Emma McMahan Photography

Wedding Photography

I am a midwest fine art photographer, lover of florals and vintage finds, ready to travel and called to serve! I am entering my 7th year in the photography industry, shooting over 100 weddings and over 150 family/senior portraits! I pray everyday that I am doing Gods work through my passion and I was amazed at how many lives have been intwined with mine over the last several years. I am humbled and thankful!

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Hi there! I'm Emma! Hamilton, Ohio native. I have been shooting weddings in Cincinnati, Dayton and beyond for the past seven years. I have been so blessed to use this talent and passion to creative lasting memories for couples on their most special day. Photography found me when I was a senior in high school and the love grows more and more each year. I adore photographing people in love and making their wedding day feel like a fairytale! 

I am married to a Navy vet, and the sweetest dad, Aaron! He and my sister Delaney work along side me to capture beautiful genuine moments of your wedding day. Together, Aaron and I are the proud parents of a quirky and very independent toddler, Clara! We LOVE dogs. Our "fur child" Harlow is also our pride and joy. We will never say no to bringing your fur babies to a shoot, in fact bring me allll the doggos! 

When I am not shooting a wedding, portraits or creating imagery for a business, I likely can be found at TJMaxx, Target or my all time fav Clothes Mentor! I will swoon over a spring peony. Masterpiece Classic and lit candles in every room is my go to on a stressful day. I love, love, LOVE Michael Bublé. I usually listen to his wonderful voice while editing weddings and have for years <3 

I'm self taught in the art of photography. I studied a multitude of subjects before graduating from Miami University with a degree in Business Management and Development. Every alternative I dared dream about lead me right back to photography. It was a match made in heaven and I wholeheartedly believe that. <3





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How would you describe your style

Feminine and whimsical! I love anything Anthropologie, and my photography style emulates that as well, with soft yet vibrant colors and a timeless romantic feel.

Describe your perfect day

A gorgeous late spring day spent outside with my family is heaven to me.

Coffee Shop Order

Iced Coconut Milk Carmel Macchiatos! Delish!

Guilty Pleasure

Ice Cream, it is by far my favorite treat to indulge in. Specifically, Graeter's <3


Favorite food

Olive green, powder blue + lavender!

Favorite color

Late spring, early summer

Favorite season

I really enjoyed having Emma as a photographer, she is fun and personal while remaining very professional. The pictures she has sent are more beautiful than I could have imagined. We also had a second shooter at our wedding who was sweet as well. Emma took care of everything I didn't have to worry about anything.



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We LOVED Emma! We lucked out with such a great photographer. We really enjoyed our interaction early on with an engagement photo session, and the photos we got back were stunning; so, we knew things looked bright for the wedding. She and her assistant blew us away with their professionalism during the wedding! They had the perfect balance of letting events naturally flow while getting all the important shots we wanted. We highly recommend using Emma as your wedding photographer.



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Emma is such a gem and her pictures are GORGEOUS. She was our photographer for our wedding in July 2019. She was such a delight to work with, made the day seem calm and special, and the pictures she took we will treasure forever. She has such a sweet personality which is important for someone you spend so much time with on your big day! But she also has such an eye for detail and beauty. I can not say enough good things about Emma. I would highly recommend her to anyone! 



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