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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!

The Knot Best of Weddings winner Emma Mullins Photography


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!!

Chicago Museum Campus Engagement Session – Brittany & Adrian

One gorgeous October evening, I met up with Brittany and Adrian for their Chicago Museum Campus engagement session. From our very first conversation, these two already had ideas for engagement photos! I wanted nothing more than to make their photography dreams come true 🙂

Brittany’s words:

We met at a University of Illinois football game at Soldier Field through mutual friends and have spent a vast majority of our relationship going to sporting events and hanging out at bars like we did the first day we met. We want to find a photographer that can capture our love of sports (during an engagement session) as well as bring this love into our wedding day!

How sweet is that?! Naturally, we started our session at Soldier Field (at the exact spot where they first met!). I especially loved their orange and blue jerseys and matching sneakers… note Brittany’s matching sapphire engagement ring!

After visiting the stadium, it was time for an outfit change and more exploring around Museum Campus. We made the trek to Northerly Island for some perfect fall colors, and then watched the sun set over the skyline outside the Adler Planetarium. Sunsets like this one are always my FAVORITE. Any time the clouds look like cotton candy, you know it’s going to be good!

Brittany and Adrian: You two were an absolute treat in front of my camera! So excited for you to tie the knot next fall!!

Fall Chicago Museum Campus engagement photo at Soldier Field

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