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New Logo

I made my new Ella Bella Photography logo this weekend! It’s pretty basic but I needed something fancier than the boring gray strip I use on every photo. Say it with me “No more ugly gray strips!” I wanted to debut my new logo on a fun photo from the twin’s session a couple weeks ago. I like how this photo turned out. It has kind of a surreal feel to it.

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Hollie - September 21, 2008 - 4:03 PM

It looks much more elegant and professional. I like the new look. No more ugly gray strips.

Jessica - September 22, 2008 - 3:35 PM

I forgot to tell you earlier that I really like your new logo! Very pretty font!! :)

Michele - October 7, 2008 - 10:28 PM

Loving the new logo – professional and classy!

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Monkey

Some photos of Hayden wearing his monkey hat!

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Crys - September 20, 2008 - 7:15 PM

Awww…. such a cute monkey!

The Pascua's - September 21, 2008 - 8:26 PM

Your photos are gorgeous and so professional!!! I would hire you if I lived in Texas :)
It helps that you have such a cutie as your subject too!

Stephanie - September 22, 2008 - 3:23 PM

Finally de-lurking to say, amazing photographs and what a cutie!!! I too would hire you if I lived in Texas. Whatever did you use for the smooth, white surface???

Michele - October 7, 2008 - 10:29 PM

You have just inspired me to take nakie pictures of my daughter before she gets too old – baby butts must be immortalized on photo paper. It is the law.

I only wish we lived in Texas so we could hire you!

Erica Oliver - October 7, 2008 - 10:56 PM

YAY!! I love it, beautiful pictures!! Do you want to do family pictures of us while we are in Texas? I am still searching the world to find a photographer who can wrangle my two girls into a picture together!

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Storyboards

Here is an example of a template I made to put yesterday’s photos of Hayden into a fun storyboard. These storyboards can be enlarged to any size and are mounted on styrene board for lasting durability. They can be hung on your wall using beautiful satin ribbon in a coordinating color. I can make templates out of 2 or more photos from your photo session. If you’re interested, please ask me about it!

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Jessica - September 15, 2008 - 7:58 AM

This is SO cute!

Michele - October 7, 2008 - 10:30 PM

The hat is adorable – great pictures!

Rosetta Horton - May 8, 2010 - 11:12 PM

Awesome images! I love the post so much! ;)

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Hats

I had a mini session with baby Hayden tonight since he’s now 5 months old and getting better at sitting up! I also wanted to test out my new white background! I really love the simplicity of “high-key” white backgrounds. How did I do? The COLOR, crispness and quality is better than anything you’ll ever get at The Picture People!;-)

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Lisa - September 14, 2008 - 10:51 PM

How in the world did you do these? First where did you get your backdrop. Also, did you do these without strobes? Tell me your settings. Wow, I am really impressed. It puts mine to shame. I have to get one of these drops!!!

Lisa - September 14, 2008 - 10:52 PM

Also, one more thing..how much PS was done for these?

Hollie - September 14, 2008 - 11:20 PM

Oh, yeah WAY better than Picture People by far. Won’t it be nice to do your own pictures? Looking really good!! I remember reading your post so long ago when Hunter was playing with your new camera box and now you are taking professional portraits. Amazing.

Crys - September 15, 2008 - 7:11 AM

These are great Elle!! I love them. :

Jessica - September 15, 2008 - 8:00 AM

Adorable! Did you get the portable backdrop stand too, or just the white seamless? Did you use your flash with these or just natural light? So darn cute! Where did you get that santa hat? I love it!!

MamaByMiracle - September 15, 2008 - 12:55 PM

ADORABLE! I want to take pics of my daughter like these! Where did you buy the backdrop and what lighting/settings are you using? Very good!!! Congrats, you ARE a good photographer!

Lynn - October 8, 2008 - 8:08 PM

Wow! These are impressive!

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Twins

On September 11th, I spent part of the morning photographing the V family identical twins! They are 19 months old and oh so busy! It was fun and I think we got some good shots. I’ll be posting a few of my favorite photos from the session here over the next several days. Here is the start of your sneak peak, V family!

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Jessica - September 13, 2008 - 6:59 PM

These are GREAT, Elle!! :) I just love the 2nd one! Too cute!!

Jen - September 14, 2008 - 3:39 PM

Those are my nieces!! Aren’t they beautiful?

katie - September 14, 2008 - 3:42 PM

Oh my word… Janna, the girls (and you) look amazing. And it has nothing to do with the dresses.

Aunt Jo - September 14, 2008 - 4:46 PM

I love the action shots! Beautiful photos, Elle. I’m proud that the beat-up puppies made the photo shoot.

Great Aunt Tricia - September 14, 2008 - 5:26 PM

These babies are my great nieces and yes, they are beautiful. Janna looks lovely. The photos are fantastic. What a talent you have, Ella.

Ruby Vaughan - September 14, 2008 - 6:23 PM

Oh, these photos took my breath away; beautiful twins with a beautiful momma. Such good work. Grandmommie Vaughan

Jeannie Fancher - September 14, 2008 - 7:11 PM

Wow!! What an awesome job God did in creating such beautiful and wonderful people!! These photos should be in an art gallery. Incrediable pictures.

Great Aunt Catherine - September 14, 2008 - 8:51 PM

WOW!! Beautiful pictures! The profiles sure look like Aron and I also see some Anne Marie!! I agree with Jeannie Fancher about the awesome work of GOD!

Grandma & Poppa - September 16, 2008 - 1:39 PM

Ella,you captured the essence of our beautiful Emily and Lauren girls. These twins are the flower girls of our grandchildren.

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First PB Session

I had my first real portfolio-building session last week with a little girl who just turned 2 and her mommy (my friend). They were both so fun to photograph! It made me really long for a little girl of my own! Enjoy your preview H family! (Edited to add a few more on 9/10/08!)

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Lisa - September 9, 2008 - 1:45 PM

Wow, I am impressed!!! I want to know what settings you used outdoors and if you used a bounce or not. My outdoor pics NEVER look like that. I am guessing you used manual which I also do but I never feel like I have time to keep switching the settings. I guess I am doomed to be a studio gal..But really email me I want to know. I asked about another last week and didnt hear back.

Hollie - September 9, 2008 - 10:09 PM

WOW! Elle, they look great. Congrats on your first session. I am sure the family was stunned by the photos you took.

Crys - September 10, 2008 - 9:17 PM

They look great Elle! GOOD job! I love these!

Lynn - September 20, 2008 - 8:15 PM

Wow! They are all great but that last one is absolutely STUNNING~!

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