Hello. I'm Laurie, the 'L' behind 'Elle' and it's so lovely to meet you. I am a portrait photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, and family photography. My studio is located near Chicago, Illinois in Homer Glen. Biographies and about me pages have always been difficult for me to write, and according to all of the guides and blogs, I am supposed to write charming and lovely things about myself to make you fall in love with me. So here we go, Ha!
I am an artist, a photographer, and most importantly a mother. These three things truly describe who I am. I was drawn to the world of photography almost a decade ago and through a lot of hard work and inspiration have made it my career. I am also the owner of Boudoir by Elle and shoot understated and modern boudoir photography. I am inspired by film and fine art photography with a minimalist style and use neutral tones and textures to create emotive imagery. My commercial studio is located in Homer Glen, Illinois not far from Naperville and Hinsdale and is a comfortable space to create art. LGBTQ families are welcome.
My most FAVORITE job title is that of 'mommy'. I have three amazing kids that follow me around daily giving me lots of love and kisses and making me laugh constantly. They are my inspiration for everything that I do and I thank my lucky stars every day that they were gifted to me. I have more to say when we meet and I would LOVE get to know you!
Until then, take a look around and if you feel a connection with my work I would love to hear from you. Simply fill out the inquiry form and I will be in touch soon!
Ocean air, salty hair is my motto. Summer months are spent with my family relaxing on the beach, sippin' a moscow mule, and enjoying the ocean breeze. Dreaming of Greece, Italy, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, Hawaii, the list goes on and on.!
I have a degree in nutrition and dietetics and I try my hardest to live a mindful and healthy lifestyle. In my spare time you'll find me concocting complicated juicing recipes and running health and fitness accountability groups.
My entire world in three small bodies. My oldest, with her fiery personality and kind heart. My middle child, the bravest and strongest girl I have ever met. And my littlest, the most gentle of souls and my boy who will always be my baby. Read more about my family here.
This is my entire world in three small bodies. My oldest, with her fiery personality and kind heart. My middle child, the bravest and strongest girl I have ever met. And my littlest, the most gentle of souls and my boy who will always be my baby.
Family time consists of snuggling on the couch watching movies, going out to eat, fishing, swimming, and taking 'adventure walks'. These three follow me around daily giving me lots of love and kisses, and make me laugh constantly. They are my inspiration for everything that I do and I thank my lucky stars every day that they were gifted to me.
I am so privileged to have had my clients beautiful & heartfelt images featured in a number of national and international publications. I'm grateful to our fellow vendors for their hard work that helped us land there. I am a proud member of the Professional Photographers of America, National Association of Professional Child Photographers, and ClickPro member of Clickin Moms. I have also been given beautiful opportunities to mentor industry professionals around the world and teach them my method of natural maternity, newborn, and family photography. Click the images to view some of most recent features.
Supporting a cause near and dear to my heart, I donate a percentage of event sales to The Marfan Foundation, to help fund Marfan Syndrome research and create a brighter future for the thousands of children and families living with Marfan syndrome and related disorders. If you would like to donate, please click here.
Professional Photographers of America
national association of professional child photographers
Tiff Marie Maternity
Lilly Paul Designs
twinkle twinkle little party
we heart parties
the fashion bump
Naperville Moms Network