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Well hot damn, i'm excited you're here. I'm Emily - you can call me em. 

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I love taking adventures all over the world, photographing weddings. seniors, boudoir, and helping other photographers perfect their craft. When I have my shit together, I blog about them using way too many exclamation points. What can I say, I love my job! Grab a coffee and stay a while!

January 15, 2021

 MY face is on the blog….AHHHH!!! I got in front of someone else’s camera. Sarah Peterson Photography hooked a girl (and family) up!!! I reached out to her wanting a mini maternity session and as nervous as I was to be in front of her lens, I’m so glad I leaped because LOOK AT THESE!!! […]

January 13, 2021

Boy oh boy am I excited to share these photos with you all! It’s been a minute (like, HOW has it already been almost SIX months?!) since I officially took these photos but damn this little guy is too cute to not share. You all know Paige + Tyler, if not from their engagement session, then probably […]

January 8, 2021

I LOVE LOVE LOVE long time clients! The Webers, Jordan, Dalton, and now their boy, Waylon have been clients for some time now! I was lucky enough to shoot their engagement, wedding, maternity and Waylon’s newborn session! I’ve gotten to know them pretty well over the years and I love that I get to capture […]

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December 30, 2020

Rural Forest Green + Ivory Winter Wedding in Champaign, Illinois My last winter wedding of 2020 and man was it a COLD one but a special one, none the less!! Brittany + Stephen had planned a much larger wedding day in Champaign, but with COVID they decided to make it a small, simple, very intimate […]

November 24, 2020

Riviera Maya Destination Beach Wedding in Cancun, Mexico Where do I even start with this wedding post?! I suppose a disclosure is in order – IT’S A LONG ONE FOLKS, SO STRAP IN. I first met Becky and Steven a while back when Becky was a bridesmaid in Kelly + Jake’s wedding. Funny thing, fate […]

November 20, 2020

Countryside Banquet Center Wedding in East Peoria, IL This wedding season has been crazy, as we all know by now, and Holly + Mike’s plans were put through the ultimate test! Originally planned for September, their music inspired blush themed wedding was put on hold. Luckily, we were all able to make a November date […]

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January 6, 2021

I’ve always loved going to Allerton Mansion but this one was extra special! Samantha + JT wanted somewhere classy, upscale, fit for dressier outfits so I instantly thought Allerton Mansion is the PERFECT place. I loved their outfit choices! They were so classy and I loved that they took the dressier approach to it because […]

October 30, 2020

There is nothing better than that golden hour sunset, especially at Middlefork Forest Preserve. It is one of my go-to places because there is so much to offer out there. I mean gooooood lord the Midwest does bless us with killer sunsets and I’m so thankful because I get to photograph them. A beautiful sunset […]

April 10, 2020

You may have seen Holly + Caleb’s most perfect fall wedding on the blog already. So I couldn’t NOT share their engagement session!! I love shooting at places I’ve never been, so it was a breath of fresh air to go down to Carbondale Illinois for Holly + Caleb’s engagement session! I’d never been to […]

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December 9, 2020

It has been a hot minute since I featured one of my senior sessions, so what better time than now!? Jonathan joined me for his senior session on the U of I campus in Champaign! Can I just say, I love shooting on campus, especially for senior sessions! It is seriously the perfect backdrop! I […]

November 23, 2020

Lately it’s been wedding after wedding after wedding so I thought I would grace the blog with Grace ;)…like what I did there? Anyways, Grace a Villa Grove High School senior joined me on a GORGEOUS fall day! We started at the Japanese Gardens on the University of Illinois campus. She also wanted a more […]

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July 1, 2020

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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January 15, 2021

 MY face is on the blog….AHHHH!!! I got in front of someone else’s camera. Sarah Peterson Photography hooked a girl (and family) up!!! I reached out to her wanting a mini maternity session and as nervous as I was to be in front of her lens, I’m so glad I leaped because LOOK AT THESE!!! […]

December 18, 2020

I promised Chip would be up on the blog soon and whatdya know….here he is 😊 We finally were able to add a BOY to this crazy #girlgang of Magers girls. Chip is the newest addition (only for a little bit) and he’s the most perfect little guy! Bexley is obsessed with him – it’s […]

December 16, 2020

OH MY GAWDDDDD…you guys look at these little babes!! AHHH I cannot get over how little Bexley + Wynn look in these fall photos from last year!! These 2 have grown up so much in the last year along with our family. Little Chip joined us (stay tuned, he’ll be up on the blog VERY […]

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