Ernst Jacobsen Photography » Bloomington Normal Illinois based Wedding Photographer

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Artful Storytelling


“… images that are like a Narnian door into an

emotionally evocative, magical world of remembrance.” 



“What makes a photographer great is his or her ability to capture the moments of authenticity- the fleeting glances, the subtle graceful gestures, the raw exchanges. A great photographer’s images take you by the eye and lead you back into the scene. They make you feel.  Such is the photographer I found Ernst to be as I scrolled through the images he took of a wedding I recently attended.”  Fiona M. / Wedding Planner


I am a wedding photographer based in Central Illinois.  About half of the weddings I photograph are located within 10 miles of our home while others have me traveling for weddings in Peoria, Springfield, Champaign-Urbana, Effingham, Chicago and beyond.

Venues range from quaint family farms to an array of country clubs and hotel ballrooms.  Although the towns and venues differ, what stays the same is the shared desire for wedding photos that tell the authentic story of your wedding day and to have it told in a visually creative way.

My approach will appeal to those couples who wish to remember the precious moments of their wedding day with family and friends.  They also appreciate creatively composed and elegantly lit photography that captures the beauty of their wedding day in an artful way.

If this sounds like you, send me an email at, call or text (309) 287-0848 or click “Connect” above.  I will provide details of wedding day coverage, as well as options to beautifully share your story with others.

Artful storytelling coverage from $2250.  Also available is a collection that includes a beautiful, custom-designed Art Album from $3250.


2015 Couple’s Choice Award Winner * 2014 Couple’s Choice Award Winner

2013 Bride’s Choice Award Winner *  2012 WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Assn.) Award