Elle Forte is a boutique portrait photographer located just outside of Chicago in the northwest suburb of Barrington, IL. Elle is known for her contemporary style of portraits for beauty, high school seniors, families, maternity and personal branding.


Because every picture has a story to tell


& After

Headshots & Branding




“I cannot rave enough about the experience with Elle Forte Photography. Elle made us all feel special throughout the entire process and photo session. Everything from the hair and make-up prep to the outdoor photo shoot. The pictures are gorgeous and cherished! It was all exquisite and top shelf. Simply stated: Well done and PRICELESS!”

Paula R.

“My experience with Elle Forte Photography was absolutely amazing from the beginning to the very end! Everything about the day was perfect and I felt so pampered! After having my makeup done and hair styled I felt and looked so beautiful! I really appreciated the help with posing; she was so kind and patient! My photos were absolutely stunning- I loved every single one of them! I would highly recommend Elle Forte Photography!”

Michelle S.

“Just had Elle Forte Photography take new professional headshots for use in my consulting business. I am really happy with how they turned out, how quickly the process went and how great I ended up looking. I highly recommend using Elle for any photography needs you have.”

Beth S.