I couldn’t be more excited you’re here. Whether you’re newly engaged or getting ready for your senior year, you’re in the right place! 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.

I’m convinced that I get to photograph the sweetest couples and seniors in the whole world, and I absolutely adore the friendships I make with every single one. To me, your photography experience is so much more than just gorgeous photos. It’s incredibly important to me that your photos reflect your bubbly, joyful self and that you have a beautiful gallery full of photos to share with your friends and family for years to come. 

When I'm not chasing sunsets with my sweet couples and adorable seniors, you'll likely find me cuddling with my dachshund pup, Ginny or wedding planning with my sweet fiance, Ashton, probably with Gossip Girl playing on my TV in the background. I absolutely can't wait to hear from you, girlfriend!

- elle

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"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.."

My Couples HAVE THE SWEETEST THINGS TO SAY

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My fiance, Ashton, and I are high school sweethearts! We've been close friends since Kindergarten but didn't officially begin dating until high school. I love this man with my whole heart (plus he's the perfect Instagram fiance, always snapping new headshots for me)!

Things that Make me happy Dance

spending time with my sweet fiance

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Can you guess what the main color in my wedding palette is? You got it, blush pink! My whole house (and my closet) are all a shade of blush pink, and I wouldn't have it any other way!

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THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY DANCE

blush pink… and lots of it

You'll always find a vanilla candle burning near me, whether it's on the coffee table or on my desk in my home office! There's something about the smell of vanilla that makes me the happiest girl alive.

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THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY DANCE

The Smell of vanilla candles 

Dahlias, daisies, heck, even dandelions. I'm a big believer that a few fresh florals in a jar can transform any room or occasion into something elegant (or even magical if it happens to be peony season!) 

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Fresh Flowers on my table

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That's right, I've lost count of how many times I've finished the entire Gossip Girl series on Netflix. Fixer Upper is my guilty pleasure, and I strive to be the next Joanna Gaines as I decorate my new home.

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Fixer Upper or Gossip Girl on my TV

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it all began with "my wedding journal"

My love for weddings began well before I started photographing them. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a hopeless romantic, in love with Hallmark movies and looking through wedding scrapbooks. When I was 8 years old, I used a pink Sharpie to label my spiral notebook as "my wedding journal". I printed pictures of fluffy wedding dresses and sparkly rings off of my parents' home computer and taped them into the pages of that spiral notebook.

It wasn’t until I was in high school that I realized my heart needed me to photograph love stories. I photographed my first wedding professionally when I was 17 years old (uh yes, craziness)! When I arrived back home afterwards, I couldn't shake the smile off of my face, and I was incredibly eager to photograph more wedding days. Fast forward a few years later, I've photographed 100 wedding days, and that same smile has yet to leave my face. 

THE HEART BEHIND WHAT I DO

Elle, I'm ready to get on your calendar!

Let’s chat! To get in contact with me, fill out this contact form or send me an email at elletaylorphoto@gmail.com. I’ll be eagerly waiting to read and respond to your email, probably while sippin' on my mocha frozen coffee from Dunkin' and getting distracted by my own engagement ring. Oh, and my dachshund pup, Ginny is wagging her tail in excitement-she’s hoping she can meet you someday too!

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