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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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WOW. How has it been TWO months already?! My little peanut is growing so quickly but he’s still so petite! This month has flown by! We’ve had a lot going on in the Magers household but getting these monthly pictures with Barrick + Bexley make my heart so happy!! The love Bex has for him […]

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Want to talk about long time clients…. these guys take the cake!! Jordan + Dalton have been around for a minute with Mager Image!! From their wedding, to maternity and newborn with Waylon, to family pictures, to now with baby #2!! I honestly couldn’t be more excited for their growing family! They are long time, […]

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I think I’ve come to a point in my career where I can say I am not just a wedding, senior and boudoir photographer because quite a few babes have made an appearance in front of my lens – and YES I absolutely freaking love it!! The amount of cuteness I have captured over the […]

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Hello February! Yes, it’s technically April now BUT PROGRESS IS PROGRESS and I’m still playing catch up! I’m basically going to pick up where I left off. After January, we were ready to try and get back to a “new normal” but were still struggling to figure that out, with Bexley’s episodes and a now […]

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Today’s blog post is a personal one – but I have shared this list so many times I just figured i’d put it in a blog post to share away! If you’re a first, second, or fifth time mom you already know to bring the obvious things like clothes, diaper bag, and your toothbrush, and […]

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FINALLY, winter is over!! While cold weather is still fresh in our brains, I’ve got to recap at Erin + Anthony’s winter engagement session in downtown Champaign! Erin was a Mager Image senior way back when so I was really excited to get to capture another milestone for her! Erin is honestly almost TOO SWEET […]

CHAMPAIGN AREA WEDDING, SENIOR + BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER