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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!
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.
fun facts about emily!
Yoga Pants (I wear them almost every day) > Denim (I mean, does ANYONE actually like jeans?)
next fun fact!
I actually like reading books but I’m painfully slow. It only takes 2 hours to watch a movie!
Mix it with Dr. Pepper, Angry Orchard, give me shots, or my favorite - on the rocks!
You better bet I'll climb what I need to for the shot, but deep down I'm terrified.
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!
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.
Chasing waterfalls in Iceland!
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!
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!
congrats! you're almost done!
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.
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!
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Where to even start here… there aren’t words good enough really. When Paige told me she was expecting, our minds INSTANTLY went to pictures. Since before the Potter wedding – hell, before their engagement photos – we planned everything for photos. She speaks my love language, and I love her for it (and so much […]
Well another holiday that is looking a little different this year….courtesy of COVID-19. But hey, I refuse to let it ruin our day celebrating the Fourth of July and our FREEDOM!!! I absolutely love the fourth…. the feeling of summer, cookouts, fireworks, family time and oddly enough the infamous smell of the gunpowder from the […]
I love a good senior summer session so I thought it was finally time to post about Emily’s senior session! We headed out to Middlefork Forest Preserve and got some gorgeous Midwest golden hour shots…..I mean….those are MY FAVES!!! Something new for 2020 Seniors was the Senior Boutique Experience. We partnered with Syd & Sadie’s […]
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I. Love. Amazon. It’s a problem. But a handy one at that, so I’ll survive. Owning a business from home means that Amazon delivers almost everything I need right to my home, since I don’t have the usual “commute into town” to just stop and pick things up on the way home. In doing so, […]
“What kind of camera should I get?” This post has been updated since last writing my last version, although not much has changed! But regardless, I wanted to be sure to provide the most up-to-date information as I could! This question is the most common question I receive from other photographers, and even friends and […]
Father’s Day is this Sunday so I thought I would throw it back to Father’s Day 2019. For all you last minute folks, here’s the reminder to go get the gift lol 🙂 Last years Father’s Day wasn’t as normal as it usually is for a few reasons. Typically, we always host but this last […]