Emma Petersen Photography

Full wedding (ceremony and reception) pricing

Prices start at $4,250

Elopement pricing

Prices start at $1,950

About Emma Petersen Photography

Emma Petersen

I’m a Chicago-based wedding photographer for all couples ready to have a bonus bridesmaid for their big day!! I capture every first kiss, tight squeeze, & in-between - all while being your right-hand gal!

I’m an Enneagram Type 2 - which means I live to serve others, and your wedding day is no exception! I'm not only ready photograph your day but also bustle your dress, hold your bouquet, and hand you a tissue when the happy tears start flowing :) My main goal is to help you take the stress away before and on your wedding day. Throughout the planning process, I'll help you craft the perfect timeline and prepare for a stress-free day! On your big day I focus on prompts over stiff posing I'm able to capture allllll the candid and happy emotions of your big day and keep you comfortable in front of the camera.

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  • Bride-only session
  • Engagement session
  • Extra hours
  • Image editing
  • Printing rights
  • Second photographer

Photo formats

  • Digital


  • Digital files
  • Digital rights
  • Online gallery
  • Printed enlargements
  • Same/next-day sneak-peek images
  • Slideshow
  • Wedding album


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  • We just love Emma!

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    Katie W.3 months ago

    Wow! We have had just such a lovely time working with Emma. We booked her because we’d heard she was great with making couples feel at ease in front of the camera and that was absolutely true. Our engagement photo shoot was fun and easy, and even better the photos turned out amazing. She makes sure to get the pictures parents will want and then makes sure there’s time for photos that really show our character. Prior to our wedding, she was helping to keep us on track with any tasks and she helped answer any questions we had along the way. Day of, she kept us calm and having fun with the photos. Emma is this great balance of buttoned up and professional and easy going so you never feel stressed. We got our first look gallery back just two days after our wedding and WOW. She has such a great eye and knows just what to do to get great shots. We will absolutely work with her again and would recommend her to anyone in a heart beat.

  • Couldn’t be happier!

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    Darci Lopez M.5 months ago

    We knew the moment we met Emma for our intro call that she was going to be the best photographer for our wedding. The energy she brings to every interaction will leave you feeling both heard & seen, and instantly put you in a good mood. Wedding day can be hectic, but Emma & her team will be there for you through every moment and every emotion - capturing them all so perfectly! If you're wondering if you could ever find a photographer that calms your wedding nerves and feels like a close friend, look no further; Emma Petersen will take care of you. We couldn't be happier with how our photos came out and can't wait to see the full album!

  • Perfect Day!

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    Maria5 months ago

    Emma did an amazing job capturing the most perfect day! Everyone will tell you how fast the day goes, you won’t even remember it. That statement is so true! But through Emma’s photos you can look back on your perfect day and remember even the finest of details! She is so professional but so fun at the same time and takes all the stress of the day away! Thank you Emma for doing such an amazing job! It was so much fun to work with you!!

  • Outstanding job Emma!

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    J5 months ago

    Emma was very professional to begin with. Her work ethic and energy was amazing. But besides all of that, the quality of her work is outstanding. We’ve both decided that in every memorable events that comes, Emma should be there to capture them all.