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ERNST JACOBSEN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Bloomington , IL
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1209 N. School Street Normal
Bloomington, IL 61761 US (map)

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309-287-0848
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"“My husband and I loved Ernst’s laid back attitude and the pictures are absolutely beautiful. I would say this was probably the best value for the cost of all of our wedding vendors. We... Read more
"“My husband and I loved Ernst’s laid back attitude and the pictures are absolutely beautiful. I would say this was probably the best value for the cost of all of our wedding vendors. We are so excited to see our album!” Kathy and Andrew



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* Couple's Choice 2017 *

* Couple's Choice 2016 * Couple's Choice 2015 * Bride's Choice 2014 *

* Bride's Choice 2013 * 2012 WPJA Photojournalist Award *



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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Slideshow/Montage
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Prints

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Katrina
Wedding:
4/29/2017
5.0/5.0
Choosing Ernst as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made! He’s not only incredibly talented and professional, but also warm and genuine. He took time to listen to our story and understand what we were looking for with our photographs. We were incredibly impressed that he took the time to attend our rehearsal in order to meet our parents, family and bridal party. And the resulting photos – WOW. We were amazed at how quickly he returned our photos to us, and absolutely thrilled at how they turned out. All the little special candid moments were captured brilliantly; each time we look through our photos it’s like re-living the best day of our lives. We simply cannot say thank you enough!!
Choosing Ernst as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made! He’s not only incredibly talented and Read more...
Choosing Ernst as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made! He’s not only incredibly talented and professional, but also warm and genuine. He took time to listen to our story and understand what we were looking for with our photographs. We were incredibly impressed that he took the time to attend our rehearsal in order to meet our parents, family and bridal party. And the resulting photos – WOW. We were amazed at how quickly he returned our photos to us, and absolutely thrilled at how they turned out. All the little special candid moments were captured brilliantly; each time we look through our photos it’s like re-living the best day of our lives. We simply cannot say thank you enough!! Read less
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Bevin
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
We discovered Ernst when we attended our friends' wedding a whole year before we even got engaged. He took such lovely photos of the whole event, including several posed and candid photos of us enjoying the festivities. We had Ernst's photos on our fridge before we'd even started talking about getting married!

He was professional, kind, and extremely organized. In preparation for the big day, he provided sample timelines and had us complete a questionnaire about what we did and did not want, which we really appreciated. The big day is always chaotic, but Ernst and his assistant were cool and collected and did a great job of getting beautiful photos while also keeping us on schedule.

Photography was probably the category we experienced the most sticker shock in while planning our wedding, but I cannot express how thrilled we have been with our investment in Ernst. Our photos turned out just beautiful, and we were so excited to see the intimate, funny, and touching moments he captured (somehow without us even noticing him!). He had our 1,000+ photos edited and to us within 4 weeks of our big day.

We sprung for a hard bound, color album as part of our package as well. Ernst chooses his favorite photos to tell the story of the day (and you get a chance to add or change things). Our friends have one, and it is gorgeous. Excited to see ours. Go check out his online galleries!
We discovered Ernst when we attended our friends' wedding a whole year before we even got engaged. He took such lovely Read more...
We discovered Ernst when we attended our friends' wedding a whole year before we even got engaged. He took such lovely photos of the whole event, including several posed and candid photos of us enjoying the festivities. We had Ernst's photos on our fridge before we'd even started talking about getting married!

He was professional, kind, and extremely organized. In preparation for the big day, he provided sample timelines and had us complete a questionnaire about what we did and did not want, which we really appreciated. The big day is always chaotic, but Ernst and his assistant were cool and collected and did a great job of getting beautiful photos while also keeping us on schedule.

Photography was probably the category we experienced the most sticker shock in while planning our wedding, but I cannot express how thrilled we have been with our investment in Ernst. Our photos turned out just beautiful, and we were so excited to see the intimate, funny, and touching moments he captured (somehow without us even noticing him!). He had our 1,000+ photos edited and to us within 4 weeks of our big day.

We sprung for a hard bound, color album as part of our package as well. Ernst chooses his favorite photos to tell the story of the day (and you get a chance to add or change things). Our friends have one, and it is gorgeous. Excited to see ours. Go check out his online galleries! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
Pictures were my big thing. I really wanted amazing pictures of our wedding day. Ernst out did himself - unbelievable. You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend Ernst. He did our engagement pictures and our wedding and we could not be happier.
Pictures were my big thing. I really wanted amazing pictures of our wedding day. Ernst out did himself - unbelievable. You Read more...
Pictures were my big thing. I really wanted amazing pictures of our wedding day. Ernst out did himself - unbelievable. You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend Ernst. He did our engagement pictures and our wedding and we could not be happier. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/10/2016
5.0/5.0
Ernst was absolutely wonderful to work with! Leading up to the wedding, he communicated regularly with us to make sure we were all on the same page in terms of what we wanted. He made suggestions in places that seemed complicated for us and provided great feedback and guidance to create the best timeline possible. The day of the wedding, he was incredibly easy going and kindly helped to guide us when we seemed off track. Ernst was friendly and warm to everyone involved and welcoming input from others on what pictures to take. He arrived earlier than we had asked and left later than we expected. He captured such beautiful moments throughout the entire day and checked in to make sure he was getting all of the shots we wanted. Upon getting our pictures, he was extremely generous in providing us with a USB and prints; packaged in a very unique photo box! All of the pictures turned out great and we were so happy to have him as a part of our big day! We definitely recommend Ernst!
Ernst was absolutely wonderful to work with! Leading up to the wedding, he communicated regularly with us to make sure we Read more...
Ernst was absolutely wonderful to work with! Leading up to the wedding, he communicated regularly with us to make sure we were all on the same page in terms of what we wanted. He made suggestions in places that seemed complicated for us and provided great feedback and guidance to create the best timeline possible. The day of the wedding, he was incredibly easy going and kindly helped to guide us when we seemed off track. Ernst was friendly and warm to everyone involved and welcoming input from others on what pictures to take. He arrived earlier than we had asked and left later than we expected. He captured such beautiful moments throughout the entire day and checked in to make sure he was getting all of the shots we wanted. Upon getting our pictures, he was extremely generous in providing us with a USB and prints; packaged in a very unique photo box! All of the pictures turned out great and we were so happy to have him as a part of our big day! We definitely recommend Ernst! Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
8/6/2016
4.9/5.0
I’m in love with all of the photos Ernst took on our wedding day! He captured Dustin and I perfectly! Thank you so much for providing us with such quality photos that will bring us joy for the rest of our marriage and lives together. Vanessa & Dustin
I’m in love with all of the photos Ernst took on our wedding day! He captured Dustin and I perfectly! Thank you so much Read more...
I’m in love with all of the photos Ernst took on our wedding day! He captured Dustin and I perfectly! Thank you so much for providing us with such quality photos that will bring us joy for the rest of our marriage and lives together. Vanessa & Dustin Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
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. He sent me an email last week, months after our wedding, because he was trying out a new service. Not only that, but personalized USB, the multiple slideshows, family friendly gallery links, and even making us the cover photo for his website are all extra things Ernst did to make us feel special, not because he had to. Ernst has such an amazing talent for capturing ‘moments’ which is exactly what you want on your wedding day. It’s not the formal photos that remind you how great your day was – it’s the natural fun and excitement that is so important to be documented. Ernst’s ability not to miss a moment is incredible, and his energy and true passion comes across in the photos. He is able to blend in so well that your guests literally will not realize they’re being photographed. He also captures nature in such as amazing way in the photos. I have beautiful angles that I never dreamed possible. He was always willing to give as much advice as we needed, but was never pushy. I have already recommended my fiancé friends to look into hiring Ernst because of the over the top work he did for us. We hope we have the opportunity to work with him again in the future. We HIGHLY recommend Ernst.
Above and beyond. Those are the words that best describe Ernst. The small details and extra effort he puts into his work Read more...
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. He sent me an email last week, months after our wedding, because he was trying out a new service. Not only that, but personalized USB, the multiple slideshows, family friendly gallery links, and even making us the cover photo for his website are all extra things Ernst did to make us feel special, not because he had to. Ernst has such an amazing talent for capturing ‘moments’ which is exactly what you want on your wedding day. It’s not the formal photos that remind you how great your day was – it’s the natural fun and excitement that is so important to be documented. Ernst’s ability not to miss a moment is incredible, and his energy and true passion comes across in the photos. He is able to blend in so well that your guests literally will not realize they’re being photographed. He also captures nature in such as amazing way in the photos. I have beautiful angles that I never dreamed possible. He was always willing to give as much advice as we needed, but was never pushy. I have already recommended my fiancé friends to look into hiring Ernst because of the over the top work he did for us. We hope we have the opportunity to work with him again in the future. We HIGHLY recommend Ernst. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
Words cannot begin to express how pleased we were with choosing Ernst as our photographer. His style was a perfect fit for what we were looking for - a focus on capturing the candid moments and real emotions and doing so in a beautiful manner. We were blown away with how wonderful our photos looked and how many little moments he captured. He met up with my bridesmaids and me at the hair salon at noon and stayed up until the end of our reception at 10 pm and worked like crazy the entire time. We were a very energetic bunch on the dance floor and he didn't miss a beat. We were pleased to see a nice mix of pictures of all of our wedding guests enjoying themselves - we are very excited to share the wonderful couples and group photos he took of everyone! You know you had a phenomenal photographer when the details of your wedding dress look better in the pictures than you remember them being in person! I would highly recommend Ernst to anyone!
Words cannot begin to express how pleased we were with choosing Ernst as our photographer. His style was a perfect fit for Read more...
Words cannot begin to express how pleased we were with choosing Ernst as our photographer. His style was a perfect fit for what we were looking for - a focus on capturing the candid moments and real emotions and doing so in a beautiful manner. We were blown away with how wonderful our photos looked and how many little moments he captured. He met up with my bridesmaids and me at the hair salon at noon and stayed up until the end of our reception at 10 pm and worked like crazy the entire time. We were a very energetic bunch on the dance floor and he didn't miss a beat. We were pleased to see a nice mix of pictures of all of our wedding guests enjoying themselves - we are very excited to share the wonderful couples and group photos he took of everyone! You know you had a phenomenal photographer when the details of your wedding dress look better in the pictures than you remember them being in person! I would highly recommend Ernst to anyone! Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
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 the type of person you'd want to have a cup of coffee with on a rainy Sunday morning to talk about life and photography.

Ernst came to the club before our rehearsal to scope out the grounds, venue, and meet everyone (within 24 hours he knew all by their first name). 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 them on film. He also has a really hearty laugh if you get him going on a good joke, which I loved.

Words cannot describe all emotions felt when looking at the sneak peek blog post, the full gallery, and now receiving the USB drive - which, I may add, came in its own custom photo box keepsake. We laughed hysterically, cried, smiled, and reminisced from start to finish, thoroughly absorbing they day for what it was through his eyes and everyone around us.

Every bride is different in what they chose to invest in on their wedding day. I am unbelievably grateful that we chose Ernst to tell our story. The man with the camera is pure magic.
Looking back, I cannot imagine our wedding day without Ernst being a part of it. He's so incredibly professional, all the Read more...
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 the type of person you'd want to have a cup of coffee with on a rainy Sunday morning to talk about life and photography.

Ernst came to the club before our rehearsal to scope out the grounds, venue, and meet everyone (within 24 hours he knew all by their first name). 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 them on film. He also has a really hearty laugh if you get him going on a good joke, which I loved.

Words cannot describe all emotions felt when looking at the sneak peek blog post, the full gallery, and now receiving the USB drive - which, I may add, came in its own custom photo box keepsake. We laughed hysterically, cried, smiled, and reminisced from start to finish, thoroughly absorbing they day for what it was through his eyes and everyone around us.

Every bride is different in what they chose to invest in on their wedding day. I am unbelievably grateful that we chose Ernst to tell our story. The man with the camera is pure magic. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
For those engaged couples looking for a photographer for the big day, look no further than Ernst Jacobson. Through the entire wedding experience, Ernst was timely, organized and professional. It may seem simple, but something I noticed about Ernst from the start is he remembered everyone’s name the first time from parents and grandparents to the entire wedding party. It really made the group photos a seamless process. Some of our favorite photos were the action ones that really bring us back to the fun we had in the moment during our bar crawl and reception. Additionally, Ernst does a great job getting photos of all of the guests at the wedding. Even after the wedding, the exceptional service doesn’t stop. Within a month the photos were ready digitally and soon after that we received a personalized USB giving us the rights to all of the photographs. Speaking for our families, we could not recommend Ernst more!
For those engaged couples looking for a photographer for the big day, look no further than Ernst Jacobson. Through the Read more...
For those engaged couples looking for a photographer for the big day, look no further than Ernst Jacobson. Through the entire wedding experience, Ernst was timely, organized and professional. It may seem simple, but something I noticed about Ernst from the start is he remembered everyone’s name the first time from parents and grandparents to the entire wedding party. It really made the group photos a seamless process. Some of our favorite photos were the action ones that really bring us back to the fun we had in the moment during our bar crawl and reception. Additionally, Ernst does a great job getting photos of all of the guests at the wedding. Even after the wedding, the exceptional service doesn’t stop. Within a month the photos were ready digitally and soon after that we received a personalized USB giving us the rights to all of the photographs. Speaking for our families, we could not recommend Ernst more! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Having Ernst as my wedding photographer was a blessing. Ernst kept the entire day running smoothly, and was excellent in time management and scheduling even before the big day. It definitely helped keep the day going along smoothly, I didn't have to worry about anything as Ernst was prompt and efficient with organized photographs and timing of events. He was extremely prompt on editing and returning photos following my wedding. The best of all is he was wonderful to work with, easy to contact and very thorough in capturing the moment during my wedding! The photos were beautiful and many memorable moments were captured, looking through the photos brings back vivid memories of the celebration with friends and family. :) Ernst was very tactful to catch all the moments and keep everyone organized while not feeling as though the photography was intruding at all with the events. I would highly recommend Ernst as a photographer for any occasion; his work is beautiful and he is very professional, a true blessing during my wedding to work with!
Having Ernst as my wedding photographer was a blessing. Ernst kept the entire day running smoothly, and was excellent in Read more...
Having Ernst as my wedding photographer was a blessing. Ernst kept the entire day running smoothly, and was excellent in time management and scheduling even before the big day. It definitely helped keep the day going along smoothly, I didn't have to worry about anything as Ernst was prompt and efficient with organized photographs and timing of events. He was extremely prompt on editing and returning photos following my wedding. The best of all is he was wonderful to work with, easy to contact and very thorough in capturing the moment during my wedding! The photos were beautiful and many memorable moments were captured, looking through the photos brings back vivid memories of the celebration with friends and family. :) Ernst was very tactful to catch all the moments and keep everyone organized while not feeling as though the photography was intruding at all with the events. I would highly recommend Ernst as a photographer for any occasion; his work is beautiful and he is very professional, a true blessing during my wedding to work with! Read less
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