Oh my goodness, we’ve been keeping this secret for SO long!! Ashton and I have spent weeks and weeks planning all of the little details, getting tons of video footage & researching all the things in preparation of today…the day that Ashton officially becomes the Elle Taylor Photography wedding videographer! If you’re new around here, […]

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Surprise…We’re Offering VIDEO!

When Quincey from Basic Invite reached out to me a few weeks ago asking me to photograph some of their wedding card templates, I was over the moon excited!! As a bride-to-be, I know that planning a wedding can be a bit overwhelming at times. I especially knew I would be picky with what save […]

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Basic Invite Wedding Invitations | Wedding Card Templates

I get so, so many questions about the gear/equipment I use while photographing seniors and weddings, so today I am answering some of those questions!! If you’re not a professional photographer, this may seem like nonsense to you 🙂 For Seniors: My go-to lens is my Canon 50mm 1.4! This lens is so versatile, and […]

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My Equipment

I told ya, there are so many proposals around here recently!! Last Friday, I waited for Duy to propose to Eileen in front of the beautiful skyline at Milton Lee Olive Park. I had just recently photographed another proposal in this location, so I knew all of the good hiding spots, haha! Duy found me […]

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Olive Park Proposal Photos

Milton Lee Olive Park Proposal Photographer | Eileen + Duy

Oh my goodness, I just love proposals (and there have been so many around here lately)!! When Joel found and messaged me via Instagram, I was too excited to capture this special time between him and Abbey. They were traveling to Chicago for Abbey to participate in the Chicago Marathon, and Joel knew it would […]

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Proposal Photos on Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago Riverwalk Proposal | Joel + Abbey

THESE TWO!!!! Insert alllll the heart eyes, oh my goodness! How Aliesha booked this session is the funniest story. So, a few months back, I went on a shopping date with my best friend, and of course we went into Dress Well Boutique to shop. Aliesha works in the boutique and recognized me from Instagram […]

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Sunset Engagement Photos at Perry Farm

Perry Farm Couples Session | Bradley, IL | Aliesha + Nick

This sweet couple, ahhh!! When Jaila originally reached out to me, I was so excited that she found me and wanted me to photograph her and Jordan. They had both recently graduated from DePaul University (where they met), so of course we included some cap + gown photos! Jaila and Jordan drove all the way […]

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Engagement Couple poses on Kankakee County Farm

Jaila + Jordan | Kankakee County Couples Photos

Oh my goodness, on July 7th Ashton and I got ENGAGED! After helping so many brides and grooms plan their wedding days, I finally get to plan my own with my very favorite guy. That day didn’t start off the very best-I was with one of my sweet seniors and her mom as she got […]

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Our Engagement Story! Elle Taylor Photography

Senior girlies, this blog is just for you!! Today, I’m sharing all of my favorite stores and boutiques with you! When my mom and I planned our senior portrait outfit shopping date, we had no idea where to start. We walked around a big mall and tried on lots & lots of clothes, but shopping […]

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My Favorite Stores + Boutiques for Senior Outfits!

Oh, how I loved meeting and photographing these two & their sweet relationship! Often times, I tell couples that they may feel awkward for the first few minutes of their session and that it’s completely normal. I mean, posing in a public place with your significant other (& often times in front of strangers walking […]

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University of Illinois Arboretum Winter Couples Session | Kristina and Nick


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