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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 (ahem: 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
2021 Best of Weddings winner Emma Mullins Photography
2020 Best of Weddings winner Emma Mullins Photography
2019 Best of Weddings winner Emma Mullins Photography
2018 Best of Weddings winner Emma Mullins Photography
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 Chicago's Best Wedding Photographers by Expertise
Emma Mullins Photography named one of the Best Wedding Photographers in Chicago by Expertise


Happy brides smile during sparkler exit at their summer Concord Fifty Five wedding

Wedding Day coverage averages at $4750 with Collections beginning at $3000. Associate Collections begin at $2450. 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!!

Joliet Birdhaven Greenhouse Elopement – Stephanie & Jimmy

In October, I had the pleasure of joining Stephanie and Jimmy at their Birdhaven Greenhouse wedding in Joliet! Not only was this day planned in a matter of weeks, it was also somewhat of a surprise. It’s true! After postponing their group celebration to next fall, these two still wanted to marry this year. I was thrilled when they decided to elope on their original wedding date, and asked me to tag along!

I met these two at the greenhouse on a beautiful fall day, where they shared an emotional first look outside the ceremony space. Honestly, I think their smiles only grew from there! Stephanie and Jimmy tied the knot in an intimate ceremony, surrounded by family and a few friends. In fact, Stephanie’s little brother even played an important role in the ceremony (isn’t he sweet?!). I loved how they made their day so personalized and family-oriented. As you can imagine, elopements like this are always a joy to capture.

Once it was official, I got to have the newlyweds all to myself! We had a chance to explore all the rooms of the Birdhaven Greenhouse, and even the fall foliage of nearby Pilcher Park. Like I said, these two were ALL smiles (thanks for making my job easy, guys!!). Several days later they announced their elopement, and I couldn’t be happier for these two 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS, Stephanie and Jimmy!! Thanks again for asking me to photograph your elopement day – really looking forward to celebrating more next year!

Vendor Team

Venue: Birdhaven Greenhouse & Conservatory/Bride’s dress: David’s Bridal/Bride’s shoes: Bleecker & Bond/Groom’s suit: Tommy Hilfiger/Groom’s shoes: Leonardo Shoes/Florist: Mitchell’s Flowers/Hair Stylist: Hair by Izzy/Makeup: Mario Tricoci/Jeweler: The Classic Gem

Want to see more Stephanie & Jimmy? Check out their dreamy sunset Engagement Session on the Blog!

Romantic photo of bride and groom through palm trees at their Joliet Birdhaven Greenhouse wedding

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