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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Our Getaway 2017 | Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios, Orlando, FL Since Brandon + I's honeymoon to Cancun, Mexico in 2013, we started a bucket list of travels we wanted to take. The very first thing on our list was to visit Universal Studios (more specifically Harry...

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Dayna + Shawn | Married

A Classic Romantic Wedding at the Walton Centre | Fairbury, Illinois - June 2nd, 2018 - Happy wedding Wednesday friends! Today I get the distinct honor of sharing Dayna and Shawn's wedding day with you.  We started the morning in Roberts at the Inspired By You Salon,...

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The Reset Conferences 2018

The Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre, Indy, IN Where to even begin! I headed out on Friday night, the first weekend in April, in anticipation of the weekend ahead. The event is hosted by some dear friends of mine, Kellie and Rebekah, and the fifth year of The Reset...

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Hilary + Matt | Married

A Simple Military Ballroom Wedding | Champaign, IL - May 26th, 2018 - This was a day long in the making. Hilary and Matt met many years ago and have been dating long distance almost ever since. Planning their Illinois wedding from the state of Washington couldn't have...

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Lindsey swindler | Urban Senior Session

Downtown Champaign, IL Lindsey's first senior session was such a blast, I knew her spring mini would be the same. We met up near the downtown Champaign, but in an effort to find new locations, we went walking to find some new urban spots! We ended up over by Boneyard...

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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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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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