• "We LOVE them!"

    Tijana and Steven

  • “I literally am crying! I absolutely love them."

    Audrey and Collin

  • "The photos show the spirit of happiness on our wedding day!"

    Cris & Mike

  • "The man with the camera is pure magic"

    Kara and Jason

  • "Working with Ernst was a Dream."

    Holly and Andrew

  • "Wow wow WOW!"

    Morgan and Ryan

  • "You captured the day, all the emotion..."

    Emily and Sean

  • "Everyone LOVED these photos."

    Jessica and Eric

  • "And the resulting photos – WOW."

    Katrina and Alex

  • "You really captured every moment."

    Mary and Matthew

  • "Photos with a magical quality to them I can’t really describe.”

    Kannika and Hans

  • "The gallery left us speechless!!!"

    Giada and Quinton

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Beautifully Authentic Storytelling


Wedding photographer in Bloomington IL



My name is Ernst Jacobsen and I’m a Bloomington, Illinois based wedding photographer.

Having had the privilege of capturing the magic of over 150 weddings, I understand that your wedding day will be a unique tapestry woven with love, emotion, and cherished moments. Be it an elegant hotel ballroom, a historic manor brimming with stories, or the warmth of a family farm, my commitment remains the same as one of my couples kindly stated:

“…to capture the moments of authenticity – those fleeting glances, the gentle graceful gestures, the unfiltered exchanges – images that not only catch your eye but transport you right back into the moment. Images that make you FEEL.”

Aside from delivering a collection of thoughtfully composed storytelling photos, I will also strive to create an experience that is not only remarkable but also relaxing. 

I invite you to read client reviews, view a blog post or two, and then get in touch to see if I still have the date available to photograph your wedding! Cheers, Ernst