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i'm emily!

Hi! I'm a coffee loving, travel-obsessed, twenty-something based out of Central Illinois. I'm lucky enough to make a living doing what I love - photographing people! I specialize in weddings (destination + local), senior portraits, + boudoir. I'm so glad you've stopped by my corner of the web, I can't wait to get to know you!

Champaign area wedding, senior, + boudoir photographer

 She's a pro. We didn't have to do a thing besides do what she had instructed us to do. So easy! After seeing how beautiful our engagement pictures turned out I could NOT wait for our wedding pictures.

- Maisie

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fun facts about emily!

yoga pants or Denim?

Yoga Pants (I wear them almost every day) > Denim (I mean, does ANYONE actually like jeans?)

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MOVIES OR BOOKS?

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MOVIES!
I actually like reading books but I’m painfully slow. It only takes 2 hours to watch a movie!

favorite adult drink?

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FIREBALL
Mix it with Dr. Pepper, Angry Orchard, give me shots, or my favorite - on the rocks!

LET'S TALK ABOUT HEIGHTS?!

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You better bet I'll climb what I need to for the shot, but deep down I'm terrified. 

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wedding days

I wear the same outfit every Saturday. I'm no morning person, so not having to worry about what to wear is essential, plus, I know it's comfy! 

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FAVORITE GAMES?

We love hosting game nights! Popular games include Phase 10, Dutch Blitz, and our recent obsessions with board games like Catan and the Battle of Hogwarts.

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FAVORITE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE?

Chasing waterfalls in Iceland! 

are you a bride?

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As your wedding photographer, I believe that you deserve not only beautiful images, but an amazing photographic experience. Being a Mager Image Bride means I'm here every step of the way with whatever you need help with, from timeline to bustling before the reception. If you love crisp, colorful, and timeless wedding photos, then I'm your girl!

well then you've come to the right place!

are you a senior?

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Your senior year is the most important year of your high school career, and you deserve to have it documented with stunning photos to look back on. My goal is to capture the real, natural joy during such an exciting season in your life. These photos will mark your senior year for years and even generations to come. Let's create something awesome!

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As a boudoir photographer I feel it to be my duty to remind women that these are not "flaws" and that no matter what season of life she is in, she is beautiful, powerful, and sexy. I love providing my clients with gorgeous images and an experience that leaves them seeing themselves in a new light and feeling empowered. 

every woman deserves to love every inch of herself.

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When Emily shot our wedding, she brought her husband Brandon along as her second shooter. He is just as friendly and easy to work with, and they both made the picture taking process so fun! We did not do a first look, so we had to squeeze pictures in in between the wedding and reception, but I wasn't concerned because I had seen how quickly Emily could get amazing pictures taken during our engagement shoot. We ended up with so many perfect wedding pictures and even had a little extra time between the wedding and reception!

- marti

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check out what i've been up to...

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Slate Blue Summer Wedding at Miller Farm Barn in Gifford, Illinois Last Saturday’s wedding was a special one! Kaylee + John got married at Miller Farm Barn in Gifford, Illinois. Kaylee is a long time Mager Image gal! She was a senior spokesmodel, I did their engagement and maternity session – and now their wedding! […]

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OK YOU GUYS!! I have waited for this girl to find her man forever…..and she finally has him and he’s freaking PERFECT for her!!! Kasey and I go way back. We went to High School together and Kasey has second shot for me for quite a few weddings and she attends a lot of the […]

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I don’t know how time goes by so damn fast, but little Chippy is ONE!!! AHH!!! The Magers fam bam met outside of Paxton at a family friends property for these! My kiddos were there too so, stay tuned for the mini cousin shoot – spoiler, it’s damn cute! I freaking love the way these […]

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Intimate Sunset Mountain Top Wedding at Craggy Pinnacle in Asheville, North Carolina Lordy, lordy, lordy….this wedding is something special!! Brandon + I traveled to Asheville, North Carolina for Allison + Tyler’s big day! I say big day, and that is was! BIG sunset and BIG ass mountains! We started the day at Bhramari Brewery which […]

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Indian Caves Spring Engagement Session, Bourbonnais, IL What an adventure this session was! But damn was it worth it!! Initially we wanted to try Perry Farm Park, and I couldn’t remember ever working there so I googled the location and noticed this location nearby named Indian Caves and it looked so cool and unique and […]

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It’s Paige and I’m taking back over the blog this week because it is Emily’s BIRTHDAY!!!! That lucky little bitch is in VIVA LAS VEGAS, hopefully living her best life!! She doesn’t know I’m writing this so it should be a surprise to see something posted on her big day. After all I needed some […]

CHAMPAIGN AREA WEDDING, SENIOR + BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER