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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!

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 […]

January 15, 2021

 MY face is on the blog….AHHHH!!! I got in front of someone else’s camera. Sarah Peterson Photography hooked a girl (and family) up!!! I reached out to her wanting a mini maternity session and as nervous as I was to be in front of her lens, I’m so glad I leaped because LOOK AT THESE!!! […]

January 13, 2021

Boy oh boy am I excited to share these photos with you all! It’s been a minute (like, HOW has it already been almost SIX months?!) since I officially took these photos but damn this little guy is too cute to not share. You all know Paige + Tyler, if not from their engagement session, then probably […]

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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 […]

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January 6, 2021

I’ve always loved going to Allerton Mansion but this one was extra special! Samantha + JT wanted somewhere classy, upscale, fit for dressier outfits so I instantly thought Allerton Mansion is the PERFECT place. I loved their outfit choices! They were so classy and I loved that they took the dressier approach to it because […]

October 30, 2020

There is nothing better than that golden hour sunset, especially at Middlefork Forest Preserve. It is one of my go-to places because there is so much to offer out there. I mean gooooood lord the Midwest does bless us with killer sunsets and I’m so thankful because I get to photograph them. A beautiful sunset […]

April 10, 2020

You may have seen Holly + Caleb’s most perfect fall wedding on the blog already. So I couldn’t NOT share their engagement session!! I love shooting at places I’ve never been, so it was a breath of fresh air to go down to Carbondale Illinois for Holly + Caleb’s engagement session! I’d never been to […]

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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 9, 2020

It has been a hot minute since I featured one of my senior sessions, so what better time than now!? Jonathan joined me for his senior session on the U of I campus in Champaign! Can I just say, I love shooting on campus, especially for senior sessions! It is seriously the perfect backdrop! I […]

November 23, 2020

Lately it’s been wedding after wedding after wedding so I thought I would grace the blog with Grace ;)…like what I did there? Anyways, Grace a Villa Grove High School senior joined me on a GORGEOUS fall day! We started at the Japanese Gardens on the University of Illinois campus. She also wanted a more […]

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January 15, 2021

 MY face is on the blog….AHHHH!!! I got in front of someone else’s camera. Sarah Peterson Photography hooked a girl (and family) up!!! I reached out to her wanting a mini maternity session and as nervous as I was to be in front of her lens, I’m so glad I leaped because LOOK AT THESE!!! […]

December 18, 2020

I promised Chip would be up on the blog soon and whatdya know….here he is 😊 We finally were able to add a BOY to this crazy #girlgang of Magers girls. Chip is the newest addition (only for a little bit) and he’s the most perfect little guy! Bexley is obsessed with him – it’s […]

December 16, 2020

OH MY GAWDDDDD…you guys look at these little babes!! AHHH I cannot get over how little Bexley + Wynn look in these fall photos from last year!! These 2 have grown up so much in the last year along with our family. Little Chip joined us (stay tuned, he’ll be up on the blog VERY […]

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