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 mcmahans

The Wilson’s – Timeless Charm Weddings

It was a perfect, and I do mean absolutely perfect day to get married! With the gorgeous woodsy setting of Timeless Charm Weddings as a venue, it felts as if we were whisked off to a quiet mountain side for the day.

Nicole and Tyler were both so ready for their first look while getting ready. That anticipation of seeing your best friend and soon to be spouse on your wedding day is an incredible feeling. Surrounded by family and good friends, the bride and groom prepared for a day of laughter and sweet happy tears!

The intimate first look between the two had us all in tears! Their heartfelt letters had words they have been dreaming of speaking to each other for years in the making. From high school sweet hears falling in love, growing up together, to finally celebrating this day were they become one as husband and wife. It was a beautiful moment!

Tyler and Nicole’s reception was filled with fun things for their loved guests to enjoy! Complete with a pour your own candle bar as a wedding favor from their hometown favorite local maker!

It was an amazing day, with so much fun and celebration! Congratulations to the Wilsons! I pray for many, many incredible days ahead of you!

VendorsVenue Timeless Charm Weddings and Events

Hair and Makeup Delia Recalde

Caterer Timeless Charm Weddings and Events

Florist Bella Rose Flower Co

DJ Party Pleasers

Cake and Desserts Chubby Bunny Baker

Bridal Gown Bridal and Formal

Rings Yelton Fine Jewelers

Rentals Cincy Photo Booth

Invitations Zazzles

Favors Petals and Wicks