Authentic Wedding Storytelling 


Wedding photographer in Bloomington IL

Ernst with his wife, Barbara.



My name is Ernst Jacobsen and I’m a Bloomington, Illinois-based wedding photographer. Whether the venue is a hotel ballroom, a historic manor, or a family farm, my intention is the same – to provide you with a relaxed, authentic re-telling of your unique wedding day story, and to do so in a creative way.


Authentic Moments Creatively Photographed


I always want my clients to remember the many moments of their wedding day and to enjoy as much of the day as possible with the people that matter most;  your family and friends. 



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The Experience


“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. He’s a very quiet force, always hiding in nooks, bushes, trees, hallways, and corners… capturing the moments you didn’t even know happened until you see the photos. Words cannot describe all emotions felt when looking at the sneak peek blog post, the full gallery, and now receiving the USB drive. We laughed hysterically, cried, smiled, and reminisced from start to finish, thoroughly absorbing the day for what it was through his eyes and everyone around us.

I am unbelievably grateful that we chose Ernst to tell our story. The man with the camera is pure magic.”

Kara & Jason




My storytelling approach means you can do just that, while I tell the story of your day through uncontrived, emotion-driven photographs. Weddings are all about love, and I want that to show in your wedding photographs.  I’ll tell the story through the eyes of a guest so you can see, and remember years from now, all the emotions you felt on your wedding day and the people who were there to celebrate with you.  

Time to Explore!

I invite you to explore the website links below to learn about my approach, view a few weddings and read client raves.  Scroll down for more info and links.


* A few popular Saturdays still available in 2022 *






Award-winning Wedding Photographer based in Normal IL