Category: Engagement

hawaii wedding photographer | sean + meg

 Anytime I can run over the Garfield Park Conservatory for a morning of shooting, I am there. Especially in December or January when my skin is shriveled up and dying for hydration missing Hawaii like humidity. Luckily Sean + Meg were all for hanging out in the tropical Conservatory for their engagement session as we […]

jack + molly | hawaii wedding photographer

 Things I love to photograph :: happy in love people, contagious smiles, elements of your love story, Chicago…. this engagement of Molly + Jacks had all of those things. I love that we started where it all began, Barn + Co where these two happened upon each other one night, and the rest as they […]

olive park engagement | bj + colleen

 Ohhhhhhh yes. It is time for Colleen + BJ and their insanely gorgeous smiles to light up the blog on this chilly winter day! So these two were all “Ya know we just kind need some good shots of us both looking at the camera” and I was all, yaaaaay yay yay. I got those […]

chicago riverwalk engagement | cole + annie

 November in Chicago was, well, cold for the most part. Except for a brief few days where the sun came out and warmed us up and allowed Annie + Cole to rock an entire engagement shoot without any winter gear : ) And my goodness did these two take advantage of that good weather!! These […]

chicago engagement | clay + jessica

 Alright let me start out by saying that these two right here are absolute champs. It was wiiiiiindy + cold the morning Clay, Jess + I met out on North Avenue Beach, and when you walk out on that point, it really picks it up to a whole new level! Whatever the wind + temps […]

New Site Yo!

YOU GUYS – AIN’T SHE PRETTY?!!! Laurie here. Boss lady behind the camera, and computer, and emails, and marketing, and scheduling, and social media, and client satisfaction, and photo editor. Woah — It has been a crazy busy climb these last 7+ years since I accidentally started elle rose photo and my career life changed, […]

sean + colleen | lincoln park engagement

Oh them sunrise shoots. They get me every.single.time. Seriously – the light is so much fun to play along with and getting to pose crazy in love models like Sean + Colleen made it even better!  I had so much fun watching these two light up together and cannot wait to capture their big day […]

ted + maggie | kailua engagement

Ohhhhhhh my goodness – these two. Ted and Maggie could not have been sweeter to spend a hot sweety September evening with for engagement pictures at one of their favorite hidden spots, a spot that goes way back for them. I learned that they have a lil thing for all things Irish, a big thing […]

john + vicki | chicago riverwalk engagement

A little never hurt no one right?! This was so true for Vicki + John’s sunrise engagement – a session of which I check the weather minutes before heading out and we had a clear forecast… Oh Chicago – only you would deliver a sky full of rain 45 minutes later. It’s cool – we […]

doug + erin | jefferson park engagement

I don’t know if you know this about me, but I am a sucker for this storytelling job of mine. And when my clients bring me into their stories, and give me a glimpse of their lives to capture, it fills me up. Erin and Doug are something special together – and I absolutely loved […]

marty + danielle | lake katherine engagement

Engagement season is here you guys + Chicago will be showing off with her changing colors + wild flowers and tons of happy in love elle rose couples hanging out in front of my lens : ) Danielle + Marty were killing it at their Lake Katherine engagement session last month, getting in a little […]

logan square engagement | ross + ellie

So I hate waking up early – I’m just not a morning person. But being greeted by Ross + Ellie at sunrise put me in an instant good mood – these two are incredibly sweet together. You can tell within a minute or two that they were meant to find each other in this crazy […]