Welcome to ILLUMINATION – A Commercial Photography Studio in Minneapolis

ILLUMINATION is the home of all photography projects of Allen Luke, a commercial photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Allen and his team specializes in commercial photography for advertising and marketing initiatives, as well as commercial portraiture, editorial, products, corporate events and conceptual works. 

We pride ourselves in our ability to engage our clients to provide unique outcomes. Our portraiture stands out by balancing natural intuition with an ongoing mastery of body language and nonverbal communication. Our focus will be in helping you determine the combination that best reflects you and your business’ objectives. We aspire to capture the real emotion and true moods and personalities in our portraits. We always go a little further to provide you with a new perspective and an unparalleled experience.

Come on in… Have a look around…




Want to quickly review our style of photography?

Visit our Portfolios page to view an array of galleries spanning our many areas of practice.

It’s a great place to start, as we’ll link you to more photos and service information for each category.


Get a comprehensive overview of our Commercial Photography Services here.

We’ll explain package and pricing details so you know what to expect when you hire us.


Why should you choose ILLUMINATION as your photographer?

Learn who we are and what drives us on our About Page. Read our Company Values, learn about our Key Advantages to see how we’re unique. You can also hear Raves + Reviews from past clients.

Minneapolis is Home

We are well-known locally and serve organizations of all sizes. We accept assignments world-wide, so you’ll often find us all across the globe.

We're On-Location Specialists... Currently Accepting Travel Photography & Video Production Assignments

We’ve traveled the world and performed in a variety or environments and settings. We have a passion for revealing the beauty of nature, the essence of people, and the stories hidden in the lights of the eyes in our fellow humans. Whether your organization needs someone to hang out of a bus in India to get “the shot” for your annual report or a full-length documentary written and directed, we can help. 

Allen Luke makes all the difference 
When delivering your uniqueness
His lens shifts to see 
What you do not 
To deliver not only a greater vision of what you are
To your clients 
But to reveal it 
To your self
This is not only masterful presentation 
It is masterful transformation 
The Magister
Melbourne, Australia

Founded in Creativity
Partnered in Passion

Illumination is the creation of Allen Luke, who is also the founder of the Illumination Agency, a Brand Marketing & Communications firm. 

Our media production division works autonomously. 

We’re not just photographers and producers, we’re focused on effective marketing.

Enjoy the PHOTO+GRAPHIC Experience

We know how to shoot for the modern marketplace. 

Having extensive experience in design and marketing, agencies and marketing directors love working with us. Not only do we speak the same language, but because we know how to approach each shoot with the end goal in-mind. 

Your project may need certain photos, but we deliver the unseen angles and advantage. Perhaps we’ll show you that with the twist of a camera or new light added how the new composition can become a beautiful background texture for that web composition. If your project needs a great variety to span across multiple media needs, let’s discuss how to unleash our collective creativity. 

We’ve built our reputation on swift, creative vision and are determined to exceed your expectations.