Todd Nettelhorst (IL) Photography Educator, Professional Photographer. Todd Nettelhorst is a professional photographer and educator that has had a passion for photography and videography much of his life. He started photographing at a very young age when his father gave him his first SLR camera. His appreciation of photography grew while photographing throughout the country during the family’s summer road trips.
Todd’s path to becoming a professional photographer began after starting a family with his beautiful wife, Tambi. As he documented the honesty of his children’s lives, friends and family members began requesting his unique style for their families. His ability to capture un-posed, un-planned and spontaneous moments were much in demand. Todd developed a keen eye for documenting the personality and expressions that bring out the “real life” of the subject in an image.
Soon a variety of commercial clients were taking notice of his skills, as well. Todd has photographed a variety of events, architecture, engagements and products. Today, he continues to engage in commercial work with new and established clients. In 2016, Todd partnered with his father, Lou Nettelhorst, as part of Nettelhorst Images, Inc.
Todd enjoys bringing his charismatic energy, unique photographic perspective and deep passion for the visual arts to others by helping them explore and develop the best of their creative abilities through education. As a photography educator, Todd uses his fresh perspective to help students see the “pictures within pictures.” He is also delighted to share his explorations with phone photography and apps to create stunning visual images.