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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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 […]

I can’t explain to you how happy it makes me to meet and work with other creative business owners. Today’s vendor spotlight goes to the girls at Kamaela’s Kreamery. These two hardworking girl bosses have renovated a vintage camper in to the cutest little ice cream trailer lovingly named “The Little Dipper.” This adorable mobile […]

I am so excited to finally be sharing some of the photos from my trip out west. I can’t even begin to explain how much fun I had exploring Utah and Arizona with these three amazing women, but I guess I will try. Here is a little behind the scenes peek at our trip. More photos of styled […]

I am so excited to be sharing images from my recent styled shoot! The idea for a session involving puppies has been rolling around in my brain all year. And when these puppies made an appearance on my social media I knew now was the time. With the help of some amazing local vendor and my super […]

I have called Gridley, IL home for exactly 8 months now and it feels just like that, HOME. As hard as the move away from my life, as I knew it, was I have absolutely fallen in love with our little house on 6th street in Gridley. As much as I miss my little studio on main […]

This post has been a long time coming. 2016 has been a year full of change for me, both personally and professionally. The biggest of which might have been the change of my last name, this September. That’s right I’m married!! And while being engaged and married to Derek (my awesome/talented/handsome husband and don’t worry […]

A huge thank you to all the amazing women who came out for our first “Girls Night Out” We had so much fun with all of you and we can’t wait to host another event for all of you! Here are a few pictures to commemorate the occasion! Enjoy!

Hey everyone just wanted to share a few pictures from a quick little studio update that happened last month. All it took was a trip to every Walmart in the area (for some reason each location only had a max of 3 crates), two cans of stain, 10 crates, one handy man, and a few […]

I was so excited when I was contacted about photographing a wedding dress that is being sold! And even more excited when I was told if I could find someone to model it I could do a little mini session! So of coarse I turned to my arsenal of, beautiful, models (my sisters). We had […]