Bailey + Jacob | Sundown Park Sprinkler Engagement Session

U of I Arboretum + Japanese Gardens, Champaign, IL Summer seems like a perfect time to try new things, so I reached out to local videographer Tori Beach about making a handful of promo videos for me as a photographer, and she was on board! Shortly after putting out a...

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Happy Birthday Brandon

Happy birthday, Brandon! Another year down, but each year gets better and better with you. Sure, we have our ups and downs, but this past year has been simply amazing. From buying our first home together, to celebrating our little girl time and time again, you...

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Ring Shot Recap | My Favorites

Each year, I try and step my wedding day game up in many different ways. This past, oh, 18 months, I've really been concentrating on the bling! I'm going to get a bit "techy", but before then all I had to photograph the rings was my Canon 24-70mm 2.8L series lens, and...

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Sam Livingston | Hoopeston Football Senior Guy Session

Downtown + Football Field, Hoopeston, IL Sam had recently moved from Paxton to Hoopeston right before his senior year. For his senior session, I asked where he wanted to have them done and we decided on the streets of Hoopeston, which aside from driving through once...

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Cole Taylor | Central Illinois Fall Senior Session

Dogtown, Paxton, IL It's not possible. He cannot be a senior! Time flies, but it was just yesterday that Cole's sister and I were playing around in the yard while Cole was barely old enough to walk! I consider Cole to be "an honorary cousin" as his dad has always been...

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Kortnie + Jo | Military + Sports Engagement Session

Allerton Park, Monticello, IL I've known dear Kortnie for years. Our families have been close from the moment they've met (which is easy being that they live two doors down from my father's home) and when Kortnie found her forever love, it was so exciting! I hadn't...

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Dayna + Shawn | U of I Campus Engagement Sessions

U of I Campus, Champaign, Illinois This past fall was a busy one for me. So busy in fact that I'm still playing catch up on the blog (aren't I always??) Regardless, these two get married in just a few months so I wanted to make sure their session made it to the front...

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Sage Ihrke |Stunning Fall Golden Hour Senior Session

Dogtown, Paxton, IL Stunning. That's the first word that comes to mind when I look back at Sage's senior session. If you follow me at all, you know Sage. She's been a family friend for years, and when we had Bexley was the first person we called to come nanny for us....

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I can’t believe it. Another year down! This is the fifth year for the Mager Image Spokesmodel team, and every year it gets better and better! This year it’s getting a name change too! Same program, new name! The Mager Image Model Team will be a group of local high...

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Family Farm, Roberts, IL This has been the year for senior guys! I've still had many girls on my editing block, but this year definitely more guys for sure. I try and make senior sessions for guys short, sweet, and to the point, and Drew's session was every bit of...

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Ten Mile Grove, Paxton, IL Snowfall is a hard thing to catch for photographers. It’s unpredictable, meaning if we want to catch it falling, we have to be “on call” and keep our fingers crossed our clients are available. This year especially, I wasn’t honestly sure if...

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Last year, I posted by very first ever "Weddings in Review - 2016" blog post, and thought I'd keep it up for 2017! Photographing weddings is my ultimate bread and butter, and this year didn't disappoint! I photographed 11 weddings all over Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,...

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Meet Emily!

Emily Magers Wedding Photographer

Hello there!
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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