Boudoir by elle

Hello. I’m Laurie and I am a fine art boudoir and beauty photographer located in Chicago, Illinois. I seek to create images that will capture the true essence of a woman. We will celebrate who you are and document your journey of self discovery, empowerment, & femininity. You are incredibly special, so do this for you, and only for you.  

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 the owner of Elle Baker Photography and photograph newborns and families as well.  When I’m not working, I am a mother of three beautiful children and a wife to a really great guy. I am inspired by film and fine art photography with a minimalist style and use neutral tones and textures to create emotive imagery. My studio is located in Homer Glen, Illinois not far from the city and is a comfortable space to create art. I welcome the LGBTQ community.

If you feel a connection and would like to schedule your portrait or boudoir session with me please fill out the inquiry form. It would be an honor to work with you.

xx ~L

meet Laurie Baker

About

Ocean air, salty hair is my motto.  Summer months are spent with my family relaxing on the beach and enjoying the ocean breeze. 

I love the beach

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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.

I am a health nut

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I enjoy packing up and skipping town for both work and for fun. Photographing destination shoots are one of my favorite things to do along with planning trips with my family.

I love to travel

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RENAY STANEK

Renay, our hair stylist, has been in the hair industry for 20 years and owns a salon located in Lockport Illinois.  Renay has been a stylist for Boudoir by Elle for the last three years and is passionate about helping women feel their best.  She stays the entire length of the session and creates fresh and modern styles with every look.


KATIE KASTNER

Katie, our makeup artist, has been a freelance artist for the last 10 years. Working in the south suburbs and surrounding area, she has created looks from bridal to prom and everything in between. With Boudoir by Elle, Katie will achieve a look that is natural, fresh, understated and beautiful; an enhancement of features and a celebration of beauty. 

Boudoir by Elle offers a 100% female staff with a shared mission of celebrating who you are and and telling your story.



meet the stylists

our team

'I don't look at this as just styling hair but as an art.  If a woman looks beautiful, she feels beautiful.' ~Renay

'Makeup is art, but beauty is spirit.  If I can create a look that makes a woman FEEL beautiful, I've done my job.' ~Katie