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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!!

Summer Illinois Country Club Wedding – Taylor & Luke

Planning a wedding long-distance is not the easiest thing to do, especially when COVID changes your plans completely! In August, Taylor and Luke flew from Los Angeles to Chicago to wed “in global sickness and in health” (their words). Believe it or not, their Illinois country club wedding was planned in a matter of weeks! Though their big celebration is postponed to next year, Luke and Taylor were overjoyed to tie the knot on their original date.

In Global Sickness and in Health.

I met these two and their wedding party at Boulder Ridge on a perfect August afternoon. From the summery mismatched bridesmaid dresses to their custom face masks (designed by Luke!), every detail had its place! Oh – I should mention that these two share a name already… I think their hashtag #thetaylortaylorwedding gives it away 🙂

So many personalized details helped make this day unique. Luke’s childhood priest performed the ceremony, dedicating an emotional remembrance to Luke’s father. Both the church and country club are sentimental locations to Taylor, the sites of her parents and step-parents’ weddings. Taylor paid further homage to her late grandmother by walking down the aisle in her vintage dress! I can’t get over how that veil just sparkles!

In true Newlywed fashion, Luke and Taylor hopped into a sweet Corvette (something blue?) to exit the church as husband and wife. We waved goodbye for now, but don’t worry! We get to do this all again next summer.

CONGRATULATIONS, Taylors!! Can’t wait to celebrate BIG TIME next year!

Venue: Boulder Ridge Country Club/Church: St. Catherine of Siena/Bride’s dress: Hayley Paige/Ceremony dress: Family heirloom/Bride’s earrings: David Yurman/Groom’s suit: Generation Tux/Groom’s tie: The Tie Bar/Florals: Studio Poppy/Hair: Amanda + Katrina at Spa Bleu/Makeup Artist: Niece Tatume/Custom face masks: designed by Groom, printed by Positive Promotions/Videographer: Bea Rose Films

Romantic photo of bride and groom in church with stained glass

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