Kevin & Brandon’s Awesome Chicago Summer Engagement Session

Kevin and Brandon’s Chicago summer engagement session was just what I needed before kicking off the busy fall season. You may remember these two from Brandon’s surprise proposal in March of 2021… well, now we’re only weeks away from their wedding date! I’ve been looking forward to getting these two in front of my lens again ever since.

We met in the West Loop to take advantage of some fresh new murals (!!) and summer sunshine. They even stopped traffic with a few signature dance moves in the street! After a quick stroll and an outfit change, we headed to their local Jeni’s for an ice cream treat and the rainbow crosswalks of Boystown. Hanging with these two reminded me how easily they make each other smile – thanks for making my job easy, guys!

As the sun began to set, we made our way toward the lakefront. Fun fact: A week before Brandon popped the question last year, Kevin surprised Brandon by proposing at Diversey Harbor! We couldn’t end our session before stopping there together. Although I’m sure there were fewer ducks in February (and probably more snow), I’m so happy we included this meaningful location as part of their engagement story 🙂

Kevin and Brandon: Your wedding day next month is going to be awesome! Can’t wait to do it again SOON!!

Chicago summer engagement photo of two grooms standing in front of mural in Fulton Market

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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. 

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Chicago wedding photographer Emma Mullins Photography and Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award winner 2018
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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
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Happy brides smile during sparkler exit at their summer Concord Fifty Five wedding

Wedding Day coverage averages at $6000 with Collections beginning at $3750. Associate Collections begin at $3200. 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 $750. Special rate available to Wedding Clients.

Microwedding coverage begins at $3000. Now offering LIVE STREAMING services!

Elopement coverage begins at $2250.

Videography services begin at $1600, 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!!!