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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. 

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 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 $2650. 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!

Surprise Proposal coverage begins at $600.

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!!!

Spring Wisconsin Wedding at Mercantile Hall – Alissa & Mel

Alissa and Melissa’s spring Mercantile Hall wedding could not have been more beautiful, in every sense of the word! These two had been planning their wedding since late 2019, after their separate proposals to each other. When their day finally arrived, everyone was ready to celebrate!

We got lucky with sunny spring skies and perfect Wisconsin weather, which made for lovely outdoor photos around the venue. The all-female wedding party were stunning in purple, not to mention their pre-ceremony rainbow flannels! Mel and Alissa got ready separately, with their emotional first look along the ivy wall at the venue’s Urb Garden. The couple were married in an outdoor ceremony by Mel’s aunt Liz, and the entire day was full of love and happy tears.

Some of my favorite details from this day include the brides’ matching wedding bands, identical shoes, and the paint-pouring ceremony which included Melissa’s two daughters. The four of them created a colorful canvas to signify the official blending of their families. And, of course – we couldn’t miss the opportunity for photos with Suesanna in the courtyard! Their romantic first dance as newlyweds was a perfect way to kick off the evening. I don’t think Alissa and Mel stopped smiling the entire day – it was an absolute honor to be a part of.

Alissa and Mel: Thank you again for having us in May!!! Your wedding day was such a joy to capture, I couldn’t be happier for you two. Cheers to a lifetime together 🙂

Vendor Team:

Venue: Mercantile Hall/Getting Ready Location: The Coffee House at Chestnut + Pine/Mel’s Dress: Essence of Australia/Alissa’s Dress: Stella York/Shoes: Nina/Florals: B’s Bouquets/Hair & Makeup: Silhouette Salon/Invitation: Minted/Jeweler: David Liska/Ceremony musicians: Violin by Vicki/DJ: Milwaukee Airwaves/Caterer: Chef David’s Catering/2nd photographer: Jeremy

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