Danielle & Chris
"Ernst is not only incredibly talented and professional, but also warm and genuine. And the resulting photos – WOW."
1.) Where do you live
I live in Central Illinois with my family and travel far and wide to photograph unique wedding day stories.
Very briefly, I was born in Hong Kong and spent my early years attending a British school before moving to the Philippines and Vancouver. After graduating from Vancouver’s University of British Columbia, I moved back to Hong Kong and had the opportunity to travel for work throughout Asia, Europe and North America.
I met and married my wife, Barbara, in Washington, D.C. where we lived for a few years before spending time in San Luis Obispo, California. Eventually, with a baby on the way, we moved to Illinois “for a year” to be closer to Barb’s parents. That was 17 years ago ;)
With my wife, Barbara, and our two children Isabelle and Annalise
2.) What’s your photography background
3.) Have you seen our venue before?
I travel far and wide and very often photograph at venues I have never seen before. However, I always make a scouting trip to get the lay of the land before coverage starts – either a week or two before the wedding day if it’s a nearby venue, or the day before. I can do this on my own or we can schedule a time to meet at the venue, if you prefer.
4.) Will I receive the high resolution images?
Yes! You will receive a custom designed wood USB drive containing your wedding photos, a few complimentary 8×10 prints and a presentation keepsake box.
The photos will also be available via a beautiful online gallery that you can conveniently share with family and friends.
5.) How many photos will we receive?
You will typically receive between 900-1200 photos (approximately 100 per hour of coverage).
6.) When will we see our photos?
You will be able to download the high resolution, edited images within 4 weeks, sometimes sooner.
7.) Can you hold a date for us or let us know if someone else inquires about the same date?
The dates are booked on a first come, first serve basis.
Due to the amount of inquiries I receive, I cannot hold a date or let you know if someone else inquires about the same date.
How do we reserve the date?
To book the date, a small, non-refundable retainer and an agreement signed by the both of us reserves the date. This can all be done online – it’s simple and only takes a few minutes.
Once the date is booked, I will provide you with a “things to think about” questionnaire and sample timelines to get the ball rolling planning wise.