Holiday Events and Holiday family portraits Available.

What we Photograph? See galleries for sample's of our work.


Fall specials High School senior pictures.

  2020 High School senior portraits and graduation pictures are on sale at Olson Photography.  There is a reason we photograph so many seniors here from the Rockford, Illinois & 815 region. We offer the greatest selection of  fall outdoor and indoor images. Our fall locations for color and diversity is our specialty this time of year.

  Our fun and professionally  photographers are here to light and pose you correctly, so you look and feel your best.  Any senior from any HS qualifies for our specials. 12 years of schooling deserves a professional portrait session, not from some big box company that photographs you in the school gym or some amateur with a camera. You deserve better, guaranteed great images at affordable pricing.  Online gallery, deluxe retouching, B&W images, composite's and Olson's special digital imagery is included in all our sessions. Check out our galleries section for HS senior samples of our creations.

Call to reserve your senior experience today, 815-873-1777. 

We are here to help make this a fun and great year. 

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Holiday family portraits and Christmas gifts and cards.

 We have a wonderful studio that can accommodate large families and pets.  Are you getting  the family together for the holidays? This is a great time to document the family together and update that old wall picture. Or new Family pictures for Christmas cards and gifts. Our family portrait session is on sale for $50 this can be done inside or outdoors, and  families over 10 people $75. This special includes photography of family, multiple groupings, online gallery, retouching and  Olson's special image creations.  We  also specialize in newborn baby portraits and children's Mini sessions in Rockford, Illinois. 

Prints and digital images are available. 

Call now to reserve your date and time. Taking bookings for the Thanksgiving weekend.  Gift Certificates available too for that special someone.


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Wedding Photographer in Northern Illinois and Wisconsin.


  • Wedding Photographer, Rockford, Illinois. Olson Photography has been trusted by wedding couples for over 20 years. From traditional images to photo journalistic style. The professionals at Olson Photography will make your wedding day photography special. Packages for every budget. We are booking 2020 and 2021 wedding dates. We do travel to location's all around the Midwest for our clients.
  • Book before December 31st 2019 and save $200 on your package..

Other Photography we offer.

Commercial and Business photographer.

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November head shot business portraits "Special deal of the month"


Be photographed in our conveniently located studio or we can bring our portable studio to you.

Nature and Wildlife Photography and Travel Workshops.

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Professional imagery for magazines, books and stock imagery. Large wall prints for home, health care facilities and corporate decorating. David Olson also teaches photo class workshops and leads nature and wildlife photography tours for groups or individuals. Book your presentations for groups and organizations featuring our large screen and audio theatrical productions. A must see ! 

Call for details on how to book us. 815-873-1777. 

Why choose us?

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We are compassionate about what we do and it reflects in our final product. Anyone can take pictures, but our professional photographers create their's. 

Creativity, artistry and years of professional training in lighting and posing help separate us in this industry. Guaranteed professional results and a fun and relaxing atmosphere. 

We are here to help, give us a try !

Dressing for your session.

Tips to make you look beautiful.


  • Wear solid colored clothing black, earth tone's, burgundy, blues,greens so that we see all of your face. If you wear stripes,patterns or flowers, you will take away attention from yourself and all we see are the clothes.
  • choose muted tones that are a bit subdued so that you are the subject not your clothes and you don’t stand out from the group. Bright colors project (especially reds, oranges, and yellows), which also makes you look larger.
  • choose similar tones for your top and bottom (both dark or both light) so that one doesn’t look bigger than the other.  White top, dark pants will make your top look bigger.  White pants, dark top will make your butt look bigger.
  • choose 1-3 colors for your family portrait, ones with similar tones that go nicely together and have everyone work within that color palette. For example: black dark green, navy, and burgundy – all dark jewel tones.  OR tan, a lighter olive green, and denims – all lighter, softer tones.  So that we see the people first and your portrait looks stunning. Wedding group photos look so good because they’re all wearing the same colors and the people stand out!
  • choose a top with sleeves at least to the elbow  because your arms take up more skin area than your face and will draw attention and it may also make your arms look larger
  • choose long pants for men/ladies or a skirt below the knee for ladies so that your legs don’t take attention from your faces, and you will be able to sit and bend without showing too much leg
  • choose dark socks and footwear (unless it’s a barefoot photo on the beach) because white just sticks out like a sore thumb and that’s all you’ll notice in your portrait
  • keep jewelry simple and minimalist because too much draws attention from your face
  • Wear some makeup on eyes and cheeks, shiny faces are not flattering, also lipstick or gloss looks great too.


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