Comfortable | Honest | Timeless


I focus on making sure that every couple or family that works with me gets the absolute best experience possible.

By directing instead of using awkward poses

By joking and laughing rather than telling you to fake a smile

By truly caring about you and the quality of your photos

Couple kissing in front of pine tree during engagement session

Brooktree Studios is based in Decatur, Illinois but serves wonderful couples all over the state!

Please take your time and check out my portfolio and blog posts to see some more examples of my photography! I try to focus on natural poses and beautiful true to life colors in my photos. Avoiding trends and fads in your images will ensure that they will look just as good ten years from now as they do today!


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Hello everyone! I wanted to use this space to tell you a little bit about myself and why I love what I do!

Photography has always been a way to capture what was happening around me, and for years that is exactly what I did. I took my camera everywhere I went and always tried to look for the beauty of unusual places.

After shooting my first couple weddings I was hooked! I knew that I wanted to use my camera to make a living and weddings were a perfect fit! I absolutely love sharing such a special day with my couples and the relationships that I build along with the great people that I meet while shooting are an amazing bonus!

When I’m not shooting weddings I’m taking pictures of my chihuahua Chloe or my restored 1975 Corvette. I also love travel and trying new foods!

I really appreciate you taking time to get to know me, and I would love to get to know you and hear about your vision for your wedding!

Bridal Party photos in Bloomington, Illinois

You are the most important part of any photo shoot. Here are some kind words from other couples and their experiences:

“Working with Robert was an inexplicable dream come true. We connected with the first contact call, and as my husband and I live many states away, we were able to communicate our crazy wedding plan, taking place in a remote location, and not only was Robert on board, had ideas to make it even more. At a loss for words, we would simply say that not only would we work with again and highly recommend Brooktree Studios, but seeing only a few “sneak peek” photos following our ceremony we were blown away! More than grateful for the experience and the forever memories that Robert created for us!”

— Sara L.
“Robert was absolutely amazing to work with! He did a phenomenal job from beginning to end. We had a small intimate wedding and he captured everything we hoped he would and more. Our bridal party had a blast doing photos with him before the ceremony and our guest raved about how professional he was. Our event wasn’t totally structured and we threw random request at him and he never missed a beat. My husband and I look forward to working with him again. And will recommend him to absolutely anyone!”

— Emma W.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Robert Oliver on several occasions and he is such a wonderful photographer! He is passionate and talented, two things that are necessary to produce solid photos. He’s great with kids, and even though my daughter is shy, he still manages to get good photos every time! He maintains a relaxed atmosphere the whole time and provides quality photos very quickly! Highly recommended!”
— Emily Y.
“We couldn’t be happier with our decision to go with Robert Oliver. He did our photo shoot and we are beyond amazed by the work he did, along with all of our family we showed the photos to. Can’t wait to see what he has in store for our wedding and will definitely be seeking out his services for any future photos we need done for our family. I can’t thank you enough for taking us on as clients after what we were dealing with before. All the recommendations to you and your company sir!”
— Zachary H.

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