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

The Clarks- Glendale Lyceum Wedding

Maggie and Alex had planned an wonderfully extravagant garden party wedding at Glendale Lyceum, a location that has a very special place in Maggie’s family’s heart.

July 11, 2021

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The Mannings- The Grand Hall Dayton

Sarah and Corey planned a roaring celebration to tie the knot!

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July 10, 2021

The Seilers- A Manor House Wedding

Meghan and Andrew had a beautiful Disney inspired wedding day! The sweetest details gave classic nods to romantic fairytale Disney movies that the couple loves. From their guest favors, to their first dance song; they had thought of everything to bring a bit of Walt’s magic to Cincinnati. I loved the gold accents through out […]

July 3, 2021

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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 […]

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June 12, 2021

The Gabbards

Alecia and Kenny celebrated with their family and friends at a beautiful winery on a gorgeous summer evening! Their wedding was long awaited, and after many years of planning and overcoming obstacles that stood in their way (like a pandemic!) they finally said their vows <3 Seven Mile Winery, just outside of Cincinnati and Dayton, […]

June 4, 2021

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