Elsie Jo Photography Blog

I love late nights, belly laughs, love stories, the smell of fresh cut grass, and the kind of dream clients that want to invest in capturing life as it is. A little messy and full of color. If you're into photos that are authentic, full of snuggles, and sunshine, keep scrolling, I can't wait to meet you. 


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Today’s Wedding feature is a Boho inspired styled shoot. My girl, Lauren Anderson, and I had a blast creating this and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with all of you. I have to say a huge thank you to our awesome team of vendors!! Thank you for sharing your talents and helping […]

Couples

It is senior season here at Elsie Jo Photography! It seems like during busy season the blog is always the first thing to get put on the back burner, so to speak. I have made it a goal to be committed to sharing more sessions with all of you. So far so good, we will […]

Seniors

When Janet told me that she and Karl wanted to do their engagement photos at Matthiessen State Park I was thrilled. I’ve been many times and love every chance I get to visit but surprisingly I have never taken pictures here. These two were such troopers hiking mile in their dress clothes, changing behind rocks, […]

Couples

Happy Thursday, friends! Today’s senior spotlight goes to the stunning Miss Selah from University High School in Bloomington-Normal. I have an absolute blast capturing seniors and Selah’s session was no exception. Her bubbly personality and contagious smile were the first things I noticed about her. It really is a treat to capture someone so full […]

Seniors

I am so excited to share today’s senior spotlight with all of you. Miss Emmalee is from El Paso Gridley High School. Emmalee and I have been chatting about her senior photos for the past year. It was so fun to see her vision come to life. I adore how her bubbly personality comes through […]

Seniors

Today’s senior spotlight goes to Miss Emily from Tremont High School. Where do I even begin with this sweetheart?!? Emily has the most contagious, bubbly personality! She was all smiles from the moment we began the session and her style is absolutely on point!! She carefully picked out and accessorized these boho inspired outfits for […]

Seniors

I am so excited to be starting a series of blog posts featuring my 2019 Senior Spokesmodels. First up is Miss Rachel from Flanagan, Illinois. Rachel is such a sweet heart and has the most precious giggle I have ever heard. Working with her was a dream and can we just talk about how she […]

Seniors

Clayton and Whitney tied the knot on one of the hottest days in July! I can not praise them and their entourage enough for being such troopers in the heat. They came armed with coolers of cold drinks and I don’t think I heard a complaint all day! Everyone was just happy to be together […]

Weddings

I can’t explain to you how happy it makes me to meet and work with other creative business owners. Today’s vendor spotlight goes to the girls at Kamaela’s Kreamery. These two hardworking girl bosses have renovated a vintage camper in to the cutest little ice cream trailer lovingly named “The Little Dipper.” This adorable mobile […]

It's All Business

In honor of the 4th I am excited to share this special wedding day with all of you. Sheryl is in love with the color blue (just keep scrolling it will become very obvious). She drives a bright blue car, her engagement ring has a blue stone in it, and she even rocked a blue […]

Weddings

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