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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A new blog post…who am I?!! It felt so good to get out and shoot again this week. I am excited to be sharing a little sneak peek from the Fogles family session. How sweet are they?! I can not get enough of these little toothy grins!

It’s that wonderful time of year where things slow down just enough that I finally get a chance to start blogging the work that I have been capturing over these past few busy months! First up, Miss Sami a senior from Pekin Community High School. I had the pleasure of capturing Sami’s older sisters senior […]

Today’s senior spotlight goes to sweet Miss Becca from Tremont High School. Becca rocked her senior session a few weeks ago. I am absolutely in love with the way her photos turned out. Enjoy a sneak peek of this gorgeous senior session as well as a little Q & A session to get to know […]

Today’s senior spotlight goes to Miss Emma from El Paso-Gridley High School. Emma’s giggly personality and show stopping smile made her a dream to photograph. Every year I am amazed at the incredible seniors that I meet and get the pleasure of capturing. Emma was no exception. Enjoy this sneak peek into her senior session. […]

Today’s senior spotlight is Miss Kylie from Prairie Central High School. Kylie absolutely rocked her senior session. I can not get enough of her bubbly personality and contagious smile. Also, can we take a second to talk about how adorable her outfits are?! I’m seriously obsessed. I want to give a huge shout out to […]

I am excited to be starting a series of blog posts featuring my Class of 202 Senior Spokesmodels. As a part of this serious I put a little questionnaire out to all of the models to help you get to know them a little better. First up, Emily from University High School in Normal, Illinois. […]

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 […]

Klayton and Megan tie the knot in just a little over a week. To celebrate their upcoming nuptials I am sharing their snowy engagement session here on the blog! I don’t think you will find a sweeter, more giggly couple. These two were made for each other.   Klayton and Megan, I hope the numb […]

These two sweethearts tie the knot in a few weeks and I couldn’t be more excited! I can not think of a better way to kick off my 2019 wedding season. To celebrate their upcoming nuptials I am sharing their engagement session with all of you. There is definitely no shortage of giggles when these […]