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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!

June 16, 2021

Slate Blue Summer Wedding at Miller Farm Barn in Gifford, Illinois Last Saturday’s wedding was a special one! Kaylee + John got married at Miller Farm Barn in Gifford, Illinois. Kaylee is a long time Mager Image gal! She was a senior spokesmodel, I did their engagement and maternity session – and now their wedding! […]

June 16, 2021

OK YOU GUYS!! I have waited for this girl to find her man forever…..and she finally has him and he’s freaking PERFECT for her!!! Kasey and I go way back. We went to High School together and Kasey has second shot for me for quite a few weddings and she attends a lot of the […]

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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June 16, 2021

Slate Blue Summer Wedding at Miller Farm Barn in Gifford, Illinois Last Saturday’s wedding was a special one! Kaylee + John got married at Miller Farm Barn in Gifford, Illinois. Kaylee is a long time Mager Image gal! She was a senior spokesmodel, I did their engagement and maternity session – and now their wedding! […]

June 9, 2021

Intimate Sunset Mountain Top Wedding at Craggy Pinnacle in Asheville, North Carolina Lordy, lordy, lordy….this wedding is something special!! Brandon + I traveled to Asheville, North Carolina for Allison + Tyler’s big day! I say big day, and that is was! BIG sunset and BIG ass mountains! We started the day at Bhramari Brewery which […]

April 29, 2021

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 […]

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June 16, 2021

OK YOU GUYS!! I have waited for this girl to find her man forever…..and she finally has him and he’s freaking PERFECT for her!!! Kasey and I go way back. We went to High School together and Kasey has second shot for me for quite a few weddings and she attends a lot of the […]

May 26, 2021

Indian Caves Spring Engagement Session, Bourbonnais, IL What an adventure this session was! But damn was it worth it!! Initially we wanted to try Perry Farm Park, and I couldn’t remember ever working there so I googled the location and noticed this location nearby named Indian Caves and it looked so cool and unique and […]

May 12, 2021

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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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 […]

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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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 […]

May 18, 2021

It’s Paige and I’m taking back over the blog this week because it is Emily’s BIRTHDAY!!!! That lucky little bitch is in VIVA LAS VEGAS, hopefully living her best life!! She doesn’t know I’m writing this so it should be a surprise to see something posted on her big day. After all I needed some […]

May 7, 2021

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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