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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 (elbow bumps?) – 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 2020
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 $5000 with Collections beginning at $3250. Associate Collections begin at $2750. 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 $2450. 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 $700. 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!!

Epic Surprise Proposal in Lincoln Park – Kevin & Brandon

It’s no secret that surprise proposals are one of my FAVORITE things to capture. I just love the excitement of it all – the planning, the anticipation, and of course the moment of surprise! This surprise proposal, however, was a little different: I got to be a part of the cover story.

Kevin and Brandon found me last month and ended up booking their 2022 wedding… before they were officially engaged! I knew that they were planning to propose to each other, and secretly hoping I’d get to capture one of these moments. I was SO excited when Brandon asked me to capture his proposal to Kevin!!

After weeks of secret emails and phone calls, Brandon and I came up with a game plan. Their friend Allie (shout out to Allie!) suggested Game Night Out as a perfect place for Brandon to propose. Because the party room would be empty, Brandon could decorate to his heart’s desire! And – with the help of friends and family – that’s exactly what he did!!

We got Kevin to Lincoln Park under the pretense that they were modeling for a new video on my web site. Oh – and by this time, Kevin had already proposed to Brandon!! He expected Brandon to pop the question during their mini session, and when that didn’t happen, we KNEW he’d be surprised. I ran to the party room at lightning speed, and when the two of them arrived, it was perfect. Brandon finally asked Kevin to marry him, and Kevin said YES. To top it all off, a group of friends and family were waiting in the next room to congratulate them!

CONGRATULATIONS, Brandon and Kevin!! I’m so happy I was able to be there for this moment. Can’t wait to work together again soon 🙂

Are you planning a suprise proposal in Chicago? Check out these other favorites for inspiration!

Gabriel & Sueyi’s Millennium Park Proposal
Rob & Amy’s Ice Skating Proposal
Alex & John’s Harold Washington Library Proposal
Erik & Claire’s Chicago Lakefront Proposal

Surprise proposal at Lincoln Park bridge with Chicago skyline

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