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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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Outdoor Lakeside Wedding at Lakeview Country Club, Loda, IL Drew + Kailey’s wedding was everything you would expect out of an Illinois fall wedding, and then some. From perfect fall colors (from both the florals and the scenery) to unpredictable fall weather, I feel like we checked all the boxes and I honestly wouldn’t have […]

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An Intimate Fall Wedding at Inside Out in Gilman, IL Sherrie + Doug’s day was full of fall feelings! I arrived at the Onarga Methodist Church to find the church steps lined with full, blooming mums accented with florals filled with sunflowers and it complimented the warm fall day we were having. Sherrie was finishing […]

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Burgundy and Navy Fall Wedding at the Hubbard Trail Country Club Friday weddings are becoming ever more popular thanks to a national pandemic forcing lots of date changes anymore. For Erika + Tyler, their date change ultimately led them to me! I met with Erika weeks before their big day to go over everything, and […]

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Fairgrounds Transformation for Fall Wedding in Melvin, IL COVID has impacted so many weddings set for 2020, which is of course a disappointment, but that didn’t stop Sydney + Jared from planning their dream wedding. Sure, it was originally set for this winter in Champaign, but after hearing about their history a bit more during […]

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Summertime Hudson Farms Wedding in Urbana, IL Hey hey! Welcome back to the wedding world! It’s been a crazy few months, which means weddings for 2020 have been, off. But thankfully Saturday I was able to photograph my FIRST wedding of 2020! What a way to start things off too! Oh my god, I couldn’t […]

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Becky + Stephen are my Mexico couple….yes Mexico, doesn’t that sound GREAT!? I think we could all use a stiff drink and a beach after this year 😅 Anyways, we went looking for water and woods for their engagement session and found this hidden gem – Rock Springs Conservation in Decatur, Illinois. Let me tell […]

CHAMPAIGN AREA WEDDING, SENIOR + BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER