Meet Ed

When you love what you do, it is expressed through your work. With over 30 years of photography experience Ed has what it takes to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera, letting your personality shine through your portraits. Ed is a member of the Certified Professional Photographers of America, the Better Business Bureau of Central Illinois, and The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.


Ed has introduced numerous technologies to the Central Illinois Area. He was the first in the area to introduce computer-generated wedding album design, watercolor portrait images and digital portrait artwork. Additionally, clients can view and order the images from their session online. More recently, Ed has introduced Virtual Backgrounds. This technology allows us to place any image as the background to your portrait. With this, we can show off our creativity with more unique portraits. Also, since background changes are made with the push of a button, there is time for more pose changes. Also, Ed Clark Photography can handle photograph restoration or retouching.


Ed Clark Photography offers a wide array of photographic services and settings to choose from your portraits.


Outdoor Portraits: These casual, relaxed portraits are taken with nature's perfect background. Clark Park is located just outside the studio door and offers beautiful trees and flowering plants, a fountain, gazebo, beach area, stone wall, fences, and luscious grass.


Studio Portraits: Rain or shine outside, the setting is always ready for your portraits in the studio. With our virtual background system we can place any scenery as the background to your portraits depending on the style you are looking for. These portraits can be done with casual or formal attire and with more traditional posing.


Location Portraits: Sometimes there’s no place like home. Your home exudes a certain style and can speak volumes about your family. Sofas, lamps and fireplaces help to create a comfortable setting for your portrait. Ed can take your portraits wherever you wish.


High School Seniors: Senior portraits at Ed Clark Photography are more exciting and creative! You’ll get the latest poses, more selection, great props and images that show your every mood. Bring anything that shows who you are! Multiple outfits, hats, uniforms, musical instruments, friends or anything else that will make your senior portraits unique!


Family Portraits: Time passes so quickly. Faces change. Children grow up. Capturing your family’s growing years with a professional portrait is one way to preserve your special moments forever. Portraits are a gift you give yourself, children, and generations to come. They tell the world how much you value your loves ones and they grow more precious as time goes by. Ed Clark will create your ultimate family portrait whether it is at your home, in the studio, or at your family’s favorite getaway.


Business Portraits and Business Headshots: Professionally done photographs for business is a necessity for your professional image and branding. Professionally done photographs are invaluable when it comes to your website, brochures, flyers, brochures, and any other advertising endeavor.

The need for professional head shots is growing. When it comes to business you need one not only for your printed promotional material, but also for a website and for your social media pages, such as Linkedin. Schools and sports teams also need top quality photography for their year books, and related material.


Children or on location daycare portraits: With our many backgrounds and props we are sure to create a setting you will love for your children’s portraits. Ed Clark is great at capturing your child’s personality with his gifted ability to relate to youngsters of all ages and encourage them to do their best when in front of the camera.


Weddings: You have dreamed of this day all of your life. You’ve worked hard to make everything prefect. Preserve this day forever with the ultimate in wedding photography. Imagine… no rushing around, no confusion and no one to intrude on your intimate moments with your friends and loved ones. With Ed Clark Photography you will be pampered as we create breathtaking images that you will cherish a lifetime.


Specialty Events: Whether you are having an anniversary, celebrating a birthday, performing in a dance recital, having a convention or meeting of any size, or would like a picture of your childhood home, Ed Clark is here for you.


School or Sports Photography: Ed Clark is an experienced and well known school and little league sports photographer in Springfield and surrounding areas. He believes in providing schools and other sports organizations with high quality professional images and understands their importance to the individual, family and team. The variety of products, easy to understand order forms and fast delivery are just a few reasons why many are choosing Ed Clark Photography for their sports teams and school portraits.