Elle Baker Photography

I find inspiration from all avenues of my life including personal experiences, my children, light, nature, and minimalist interiors and design.  This allows me to photograph my clients in a simplistic way and free from distraction. I have always been drawn to minimalist design and art and I knew early on I wanted to portray this in my work. I love raw textures, earthy tones, natural light, and connection in images.  My approach to photography is influenced greatly by my love for fine art, film, and nature. The simplicity of organic beauty that surrounds us inspires me greatly. My work is known to be authentic, honest, and raw and I seek to capture images that allow you to relive that moment over and over again. I strives to capture the true essence of your baby and family by keeping my studio simple in design and by using neutral tones and organic textures. Read more about Laurie here.


The experience


Laurie offers outdoor sessions at nearby fields located minutes away from her studio space in Mokena, Frankfort, and Homer Glen. The warm glow of the sunset, the long grasses, and the organic backdrop sets the scene for a perfect outdoor family, maternity, or baby session. Sessions are fun and relaxed and show your family connection. Seasonally she travels to nearby beaches. Using the neutral palette of the sea and the calmness of the water she is able to capture artful and emotive images.  Laurie will be in Bonita Springs and Naples Florida July & August 2018.  Please inquire if you are interested in a travel session.

The fields


Laurie's Homer Glen commercial studio space is used for maternity, newborn, baby milestones, and family photography. Her studio is relaxed and inviting which is a perfect environment for her to focus on your session. Sunlight fills the room with glowing light and the white walls and flooring reflects her minimalistic approach to photography. 
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the studio


Using a photo journalistic approach these lifestyle sessions take place in your home documenting your newborn, baby, pregnancy, or family as you truly are. Inspired by the individual family, I shoot candidly and use a lifestyle approach to shooting. To me, lifestyle photography is the 'art of the everyday'. Laurie offers in home lifestyle sessions to those living in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.

your home


location options

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Yes, we do offer professional hair and makeup services.  Though some prefer to do their hair and makeup themselves, I do have an amazing team including professional hair stylists and makeup artists that are available as a session add on. 


I love seeing a level of simplicity in clothing selections and I offer a full studio baby wardrobe which contains organic cottons and boutique items to use during our session.  When choosing your wardrobe I recommend staying within a neutral color palette.  My favorite colors to photograph are cream, mauve, blush, sand, ecru, and gray. Upon booking you will receive a curated list of my favorite clothing vendors and we will discuss your entire session from start to finish during our consultation.


It would be an honor to work with you and I'm thrilled you are interested in booking a portrait session with me.  Simply fill out the contact form or email me directly at ellebakerphotography@yahoo.com and I will be in touch within 24-48 hours to chat about all of the details involved in reserving your session.  


Yes, I offer mini, full, deluxe, and baby plan packages.  Packages are all inclusive and include digital files.  You can read more on my investment page.  I offer many beautiful products to showcase your newest memories. To further discuss your individual needs and share your vision, please message me via the contact form so together we can customize your portrait experience. 


The location of your session is a very important element of the planning process.  I photograph exclusively using natural light, and you have the option of choosing my Homer Glen studio, outdoors, or indoors at your home.  For outdoor sessions, I photograph using the warmest light which is the hour leading up to sunset.  For indoor home locations, we will schedule sometime in the morning hours or midday. Large windows and light/neutral colored walls are recommended.  For studio sessions, we will schedule at around 10am for the softest light.  With neutral tones and glowing window light it is a beautiful space for a session.  Read more about locations here.


I have always been drawn to minimalistic design and art and I knew early on I wanted to portray this in my work. I love raw textures, earthy tones, natural light, and connection in images. As I learned how to manipulate light and saw how it fell across my subject, my images really began to transform.  Sessions are styled in a modern and simple way and showcase each baby and family in their most natural state.  View my portfolio here to see my current work.





Through this beautiful journey, I have found my heart skips a beat when I capture raw, authentic, and unposed maternity, newborn, and family photography.  If you feel a connection, simply fill out the contact form and I will be in touch soon..

All inclusive mini, full, and deluxe packages are available.  All of my packages include digital files with no hidden costs and the option to add on beautiful products including albums, heirloom boxes, custom framing, and professional printing.  Take a peek at my pricing page for details and packages.

My core mission is to offer a beautiful experience that recognizes the connection between you and your family.  There is nothing more irreplaceable than having those memories that you cherish documented.  Take a peek at my portfolio to decide if my style of photography moves you.  

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