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 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 […]

It’s back to reality for me after a week of fun in the sun, exploring the west. I can’t wait to show you all photos from my trip but first I want to share the sweetest central Illinois engagement session with all of you. Jeff and Elizabeth are perfect for each other and there was never […]

How sweet are these two?!? I had so much fun capturing Tim and Katie’s engagement pictures. They made my job so easy. They couldn’t keep their eyes off of each other. We laughed and talked our way through the evening. These two are a rockstar couple. They are both in med school and raising the […]

I am so excited to be sharing the images from this very special engagement session. For those of you who don’t know this, soon to be groom, is my little brother. (well he’s not so little anymore) I’m am so excited to be welcoming Kaitlyn into the family!! It takes a special kind of person […]

This session was worth every single bug bite we got! I had so much fun hiking through Farmdale Reservoir with this sweet couple!! Apart from a couple thousand pesky misquotes, it was a perfect evening! There was so much laughing, snuggling, and even a little dancing. I absolutely can not wait for this couples big […]

Yay!! I can’t tell you how excited I am to be sharing the images from this sweet engagement session! David and Saddie are so much fun. We didn’t stop laughing all evening. I absolutely can’t wait for their big day next month!!

Hello Everyone!! Incase you haven’t heard my little sister in engaged! And we are less than a month away from the big day (i.e. wedding crunch time). Justin is an AVID fisherman and we have been talking about our lake engagement session since before they were engaged! Last weekend we finally made the trip. An […]

Believe it or not, these engagement session were shot in the same week! When Brooke got engaged last year one of the first things she told me is that she want her engagement pictures taken at Allerton Park in Monicello. It was a place special to her an Than for several reasons. So at the […]

It is so fun having a sister that is engaged. I absolutely love all things wedding and planning parties, hence my profession! But another perk is having full time models that are more than happy to spontaneously snuggle in front of the camera for me. I was so thrilled when our first family Christmas fell on a day […]