Category: Engagement

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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 | brookfield 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 […]

chicago chinatown engagement | eddie + chelle

Yesyesyesyes I am just over.the.moon excited to share this one with you guys today!! Chelle + Eddie had me up exploring Chinatown at sunrise and despite curing out my alarm clock when it went off, I must admit how thrilled I was that we hung out over a summer sunrise at Ping Tom Park. These […]

chicago rooftop engagement | mike + kacey

Ohhhhhh yes. Engagement pictures on a Chicago rooftop – check. A ridiculously in love, tons of fun couple – check. Some bubbly + avocados – check. So basically, getting to hang out + photograph Mike + Kacey was just a perfect way to spend an evening for me : ) These two are FUUUUUN, fun, […]


Boudoir Marathon Sessions. Oh what a dream they are to capture. Watching these strong women come timidly into our bright + light space with trust in their eyes and excitement in their hearts, ready to jump in front of my lens. It is one of the best experiences – for my stunning + inspiring models, […]

chicago engagement photography | christopher + meagan

These two are together – seriously, Christopher and Meagan just love making each other smile, + could not stop laughing together throughout their engagement session around their home in St. Charles. We had the best weather and I just loved learning about their love story and hearing more wedding details  – cannot wait for […]

chicago riverwalk engagement | mike + marykate

Ohhhhhhh Mike + MaryKate – these babes! The fought through some crazy riverside winds for the first part of their session and just worked it together like the supermodels they are : ) I had too much fun laughing with these two as we walked around the city together, learning wedding details + how they […]