Ernst Jacobsen Photography » Bloomington Normal Illinois based Wedding Photographer

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“...the best value of all of our wedding vendors…” 

Kathy and Andrew / Bride and Groom


* 2014 Couples Choice Award Winner * 2013 Bride’s Choice Award Winner *

* 2012 WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) Award Winner *


I am an Illinois based wedding photographer who lives in Normal (no jokes please) with my wife and two children.  About half of the weddings I photograph are located within 10 miles of our home while the others have me traveling to Peoria, Springfield, Champaign-Urbana, Effingham, Chicago and beyond.  Venues range from quaint rural farms like Proven Ground in Pekin, local Knights of Columbus halls to an array of Marriotts and Hiltons. 

Although the towns and venues differ, what stays the same is my commitment to going the extra mile to creatively document your wedding day story, as well as my deep appreciation to you for providing me with the opportunity to be a part of it.

After you’ve viewed the opening slideshow, scrolled through a selection of wedding day stories and read a few testimonials, let’s chat (either by email or in-person) about how we can make your wedding photography dreams come true.