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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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 […]

I’m a little late blogging this adorable senior but better late than never, right?? Abby absolutely blew me away at her senior session this summer. I had the best time getting to know and capture her sweet personality! We spent the evening chatting about different adventures that we had been on and places we dreamed […]

I can’t believe this young man is a senior already! It makes me feel so old. I know how funny that sounds but I have known Garrett since he was in diapers. His sister is one of my very best friends and it has been such a pleasure to watch him grow into such a […]

It is senior season here at Elsie Jo Photography! It seems like during busy season the blog is always the first thing to get put on the back burner, so to speak. I have made it a goal to be committed to sharing more sessions with all of you. So far so good, we will […]

Miss Jaycee had the genius idea of splitting her senior session into two mini sessions to take full advantage of the changing seasons here in central Illinois. We started off with a fun fall session, full of color and vibrance. The second session was a winter wonderland to say the least. Jaycee was such  trooper […]

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 […]

These images from Meredith’s senior session this summer are brighting up my frigid Tuesday afternoon!! It was so much fun capturing her vibrate personality. Her smile is absolutely contagious and we giggled a lot during her session! I really have had the pleasure of getting to work with some of the most amazing 2018 seniors […]

How sweet is this senior?? I had so much fun shooting Aryah’s pictures. Her smile and energetic personality is absolutely contagious. Aryah opted to split her senior session into two shorter sessions to allow for some variety in the seasons. I seriously can’t wait for the chance to get this girl back in front of […]

Miss Lauren was such a joy to capture. Her fun sense of style and spunky personality shines through in all her images. Her smile is just contagious! Enjoy Lauren’s senior session and stay tuned for more images of this beautiful young lady in a family blog post coming soon.