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Taylor Family

I first met the Taylor’s about 5 years ago when we first moved to Austin. At the time, we all went to the same church and attended the same Sunday school class for young newlyweds. We were at that church for a couple years and then life got busy… moving house(s), having children, changing churches and we’ll… its been at least 3 years since I had seen them! I was so excited when they booked a photo session with me for their Christmas pictures! Their two children (ages 2.5 and 6 months) are *so* darling and have the most amazing blue eyes…

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Pascua Family - December 2, 2008 - 12:41 PM

The picture are gorgeous…. once again Elle I wish we lived in Texas so you could take some pics of the kids!!! All of your pictures are stunning!!

Meredith Taylor - December 4, 2008 - 9:11 PM

Oh my gosh! I LOOOOOVE them!! You did such an awesome job (especially considering a certain 2 year old was NOT cooperating:) Thank you, thank you!

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Still here!

This is the beautiful “H” family twin boys, 7 months old.:-)

Just a quick post to let ya’ll know that I’m still here! I haven’t been keeping up with my blog lately and I apologize for that! I know I owe a few more sneak peeks to some of the beautiful families I’ve had the privilege of photographing. I’m working diligently to get them all done this week! I know it’s December and Christmas is fast approaching. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you’re a frequent lurker of my blog – please leave me a comment to let me know you’re out there.:-)

More sneak peeks coming this week!

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lennuk - December 2, 2008 - 1:43 AM

Oh, I’m always here to admire your photos!!!
Have a great Dec!

Cassandra - December 2, 2008 - 9:20 AM

Defintaely stalking your blog! I have been so inspired by your photography that I too am trying to learn everything I can. I am nowhere as good as you… you gotta give us some photography lessons on here sometime. I have such a hard time with lighting. Ugh! Anyways, I am so impressed with your photos. You are doing awesome!

crystal - December 2, 2008 - 10:51 AM

Elle, I check your blog almost daily for updates. I love looking at your new photos! Keep up the good work. :)

Amber - December 2, 2008 - 11:04 AM

Elle, I’m a member of the tww website and have always kept up with your blog…I love your photography! You are so talented :0)

Jessica - December 2, 2008 - 12:10 PM

Was wondering where you have been!!! :) Glad to see you updated your blog with more sneak peaks. So cute!

MamaByMiracle - December 3, 2008 - 8:06 PM

Still lurking on a daily basis! I am a fan since the days you were TTC! Keep up the good work!

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I was so excited when I found out that Miss A’s mommy had ordered a pettiskirt for her first birthday party! Our photo session was scheduled for the day before the big birthday bash, so she got to wear it for her pictures! Every picture I took could be on a postcard. Miss A is such a beautiful little baby toddler! Enjoy your sneak peek!


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Jessica Moore - November 24, 2008 - 9:29 AM

So cute!!! She was all about sticking her tongue out that day, huh? Can’t wait to see the rest!! :)

Mandy - November 25, 2008 - 10:26 PM

Wow!!! These are awesome!!!!

Natasha - December 7, 2008 - 4:10 PM

What a gorgeous little girl, and such a pretty outfit. I live in Australia – can I ask where you can buy such a beautiful pettiskirt and top like this???? Thank you.

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5 days old

Meet Miss “S”, born on November 14th – just 2 hours shy of her Daddy’s birthday (Nov 15th)! She’s also my new niece. I love her so much already!

Another sneak peek…

And with her proud big brother…

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Ovidio Rodriguez - November 20, 2008 - 4:45 PM

Congratulations EllaBella, your pictures are great!
The quality is superb and you have great creativity. Myself, being in the video production business for more than 20 years producing a lot of material for the small screen; I give you a 10+ on your work. I know that you will be blessed with many jobs. Your website is awesome. I would be more than happy to recommend your work.
Thank you and God Bless you.
Mr. Rodriguez
San Antonio, Texas
November 20-2008

Jessica - November 20, 2008 - 7:03 PM

My nephew was born on the 15th! :) Not taking his pictures until Saturday though. She’s adorable…can’t wait to see more!

Maricela - November 20, 2008 - 10:01 PM

WOW! Once again, you’ve outdone yourself! I LOVE these pics…and I’m not just saying that as the proud Mommy of both these gorgeous little ones! :) The other recent maternity pics (Urban Maternity) are AWESOME!!
Thank you so much for all of your hard work and time in taking these pictures. It’s a real blessing and we have wonderful memories (both photographed and not! And we now know what Sofie really thinks about cheese cloth! LOL)
Love ya’! – Mari

Debbie Mendenhall - November 21, 2008 - 11:55 AM

Wow Michelle! You have done an absolutely FABULOUS Job!! So happy for you that you have a hobby that can also be an income maker!! Make’s me wish you were around when mine were small!
Love you,
Aunt Debbie

PS.. Hayden looks so much like Nathan..SO CUTE!!!

Brandie - November 21, 2008 - 12:23 PM

I absolutley love the one in the pink hat!!! PRECIOUS!! Makes me wish I had some taken of the girls when they were that little!

Lisa - November 21, 2008 - 12:41 PM

Those are so freakin cute. Awesome job!!!! Its so funny you posted these because I just did my very first newborn yesterday but she was only 4 days old! We did pics in the exact same hat just a darker pink. So funny because they are so similar. I cant wait to edit mine!!!

audrey - December 4, 2008 - 6:47 PM

she is so cute!!! congrats to mari and aaron on your beautiful bundle of joy! and to the photographer, great job!

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Urban Maternity/Family

I’m just now sharing a sneak peek of my friend Mandy’s urban maternity/family session from two weeks ago! Since I made them (and you all) wait for the sneak peeks – I’ve decided to show more photos from their session! I had so much fun with their cute family that morning (thanks for lunch)! Miss “C” is exactly a month younger than Hunter and she’s already got a huge vocabulary! She’s so sweet too. I have even more adorable photos of her and her pink lollipop! Can’t wait to take pictures of your new baby boy next month! Enjoy your sneak peek!

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Jessica - November 20, 2008 - 10:06 AM

I was wondering where more sneak peeks were!! ;)

Did you buy MCP actions for the collages? These are really cute!!

Cheryl Bates (Mimi) - November 20, 2008 - 11:46 AM

These are WONDERFUL pictures! I love every one of them. (Of course I am not prejudice of the subject matter at all!) Thank you for sharing these very creative photos! You really have a great talent.

Rachel - November 20, 2008 - 5:12 PM

Those are SO great! What a photographic family – all three of them! :) Great job, Elle!

Katie - November 21, 2008 - 9:19 AM

Elle I swear you get better everytime I check out your site. Yhese are amazing!!!!!You are so on for that photo swap ~ as long as we can both use that spectacular new camera of yours. Are you just loving it or what? You are doing great work with it!

Lisa - November 21, 2008 - 12:43 PM

Ok that 5D is AMAZING! The quality of these are amazing and it is a noticeable difference from the ones with the Nikon. Those were good but these are so crystal clear. I am saving but I dont know if I will ever get there…

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Vote for Hayden!

I entered Hayden into a blog Christmas photo contest. [Edited to add: He didn’t get enough votes to win but I still think he’s cute! This is the photo I entered of him:

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Jessica - November 12, 2008 - 12:13 PM


Anonymous - November 12, 2008 - 12:14 PM

The voting actually ends next Wednesday the 19th. And while Hayden is definately the cutest, he’s behind in the votes. So go vote for him!

Mandy - November 12, 2008 - 1:08 PM

You’re now in second place!!! What an awesome picture!!!!

Jessica - November 12, 2008 - 1:49 PM

BTW – I just voted for Hayden!! :)

Hollie - November 12, 2008 - 3:23 PM

I just voted and he has taken the lead. Great photo!

Hollie - November 12, 2008 - 11:26 PM

I went back and looked again and the photo you submitted looks so much better compared to everyone elses. It just stands out by a mile. You really did do a fantastic job. The colors are great. I hope he wins, GL.

Crystal - November 13, 2008 - 8:09 AM

SO cute!!! :) Great job as always! :)

Jessica - November 14, 2008 - 9:04 AM

I like the second one. It’s brighter, warmer. Great picture.

Brandie - November 14, 2008 - 9:54 AM

I think the second one looks brighter and warmer! Adorable photo! I voted! :o )

MamaByMiracle - November 15, 2008 - 10:11 AM

The second one looks much better! I voted ;)

Lynn - November 18, 2008 - 9:05 PM

This is terrific! Way to go!

Amanda Prince - November 19, 2008 - 8:53 AM

I really like your second version here! Beautiful tones. I voted too, Hope he wins, what an adorable pic! :)

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