• "Ernst is so incredibly professional, all the while having a comforting calm about him."

    Kara and Jason

  • "Above and beyond. Those are the words that best describe Ernst. The small details and extra effort he puts into his work shows from start to finish."

    Brittany and Chris

  • "Ernst is so easy to work with, very organized, gave us so many helpful suggestions and recommendations, and such a gentleman."

    Lexi and Ben

  • "Everyone said how great you were. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!"

    Melissa and Dylan

  • "You impressed us so much... and went far beyond the normal effort."

    Holly and Mark

  • "Working with Ernst was a dream. Andrew and I felt so comfortable with his familiar charm. and the photographs are absolutely stunning!"

    Holly and Andrew

  • "“Ernst was amazing. By the end of our wedding we felt as if he was family."

    Samantha and Jennifer

  • "Ernst's professionalism is top-notch and made us both feel comfortable and relaxed."

    Chelsea and Gedimanas

  • "Ernst is not only incredibly talented and professional, but also warm and genuine."

    Katrina and Alex

  • "My parents and our bridal party haven't stopped commenting on how great you were."

    Audrey and Collin

  • "Working with Ernst was a dream."

    Holly & Andrew

  • "Thanks for being so kind, gracious, and easy to work with."

    Sam & Jen


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


Only a few Saturday’s still available June through October for 2021

(Book the date with a small retailer plus have the peace of mind knowing you can reschedule the date at any time).




My style and approach.

People hire me because they ‘get it’. They completely understand that a mostly natural and unchoreographed representation of their wedding day can be truly beautiful. Generally, my clients want to relax and enjoy their day without the constant intervention and fussing of their photographer. They tend to be people who really appreciate thoughtful, well-composed photography and have often searched through site after site looking for it. I am happy to rise to that challenge of providing such imagery because that is exactly what I would want. My clients are more often than not people in creative industries, other photographers, or simply just lovers of quality documentary photography. If this sounds like you then we will all be on the same page.

I feel a huge responsibility to give people something precious and I mean that sincerely. I want people to be able to look back on these images and smile and perhaps shed a tear. I want them to see the day they didn’t see, the little moments as well as the big ones. I want to create a family heirloom.

I put a lot of thought into my photography of your wedding day. I am not happy with second best. I am not happy with duff expressions, unflattering angles, or poor compositions.

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. 



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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