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

The Hensons

I loved getting to know Leslie and Noah! From their engagement session to their wedding day, they have a beautiful relationship. One founded on friendship, respect and adoration. The way Noah looks as Leslie is priceless. And she most definitely has found her soul mate. Being around the two makes you smile, you know you are in the presence of a great love story.

Their wedding day left us speechless. It was timeless, romantic and stunning from the moment we arrived to when we left. Every sweet detail beautifully came together to create a day what was fated.

My favorite moment of the day was when Leslie finally saw her wedding band for the first time during their ceremony! It was a incredible feat by Noah to keep that gorgeous ring a secret but I’d say it was well worth the wait.

The entire day went off without a hitch, well all expect one 😉 It was a dreamy wedding day and I am so honored to have witnessed it all! Congratulation Leslie and Noah Henson!


Venues Hotel Covington St Rose of Lima The Madison South

Caterer The Madison Event Center

Florist Flowers by Brandi

DJ DJ Mazie Music

Cake Tres Belle

Dress Shop and Designer Bridal and Formal Willowby by Watters

Invitations Unica Forma

Hair and Makeup Gabby Powers and Delia Recalde