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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The Schafer’s, where do I even begin with this couple and this day?! These are some of the kindest, most fun-loving, genuine people that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Their wedding day was a celebration filled with love, laughter, and a hopping dance floor. I seriously did not want the day […]

Mr. and Mrs. Builta tied the knot on a snowy day in January. Despite the less than ideal weather conditions, their day was filled to overflowing with love, laughter, and some of the most genuine, caring people I have ever met. Shilpa styled every detail of this winter-wonderland wedding perfectly. From the hand painted invitation […]

I wrapped my 2018 weddings last weekend with the most beautiful, genuine, fun-loving couple. Parker and Jennifer’s day was jam packed with joy, laughter, and Jesus!! My cheeks hurt from endless amounts of smiling. I ┬ájust can NOT get enough of the way Parker looked at his bride and the constant way he kept Jenn […]

Karl and Janet tied the knot on the last Sunday in September. Per usually, Illinois showed up with some pretty funky weather for their wedding weekend. But these two (and their extensive crew) were troopers!! The chilly September morning was easily solved by excessive amounts of snuggling ­čÖé I’ve known Janet for years and I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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┬áto uniquely share in the joy of a couples engagement.┬áIt is such a pleasure to get to peek into a couples relationship and it is an honor to capture the love┬áthey share. I can’t even count the number of times couples have┬ácomes […]

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