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I adore these two!!! Oh my goodness, Kelly and Justin’s engagement session was basically perfect. These two are some of the sweetest people in the whole world, and paired with 2 of my absolute favorite Chicago engagement photo locations and the cutest outfits ever, it’s safe to say I’m obsessed with this whole session!! We […]

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I’m Elle, a Chicagoland wedding and senior photographer serving head-over-heels in love couples and fun-loving seniors from my home in Bourbonnais, Illinois and throughout the Chicagoland area.

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I adore these two!!! Oh my goodness, Kelly and Justin’s engagement session was basically perfect. These two are some of the sweetest people in the whole world, and paired with 2 of my absolute favorite Chicago engagement photo locations and the cutest outfits ever, it’s safe to say I’m obsessed with this whole session!! We […]

Chicago Engagement Photographer

We’ve been waiting SO long for this day!! I first met Chantal and Dominic at their engagement session back in 2019. We clicked instantly, and their engagement photos are still some of my favorites ever, as the years (and many, many sessions) pass. Their original wedding date was planned for May of 2020, and everything […]

“How did Steph find you?” Well, Steph did my taxes a few years back, and I was so excited when she reached out once her and TJ got engaged! What a perfect day these two had on Saturday. We began the day with details, their first look, and portrait time. All of our photos were […]

What a stunning day!! Libbey and Brian totally lucked out with so many gorgeous, blooming spring trees and 80 degree weather on their wedding day. It was extremely windy, however, but these handled the wind like champs! Their Champaign wedding day was full of elegant gold accents, pops of pink, and timeless vibes. It was […]

Kelli and Eric’s engagement session has been a long time coming, and I’m so excited to finally be sharing their session! I traveled down to Franklin, Tennessee for this beautiful engagement session, and it was SO nice being in the warm weather-woohoo! We met at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, and let me tell you, it […]

What an amazing way to kick off our photo/video wedding season!! Bri and Mike were married at Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan this past weekend, and it was such a great day. You may recognize this venue from a viral Pinterest photo (the first thing I remembered when I arrived!). The twinkly, hanging lights […]

I love getting to have these two in front of my camera! I first met them for a couples session, then I got to photograph Clayton’s proposal to Kaelyn in 2021, and now getting to catch up with them again was so great!! For this session, we stayed at a few locations in Kankakee County, […]

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Oh my goodness, what a dream! I remember when Hailey first reached out to me about photographing her and Cale’s international, destination wedding day in Cancun. I was SO excited at that opportunity! At the time, I had recently booked another international wedding, and all the out-of-the-country wedding opportunity weddings had me so giddy. After […]

Seriously, what a dream it is to get to travel all around for engagement sessions and wedding days! Victoria and Griffin’s engagement session was no exception- I loved getting to meet and photograph these two in Naples, Florida. We began their engagement session in Downtown Naples, in front of one of my favorite buildings! These […]

Naples Beach Engagement Photos

I just adore these two!! When Kathy first reached out to me, I was so excited to talk with her! I could tell that her and Mitch were the sweetest, and I was so excited about the opportunity to photograph their wedding in New Orleans!! For their engagement session, we were to 2 of my […]

North Avenue Beach Winter Engagement Photos

-Brooke + Alex

"Where do I even begin… First off, Elle is hands down one of the sweetest humans you will ever meet. As if her work doesn’t speak for itself, the minute I met her and started chatting I knew we made the right choice!
We’ve been married 3 weeks now and we had the most beautiful day, but the amount of compliments we’ve received on our photos blows everything else out of the water and we are STILL getting comments!! I can’t even put into words how blown away both myself and everyone else was with her work.

You will get a handful of previews right away and a blog post which to be honest I would have been happy with just those! BUT I was absolutely floored when I saw our full gallery! I look at them at LEAST once a day because I am just so obsessed with them. Elle is insanely talented and her creativity shines through in her photos.
You will feel like you are straight out of a bridal magazine, I promise!"

"You will feel like you're straight out of a bridal magazine"

-Noelle + Elijah

"Lord help me not ramble too too much about how AMAZING Elle & Ashton are! I cannot say enough good things about these two or express fully how much I not only recommend them but insist you choose them for your wedding. When I sat down and started looking up wedding photographers on Instagram (lol) I came across Elle's page and instantly fell in love with her style of photography. As I looked through the pictures I almost felt the love radiating from the pictures if that makes sense lol. I knew I had to reach out to her and get all the info on how to have her as our photographer. After we had booked her we took a LONG time to try and find a wedding videographer and we just could not find one that matched what we were looking for so when Elle announced that her husband was going to be joining her and adding videography as something they offer I immediately ran right to my email thread and told her I wanted to add it onto our package. BEST DECISION. I cannot tell you how many times I have cried watching our sneak peak film or looking through our photos on her blog. Seriously I cannot recommend this duo enough. Thank you Elle & Ashton AGAIN.. lol for capturing our day so perfectly. Everything turned out better than I could have ever imagined. If you're looking to book Elle........ DO IT & add Ashton as your videographer! You won't regret it!"

"Best decision"

-Krista + Travis

"I think most brides-to-be have heard a time or two the importance of investing in a good wedding photographer. And this couldn’t be more true! Once your big day comes and goes, all you have left are the memories. The decorations sit in storage, but your wedding pictures are hung on your walls for years to come. What better way to relive that day than with your wedding pictures?! Elle goes above and beyond to capture such special, unique moments. It’s so special to walk through our dining room and see the photos she’s taken hung up. I’m immediately taken back to the amazing memories we created. Her style is so elegant, her personality shines, and her photos speak for themselves. I would absolutely recommend Elle Taylor Photography for any special event to capture and preserve timeless memories of you and your loved ones! Thanks again for all you do, Elle!"

" Her style is so elegant, her personality shines, and her photos speak for themselves"

-Sara + Johnny


"Elle was nothing short of perfect! She is so sweet, patient, and has the biggest heart. She is truly the best at what she does and Johnny and I could not have picked a better photographer to capture our perfect day! Through every detail, Elle made sure everything we wanted and needed was taken care of. Elle even put her jacket around me in the freezing cold! We are the most grateful for the love put into the whole day! Elle made me feel like the most beautiful bride and kept me calm with her love and patience. Picking a photographer for your wedding is the hardest part knowing that it is what you have to remember the best day of your life, but Elle made it easy and we are so in love with our wedding pictures! We are forever grateful!"

"We are most grateful for the love put into the whole day."

-Sarah + Phil


"It was truly magical working with Elle as our photographer on our wedding day. She made us feel so calm and comfortable on a crazy and exciting day! She took every picture we wanted and even snuck in a few extras that we will cherish forever. We've already recommended her to all of our engaged friends, and will continue to recommend her to new couples! Choosing a photographer who meshes with your personalities and photography style is a must, and Elle without a doubt fulfilled both. Thank you, Elle for memories we will never, ever forget!"

"Choosing a photographer who meshes with your personalities and photography style is a must, and Elle without a doubt fulfilled both"

-Caiti + Josh



"Elle is FLEXIBLE, FAST, EXPERIENCED and an all around GREAT photographer! We felt SO at ease with her and she was an absolute DELIGHT to shoot with. We couldn’t stop smiling the entire time. The pictures turned out AMAZING and she got them back to us in less than 24 hours!!! Thank you SO much Elle! If you are looking through Elle’s reviews and are STILL NOT CONVINCED that she would be PERFECT for ANY occasion you are out of your mind!"

"If you're looking through Elle's reviews and are still not convinced that she would be perfect for any occasion, you are out of your mind!"