capturing Moments
most precious

Hey, hey!

it's elise!

Central IL Lifestyle +
 Wedding Photographer

Hey y'all! I am a lifestyle and wedding photographer serving Princeton, IL and surrounding areas. I love warm summer days and chasing golden hour sunsets. I am a wanderlust at heart always planning my next adventure with my besties and fiancé. Every year, I try to explore at least 2 countries! When I am not behind my camera, on a plane traveling, or working my regular 9 to 5,  you can find me gardening or doing anything outdoors! Sitting still is not in my blood... I almost always have some sort of project going on. I started this business all the way back in 2017 while I was a college student and somehow it took off and here we are today!

- Tori A.

"I couldn’t Have imagined a more perfect person to take our wedding pictures! From the beginning of booking her to be our photographer, Elise has been the kindest person. She always answered my questions as soon as she could, she communicated so well throughout planning the wedding and she had the best ideas for how to pose for pictures and made us feel so comfortable!! I cant wait to have Elise do our pictures for future events!! She captures beautiful moments behind the camera and is such a down to earth person!!"

I will show up to your wedding day or portrait session ready to rock and roll without missing a beat. Don't know know how to pose or feel nervous about flattering angles? Don't worry. I'll take it from here.

I pride myself on making my clients feel comfortable. I will NEVER ask you to do something you're not comfortable doing. 

You will most likely find me cheesing or getting teary eyed behind my camera on your wedding day or couple's session. For family sessions, I am just as silly and patient as your littles (or bigs) need me to be. Seniors - I will be your biggest hype-girl to get you those photos you'll be swooning over for months. 

My style can be described as:

What to Expect

warm. genuine.
timeless. documentary.

- Kelly M.

I have done a few sessions with Elise and I’m always thrilled with the shots she has captured. I love how comfortable she makes me and she’s absolutely amazing with kids! I always leave our sessions feeling great. My daughter is a toddler and very energetic and she shows so much patience with her. She gives great guidance and has a creative eye. The go with the flow vibe has always captured the most pure photos. Honestly, she’s the best of the best!

Alexa & Carson

Once we nail down a date and I receive your deposit and signed contract, the fun will begin! We will discuss all things outfits, locations, details, etc. 

I have a list of my preferred lifestyle session locations to assure for optimal lighting and background scenarios. I do travel to private properties by request!

I am happy to suggest outfit ideas for your family. Effort put into your outfits makes ALL the difference and I firmly stand by that. 

When your session date arrives, we will have the most fun! Laughing, dancing, running through fields, & piggy backs are standard practice!

The Experience