If you love what you do, you won’t work one day of your life.

Jacque Austin

My photography experience started when I was about 8 years old when I received my very own camera for Christmas and it went everywhere with me. When I was 10 my dad gifted me with his cool 35mm "grown up" camera, and I was in heaven! I was most happy when I was shooting, and today that still holds true. I quickly realized that I had an incredible passion to capture beauty in every form. I see a story every time I look through my lens. I see things below the surface, and I want you to see those things too. In Psalm 139:14 it says ..."we are fearfully and wonderfully made" by God, and I believe that with my whole heart.

I have been shooting professionally for 20+ years and received my BS in Graphic Design in 1994. I completed my graduate work at the New York Institute of Photography, and in 2007 I launched Jacque Austin Photography. I have two beautiful boys and an amazing husband who is my right hand man as team Wedding photographers. We live in Morton, Illinois which is a great central location for traveling. You name the time and place, and we will be there for you.

What are your memories worth? Can you put a price on them? It is my desire and an honor to give you the gift of an ultimate worry-free experience. Truly that is what it is all about for me:  capturing your personality, your memories, your story. (Did I mention? I LOVE MY JOB!)


First Place | Morton Pumpkin Festival 2009

Peoples Choice Award | Morton Pumpkin Festival 2008

Honorable Mention | Morton Pumpkin Festival 2008


Member | Professional Photographers of America

Judge | Morton, Illinois Pumpkin Festival Photography Contest