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Hunter & Hayden | Austin Mommy Photographer

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update on my two sweet boys! Hunter is almost 31 months (2.5 years old) and Hayden is almost 14 months old. I turned my camera on them this afternoon as they were playing the day away. Hunter is really into soccer (can you tell??), his Thomas train set, his sandbox, tractors of all kinds, animals (especially kitties and ducks), books (he’s memorized all his favorite books word for word), drawing, and his beloved sticker book (“icker boook!!” – part of his nightly routine before bedtime). Hunter is a very sweet, thoughtful child with a stubborn disposition. As long as he’s willing to go along with what we want, all is well in the world. Try and get him to do something against his wishes, including getting ready for bedtime, and it’s tantrum mania at our house. The fun bipolar-ness that goes along with parenting a TWO year old. (I have to remind myself that he is acting his age and that when he tries to pull tantrums when he is 4 or 6 years old, I’ll probably remind him that he’s acting like a 2 year old… lol) Oh, and he’s addicted to his pacis too.:(

Hayden, my dear sweet cuddly baby. He’s trying to talk and babbles all kinds of sounds that Hunter never ever made. Warms my heart to think that in another 6 months, he’ll probably be repeating any word we ask him to. So nice not to have to worry about delayed speech with him! He’s crawling and pulling up to his knees on furniture. I don’t think walking is in his near future, but I’m sure he’ll figure it out soon enough! He didn’t start crawling until 13 months old! Hayden loves his brother and it’s fun watching them interact (mostly fighting lately!) and learn to get along with each other. It’s bliss when they actually play together for short intervals. I hope and pray they will become best friends one day.

Our duck, squeaky, has been back at the pond for a little over a week now. He was a fun addition to our family but he grew so large that our backyard wasn’t the best place for his well being (and ours!) The poo was piling up on our patio and the baby pool needed to be hosed down at least twice a day. It’s enough changing two diapers every few hours and cleaning up duck poo too wasn’t working out. Squeaky is much happier now that he can swim in the pond and hang out with all the other ducks. He runs away from us when we visit him at the pond too! He’s back to being a duck’s duck again.:-)

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Jessica - May 29, 2009 - 7:05 AM

Loving the new pictures of the boys!!! Quinn would LOVE Hunter’s soccer outfit! :)

Stephanie - June 3, 2009 - 4:24 PM

Your boys are just too cute!!!

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Lil’ Longhorn | Austin Newborn Photographer

Meet baby “J”, just 4 days old in these photos. His daddy made my day when he asked if I would be willing to photograph baby J in his UT football helmet. I was definitely up for the challenge! After a little trial and error, we managed to fit him in the helmet, posed and asleep! (Note to his daddy: I have more photos of the UT logo showing, but this one is my personal favorite!)

A few more sneak peeks…

And one of their beautiful (tiny) dog, Mollie!

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Sandy Lyons (Grandma) - May 25, 2009 - 7:10 AM

AHHHH – these are precious. I am also glad to see that Molly is still in the limelight!

I can’t decide which one is my favorite.

Jessica Moore - May 25, 2009 - 8:55 AM

So precious! I want to cuddle with him. :) Great job Elle!

Uncle Doug & Aunt Pat - May 25, 2009 - 11:51 AM

WOW, these are really great

Gi-Gi & Pa Pa Jim - May 25, 2009 - 2:19 PM

Well could these be any cuter???? But what else did we expect right!
Wish we had all the perfect words to say about our sweet Jackson.
Endless X’s and O’s to the little cutie.

Bri - May 25, 2009 - 7:47 PM

LOVE the family shot!

Janna Averett - May 25, 2009 - 8:18 PM

Oh my gosh, he is precious!! Congratulations!

debi helton - May 26, 2009 - 8:33 AM

OMG, he is soooo cute!!!! I can just feel the love in your family picture. CONGRATULATIONS!

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Baby E | Austin Newborn Photographer

Adorably sweet baby E. This little cutie wanted to stay awake for almost all of his first photo session!:-)(Didn’t want to miss any of the action!) He did stay asleep long enough to let us try this pose with his Daddy’s hands…

So peaceful…

His proud big sis (19 months old) with the most gorgeous eyes!

And I just love catching these adorable “inbetween” moments…

I hope you enjoy your sneak peek, “V” family!:-)

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Shannon Hayward - May 19, 2009 - 12:00 PM

Hi! I just wanted to tell you how much I love your work! I love the brightness and sharpness of your pics. I check back every couple of days to see what else you’ve done. Keep it up!

Bri - May 23, 2009 - 4:31 PM

these are gorgeous Elle!!!

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Circle of Life {Joneses Quints by Surprise Photographer TLC}

Just sharing one more from the quints group photo session this week!:-)

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Meghan - May 8, 2009 - 11:01 PM

I love those porcelain babies! Do they take turns keeping an eye on what’s going on? :)

Jennifer - May 8, 2009 - 11:09 PM

These babies are incredibly gorgeous and your captures of them are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Marci - May 9, 2009 - 5:50 AM

These are so stunning. Beautiful babies.

Carley Mac - May 9, 2009 - 8:45 PM

wow wow wow!! amazing photo and gorgeous babies

Amanda - June 10, 2009 - 12:08 PM

These babies look like dolls!!! They are absolutely beautiful! You did an amazing job at capturing these little sweethearts!!!

Lisa Handwerk - June 12, 2009 - 12:28 PM

This shot takes my breath away! Absolutely perfect!!

TaraMc - April 18, 2010 - 7:44 PM

Wow, this image is stunning!

Farmgirl - June 27, 2010 - 6:29 PM


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Fab 5 | Austin Quintuplets Photographer

I can’t get enough of these 5 sweet babies! Today I made another visit to the “J” family and their adorable newborn quintuplets (now 3.5 months old from their date of birth). I wanted to get better group portraits of them because their first newborn session with me was focused on the individual portraits. I just have one to share right now. Look at that big smile on baby #5!!! More sneak peeks coming this weekend!!!

One more… ((heart))

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Jessica Wright - May 7, 2009 - 9:07 AM

These are Beautiful!!! I love the heart the hat strings make!

Jane Photo - May 9, 2009 - 1:19 AM

Oh my, oh my. These are great. I’m so amazed that anyone has five babies. The last capture is superb.

Jennifer - May 12, 2009 - 7:50 AM

LOVE all of these, they are absolutely gorgeous!!!

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Beautiful | Austin Family Photographer

I met the beautiful “M” family last weekend for an outdoor session at the Wizard Academy, my new favorite venue for outdoor photography! It’s located near Driftwood, TX and has lots of beautiful Tuscan style buildings, fountains, lookouts, benches, flowers, waterfalls, ponds – all in a hill country setting. The session proved to be a workout for all of us, keeping up with and 18 month old and a 2 1/2 year old and all that goes along with that!:)Dina, you and your girls are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for spending part of the morning with me. I hope you enjoy your sneak peeks!

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Stephanie - May 7, 2009 - 6:19 AM

Oh that last one with dad is so insanely cute! Love all of these!

Laura Brett - May 10, 2009 - 6:46 AM

What a beautiful family!

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