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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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A few months ago, I met up with my cousin Carissa and her fiancé Jon for their outdoorsy engagement session in the heart of Bloomington, IL. 

A man holds a woman as she shows off her new engagement ring in downtown Champaign, IL

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My associate, Jess (and myself), get surprised with a proposal mid-session!

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In love in downtown Danville I recently had the pleasure of capturing Abby and Reno’s engagement session in Downtown Danville, IL. When I tell you it was dreamy, just know I mean it. We really debated even having the session because rain clouds were everywhere and summer pop-up storms were all around us. I’m so […]

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A beautiful small town wedding for Casey and Adam. I could tell right away that Casey and Adam’s small town wedding day would be filled with the most beautiful details. Casey even included feathers from a turkey she shot in their floral details! After the sweetest morning of getting ready with friends and family, it […]

A small town wedding for Casey and Adam. A full wedding party photo of everyone cheering while the groom pops a bottle of champagne and sprays it toward the camera. Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, L'erable, IL. Photo taken by Mager Image Photography.
colorful sunset swamp pond midwest park

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Love in the Heartland: Casey & Adam’s Charming Engagement Session Hey Hey, lovely people! Today, I’ve got a heartwarming story to share with you, straight from the heart of the Midwest. It’s all about Casey and Adam’s engagement session, and trust me, it’s a tale worth swooning over! We set the scene in the picturesque […]

blush and navy outdoor summer ceremony at crooked creek whitetail estate

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A Sweet Pink and Navy Affair at Crooked Creek Whitetail Estate I’ve settled on the fact that I will likely never be caught up on the blog, therefore let’s all agree that we’ll just always be “throwing it back” from here out, mmkay? 😅 (Seriously though, if you’d be interested in working on that together… […]

CHAMPAIGN AREA WEDDING, SENIOR + BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER