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  • Hello there…

    I'm Jolene Bresney, a lifestyle and portrait photographer located in Bloomington, Illinois. Let's see... a little bit about myself: I love books. It's the words I'm drawn to. I love how simple words, entwined, create something beautiful. Art and expression as one. It's probably why I love photography. I can say so much without uttering a single word. I am a perfectionist, never quite content. A blessing and a curse. Music. It entices my creativity...I can get lost in a song. I love the ocean... she is constant and steady. Yet, every time she hugs the shore, she brings the promise of a new beginning. The mountains... a reminder of how small and insignificant I really am. Nudging me to look up. Always, and for everything. I have 3 kids. Without them, none of this could ever have been. Through them I have found myself. No words can express my gratefulness and love for them. They have taught me about unconditional love, and grace. Through them I see the beauty in the everyday. I love summer. Her evening song, the carefree days of sunkissed play. Sunrise and sunsets, again so constant, yet breathtaking every time they grace the horizon. Enough about me... I want to meet you! If you like what you see, you should call me.

Referral Photographer NEEDED!

Hey Bloomington-Normal Photographers!  I need a high-end  professional photographer that I can send referrals to!

** Must have at least 3 years professional experience.  Workshop education is preferable.

**Please send me a link to your website so I can see your work.  I’m looking for someone with similar style.

**No shoot and burners, please.

Please send your info (name, website, education/experience, years in business, etc) to


Busy season

It’s officially arrived! Well… it’s kinda been here!  I have fallen way behind with sneak peeks, but you can be sure to catch them on instagram!  I’m not on Facebook much these days.

Click here to see what we’ve been up to!  I have so many to share!!

Much love to my high school seniors and families that book me!  You know how much I love what I do…. xx