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 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 […]

We had so much fun spending a week of fun in the sun with Derek’s family. It was the perfect kind of vacation. The kind with no plans, no alarms, no stress, and the occasional stop to the local ice cream shop! We spent our morning lounging on the beach, building sand castles with the […]

I am finally back in the swing of things at work after a week in sunny Florida! The trip was fantastic and a much need break for Derek and I. We spent the week with Derek’s family. While we were there I convinced my sister-in-laws to get up at the crack of dawn for a fun little sunrise session […]

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 weekend Derek and I celebrated (well we more like acknowledged) 6 months of marriage!! So in honor of our 6 month-versary I am finally blogging the images from our wedding day. I am so thankful for all of the friends and family that came together to make this day possible and who have loved, […]

Where do I even begin with this trip?!? I had the opportunity to return to one of my favorite places in the world a few weeks ago! The trip had a little bit of a rocky start, to say the least. It involved an expired passport, numerous cab rides through the windy city, filling out form after […]

Hello Everyone… I know it has been awhile! I am just trying to regroup after an amazing week away in the Dominican Republic serving the Lord. I’m struggling to find the words to share with you all how amazing the week was and much I learned about the AWESOME God we serve! So what I […]