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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
  • 90’s R&B
  • Belgian beer
  • My little fam (Jeremy, Rex and Miike)
  • Watching the sun rise
  • The Green Bay Packers
  • Johnny + Moira + David + Alexis
  • 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. Live streaming options available.

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!!


Get ready for the FULL EXPERIENCE.

YES, quality wedding photos are important. You’ll hear it time and again: Once the cake is eaten, the flowers are wilted, and the DJ plays “Purple Rain” (okay, it’s my favorite Last Call song…), all you’ll have left are your photos. While what they say is true, this IS 2020! Video is just as important.

Emma Mullins Photography has partnered with two incredibly talented filmmakers who are EXCITED to capture your wedding-day memories! We work seamlessly as a team to make sure the day runs smoothly and no detail is left out. Meet Amy Lynn and Paul!

Videographer Amy Lynn for Emma Mullins Photography

Amy Lynn

Hi, I’m Amy Lynn! After moving to Chicago three years ago, I’ve discovered a passion for documenting real­-life love stories. I know it’s cheesy, but I love LOVE! True story: I’ve seen Titanic 200 times.

Storytelling has always been at the heart of my work. I’ve had the opportunity to capture over 50 weddings in my career, and the list is growing! I want you to re-experience your wedding day each time you watch your video, and your children and your children’s children, too. Can’t wait to capture more love stories with EMP this season!

Videographer Paul for Emma Mullins Photography


Hey there! I’m Paul, and I love creating gorgeous wedding films. I live in Grayslake, Illinois with my beautiful wife, Jasmine and our little baby boy, Elliott Ray. He is our world!

My favorite thing about creating wedding films is capturing those little, in-between moments that truly make for something authentic. This is my second season with EMP and I could not be more excited!

Our videographers adopt the same documentary approach, allowing you to stay in the moment and enjoy your day. So clink your glasses, steal a kiss, and rest assured that it’s being captured by professionals who are here to serve YOU.

Booking both Photography and Videography services with us guarantees a matching aesthetic, and not to mention… guaranteed FUN! We love what we do, and even better when we get to do it together. As with our Photography Collections, Video Packages are fully customizable.



Additional Coverage: $300/hour
Additional Videographer: $100/hour
Additional Ceremony Film: $500
Speeches Film: $300
Drone Coverage: $400

Check out our recent work!





Video Love

I’m so glad we had Emma and her team creating our wedding video. They were able to use elements of the day like behind-the-scenes footage, gorgeous music, and even the audio of our ceremony reader(!) to create the most magical way to revisit the day over and over. I had no idea I could be brought to tears this many times upon re-watching. Everyone we show it to is always blown away by how much it made them feel like they were there with us again. Thank you so much for giving us this amazing keepsake!

– Catherine C.


The pictures and video….Oh my goodness, these are flawless. Emma and her team captured all of the beautiful moments that we missed on our wedding day. The attention to detail that they put in everything is evident. The pictures are stunning and the video perfectly sums us up as a couple. We could not have asked for a better team to help us capture all of the moments of our wedding day.

– Alex G.


We will be forever grateful for the opportunity to work with Emma and her amazing team. They truly made the most important day of our lives come to life with beautiful images and an incredible video. It will allow us to relive these special moments every day going forward! Thank you!

– Katie V.

Ready to book your Videographer?! Let us know ASAP! Dates are subject to availability on a first-come, first-serve basis.