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Baby “E” { Austin Newborn Photographer }

This sweet baby girl came 3 weeks early! Little Miss “E” is sooooo cute!!! Her favorite way to lay is to put her hand up by her head – a natural when it comes to newborn posing!:)She did great and even gave me this HUGE smile… Enjoy your sneak peek, “W” family!

(More sneak peeks coming soon – had a bit of a computer fiasco on Friday (my trusty computer died (literally) but I’m going to pick up my recovered “data” (ie. unedited session pictures) tomorrow evening! – Good news is that everything was saved!)

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Kristin Cook - March 16, 2010 - 7:30 AM

awwwwwww….so sweet!

Jessica Hamlin - March 16, 2010 - 8:35 AM

So adorable, Elle!! LOVE the 4th one down…super cute hat too! :)

Krissy Allori - March 16, 2010 - 2:34 PM

I adore these. The hat and wrap and perfect!

Aebe - March 16, 2010 - 3:32 PM

Nice photo’s Great job

Bethany Dawn Burns - March 16, 2010 - 8:44 PM

GORGEOUS ELLE!!! I love those hats and that smile is adorable. You just rock!

Stacey - March 16, 2010 - 8:52 PM

What a beautiful smiles! You did a fabulous job on these.

Tori Piercy - March 20, 2010 - 9:29 PM

Awwww what a cutie pie! Love these!

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Layla Grace Fundraiser { Ella Bella Photography }

Update! Wow!! I’m amazed at all the responses I’ve gotten from this fundraiser for sweet Layla! Thank you all for the incredible outpouring of support for this sweet family!


Please tell a friend about this blog post after you are done reading it!!! Help spread the word so we can help this precious family!!

Sweet little Layla Grace, age 2, went home to Heaven yesterday after battling 10 months with neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer. My heart has been so heavy for this family since I found out about her a few months ago. I’ve been down on my knees more times praying for little Layla than I have for my own children. She was truly an angel and brought out the best in everyone who was touched by her heartbreaking story. She leaves behind two sisters, age 4 and age 9. Her parents, Ryan and Shanna, have been the connection between all of us and sweet Layla, updating their Twitter regularly and posting heartfelt blog posts as they coped with the reality that their baby girl wasn’t going to win her battle with cancer.

I can’t imagine their loss. I can’t imagine waking up tomorrow with their reality. And all the tomorrows that follow. And being strong for their other two precious daughters. And keeping Layla’s legacy alive. And facing the mountain of medical bills that lay waiting to be paid….

So, I am going to do something with my sadness for this sweet family and I want you to be a part of it!

I’m having a one-day Layla Grace Mini Session Fundraiser on Sunday, April 11th from 2-5pm!

What: Layla Grace Mini Session Fundraiser!
Where: Mayfield Park
When: 15 minute sessions from 2-5pm
Cost: $100 (100% of this fee will be donated to the Layla Grace Marsh Medical Fund!)
What you’ll receive:
* 15 minutes of photography time for up to 2 children (you can buy two blocks of time if you want to do your entire family!) – up to 10 edited proofs in your private gallery to choose from!
* 1 – 8×10 custom storyboard art print (see samples below!!)
* Additional prints and a special “Layla” digital collection package can be purchased after your gallery is available! 50% of all print and digital collection purchases will go towards Layla Grace’s Fund!
* Optional: Dress your girl(s) “Layla style” – in a hat with a big flower, or a Matilda Jane style outfit, and receive an extra 8×10 print from your session for free! (Disclaimer: if you only have boys, you can still participate in the mini session event!)

Only 6 “Layla Grace” mini session spots left! Please contact me ASAP if you want to reserve one of them!

PS. If you are unable to attend the mini session event but want to donate to Layla’s medical fund, please visit their website here:

PPS. Here are 2 samples of the adorable custom storyboards you can choose from after your session!

PPPS. Did you know that “Layla Grace” is Google’s 3rd most popular search word for 3/9/10? Wow!!

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Mandy - March 10, 2010 - 8:10 AM

This is an awesome way to raise money for them. I haven’t been following them long but she has touched me. She was one day older than my oldest daughter and my heart is just heavy thinking about what they are going through. I just wanted to say Thank you!

Lisa - March 12, 2010 - 8:54 PM

Wow Elle – what a great idea! I wish I was in TX and could take one of these spots. Blessings to you as you continue to bless others….this little girl has certainly touched many hearts.

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Hello Spring! { Austin Baby Photographer }

The trees are budding around Austin, the green grass is returning and I’m starting to find patches of wildflowers! It’s almost Spring! We’ve had an unusually cold winter in Austin, so we are all anxiously awaiting the arrival of warmth, and flowers, and days spent outside playing under the sun.:)

Remember these adorable babies? These twinkies are 9 months old now! You can take a walk back through memory lane and see their newborn session and their 6 month portraits. So much growth happens during the first year of life! I love watching my baby planners grow up! (Little Miss “C” is also the 2009 Ella Bella Photography portrait of the year winner!) Enjoy your sneak peek, “F” family! See you in a few months!!:)

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Jessica - March 8, 2010 - 1:57 PM

Yay for spring! Just adorable images!

mollie - March 8, 2010 - 2:51 PM

very very sweet :) i love your twin sessions!

Nicole Marie - March 8, 2010 - 3:57 PM

Beautiful images!!!

Kari - March 8, 2010 - 4:45 PM

LOVE the last one and they are all such sweet captures!

Beira - March 8, 2010 - 5:21 PM

That is so awesome you get to head outside for sessions already! These are beautiful.

Libby - March 8, 2010 - 9:09 PM

These are stunning, Elle! I love absolutely everything about that first image and the tongue and the eyes and the expression on the little man are just adorable!!

Jen - March 9, 2010 - 6:17 AM

Love the color in these. I really love the first set of photos!

Jaidean Baker - March 9, 2010 - 8:49 AM

These are beautiful, Elle! What adorable kids! I just love that last shot!

Angela Crutcher - March 9, 2010 - 9:01 AM

Holy CUTNESS!!!! These are absolutely adorable. Love the colors! I am desperately wanting some green grass here!

jennifer adams - March 9, 2010 - 9:49 AM

awww what beautiful babes, they are so cute! LOVE their big blue eyes!

Jeni - March 9, 2010 - 10:42 AM

oh they are just adorable!! Love those big gorgeous eyes!

Ashley Duckett - March 9, 2010 - 11:06 AM

Great work. Looks like an awesome location too!

Zoe Berkovic - March 9, 2010 - 1:50 PM

These are so great! Love them all!

Bethany Dawn Burns - March 10, 2010 - 6:25 PM

LOVE! You have the most adorable clients on the face of the earth! :)

diamond - June 17, 2011 - 10:49 AM

soooooo cute

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Sweet Boy { San Antonio Newborn Photographer }

I met this sweet boy last week for his newborn session. He was such a good baby, slept for me the entire time! Definitely a laid back personality!! Such a dream! Enjoy your sneak peek, “W” family! Your baby is precious!!

I also wanted to rave about my favorite new Etsy seller, CapsofGrace! I absolutely love the quality, colors and hat styles of this Etsy store! Check them out! Their crocheted hats are so well made and they come in all sizes from newborn to preteen! CapsofGrace is also having a free hat giveaway going on right now too! No purchase necessary to enter! Here is more info:

** Announcing the CapsofGrace Spring GIVEAWAY! For all orders placed between now and Mar. 21, we will enter you in a drawing for the “hat of your choice”! You’ll get one entry for each item or set purchased. Another way to enter, send us a link to your post about us and our products, on a blog, facebook, twitter or other social network, and we’ll enter you in the drawing again for each separate post! No limit to number of entries and no purchase required. Contact: [] Winner to be announced March 22nd…so stay tuned! **

And one with daddy. I love this one!

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Kristin Cook - March 6, 2010 - 1:00 PM

So sweet! His mom and dad are old friends of ours! Your lighting is gorgeous :)

Lisa Holloway - March 6, 2010 - 6:11 PM

These are *so* sweet…I love #6 so much…so delicate and soft…*sigh*…just love them. Beautiful work!

Katie Lou - March 6, 2010 - 9:28 PM

Love #4! Aww!

Holly - March 6, 2010 - 9:33 PM

Beautiful! #6 is just perfection. Gorgeous work!

Tori Piercy - March 6, 2010 - 9:59 PM

Oh my! How cute!

Sophie Crew - March 7, 2010 - 1:11 AM

Aww so cute! Great work!

Megan Parker - March 7, 2010 - 7:21 AM

Gorgeous. I love those tiny baby toes :)

Lisa Kryschuk - March 7, 2010 - 9:04 AM

Those are absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous!

Julie Woods - March 7, 2010 - 9:33 AM

We love these pictures! Can’t wait to see more! Thanks!

Mandy - March 8, 2010 - 4:15 PM

Love these…you take beautiful pictures…such an inspiration!!!

Joy Sharpe - March 9, 2010 - 4:01 PM


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My boys at the park { Austin Child Photographer }

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Spring! We had a really nice day yesterday in Austin, so I took my wild haired boys outside for some kite flying and running around their favorite park!

Check my blog this weekend for an adorable newborn and early next week for my favorite set of twins who will be making their 9 month sneak peek appearance!:)

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Bethany Dawn Burns - March 20, 2010 - 8:24 AM

These photos are so much fun! I love the bright blue sky and your boys are gorgeous as always. COOL KITE!!!! You are an awesome mom. :)

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Photo Shoot Sneak Peek Video! { Jones Family “Quints by Surprise” Photographer TLC }

The big news is out!!! Ella Bella Photography will be on the television special “Quints by Surprise” on TLC! The show follows the Jones family through their first year of parenting quintuplets! There are several webisode trailers on the Discovery Health website, including one with Ella Bella Photography! Click this link to watch me in action behind the scenes of the quints 9 month photoshoot!

PS. Be sure to set your DVRs to record the new show “Quints by Surprise” – the show airs Thursday night, March 4th at 8pm EST! (That’s 7pm for us Austin peeps!) Tell your friends!!

** UPDATED 2013: View the entire photoshoot online here!

Click here to look back at the sneak peeks from their session!

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Allyson - March 3, 2010 - 11:33 AM

How fun! Can’t wait to watch the show and see the star Elle…I mean, the babies :)

Michele (Pinkle Toes) - March 3, 2010 - 1:11 PM

LOL. Man, I was amazed to see what you did get. I can imagine it was insane!

Suzanne - March 3, 2010 - 1:48 PM

That’s so cool! And I enjoyed looking back at their original sneak peek – what an awesome job you did!! :-)

Julie - March 3, 2010 - 3:39 PM

To cute! Looks like lots of fun.

Laura Brett - March 3, 2010 - 3:44 PM

So fun, congrats can’t wait to watch it!

Samantha Suzuki - March 3, 2010 - 4:39 PM

What adorable babies! I am so impressed with the shots you’ve gotten of them!

Megan - March 3, 2010 - 4:52 PM

Too cool! I’m not sure if I could handle shooting that many, lol.

Kristin Rachelle - March 3, 2010 - 8:42 PM

How cool is that?!?!? Love the shot of them all!

mollie - March 3, 2010 - 9:13 PM

too fun!

Jane Photo - March 3, 2010 - 10:37 PM

Big congrats! Cute little fivesome!

Amber - March 4, 2010 - 12:51 AM

Wow, that photo shoot was a tall order, but you did amazingly! Beautiful photographs….excellent captures. ++

Stephanie - March 4, 2010 - 9:29 AM

How neat! Those are some precious babies!!!

Sophie Crew - March 4, 2010 - 4:23 PM

Oh goodness these are SOOOOO adorable! Love them all!

Leah - March 4, 2010 - 7:04 PM

Wow! That took lots of patience, Elle…beautiful job!

Lynn - March 5, 2010 - 9:52 PM

Wow! What a compliment to you! That is so awesome! You deserve this moment!!!!

Bethany Dawn Burns - March 10, 2010 - 6:24 PM

Oh, I was wondering how that went. I loved the video!!! All I can say is…girl you are good! It didn’t look like you got one photo of them all together but you did! You are an amazing photographer. :)

Kim - November 2, 2010 - 7:11 AM

Wow, great foto’s and I liked the video. Those babies are cute!

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