• "We LOVE them!"

    Tijana and Steven

  • "I absolutely love them."

    Audrey and Collin

  • "THANK YOU!!! These pictures are beyond amazing!"

    Melissa and Dylan


    Brittany and Chris

  • "AHHH!!""

    Kaitlyn and Max

  • "Working with Ernst was a Dream."

    Holly and Andrew

  • "... a TRUE BLESSING during my wedding to work with!”

    Hannah & Kasey

  • "Everyone LOVED these photos."

    Jessica and Eric

  • "Thank you SO MUCH!"

    Karen and Dan

  • "The man with the camera is pure magic"

    Kara and Jason

  • "Wow wow WOW!"

    Morgan and Ryan

  • "You really captured every moment."

    Mary and Matthew

  • "And the resulting photos – WOW."

    Katrina and Alex


Kara & Jason

Kara & Jason

"Looking back, I cannot imagine our wedding day without Ernst being a part of it. He's so incredibly professional, all the while having a comforting calm about him. I am unbelievably grateful that we chose Ernst to tell our story. The man with the camera is pure magic." Kara



Capturing Love.  Creating Art.


This is your story.  A story about you. Your family. And your friends. Everyone coming together to celebrate your love and commitment to each other.  Having walked the path you are on now, I know this day provides a rare opportunity to capture the once-in-a-lifetime moments that happen between the people who mean the most to you, and who love you the most.

Although this is your story, it won’t be just for you.  Your wedding photos will also be for your friends, your family and, perhaps one day, for your children.


Moments + Composition + Lighting


For most of the day, I will blend in with your wedding guests to capture authentic moments between the two of you, your family, and your friends — emotional moments photographed with thoughtful composition and lighting.  All the while, I’ll be relaxed, friendly … and as unobtrusive as possible.

We will also set aside a small portion of the day for relaxed mini-sessions with just the two of you, your bridal party, and elegantly posed family formals.



After Your Wedding


Within a couple of weeks, you will be able to view a visual re-telling of your wedding day story, and feel again all the emotions you experienced.  You will be able to view your wedding from the perspective of your friends and family who were there to celebrate the day with you.  And you’ll provide others who were not at your wedding with the ability to re-live your wedding day and feel the emotions you felt as if they were actually there.

If this feels like what you are looking for simply get in touch, and I’ll let you know if I still have the date available. 


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Wedding photographer in Bloomington IL

At the end of a long day photographing Kate and Algis’s wedding in Chicago.  With my wife, Barbara, who assisted me at the reception.







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