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 ;) 



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The Collins Wedding

What a beautiful fall wedding day! Falon and Devin are a match made perfectly for each other! During their engagement session I just kept thinking how excited I was to witness their wedding day, and see these two best friends become husband and wife! 
Oh how I adore Falon’s gorgeous wedding gown! The lace detailing, the vintage inspired buttons, the perfect cathedral train! I was swooning for this dress!  Getting ready at a local hair solan, the girls had a beautiful spot to be together before the day began. However, it was the windiest day of the year! That made for some fun with their photos!   The gentlemen! Full of laughs and so much fun, these guys were ready for the day! Even coming up with their own hilarious poses! We had a blast! Falon’s favorite flower is a sun flower, and how pretty do they look on the gorgeous fall day! They were throughout the ceremony site, and all through out the reception venue; an old rustic barn turned event hall!  Oh how I love the anticipation in the air before the ceremony begins! I loved the sweet songs chosen for the walks down the aisle for this wedding. All heartfelt and  personally meaningful to the couple.  Every wedding party is so different and reflects their friends they are supporting on the big day! Falon and Devin’s bridal party were a blast, and had the party started long before the DJ introductions!
Sneaking off for a few bridal portraits around the corner from the venue was the best way for these newlyweds to take in their day! They are married! What a wonderful feeling to be one after all of the planning and preparations. The beautiful sunset, calm, peaceful field and romantic breeze set the scene for their backdrop. 

Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs! It was an honor to be apart of your wedding day!