Boudoir by elle

Celebrate her.

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 | 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

My husband and I viewed the gallery together last night, and OH MY GOD! The photos are absolutely gorgeous. Honestly, we were speechless at some points and for so many photos my reaction was "Is that really me?!" You captured my pregnancy better than I could have imagined. 
The session was an absolute joy and highlight of my pregnancy.

~Angela M. | Chicago, IL

I just wanted to send a quick thank you after yesterday's session! I had the most amazing experience with you, Katie and Renay. I literally told every single person I spoke to yesterday what a wonderful experience it was!! Thank you so much!

~Claire B. | Chicago, IL 

Hey Laurie!  I just want to tell you thank you for such an amazing morning! Please pass this message along to Renay and Katie as well.  I do not see myself as the type of person who was photographed today, but you girls made me so extremely comfortable with everything you did. The compliments were so unnecessary but very appreciated! The typical "Frankie" would have laughed at myself for even thinking about doing that photoshoot but you girls made it feel so natural. Thank you for getting me out of my comfort zone and making me see myself in a way I never thought possible.  I cannot wait to see the pictures- Kyle is going to die!!!!!!! Thank you again for absolutely everything!

~Frankie K. | New Lenox, IL 

Laurie and her amazing team for both wedding and maternity boudoir sessions. Each session was so much FUN. I opted to have my hair and makeup done for each session and I felt so relaxed and glammed up for the photos. I originally thought the sessions would be for my husband / baby but they were all about ME! Not only is Laurie's photography ART and AMAZING, her work really captures femininity and love of the female body. I will treasure them for a lifetime! 

~Allie F. | Chicago, IL

Laurie is amazing! She made me feel so comfortable during my boudoir session. The studio is beautiful and classic. She told me exactly how to pose, where to look, and hyped me up and made me feel so confident & beautiful. I gave my now husband a BEAUTIFUL album that Laurie created as a wedding gift and he absolutely loved it!! I hope to use Laurie in the future for maternity shoots and recommended her to all my girlfriends!! You will love her!

~Chelsea T. | Chicago, IL 

I had my maternity shoot with Laurie and her team recently and had an absolute blast! Everyone was so warm and friendly which made the experience very comfortable. The studio is gorgeous and the shots I saw looked incredible. Highly recommend!

~Julia F. | Homer Glen, IL



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Why us?



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.

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