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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!

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October 7, 2020

Outdoor Lakeside Wedding at Lakeview Country Club, Loda, IL Drew + Kailey’s wedding was everything you would expect out of an Illinois fall wedding, and then some. From perfect fall colors (from both the florals and the scenery) to unpredictable fall weather, I feel like we checked all the boxes and I honestly wouldn’t have […]

October 2, 2020

An Intimate Fall Wedding at Inside Out in Gilman, IL Sherrie + Doug’s day was full of fall feelings! I arrived at the Onarga Methodist Church to find the church steps lined with full, blooming mums accented with florals filled with sunflowers and it complimented the warm fall day we were having. Sherrie was finishing […]

July 17, 2020

Becky + Stephen are my Mexico couple….yes Mexico, doesn’t that sound GREAT!? I think we could all use a stiff drink and a beach after this year 😅 Anyways, we went looking for water and woods for their engagement session and found this hidden gem – Rock Springs Conservation in Decatur, Illinois. Let me tell […]

July 15, 2020

YOU GUYS……I’m finally back in the swing of things – as in photographing couples and it makes my heart so damn happy!! It’s been entirely too long!! To kick it off, Brittany + Stephen had me come to Thomasboro for their engagement session. Oddly enough, I never ever go to Thomasboro, it’s just one of […]

February 12, 2018

Concord Room at Pear Tree Estate, Champaign, IL Last spring, I had the distinct honor of working once again with Shaina and Annie for an event very close to their hearts. Their dear friend was expecting a little girl, and they were hosting the baby shower! In true Pear Tree fashion, it was go big […]

September 22, 2017

You know Kelsey from last year’s group of seniors I had the pleasure of working with! Kelsey was a 2017 Spokesmodel for Mager Image, and though most of the time I don’t have the pleasure of working with seniors again until their wedding day, Kelsey’s situation is a bit different! Over the summer, she was […]

throne barn queen indoor lights

March 23, 2017

It’s not often that I get asked to help with a pregnancy announcement, but when my best friend from childhood asked me to help, of course I was up for the challenge! Brittany and Ben recently found out they were expecting their first little one, and they came to me so we could take some […]

October 19, 2016

Crescent City, Illinois Half of the people in these photos should look really familiar to you. Why, you ask? Because I had the pleasure of doing their senior photos! It means so much to me when clients come back to me time and time again. Loyalty means a lot in this business, and the Carley […]

October 18, 2016

University of Illinois Campus, Champaign, IL You all know Holly. If you don’t, you should. Just in case, Holly is an amazing wedding photographer out of Mahomet (Holly Birch Photography) and I get the pleasure of working alongside her quite often. She has also photographed several things for me, including the birth of our little one. […]

lincoln hall u of i family session

CHAMPAIGN AREA WEDDING, SENIOR + BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER