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 ;) 

weddings 

engagements

Senior portraits

Lifestyle family

Editorial

business branding

the mcmahans

The Schemmels – Newport Aquarium

Carlos and Marissa spent an incredible day with amazing friends and family who love them whole heartedly, and a few fish too! Minimal chic, and elegant details and a stellar vendor crew created the most perfect summer wedding day!

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August 13, 2022

The DeMott Wedding – The Inn at Oneonta

Bethany and Paul celebrated a perfect summer wedding day. I first met Bethany years ago from small business organizations and industry shoots. She was a quick friend to me and is such a sweet soul, of course I was honored when she decided to have Delaney and I capture her wedding day. Every little detail […]

July 1, 2022

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The Schums

Venue Cliffside Acres Coordinator Michelle Mischler Hair and Makeup Ashley Lauren Weddings & MegMakeovers Caterer Hilver’s Catering Florist Sunflower Kate Florals DJ DJ Nikki Cake/Desserts Nothing Bundt Cakes & The Cheesecake Girl Louise Christine Bridal Boutique Bridesmaids Dress Designer Birdy Grey Tuxedos/Suits Folchi’s Rentals Lost and Found Event Rentals

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June 11, 2022

Josh & Amy

Downtown Hamilton Pinball Garage

May 22, 2022

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“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”