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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 Sunset Ridge Country Club Wedding – Caitlin & Brett

It may be hard to believe, but Caitlin and Brett’s gorgeous July wedding at Sunset Ridge Country Club was not the event they had originally planned. Like so many 2020 newlyweds-to-be, they postponed their larger wedding celebration to allow their friends and family to gather safely. Lucky for them: they were able to get married in a smaller, outdoor ceremony on their original date!

During the weeks leading up to their wedding day, Caitlin and Brett were prepared for Plan B… and even Plan C! Guidelines for group gatherings were ever changing, and we all know this year has been anything but predictable. The plan was finalized within two weeks, and it ended up being such a fun, intimate wedding day! Shout out to Gayle at Sunset Ridge for making it all happen.

From beginning to end, this day was a pleasure to be a part of. One of my favorite parts was right at the beginning of the ceremony. Just as the flower girl made her entrance, the sky opened up and gave us a quick shower! On a 90 degree summer day, this was not unwelcome… besides, rain on your wedding day IS good luck 🙂 We even caught a glimpse of a real live RAINBOW later on!!

Caitlin and Brett: Thank you again for having us document this day for you. I’m so happy you were still able to tie the knot this year! Looking forward to doing it again in 2021!!

Venue: Sunset Ridge Country Club/Bride’s dress: Allure Bridals/Bride’s shoes: Betsey Johnson/Bridesmaids dresses: Azazie/Groom’s tuxedo: Ike Behar/Groom’s shoes: Vangelo/Florals: Fleurs de Lisa/Hair & Makeup: Brides by Kelly/Invitation: Minted/Engagement rings: Diamonds on Wabash/Wedding bands: GV Jewelry/Ceremony musician: Chris Chandler/Caterer: Sunset Ridge/Cake: Bent Fork Bakery/2nd shooter: Jeremy

Want to see more Caitlin & Brett? Check out their adorable neighborhood Engagement Session featuring custom face masks!

Candid photo of Illinois wedding party walking with bride and groom under rainbow at Sunset Ridge Country Club

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