Creating Iconic moments through the art of photography & cinema.
Dixon, IL | by Nick DeLancey
What We Do...
At Iconic Capture, we offer a wide variety of photographic services tailored to fit your individual needs.
Below you will find our major service categories.
Creating beautiful portraits that are unique to each individual is one of my creative obsessions.
Portraits, as a genre, were one of the driving forces that fueled my passion for this profession. They are where I get to unleash my creativity and push the boundaries of my skills.
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Customized to fit your business needs.
What is your vision?
Whether you are an established brand, looking to build onto your reputation, a new company looking to establish yourself amongst your competition, or simply in need of a fresh look, we have the expertise to help you stand out from the crowd.
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Capturing the irreplaceable moments of your athlete's journey through life.
At Iconic Capture, we provide both portrait and action sports photography.
Whether you are a school-associated sport, a private club, or an individual parent, if you are looking for sports photography, look no further.
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Professional, studio-quality pictures.
Unrivaled Customer Service.
What separates the Iconic school experience from those "other," "corporate," school photography companies?
Well, it's simple really. We care deeply about the communities, schools, and families we serve... because we live here. The Sauk Valley is our home and we are a part of it.
This is one of the many reasons other companies will never match our level of service and commitment to you.
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In the past year, the Iconic Capture family has grown exponentially. I am grateful to everyone who has entrusted us to fulfill their creative visions and I am looking forward to seeing who will join our family of clientele over this next year. Below is a sample of clients whom I have worked with directly, either through Iconic Capture or as a contracting photographer for Grot Imaging Studios.
THREE LINE DESIGN
DIXON PETUNIA FESTIVAL
DIXON PARK DISTRICT
WOODLAWN ARTS ACADEMY
DIXON FAMILY YMCA
DIXON HIGH SCHOOL
REAGAN MIDDLE SCHOOL
ST. MARY'S SCHOOL
DIXON WRESTLING CLUB
Iconic Capture, LLC | Owner & Photographer
A Happy Accident.
If there was ever a title to the story of how I became a photographer that would undoubtedly be it. After graduating from college with a degree in Communications: Public Relations & Marketing, I took the first job that I could find, which happened to be a sales position for a food & supply distributor based in Detroit, MI. After 25 months with the company, I had had enough of living life on the road. So, once again, I took the first job that I could land, which brought me back to my hometown of Dixon, IL. After only 5 months at my new gig, COVID arrived. Illinois went into lockdown, and I was laid-off indefinitely.
So, what do you do when you're laid-off and there is a worldwide pandemic on the march? Well... you finally buy the camera you always wanted and start taking pictures, of course.
For as long as I can remember, I've had a fascination with pictures. Old tintype, film, contemporary digital, it didn't seem to matter. I was so enamored with the art that I even took a class in college but didn't own a camera, nor did the school provide students with one. Yup, that's me.
So, when I finally had the opportunity to get a camera, I jumped at the chance. Not long after I began publishing pictures, people began approaching me, asking for my services. In December of 2020, I made it official and launched Iconic Capture.
A few months later, Jim Grot, of Grot Imaging Studios, whom I consider the best photographer in the Sauk Valley Area, approached me and asked if I would be interested in running his School & Sports Program. Naturally, I jumped at the opportunity. Since, the fall of 2021, I have been running the School & Sports Program for Grot Imaging Studios, as well as, continuing to grow my own company Iconic Capture.
The rest, as they say, is history.