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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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Goodness, this little guy is one of my favorites! When my best friend since middle school told me she was pregnant, I was so excited, and that excitement only amplified when little Henry was born. It was an absolute honor to take his newborn photos, and I’m so excited to share!

What a perfect day with these two!! Rachell + Nate and their whole wedding day was an absolute blast. The Allure in La Porte, IN is a stunner of a venue, and we absolutely loved getting to photograph these two in such a gorgeous space! I first met these two at their engagement session this […]

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Where do I even start with these two?! I’ve been looking forward to Megan and Graham’s perfect wedding day at Laurel Hall for so long!! It was the most perfect day full of so, so much love, and I couldn’t love these photos any more! From getting ready in the morning to exiting their reception, […]

I’ve been waiting for these two’s wedding for what feels like forever!! They are one of the sweetest couples EVER, and I was so excited to photograph (and for Ashton to film) their beautiful day! 🙂 I first met Priya and Vik at their engagement session last summer in Madison, WI. They were so much […]

Elkhorn Wedding Photographer-Waterford Banquets Wedding

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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, […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

Olive Park Proposal Photos

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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 […]

Proposal Photos on Chicago Riverwalk

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 […]

Sunset Engagement Photos at Perry Farm

-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!"