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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!

    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 […]

    June 11, 2024

    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.

    March 26, 2024

    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 […]

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    June 11, 2024

    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.

    February 23, 2024

    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… […]

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    February 12, 2024

    A New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at the iHotel, Champaign, IL Hey there, folks! Ready to hear about a wedding that’ll warm your heart even in the coldest of winters? Buckle up, because Grace and Cole‘s New Year’s Eve celebration is about to take you on a ride through a winter wonderland like no other. Picture […]

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    March 26, 2024

    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 […]

    colorful sunset swamp pond midwest park

    December 6, 2023

    Anna + Jake: A Riverside Romance in Autumn I recently had the pleasure of capturing Anna and Jake’s engagement session, and let me tell you, it was a real-deal adventure. We found ourselves back at the Indian Caves along the river in Bourbonnais, and the setting was nothing short of magic. The weather gods decided […]

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    November 29, 2023

    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! […]

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    October 13, 2022

    Ford Co. Fairgrounds Session with 2022 Queen, Gracelyn Greenburg

    April 30, 2022

    Gaming High-School Senior Session Guy in Downtown Paxton, IL

    January 22, 2021

    This has easily turned into my favorite blog post to share of the year. And not because it’s filled with my face over and over 😂 – but because I think it gives some fun insight to what things are really like when you’re working or shooting with me. I don’t share these photos but […]

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    March 31, 2022

    A Winter ONE-derland Cake Smash Session for MY ONE YEAR OLD BABY! Holy. Shit. How are these photos already done?! HOW are they already almost TWO months old?! Good lord – time goes so quickly. This little boy is our saving grace. He’s our spunky, energetic, bull-headed, LOUD rainbow baby born in the eye of […]

    June 25, 2021

    So the background may look familiar on these, but I decided to bring my kiddos to The Magers Family sesh that was just on the blog last week! All the Magers babes have matching outfits (thanks to Grandma Lisa) so I thought what a prime opportunity to get updated pics! We took these right after […]

    June 11, 2021

    I don’t know how time goes by so damn fast, but little Chippy is ONE!!! AHH!!! The Magers fam bam met outside of Paxton at a family friends property for these! My kiddos were there too so, stay tuned for the mini cousin shoot – spoiler, it’s damn cute! I freaking love the way these […]

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