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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!!

Chicago Indian Wedding Photos and Engagement Session – Minal & Drew

Last month, I finally got to hang out with Minal and Drew for their Chicago Indian wedding photos. To say I was excited would be an understatement! After making the decision to cancel the multi-day June wedding they’d been planning, we waited patiently to determine what was next. These two knew they wanted to be married this year, and wanted it to be meaningful. As soon as they were able to obtain their Marriage License, we were back on the planning track!

Nine days before they tied the knot, we met downtown for their stunning formal engagement session. Instead of incorporating a wardrobe change on wedding day, they decided to use this opportunity to capture Chicago Indian wedding photos! What a genius idea – and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how these turned out!! Minal and Drew traveled to India for their wedding clothes last year, and am so happy they had a chance to dress in them before wedding day.

My favorite thing about this session is that it really seemed to kick off their wedding festivities. The next nine days seemed to fly by… and their ceremony did not disappoint! Stay tuned for more from Minal & Drew’s Microwedding at Loft Lucia SOON 🙂

Looking to obtain a Marriage License in Cook County during COVID-19? More information available HERE.

Chicago Indian wedding photo at North Avenue Beach with skyline view

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