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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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 […]

I was lucky enough to spend the evening with Parker and Jenn a few weekends ago. It was the perfect fall day for photos. We laughed, sang The Greatest Showman at the top of our lungs, and got about a million mosquito bites. But it was all worth it for these dreamy engagement pictures. I […]

When Janet told me that she and Karl wanted to do their engagement photos at Matthiessen State Park I was thrilled. I’ve been many times and love every chance I get to visit but surprisingly I have never taken pictures here. These two were such troopers hiking mile in their dress clothes, changing behind rocks, […]

Where do I begin with this sweet couple?? When Shania emailed me to tell me that she was engaged I was thrilled. I couldn’t wait to meet the guy that had stole this spunky girls heart! I patiently awaited their Missouri engagement session and the evening did NOT disappoint. I seriously had the best time capturing these two. […]

I’m excited to be sharing another glimpse into my adventure out west! On one of the last legs of our trip we visited gorgeous Page, AZ. We spent the night on a working sheep ranch and slept in a traditional Navajo Hogan. To see more of that adventure check out my previous blog post, http://elsiejophotography.com/best-roadtrip-ever/ The next […]

One of the absolute best parts of my job is the chance I get to uniquely share in the joy of a couples engagement. It is such a pleasure to get to peek into a couples relationship and it is an honor to capture the love they share. I can’t even count the number of times couples have comes […]

I am so excited to be sharing more of the portrait sessions from my trip out west. We are starting off in Phoenix, Arizona. Alex and Itzel got up before the sun for their desert portrait session. We had so much fun exploring and talking about all the fun restaurants that we needed to visit in Phoenix. […]

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 […]