I wanted to give my husband a special, thoughtful, and unique pre-wedding gift, and a boudoir shoot with Laurie was not only the perfect gift, but one of the best days I have ever spent. Laurie and her team spent hours with me, beautifying me, and making me feel like the most gorgeous person in the world. I felt extremely comfortable with Laurie, as she helped me pose, wardrobe and hair changes, as well as making a beautiful and timeless book for not only my husband, but for us to share in for years to come. What I did not know leaving that session, was how inspirational and proud of being a woman I came away with, and I have Laurie to thank for that feeling. I am in awe of how wonderful my boudoir book came out, and so very proud of Laurie for helping me see how beautiful I am inside and out. If you are questioning whether to do a boudoir shoot, DO IT, and not for someone, but most importantly yourself!
~Haley from Frankfort, IL
“I had such an incredible experience working with Laurie! If you’re on the fence about doing a boudoir shoot, I strongly encourage you to do it. I am so happy I did and I will love these images for a lifetime. I had just had my third child a few months ago I was so nervous that I wouldn’t be able to pull it off, but Laurie gave me confidence and totally helped me feel comfortable! I truly treasure my photos. Thank you thank you thank you Laurie!”
~ Katie J. | Naperville, IL
“Laurie is amazing at what she does. She made me feel so comfortable and I wasn’t as shy as I thought I would be. She knew how to pose me in a way that was flattering which helped me loosen up during the session. Her hair stylist was amazing and they really work well together to make the shoot seamless. I am really happy I have these images and I can’t wait to look back when I’m 80 and remember how fabulous I was when I was young.”
~Sara M. | Hinsdale, IL
“I LOVE LOVE LOVE the bridal boudoir images Laurie took of me. They are better than I could ever have imagined. My fiance was very happy when I presented him the album. The experience from start to finish was incredible and I’m so happy I found her to take my photos.”
~Mary Beth S. | Chicago, IL
“After having my second baby I was SO nervous to try a boudoir session but my friend and I decided to go for it. We had such a great time and Laurie made the experience calm and relaxed. We talked and laughed over coffee while I had my hair done which made me feel totally at ease with her. I walked away feeling beautiful and empowered and I’m so thankful I did a boudoir session!”
~Lynda Z. | Oak Brook, IL
Laurie Baker, the L behind 'Elle', is an award winning fine art boudoir and portrait photographer in the Chicago land area. For over a decade, she has serviced the southwest suburbs and owns a photography studio in Homer Glen, Il.
I create the kind of images I want of myself; something from a woman's perspective and with an artful eye. My definition of 'beauty' has evolved so much over the years and I communicate my sense of beautiful to every woman that comes into my studio.
Our core mission is to offer an empowering experience that recognizes a woman's beauty, appreciates this season of her life, and celebrates who she is. To view my portfolio click here.