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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’ve been looking forward to Sarah’s graduation photos at U of I’s campus for sooo long!! Celebrating graduation looked so different for college grads this year, but I’m so glad that all of my grads decided to keep their scheduled sessions and celebrate with photos! Sarah’s session was so much fun! The wind was absolutely […]

I’ve said this SO many times, but photographing another photographer is one of the greatest things ever!! When Elise reached out about scheduling her graduation session, I was too excited, especially when I found out she was graduating from Illinois State University. ISU’s campus is so beautiful, and I love any chance I can get […]

Bloomington-Normal-IL-Senior-Photographer

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Karlie is seriously one of the sweetest girls I’ve ever met, and I absolutely LOVED getting to photograph her senior photos! When she first reached out to me over the summer, I was so excited to finally meet her in person. I could tell from her very first message that we would get along so […]

Kankakee County Senior Photographer

Jen was one of my very best friends from high school!! We played volleyball together, and she’s just the sweetest ever! When she reached out to me about photographing her graduation photos, I was so excited and eager to be able to get out and do her session. When chatting about location ideas and Jen […]

Couples Photos at ONU in Bourbonnais,IL-Illinois Engagement Photographer

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Oh, I’m so excited to be sharing Katelyn’s senior session on the blog! Katelyn found me through my amazing senior hairstylist, Sara! Sara does all of my seniors’ hair in preparation for their senior sessions, and I just love her!! I actually photographed Sara and her new husband Brian’s wedding in February, and it was […]

Bourbonnais Senior Photographer-Elle Taylor Photography

I have just loved all of my seniors this year, and Maddie is no exception! This girl is such a sweetheart. For her senior session, it was coooooold! There was snow on the ground, but she was such a trooper in braving the temps (especially while wearing a dress)! For her senior photos, we used […]

Senior Photos in Frankfort, Illinois

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I absolutely LOVE my seniors and getting to explore so many new, beautiful locations in Kankakee County. I typically find new locations for each of my seniors, and sometimes, seniors will have their own special property whether it’s a family farm or an awesome garden and pond area like Kara’s session! 🙂 Kara is graduating […]

Kankakee County Senior Photographer

Oh my goodness, I’m so excited to be sharing this blog! This past couple seasons of 2020 seniors have been too good-I’ve photographed the sweetest girls ever! And hey, this post officially opens booking for 2021 seniors!! Each year, I book up so much faster than the year before, and 2021 seniors are on the […]

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It is most definitely senior season around here!! I’ve photographed 20 AMAZING seniors already this summer/early fall, and I still have a handful left for the rest of the year. I don’t even know where to start with Reece-she is absolutely beautiful and so full of joy. When we showed up to her hair & […]

Kankakee County IL Senior Photographer

This girl is the sweetest, and I can’t believe she’s going to be a senior!!!! For anyone who doesn’t know, Hadleigh is Ashton (my fiance)’s little sister, so of course this senior session was extra special for me! I knew this was going to be so so much fun, but somehow we had MORE fun […]

-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!"