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!

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. As soon as we entered the venue to begin capturing the day, we were greeted with the sweet aroma of peonies and hydrangeas that were ever so carefully being crafted into giant centerpieces. Greenery draped the ceilings of the reception space, and magic was already happening. Every tiny detail was thought about and planned. Down to the gorgeous table scapes and custom bar paintings. Upstairs in the bridal suite, music and laughter was drifting down the stairs as we made our way to the bride-to-be. I could tell it was going to be a fun day!

Of course, as summer weddings so often do, it began raining while the girls finished up getting ready. This little good luck charm for the ages was definitely on their side. The down pour cleared up just in time for outside portraits each time we needed it to, and gave us the most beautiful evening spent with a very enthusiastic group of guests. But before I jump to the reception, let me gush a little bit on the incredible ceremony!

The Chapel at St. Aloysius is something from a fairytale! Fit for a royal and hidden in plain sight, this stunning setting left everyone speechless as the two proclaimed their vows to each other with their friends and family tearing up in witness. A cheery bubble exit from the ceremony started off the celebrations as the guests made their way to indulge in cocktail hour. The newlyweds spent some time with their immediate family and close friends for portraits.

Walking back into the reception was a sight to behold! I loved capturing the first look of Maggie, Alex and their beautiful beloved club hall turned ballroom! That sweet and emotional reaction of seeing all the planning and hard work come to fruition was just the momentum that jump-started and amazingly fun night of celebrating! Great music, heartfelt toasts and lots of dancing kept the atmosphere buzzing with excitement!

Sneaking away from all the action, we had some fun with sparklers (it was July after all!) with the couple’s wedding party and family. In the most perfect timing, a late night snack arrived just as the last sparkler fizzled out. Making their way inside for Taco Bell and signature drinks to keep the party going, we said our farewells and wished this sweet couple all the happiness in the world! Congratulations to The Clarks!


Eva & Co Events

Yellow Canary Floral & Event Design

Generation Tux

The Chapel at St Aloysius

Carrie Karibo Bridal

DJ Toad

Glendale Lyceum Weddings

The Bonbonerie

BBJ Linen

Every Last Detail Ohio

All Occasions Event Rentals

Elegant Productions Film

Ginger and Glow

Heather Hogan

Miss Stella York

Hello Invite Design

Garnish Catering

Show Stoppers

Eddie Lane’s Diamonds