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

Lauren and Brett’s Wedding

A woodsy wedding day is just what summer calls for! Lauren and Brett’s Timeless Charm wedding was perfection! With beautiful jewel tones and whimsical bouquets, the forest-esc scene was complete!

Getting ready in a little cabin on the gorgeous venue property, Lauren along with her bridesmaids and family spent the morning getting dolled up for the big day. Lauren’s elegant wedding dress was perfectly paired with red heels that matched her amazing bouquet! 

After their sweet first look, the couple, their bridal party and family shared some moments together before the ceremony, taking in the gorgeous day

As family gathered to witness the I do’s, the sun peeked through the trees like a prefect sign for their future marriage. Guests were so excited to walk down a woodsy path to the beautiful ceremony location in the middle of the forest. Lauren took everyone’s breath away when she walked down the aisle with her father. With kind and wise words spoken by their pastor and friends, we were able to get a glimpse into the vast love that the couple share 
The reception kicked off with two heartfelt speeches from the maid of honor and best man! Family is so important to Lauren and Brett, and it was more than fitting that his brother and her cousin had those two special roles. I love hearing how much guests, and family and friends adore the bride and groom, and we were all smiles hearing about their love story in the eyes of their family. Guests were enjoying fun giant yard games, some that the couple built together! The night was young and full of love and excitement for the future as the newlyweds enjoyed their time to celebrate their new life!