Emma McMahan

Emma McMahan

lifestyle + portrait photography

based in hamilton ohio

I love flowers, chocolate and adventures in big cities. I need music to fuel my days and lipstick to complete them. I am an endless romantic and adore people in love. 

Welcome! I'm Emma!

2021 Year in Review- Weddings

It is that time of year once again to look back and reflect. I didn’t know what to expect entering 2021. I was expecting a baby in a matter of weeks, had a fully booked calendar for events and weddings, and we had just settled into our new home. My only plan was to take […]

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December 28, 2021

Penn & Courtney – Meson Sabika

This weekend we packed our bags and headed to Illinois to celebrate The Hollyer wedding! Courtney and Penn were officially wed last year, but finally got to celebrate with their family and friends in a place they love. And it was a perfect day! I couldn’t decide what photos to share, I have too many […]

October 2, 2021

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David & Ben- Rhinegeist Cincinnati

I first met David and Ben at an open house for a Cincinnati venue in the winter of 2019. We hit it off at their engagement session later that fall, and spent two hours spent getting to not only know each other better, but they shared with me their love for their hometown (and of […]

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September 19, 2021

Tory & Austin- Lake Lyndsay

Tory and Austin had the most perfect end of summer wedding, complete with an evening thunderstorm while we were inside and cozy for their ceremony. A rainbow made an appearance after just in time for their portraits! I loved the warmth that their decor brought to the atmosphere. Many of their details where handmade, vintage […]

August 27, 2021

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Ryan & Brenda – Oasis

Brenda and Ryan had a summer reception and celebration after their fall nuptials the year before. Finally, they were able to host a wonderful event with their friends and family to officially celebrate tying the knot! A late night Skyline Chili bar and sparkler exit closed out the evening in style!

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August 7, 2021

William & Brandy

“Summer afternoon- summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” -Henry James Celebrating an intimate wedding with William and Brandy, where modern chic met woodland whimsy and created a fairytale atmosphere (complete with margs and a taco bar of course!), was the perfect way to spend […]

June 12, 2021

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The Donadio’s

While a pandemic might have changed their plans, nothing could keep Emma and Nick from a dreamy wedding day celebrated with their friends and family- at last! After their exchange of vows and I do’s on the very same day last year, the newlyweds renewed their vows on May 15th, 2021 but this time had […]

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May 15, 2021

Jake and Celeste

Venue: Peterloon EstateHost: Odessa James PhotographyDesigner: KMC WeddingsFlorist: Floral V DesignsVintage Furniture: Lost and Found RentalsTable Details: All Occasions RentalsCakes: Icon Cakes CincinnatiRings: Honey Designs JewelryHair: Beauty by Haley GarberMakeup: @thatarabiangirlDress: White Wisteria Bridal BoutiqueSuit: Generation Tux Invitations: @thehoneybeecreative

July 28, 2020

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Natalie and Logan

Venue: Peterloon EstateHost: Odessa James PhotographyDesigner: KMC WeddingsHair: Beauty By Haley GarberMakeup: That Arabian GirlFlorist: The Budding Florist CincyDress: Carol Hannah BridalSuit: Generation Tux

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July 28, 2020

Paige and Marcus

Venue: Peterloon EstateHost: Odessa James PhotographyDesigner: KMC WeddingsFlorist: Floral V DesignsVintage Furniture: Lost and Found RentalsTable Details: All Occasions Rentals Macarons: Icon Cakes CincinnatiRings: Honey Designs Jewelry Hair: Beauty by Haley Garber Makeup: @thatarabiangirlDress: White Wisteria Bridal BoutiqueSuit: Generation Tux

July 28, 2020

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