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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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Oh. My. Goodness. Our girl is FOUR. We’re right at the edge of excitement to see the future and frightened to lose our baby girl. I hope she keeps her red hair and curls. They are a beautiful blend of her daddy and myself. I hope she stays independent, despite the guaranteed arguments it will […]

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I loved “working” with Tyler + Jenna because they trust me 100% to deliver. They’ll do whatever I ask with NO questions – including spending 15 minutes FREEZING in the middle of the dark parking lot at 9 o’clock at night. JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THOSE. 

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omg you guys, it’s been a hot minute since you’ve seen any signs of me on the interwebs! it feels SO GOOD to be back! To kick things off, let me introduce you to these lovely ladies – Britt + Kelsey with Launch Your Daydream.   I first noticed their magic with a few of […]

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A Modern Blush Wedding at University Place Church + iHotel, Champaign, IL So this wedding has been sitting in my drafts for a hot minute! Second shooting images always get put on the back burner, but today I wanted to feature this gorgeous wedding I assisted with a while back! I haven’t shot with my […]

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It is literally in the heart of wedding season so why not give you upcoming brides some tips + tricks to make your wedding day flow smoothly! When you hire me….you hire all my wedding advice/experience – and trust me DO I HAVE SOME ADVICE FOR YOU! These are small things, but they will inevitably […]

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Dear Brandon,  I’m writing this letter just minutes after delivering a wedding gallery to a client and remembering back to what it felt like to be “newlyweds”. It was exciting, nerve wracking, and blissful all rolled into one. We’d been friends for years and our families were constantly crossing paths and camping together. I was […]

CHAMPAIGN AREA WEDDING, SENIOR + BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER