Emma McMahan

Emma McMahan

lifestyle + portrait photography

based in hamilton ohio

I love to tell stories. To me, each event I attend and capture, and every individual I have the honor to work with has a story to tell that is worth telling. These stories are better seen than heard, and oftentimes I find the magic moments that otherwise are too fleeting to remember. That is why I fell in love with photography in the beginning and still to this day is what brings me the most joy in my business. Memorializing stories in imagery to last decades.  

Welcome! I'm Emma!

Cincinnati Wedding Photographer and Lifestyle Portraits

Photographing Weddings and Lifestyle Portraits sessions are more than just a job for me! I love telling the stories of the couples, families, businesses and individuals that I work with. Traveling is an added perk, I love exploring new places! One of my favorite things about my business is how I have been able to turn a passion for art into a living where I continually am blessed to meet new faces, reconnect with familiar ones, and see love in news aways with every click of my camera. You will see through the sessions and events on this blog how love grows in unique ways. How people change for the best year after year. And also how I see the world around me. 

I started this journey when I was fresh out of high school. I didn't know how greatly my life would be impacted from capturing weddings and families. It has been such an honor to do so over the last decade. Being able to capture my hometown and surrounding areas has been such a treat for me! I LOVE Cincinnati and I am proud to claim the title of a Cincinnati Wedding Photographer. It is a tight but large community of creatives in this region. I am thrilled to work with the best of the best! You'll find some amazing wedding industry vendors linked in the weddings blogged here. Their work is so important to what I do, it isn't only photographs that matter at the end of the wedding day, although they may last the longest ;) 



Senior portraits

Lifestyle family


business branding

the mcmahans

Eden Park Styled Shoot


Styled shoots! Oh how I LOVE them! I was excited that fellow photographer friends Aimee and Wesley agreed to model for this romantic styled elopement in Eden Park Cincinnati! The real life husband and wife have the sweetest chemistry and I was so swept away by their love and kindness towards each other. KMC Weddings and Events planned a gorgeous styled sweet heart table with rentals from Collective Charm and a decadent cake created by Tres Belle Cakes! It was incredibly romantic especially with the spring blooms surrounding us in the park. My favorite detail of the day was the vintage-esc bouquet created by Roots Floral Design!

Photography by EMMA MCMAHAN PHOTOGRAPHY | Ceremony and Reception VenueEDEN PARK | Event Planning by KMC WEDDINGS AND EVENTS | Floral Design by ROOTS FLORAL DESIGN | Wedding Cake by TRES BELLE CAKES | Wedding Dress from Baby Online Dress | Hair Styling and Makeup by SARAH’S BLISSFUL BRIDAL | Groom’s Attire from GENERATION TUX | Event Rentals from COLLECTIVE CHARM | Ribbon from FROU FROU CHIC | Stationery Design by The Lettering Mill | Custom Banner by EDEN AND VINE LETTERING | Submittedvia MATCHOLOGY