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

Emma & Troy

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December 22, 2022

The Simpsons – Benken Garden Center Cincinnati Wedding

Veronica and Nathaniel celebrated on a gorgeous autumn evening at Benkens Garden Center. I think in a different life I would love to work in a green house. So on this special day, I was thrilled to be surrounded by lush greenery and amazing sunlight all while getting to capture such a lovely wedding! What […]

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October 21, 2022

Allison & Jake – Ault Park Wedding

Cincinnati Wedding Photographer – The Fehrs Allison and her girls got ready at the cutest AirBnb, and spent the morning celebrating her upcoming nuptials. Music and laughter filled the rooms, and anticipation was in the air. After getting into her stunning gown, Allison and her bridesmaids made their way to Ault Park for her first […]

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September 23, 2022

Wade and Katie

Cincinnati Engagement Photographer Union Terminal and Mt Storm Park

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August 28, 2022

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

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