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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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Lavender Late Spring Wedding in Olivet, IL Brooke Kristine Photography asked me tag along for another wedding (make sure to check out this last one I blogged!) and I was thrilled to say YES! Emily + Jordan’s day was in late spring but it was hot!! It was my first time at Olivet Nazarene University […]

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I’ve wanted to write this post for FOEVAAAA and I’m just now getting around to it. Typical. But we’re here, and I want to share with you the main gear I take with me on a wedding day. I won’t bore you with the entire inventory (hello memory cards and batteries) but today we’ll walk […]

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I know you have seen Tiera + Kristofer’s gorgeous barn wedding on the blog already but I HAD to show you their engagement session at a family farm in Chatsworth, Illinois. These two love the farm life so it was only fitting to have a few animals part of the session.  Tiera + Kristofer’s 2 […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! 🖤 Whether or not you celebrate the “Hallmark Holiday” (as my husband lovingly puts it), date nights are crucial to having a significant other! If you’ve just started dating, just got engaged (or maybe today’s the day!), have been married 10 years, or have 6 kids, dating your partner should be […]

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I love a good senior sesh at the Japanese Gardens in Champaign, especially in summer when everything is in full bloom! It makes for such a perfect backdrop. Uliana, an Irquois West 2020 senior was the MOST chill senior ever so it made my job super easy!! Uli is what everyone calls her and I […]

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Now that their bundle of joy is here, I thought I should share their maternity session! Maisie + Dylan have appeared on blog a few time because they are a Mager Image couple, so you may recognize them! I was lucky enough to photograph their engagement session (part 1 + 2) and their wedding back […]

CHAMPAIGN AREA WEDDING, SENIOR + BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER