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About

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. 

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 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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Pricing

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

Wedding Day coverage averages at $5750 with Collections beginning at $3600. Associate Collections begin at $2950. 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 $700. Special rate available to Wedding Clients.

Microwedding coverage begins at $2800. Now offering LIVE STREAMING services!

Elopement coverage begins at $2100.

Videography services begin at $1500, 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!!!

Mentoring

Mentoring for wedding photographers in the Chicagoland area with Emma Mullins Photography

Mentoring for Photographers.

NEW in 2022! Now offering one-on-one mentoring for photographers looking to take their wedding photography business to the next level. Whether you’re established and in need of a refresh or brand-spanking-new to the industry, I’m happy to share my knowledge and expertise!

Emma Mullins Photography has expanded significantly since becoming a full-time operation in 2017, and I’m proud to say that our core values have not changed. During our mentor session, I’m an open book. Ask me anything! Happy to share insight into what has helped us grow, things I would have done differently, and how to boost YOUR business in its current state.

Of course, I’m still learning and growing as a photographer and businessperson… and intend to keep it that way.

Mentoring topics include:

  • Portfolio Review
  • Web Site Review
  • Posing and Directing
  • Client Experience
  • Business Basics
  • SEO Basics
  • Workflow
  • Lighting Technique
  • Editing and Style Consistency
  • Branding and Marketing

In-person Mentor Sessions are available to photographers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All other sessions will take place over Zoom. Your health and safety is a top priority.

Emma Mullins Photography offers virtual mentoring for photographers in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas

VIRTUAL MENTORING

Perfect if you don’t live in Milwaukee or Chicago, or just have a few key topics you’d like to discuss. I’ll become familiar with your web site and portfolio ahead of time so we can jump right in! We’ll connect over Zoom at a time that’s convenient to your schedule. This session goes by faster than you’d expect!

2 hours // $500

Virtual mentoring for photographers over Zoom with Emma Mullins Photography

HALF DAY

This is a great option if you already feel comfortable directing a couple in front of the camera, and want to focus more on the back end of business. Half Day sessions can take place over Zoom or in person at the studio. We’ll go over your portfolio, web site, general business goals and how to achieve them. Bring your camera and any other gear you’d like to play with!

4 hours // $950

FULL DAY

This session is for photographers who really want to jump start their business. Whether you’re having trouble finding couples to get in front of your camera, or need a little help with posing, you’ll leave our session with new knowledge, firsthand experience, and some killer portfolio pieces!

We’ll meet over Zoom or at the studio mid-morning, and I’ll answer any questions you may have. I’ll go over my workflow, business philosophy, things that have worked for me, and things that haven’t. Tell me all about your business goals and we’ll create a plan to help you achieve them.

In the afternoon we’ll have a photo session scheduled with a real couple! Shoot alongside me, see how I work, and learn how to keep your couples comfortable in front of the camera. You’ll get posing and directing tips as you take the lead. Afterwards we’ll go over your images and talk about how to take your sessions to the next level. Showcase your faves in your portfolio to help book more awesome couples!

This session includes lunch and 6-month follow up call to check your progress!

Have a buddy? Book a Full Day session with another Mentee for $3000 total.

8 hours // $1750

Live shoot mentor session in Humboldt Park with Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography
Emma Mullins Photography offers mentoring for photographers in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas
Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography offers mentoring for photographers during a real engagement session
Live photographer mentor session with Emma Mullins Photography during a real engagement shoot
Chicago photographer mentoring session during real engagement shoot with documentary wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography
Emma Mullins Photography offers mentoring for photographers during real engagement session in Humboldt Park, Chicago
Two photographers work with real couple during Chicago wedding photography mentor session with Emma Mullins Photography
Two photographers work with real couple during a photography mentoring session in Humboldt Park, Chicago

Mentee Reviews!

Emma is super knowledgable and willing to answer any questions without judgement. It was really helpful to second-shoot during an engagement session and learn how Emma runs her shoots. Emma is really good at choosing locations and making her couples feel comfortable in front of the camera. I will definitely hype this session to other new photographers!!

– Dana T.
Dana Inserra Photography

Emma was so sweet and hit every topic that I wanted to talk about! She answered every question I had and gave off such a positive and uplifting vibe. She gave me great advice on each topic and I can’t wait to use it for my own business! Thank you Emma for this wonderful mentor session and I appreciate everything!

– Amber O.
Amber Maxine Photography

Ready to book your Mentor Session with Emma? Have a few questions first? Submit the form below and I’ll be in touch shortly!

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