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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 this day for so long!! Gabby and John are so pure & genuine, and their love was such a special one to capture. I knew their wedding day was going to be a favorite of mine for a few reasons- our portrait location was the same as where Ashton and […]

Illinois Wedding Photographer

What a perfect day!! Catie and Brian are such sweet people, and together, they’re one of the best couples I’ve ever gotten to photograph. On their wedding day, we went to one of my favorite portrait locations in WI, the State Capitol building!! It was truly so stunning, and their reception at The Tinsmith in […]

Madison Rooftop Wedding Photos

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AH, Kelli + Eric!!! These two, the classy color palette, the whole day…a DREAM! I first got to meet Kelli and Eric at their Nashville engagement session a few months ago, and I knew right then that this day was going to be a dream come true. We began the morning at the Marriott Mag […]

Chicago Lakefront Wedding Photos

What a stunning day!! Lindsay and Justin’s wedding day was full of happy tears and so much joy. These two have been together for many years and are getting ready to welcome their new baby girl in a couple of short months! Their wedding day was at The Harris Building in downtown Grand Rapids, MI, […]

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This day has been a long time coming, and I couldn’t be more excited with how perfect it turned out!I’ve gotten to photograph Ashley and Mikes three years in a row- first their engagement session in 2020, then their small wedding in 2021, and finally their big wedding & celebration in 2022! It’s been such […]

Oh my goodness, I just adore these two, these locations, and everything about this session!! Rachel and David’s engagement session took place at 2 of my favorite downtown Chicago locations- Museum Campus + North Avenue Beach. They showed up in amazing outfits that were incredibly great to photograph, and getting them into each pose was […]

Chicago Engagement Photographer

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What a perfect day!!! Local Bourbonnais wedding days are extra fun, and when we take photos at ONU, they’re extra beautiful! Brooke and Victor’s wedding was at Maternity Church in Bourbonnais, and their reception was held at Kankakee Country Club – both stunning spaces! Their sage color palette with gold accents was a dream to […]

We’ve been waiting for this day for so long! I first met Michaela and Dan at a Starbucks in Champaign to get to know them and chat about their wedding plans before they officially booked me to photograph their day. We clicked instantly, and I just knew their wedding day was going to be a […]

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These locations and these people…LOVE! We had such perfect weather for Mikeya and Michael’s Chicago engagement photos. I was so excited to meet these two, and it was such a fun evening! We went to 2 of my favorite Chicago engagement photo locations, Lincoln Park Boardwalk and North Avenue Beach. Neither ever disappoints, and I […]

What a perfect day!!! I just love these two, and it was so fitting that their wedding day was so beautiful. We began the day in Bourbonnais while Haleigh and Tyler got ready for the day, separately. Following, we went to one of my favorite near by locations, Perry Farm, where they shared their first […]

The Odyssey Wedding, Tinley Park, IL

-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!"