Marlyse + Lucien

A Lively African Wedding at Prairie Glass House CHAMPAIGN, IL | AUGUST 25TH, 2018 Admittedly, I was a bit nervous about Saturday's wedding. At Marlyse and Lucien's engagement session we talked about some of the elements of their wedding day that would make it unique,...

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Dallas + Courtney

A Rainy Day Rustic Wedding in Teutopolis SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2018 If rain on your wedding day means good luck, then Dallas and Courtney should be set for life! In fact, due to the wannabe monsoon that occured all over central Illinois on Saturday, I'm guessing most couples...

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Jordan + Dalton

A Burgundy + Blush Wedding by the Pond SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2018 Labor Day weekends aren't often wedding weekends for me, but for Jordan + Dalton, I made an exception. Boy am I glad I did! I met with the girls for the morning details and to get Jordan into her gown, which...

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Erin + Matt

An Elegant and Relaxed Wedding at the iHotel –  J U L Y   7 T H ,   2 0 1 8  – When I first met Erin, she was a bridesmaid in a wedding I photographed way back when, but I still remembered her when she emailed to tell me she was finally planning her very own wedding...

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Branson, Mo Family Vacation | 2018

This past June, Brandon and I were to celebrate out 5th wedding anniversary. We have this little tradition where one of us plans and surprises the other with weekend anniversary plans every other year, with the exception of every 5 years, which we had agreed would be...

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Letters from Lindsey | Vendor Feature

I'm so excited for today's vendor feature! I first met Lindsey at our local Tuesday's Together and immediately had to look up what she did. Lindsey owns and operates Letters From Lindsey - a custom bespoke calligraphy and stationary design business she began in the...

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Lexia + Javed | Second Shooting

iHotel and Conference Center, Champaign, IL Man! It's been a quick minute since these two tied the knot - almost one entire year! You may ask - then what in the world are you doing blogging them?! Welp, since I was working alongside Kathy of T-Stagg Photography as her...

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Tori Beach Videography | Vendor Feature

Last year, I had the privilege of meeting and working with the lovely Tori of Tori Beach Videography. She's fun, sweet, and down to earth! I am so stoked to have her on the blog today and if you're in search of a wedding videographer for your big day or a business in...

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Gabbi + Klinton

A Country Chic Wedding at the Kankakee County Fairgrounds and Exposition Center, Kankakee, Illinois -  J U L Y   7 T H ,   2 0 1 8  - Hello to another #weddingwednesday! Last weekend, Brandon and I had the privilege of photographing the wedding day of two of the most...

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Surviving The Hot Days | Wedding Wednesday

Happy Independence Day! With summer in full swing, weddings almost every weekend, and a June bride myself, I thought we'd take a minute to talk about the downfall of summer, the overwhelming heat. Sure, in winter, hot summer days are all we dream about, but if we're...

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Amanda + Matthew

A Bright and Vivid Country Wedding ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH + QUALITY INN + SUITES | AUGUST 18TH, 2018 I knew Saturday was going to be a fun, laid back wedding because Amanda and Matt are just that. I loved their engagement session last fall so was excited for...

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Victoria Guillaume | Summer Senior Session

Dogtown, Paxton, Illinois Looking back on Victoria's senior session today reminds me just how much I love summer with it's rich green grass, fun and bright summer dresses, and sunlight! Dogtown is a spot located right outside Paxton that I often venture to for senior...

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Gabbi + Klinton | Engaged

U of I Arboretum, Champaign, IL Earlier this year, I met up with Gabbi and Klinton for their engagement session. Being late spring, I was sure that all of the blooms were going to be gone, but luckily after some driving around the U of I arboretum where we initially...

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Chelsey + Ian | Jamacian Destination Wedding | Part Two

Montego Bay, Jamaica By now, I'm sure you've already read Part One of Chelsey + Ian's destination Jamaican wedding, where I covered everything from the morning of the ceremony up to bridal portraits on the beach! What you may have caught on to is the fact that all of...

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Laura Kaeb | Senior Session

Meadowbrook Park, Urbana, IL Last summer I met up with 2018 graduate Laura for her senior photos. She's such a sweet girl, we enjoyed walking around Meadowbrook Park and catching up. She's got such great style, too! Thanks to Sage for making her makeup as flawless as...

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Hillary + Brian | Married

A  Rustic Summer Wedding at the Conference Center, Decatur, Illinois - June 16th, 2018 - Another Wednesday, another wedding! One I couldn't have been more excited for. A dear childhood friend from my hometown, Hillary, and her perfect love, Brian, got married...

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Monica + Adam | Second Shooting

Shelbyville Event Center, Shelbyville, IL Last fall, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet with Hannah of Hannah Leigh Photography to help assist in photographing Monica + Adam's wedding day! It was my first time ever visiting the Shelbyville Event Center, and...

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Jayden Anderson | Class of 2018

Downtown Paxton, Illinois Jayden's senior session was one for the books. After makeup with Sage, we ventured out to downtown Paxton. Jayden's a natural in front of the camera, and we had a blast! Right before sunset, we visited one of my favorite spots with tall grass...

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Productive + Efficient Emailing

Tuesday Tips I truly believe I'm in a love-hate relationship with emailing, and I know I'm not the only one, because I'm often asked about tips for being more efficient in the office, specifically regarding email. Now, before I share my "secrets", please note - I'm...

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Meet Emily!

Emily Magers Wedding Photographer

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Welcome to the blog, I'm Emily, an Illinois based wedding and senior portrait photographer. I hope you grab a big ol' cup of coffee, get comfy, and stay a while! I'm thrilled you stopped by!

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