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The Story of Denis Photographers

Known for Impressive Senior Pictures, Family Portraits, Children's Portraits and Wedding Photography, we are one of Illinois' most trusted photography studios.

How It All Began

SNOW covered the ground and the stinging -10 degree air hit my face that January Saturday when I photographed my very first wedding in Normal, Illinois at the First United Methodist Church.

I hit the ground running

and that same evening I photographed my second wedding in Bloomington, a candlelight wedding at the Second Christian Church. Two weddings to photograph on my very first day!

I was sooooo embarrassed that day

because I had to have my mom drive me to the churches! What if someone saw us and figured out that I wasn't old enough to drive? Worse yet, what if she was late getting me to my second wedding with all the snow and ice? My loyal, loving mom and I repeated this arrangement over and over. By the time I was finally old enough to drive, I had already photographed 26 weddings. I was rolling.

More about me later. Let’s talk about YOU!

Every client is different and unique. That is why I work with my clients to make sure their memories are captured in a way that is as individual as they are. Making everyday people look better in photographs than they have ever looked is the creative force that drives me!

Change the way You see Yourself

With my experience and photographic instinct, I choose angles and lighting that look slimming and flattering and minimize flaws with light and shadow. You will be amazed at what I can do for you and how flattering your photographs will make you look!

Fast Forward to Today

My name is Denis and I want to thank you for taking the time to look through my website. I am the proud father of a daughter who is also currently planning her wedding. Watching my daughter grow up through the years has made me sensitive to what women want from their photographer. Now that I am going through the wedding planning process with my daughter, I have a renewed perspective on weddings and what each bride needs to make her day the most memorable day of her life.

Senior Portraits

is the photographic specialty that we have been just as well known for as our Wedding Photography. Come with your BFF and we will schedule both of you at the same time. You can swap outfits and accessories, and make sure that you each look fantastic before stepping into our camera room. For our best, book our red hot Styleover Photography complete with hairstyling and professional makeup. You would not think about going to Prom without your hair done. So don’t settle for less on your Senior Portraits that everyone will see! It’s no wonder seniors have come to me for Senior Portrait Photography from Peoria, Pekin, Clinton, Pontiac, and every high school in McLean County. One beautiful young lady came all the way from Des Moines, Iowa just to have me photograph her Senior Portraits.

Family Portraits

are another one of our photography specialties. You get them together, and we will help keep them together with our Archival prints that will not fade prematurely like color lab prints. Time waits for no one.

Children’s Portraits

coming soon, a brand new Children’s Portrait Special at our Bloomington photography studio.


were our first photography specialty. But don’t worry, we certainly will NOT photograph your wedding the same way we photographed your mom and dad’s wedding! For decades, we have been wedding photographers in Peoria, Champaign, Chicago and Bloomington Normal. Lately we have covered wedding photography in Chicago, Naperville, Joliet, Rockford, and the St. Louis area. I am happy to travel for wedding photography. It feeds my ego.

While the most beautiful Bride that I will ever photograph is my daughter (yes, I am prejudiced), most of my brides are typical girls next door who love me because I jump through more hoops than anyone to make them look incredible. Notable wedding photography clients include NFL Quarterbacks, MLB pitchers, NASA Rocket Scientists and Senators.

NEW! Styleover Portraits

Photography with in studio hairstyling & airbrush makeup specially designed for portrait photography by our handpicked stylists. Perfect for Sisters, Mom/Daughter/Granddaughter, Senior Portrait Photography or just because. Styleover Portraits are available for photography in our Bloomington Normal Studio.


have called me a “photographic genius”. When that compliment comes from someone with three Doctorate degrees and over forty years of photography expertise, I regard it very highly. But a bigger compliment to me is when one of my everyday clients sees their photographs, and says that mine are the best pictures that they have ever had taken. Then I know that I have made their day, and helped to boost their self-esteem and confidence. Call me today and we will plan some fabulous photographs just for you.


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