Emily & Justin’s Chicago Neighborhood Engagement Featuring Huey the Dog

One of my favorite trends over the past few years is a good old-fashioned neighborhood engagement session. I began receiving more requests for these in 2020, after the popular front porch sessions offered by many photographers around the country. And – I couldn’t think of a better way to showcase your life and personality as a couple!

For Emily and Justin’s neighborhood engagement session, we started at their Ukrainian Village home with rescue pup Huey. After a few treats my new buddy was all smiles… and more than excited to venture outside with his favorite humans! We took a stroll down the street, ending up at Huey’s place of adoption, One Tail at a Time. Just a sidenote: This is a wonderful organization in the neighborhood, serving all of Chicago! If you are looking to volunteer, foster, or adopt a pet, definitely check this place out!

When it was time to say goodbye to Huey, the three of us continued our tour of the neighborhood. We stopped by Empty Bottle, one of the places Emily and Justin chose to celebrate the day they got engaged! Next stop was cocktails at one of my favorite local spots, Sportsman’s Club. And, in true Chicago fashion, we just so happened to cross paths with the one and only Tamale Guy!! This was a first for me at a session, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way 🙂

As the sun began to set we made our way to Humboldt Park for some of my favorite portraits of the evening. Truly, this was the perfect nightcap to an already awesome session!

Thanks again for having me, Emily and Justin!! I can’t wait for your winter wedding day next year!

Couple walks their dog in front of local deli during neighborhood engagement session

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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. 

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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 Expertise.com in 2021
Emma Mullins Photography named one of the Best Wedding Photographers in Chicago by Expertise.com in 2020
Emma Mullins Photography named one of the Best Wedding Photographers in Chicago by Expertise.com in 2019
Emma Mullins Photography named on of Chicago's top wedding photographers by Party Slate
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Wedding Day coverage averages at $6000 with Collections beginning at $3750. Associate Collections begin at $3200. 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 $3000. Now offering LIVE STREAMING services!

Elopement coverage begins at $2250.

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!!!