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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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Biltmore Estate & Winery Engagement Session, Asheville, NC YOU. GUYS. This engagement session is so kick ass you’re not going to want to skip over any of it, but it’s LONG, so grab some coffee and STRAP IN. When Allison and I were chatting about plans for their engagement session, she mentioned meeting me at […]

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I know you are all thinking WTF Em….snow!? Just a little behind here so I thought I needed to recap Lindsay + Dylan’s winter engagement session before it’s 100 degrees out 😂 We ventured to Ten Mile Grove right outside of Paxton for a last minute change to get some snowy pictures. This is one […]

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For those of you who don’t know, I’ve not been doing this blog alone for MONTHSSS. Today, my amazing friend and publisher Paige wanted to take over the blog in celebration of Mothers Day. I loved the idea, so I let her run with it. Take it away Paige!   I’ve been thinking a lot […]

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Southern Emerald Spring Wedding at The Venue at Roseoak in Petal Mississippi Where the hell do I begin?! I have SO much to say about this one guys, so buckle up!!! I’m crazy, but I packed up the entire family (kids, grandma, and grandpa included) and we headed to Mississippi to shoot Samantha + JT’s […]

gift ideas for photographers stocking stuffers 2020 list

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It’s been a hot minute since we did a #tuesdaytips post. This one I feel like EVERYONE can relate to, I mean we alllllll take pictures but where the hell do we store them?? Well…..here we go, buckle up, but if you take one thing from this always remember……YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO SAFE!! Storage […]

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Powder Blue Summer Wedding at Gardens of Woodstock in Woodstock, Illinois I’m absolutely SWAMPED!!! I mean I have had SEVERAL shoots, appointments, consults, OH and I’ve been traveling!! I am in the oh shit mode at this point. I am behind on sneaks, galleries, personal life, you name it, I’m behind! My clients are seriously […]

CHAMPAIGN AREA WEDDING, SENIOR + BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER