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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!


July 26, 2022

Summer Wedding at the iHotel Conference Center, Champaign, IL

June 4, 2022

A Classic Wedding at University Place Christian Church & iHotel, Champaign, IL

March 21, 2022

A Fun Dusty Blue Winter Wedding at the Carriage House in Altamont, IL Now THIS wedding deserves a little extra special attention, because within the photos below you’ll recognize someone VERY special to this photographer’s heart. Kasey was not only a high school classmate of mine, but has been a second shooter at a handful […]


March 16, 2022

Casual Summer Wedding in Newman, Illinois VENDORS // Venue : Wesley Chapel // Dress : Lindsay Lane Bridal // Band : The Kay Brothers //

September 9, 2021

Casual Outdoor Blush Toned Tent Wedding Reception in Paxton, Illinois HELLO, it’s me, again! It’s been a minute, I know – but dang let me tell you, this summer and leading into fall has been JAM packed with sessions and weddings on Friday AND Saturday!! I’m staying afloat, but barely, so bare with me! So […]

August 5, 2021

Sage Green Outdoor Wedding at Fair Oaks Farm in Fair Oaks, Indiana I’m so excited to talk about this day!! First off, I brought a good friend with me to this wedding to shadow shoot (aka PAIGE, who will now be helping second shoot!!) and Natalie from NRS Photography was the second shooter! Lucky for […]

July 28, 2021

Casual Outdoor Wedding in Gibson City, Illinois Yes, I am finally posting this wedding! Let me tell you this summer has been crazy busy with weddings, engagements, babies, maternity – you name it! But I am keeping up as much as I can all while being a mom, wife, friend, etc. Anyways, enough with my […]

July 13, 2021

Summer Vineyard Wedding in Fairmount, Illinois So this was my first wedding at Sleepy Creek Vineyards and it did NOT disappoint! It was truly gorgeous there. I absolutely loved shooting amongst the vines at sunset – which we all know I’m already a sunset gal, but this put a whole new spin on it!! Sara […]

July 1, 2021

Maroon and Blush Romantic Summer Wedding at Town and Country Events in Milford, Illinois This day was filled with more tears and love than I ever could have imagined. And trust me, I’ll get there but let me start with the venue. Town and Country Events in Milford is OMGGGGG STUNNING!!! It has an upstairs […]

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 […]

April 21, 2021

Powder Blue Summer Wedding at Gardens of Woodstock in Woodstock, Illinois I’m absolutely SWAMPED!!! I mean I have had SEVERAL shoots, appointments, consults, OH and I’ve been traveling!! I am in the oh shit mode at this point. I am behind on sneaks, galleries, personal life, you name it, I’m behind! My clients are seriously […]

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 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 […]

November 11, 2020

Intimate Blush Backyard Wedding in Riverside, Illinois There is something about shooting 3 weddings in one weekend – it’s called exhaustion. But I was still so excited to second shoot with Mckaila Singer Photography for Sammy + Mike’s wedding. I had so much fun working with Mckaila and I love her style of shooting! I […]

November 2, 2020

Bloomfield Barn Fall Wedding Day in Chrisman, Illinois Goodness gracious, am I happy to have this wedding to share with you all! I feel like Meegan and I are old friends who may have only met about a year ago, but her happy nature and contagious smile light up the room and we could chat […]

October 28, 2020

Blush Toned Vintage Wedding at The Moore Building, Monticello, IL This fall has been INSANE! Every weekend and often most weekdays I am booked with weddings and sessions. So last Friday was no different, capturing Lisa + AJ’s big day! In classic Illinois fashion it was supposed to rain all day and what do ya […]

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 […]

October 1, 2020

Burgundy and Navy Fall Wedding at the Hubbard Trail Country Club Friday weddings are becoming ever more popular thanks to a national pandemic forcing lots of date changes anymore. For Erika + Tyler, their date change ultimately led them to me! I met with Erika weeks before their big day to go over everything, and […]

September 23, 2020

Fairgrounds Transformation for Fall Wedding in Melvin, IL COVID has impacted so many weddings set for 2020, which is of course a disappointment, but that didn’t stop Sydney + Jared from planning their dream wedding. Sure, it was originally set for this winter in Champaign, but after hearing about their history a bit more during […]

July 29, 2020

Summertime Hudson Farms Wedding in Urbana, IL Hey hey! Welcome back to the wedding world! It’s been a crazy few months, which means weddings for 2020 have been, off. But thankfully Saturday I was able to photograph my FIRST wedding of 2020! What a way to start things off too! Oh my god, I couldn’t […]

June 17, 2020

This was our ENTIRE reason the idea of going to Iceland even came about! At the time, my friend Kaula and her husband Josh (whom I’d never met before) were planning how they wanted to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. She had brought up the idea of Brandon and I photographing it since we had […]

May 22, 2020

When I see something that speaks to me on an entire new level I go after it! Literally, the minute Michelle’s Bridal posted the black wedding dress on their Facebook page, I knew I wanted and needed to photograph it! It was love a first sight, no joke. SOOO my style – dark, mysterious, romantic…just […]

May 6, 2020

Late November Wedding at Eagle Wood Resort in Galena, IL Another blog featuring a second shoot for Kaula Marie Photography. I love working with this girl and this wedding for Felicia + Paul was no different! We traveled to Galena, Illinois to Eagle Wood Resort. This place was STUNNING!!!!! The exposed wood beams, floor to […]

April 22, 2020

Perfectly Purple Fall Wedding in Marshall, IL Another second shooting gig is gracing the blog today! I was fortunate enough to shoot with my girl Kaula from Kaula Marie Photography for Danielle + Mike’s gorgeous fall wedding in Marshall, Illinois. When I say gorgeous, I mean it! The weather was PERFECTTT! Danielle + Mike were such […]

April 15, 2020

Bloomfield Barn Blush Wedding in Chrisman, IL You guys know how crazy busy life is right!? Well when I second shoot sometimes those weddings don’t grace the blog right away or at all…shame on me I know!! But my point is, I actually second shoot quite often and enjoy doing it! I shoot with Ashley […]