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

Galentine’s At Lost and Found Event Rentals

It was a wintery day in Dayton when we gathered together to celebrate entrepreneurship, womanhood and collaboration for the second annual Galentine’s lunch at Lost and Found Event Rentals. Jennifer is such a gracious host, and decided to put on this event for a second time- for a morning of pampering and mingling with our fellow girl bosses in the industry. We each brought our talents to the table to create a gorgeous lunch and small gift exchange. But the best part of the day was getting to catch up, chat and encourage each other in our individual endeavors. I am so thankful to have been asked to take part in this event two years in a row, and I look forward to more to come!

Lost and Found Rentals

Floral V Designs

LinnyLoo’s Cookies

Bernsteins’ Fine Catering

Kosins Tents and Events

Glam on the Go

J Char Designs

KMC Weddings

Rachel Bakes & Co

Reel Bliss Moments

Jenny G’s Cupcakes