skies, and this one did not disappoint!

Brigette and Michael: This was such a fun session, thanks for making my job easy! Can’t wait for you to tie the knot next year!!

Candid family photo of couple with their happy dog during summer Chicago engagement session

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