I'm Emily-Melissa! But you can call me Emily (or even just Em). I'm a destination portrait and wedding photographer based in Chicago. I take a photojournalistic approach and would describe my style as bold and moody. 

If you’re looking for a someone to just snap a few photos for you, I am not your girl.

If your search is for an artistically inspired photographer who deeply values connection and wants to celebrate you, your bonds, your love, your story, your truths through imagery -- let's chat!

In art + love,

Hey friend!


Meet Emily-Melissa

tv shows.




• Atlanta
• Insecure
• Last Week Tonight

• Pod Save America
• In The Dark
• The Moth

• Middlesex
• Half of a Yellow Sun
• New Jim Crow

• You can't fire me, I don't work in this van!
-Dwight K. Schrute

• The fame was like a drug. But, what was more like a drug were the drugs.
-Homer J. Simpson

• How strange it is to be anything at all
-Neutral Milk Hotel

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