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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I’m a little late blogging this adorable senior but better late than never, right?? Abby absolutely blew me away at her senior session this summer. I had the best time getting to know and capture her sweet personality! We spent the evening chatting about different adventures that we had been on and places we dreamed […]

Seniors

I was lucky enough to spend the evening with Parker and Jenn a few weekends ago. It was the perfect fall day for photos. We laughed, sang The Greatest Showman at the top of our lungs, and got about a million mosquito bites. But it was all worth it for these dreamy engagement pictures. I […]

Couples

Cooper and Shania tied the knot on the most gorgeous September Sunday. I have been looking forward to these two sweethearts wedding day for months!! And the day definitely did not disappoint. Their wedding day was filled with so much love and laughter it was infectious. ┬áThere was never a dull moment with these two […]

Weddings

As a creative there is nothing better than watching an idea you have had bouncing around in your brain come to life. That’s exactly what this styled shoot started as, a crazy idea. The thought came to me “how cute would it be to put flower necklaces on alpacas?” The answer was a resounding “TOO […]

Couples

I can’t believe this young man is a senior already! It makes me feel so old. I know how funny that sounds but I have known Garrett since he was in diapers. His sister is one of my very best friends and it has been such a pleasure to watch him grow into such a […]

Seniors

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

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