weddings

Choosing the perfect Chicagoland wedding photographer is a big decision (like trying to drive past Dunkin' Donuts without stopping to grab an iced drink). You deserve a once in a lifetime photography experience for your once in a lifetime wedding day, and that's exactly what you're getting over here!
If you're looking for a photographer who cares deeply about your love story and gives you gorgeous photos, you're in the right place! Look down at that gorgeous new bling on your left hand and take a deep breath, girl-we’re about to become BFFS!




If you're here, that means you're engaged to the love of your life, and I'm happy dancing for you in my blush pink office chair! 

Girlfriend, I feel the mixture of emotions you're feeling: being excited and overwhelmed while you begin to plan your dream wedding day. Luckily, being able to bring your wedding Pinterest board into reality isn't as hard as you thought. Those love-filled wedding portraits you have been pinning since before you even had a boyfriend? Imagine having those photos of your own, posting them all over Instagram + hanging them on the walls of your first home.  I cannot wait to create those for you!

We're in the same (elegant, sparkly) shoes because I'm engaged and wedding planning too! I've been planning my dream wedding since I was 8 years old & still thought boys had cooties. Finally getting to plan my wedding day for real with my high school sweetheart gives me a legitimate excuse to spend 4+ hours on Pinterest daily.

I can't wait to hear all about your love story! I'm smiling from ear to ear just thinking about the dreamy, love-filled photos I'll capture on your wedding day-you know, the ones you can't wait to hang in the walls of your home. Let's get in touch and see if we're a perfect fit! 

Let's chat!

THE WEDDING PROCESS

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You've thoroughly combed through my website, blog and Instagram feed and you like what you see. The first step is to inquire through my contact form or email me at elletaylorphoto@gmail.com. Once we agree we're a perfect fit, I send all of your booking information over!  

You inquire, we chat, & see if we're a perfect fit!

Once your date is officially reserved and we're both happy dancing, I'll send over a few goodies to help you prepare for the big day. You've officially found your wedding photographer, and you're catching yourself day-dreaming about all of the breathtaking wedding photos you're going to have.

Date secured. And now the fun begins!

Sessions can take place anywhere from immediately following a proposal to just a few days before the wedding. Most commonly, couples choose to schedule their engagement session for 9 months before their wedding date. As you prepare for your engagement session, I'll send an outfit planning and inspiration guide (and have my phone near by if you want to send pics of outfit options my way)

The engagement session. 
AKA practice for your wedding day portraits

We check in 1-2 months before the wedding to start chatting about timeline specifics, special details and family formal shot lists, including us creating your day-of wedding timeline together. 

Wedding prep.
Let's get organized for the big day!

It's finally here- more happy dancing (and probably some happy tears)! The day the two of you say "I Do" and dance the night away surrounded by your family and friends. By this point, my excitement for you two is at an all time high, and I can't wait to capture the most gorgeous photos of your perfect day!

The Big Day!

All of your high resolution photos will delivered via an online gallery within 3 weeks of your wedding day-that's right! You're not waiting months to see those dreamy photos. If you ordered a luxury printed album, it will be ready for you to hold in your hands within 2 months.

Gallery & Album Delivery!

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

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Sara + Johnny

Ruffled Feathers Golf Club

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Katie + Joe

Victoria in the Park

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Kara + Dakota

Champaign Country Club

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Kim + Griff

North Avenue Beach, Chicago

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Best of Weddings

Elle Taylor Couples

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Best of Engagements

Elle Taylor Couples

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Rachel + Dylan

Wisconsin State Capitol

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Jaila + Jordan

Kankakee County

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The Elle Taylor Experience is joyful, relaxed, and full of genuine laughter! No "just look at the camera and smile" commands over here-instead, each couple experiences a unique, comfortable and natural posing structure, paired with a wedding gallery of images that reflects how head-over-heels in love you  are. Collections begin at $2600 for 6 hours of wedding day coverage, 2 photographers, a complimentary engagement session, and same day edits of wedding photos.

The Elle Taylor Wedding Experience

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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 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!"

- Sara + Johnny

"We are the most grateful for the love put into the whole day!"

THEY HAVE THE KINDEST THINGS TO SAY

"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!"

- Sarah + Phil

"Choosing a photographer who meshes with your personalities and photography style is a must, and Elle without a doubt fulfilled both"

THEY HAVE THE KINDEST THINGS TO SAY

"To capture the perfect day, we needed the perfect photographer and Elle was nothing less than!! We have previously worked with her photography skills and will forever use her for everything in the future! She went out of her way to make sure every detail was exactly how we wanted it while still being so patient with our large families and so fun with the bridal party! She made sure my one wish of snow came true by finding the perfect location with the only snow not melted yet! She truly is super talented and the sweetest girl ever, I couldn’t have asked for more beautiful pictures and someone as easy going and detail orientated to have with me on my special day. I was so anxious to see them and it only took a day to see sneak peeks and a couple weeks for our whole album. I couldn’t be happier, the experience and results were flawless."

- Sara + Brian

"it only took a day to see sneak peeks and a couple weeks for our whole album"

THEY HAVE THE KINDEST THINGS TO SAY

"I first reached out to Elle months before I was even engaged, I loved her editing style and she seemed like such a sweet and beautiful person! I wanted to have everything I needed to book her as soon as I got engaged. Let me tell you it was the best decision I could have made! Elle recently took our engagement pictures and made the experience better than I could have ever expected. She was more than happy to drive to meet me at the perfect location for us and was SO encouraging. We never felt uncomfortable or awkward, Elle made sure to keep our smiles and laughs genuine. The poses that she had us do were so natural and they allowed our personalities to shine through the camera. Guys I’m serious when I say that I CRIED when I got my pictures back, not to mention she got them back to us so incredibly fast! They were beautiful and the love that my fiancé and I have for each other was so clearly shown it made my heart melt. I can’t wait for my wedding day knowing that Elle will perfectly capture every detail."

- Samantha + Austin

"It was the best decision I could have Made"

THEY HAVE THE KINDEST THINGS TO SAY

"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!"

- Caiti + Josh

“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!”

THEY HAVE THE KINDEST THINGS TO SAY

"You literally could not find a better person to capture your moment --- Me and my fiancé recently had Elle do our engagement photos and they turned out AMAZING! As a couple who HATES taking pictures, she made us feel super comfortable, and it was so laid back and fun. Her personality is contagious and she will literally lay on a gravel ground to get the perfect picture for you! She was great at communicating before, during, and after our shoot and even had a Plan B location for if the weather wasn't on our side! So if you're looking for amazing quality at a great price she's your girl! Plus she's the absolute sweetest, we love her!"

- Sara + Drew

“she made us feel super comfortable, and it was so laid back and fun”

THEY HAVE THE KINDEST THINGS TO SAY

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 getting distracted by my own engagement ring while I type back! 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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