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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Where do I begin with this sweet couple?? When Shania emailed me to tell me that she was engaged I was thrilled. I couldn’t wait to meet the guy that had stole this spunky girls heart! I patiently awaited their Missouri engagement session and the evening did NOT disappoint. I seriously had the best time capturing these two. […]

I’m excited to be sharing another glimpse into my adventure out west! On one of the last legs of our trip we visited gorgeous Page, AZ. We spent the night on a working sheep ranch and slept in a traditional Navajo Hogan. To see more of that adventure check out my previous blog post, http://elsiejophotography.com/best-roadtrip-ever/ The next […]

Jeff and Elizabeth tied the knot on a perfect day in May. Every detail about their day come together right down to the bow-tie wearing lama on top of their wedding cake. Congratulations Jeff and Elizabeth!! Thanks so much for allowing me the honor of capturing your big day. I am so happy for the […]

One of the absolute best parts of my job is the chance I get to uniquely share in the joy of a couples engagement. It is such a pleasure to get to peek into a couples relationship and it is an honor to capture the love they share. I can’t even count the number of times couples have comes […]

I am so excited to be sharing more of the portrait sessions from my trip out west. We are starting off in Phoenix, Arizona. Alex and Itzel got up before the sun for their desert portrait session. We had so much fun exploring and talking about all the fun restaurants that we needed to visit in Phoenix. […]

I can’t believe that this sweet couple ties the knot in less than two weeks! I am so excited to celebrate with them at their June wedding. In honor of their big day being right around the corner I am sharing a sneak peek from their engagement session. The evening was filled with lots of […]

I had the pleasure of traveling down to Quincy, IL last week to shoot some engagement pictures for Clayton and Whitney. They opted for a sunrise session and even though I am not a morning person it was DEFINITELY worth the early wake up call. These two just absolutely radiate joy when they are together […]

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