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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!
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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.
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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Fun, Love, and a Dash of Fall Magic: Leslie and Ryan’s Engagement Session I met Leslie + Ryan at one of my favorite fall destinations: Dogtown. It’s a secret little spot I just so happen to have special permission to use, and the minute those leaves start to turn, I set my sights for it! […]
Sunset, Style, and a Whole Lot of Love Kinze and Devin’s Unfiltered Engagement Session Alright, listen up. We got Devin, the farm dude who wasn’t exactly thrilled about the whole engagement photo thing. Then, there’s Kinze, the fashion queen from Chic N’ Threads Boutique, bringing the style game like it’s a runway show in the […]
A Splash of Sage at Pear Tree Estates, Champaign, IL Buckle up, folks, ’cause we’re about to dive into Jordan and Alyssa’s epic wedding day at Pear Tree Estates. Trust me, this was a day to remember. Picture this: The whole getting ready shindig went down at the Concord Room, a swanky house right on […]
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Blue and Burgundy Bliss: A Rustic Shed Wedding with Brittany and Jared On a perfect day with clear skies, I had the honor of capturing Brittany and Jared’s wedding. From the bride getting ready in her grandmother’s old house to the moments under the early fall sun, this wedding was a wild mix of love, […]
Love Among the Leaves: Tara + Paul’s Allerton Park Fall Engagement Session Hey there, fellow fall enthusiasts! Today, we’re diving into a tale as old as time – well, maybe not that old, but it’s definitely a love story worth sharing, and we’re once again throwing it back in time. Tara and Paul’s engagement session […]
Terrisa + Ethan: An Elegant Thursday Bash at Pear Tree Estates It was a Thursday, and you might be wondering, “Who gets married on a Thursday?” Well, Terrisa and Ethan did, and let me tell you, it was nothing short of magical. Picture this: Pear Tree Estates in Champaign, IL, elegant, classic, and with a […]