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About Elle Forte Photography

When you come to Elle Forte Photography, I will want to get to know you, what you like and how you would like to be photographed. I aim to connect with all of my clients on a personal level so that I can capture your true self, your genuine personality, and your inner beauty. My photographic style is contemporary yet classic. Feel free to browse through my portfolio and see if my style would be a good fit for you. Then I invite you to contact me for a complimentary consultation so that we can meet and get to know each other better.

About Me

My name is Eleonor but my friends call me Elle. I studied finance at Indiana University and received an MBA in marketing from DePaul University. I worked for twelve years in the corporate world as a financial analyst. Although I enjoyed my job, I found myself longing for something more. My entrepreneurial business mind eventually merged with my creative spirit and love of photography, which led me to my ultimate career. As George Elliot once wrote, “it is never too late to be what you might have been.”

As a boutique portrait photographer in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, I love to capture special times, as well as, everyday moments for my clients. What an honor it is to be able to preserve history for future generations. I am a firm believer that our photographs need to be printed and not stored on a hard drive or cell phone. The best time to get your portraits taken is Now. We should all exist in photographs not only for ourselves , but also for our children, grandchildren and future generations.

Some random things about me:

  • I am married to my college sweetheart and best friend of almost 29 years.
  • I am a mother of four boys (and sister to three brothers).
  • I love coffee, wine, and chocolate (although not necessarily in that order).
  • I am an avid runner and four-time Chicago Marathon finisher.
  • I was born in the Philippines and raised in Chicago.
  • I am a romantic at heart and will cry about almost anything that touches my heart.
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