About Empire Photography
The Empire Photography story began in 1978 when Mark and Maggie Smith, while still students themselves at the University of Wisconsin-Madison began photographing campus events at universities and colleges in Chicago. Empire Photography grew, as the Smiths saw a need for special events photography that provides customers with affordable, high-quality photos that forever preserve life’s most memorable moments.
For over 40 years, Empire Photography has been the premier choice for high-quality commencement, sports, greek, and school portrait photography services. With experienced photographers and dedicated customer service, we have created lasting relationships with thousands of organizations throughout the Midwest.
Empire Photography is a member of several professional associations, including Photo Marketing Association of America, Professional Photographers of America, Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association, and School Photographers of America (SPOA).