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Free Newborn Session Winner Announced! { Austin Baby Photographer }

It’s that time! (Better late than never!);-)I’m ready to announce the winner of my first blog contest! Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the contest by leaving a comment after posting about my photography biz on their Facebook, Twitter or Blog pages. Without further ado, the big winner of a free newborn photo session (value $150) is Kristi! Kristi, please contact me via email so we can work out the details of your session! Also, congratulations to Vanessa (who referred Kristi to my contest) for winning a free photo session (value $150) for referring Kristi to my blog for the contest! Vanessa, please email me to get on my calendar for your winning photo session!

And since I simply cannot post without sharing a photo – here is the very last photo I edited before writing this post! More sneak peeks of these identical twin girlies coming tomorrow!

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Jessica Hamlin - January 28, 2010 - 12:01 AM

Oh my goodness…that shot is ADORABLE!!! :)

courtney williams - January 28, 2010 - 12:48 PM

SO SO Precious!!!I can’t wait to see more. Thank you so much for photographing my girls! I can’t wait to see more:)

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Baby J { Austin Newborn Photographer }

{{ Blog Contest Winners will be announced on Tuesday! Sorry for the extra wait!! (Good things are worth waiting for, right?;-)More on this later today!! }

This newborn baby boy is so sweet… and cuddly… and adorable… and pees a lot! He soaked all of us girls at his newborn session. Sister, check. (kudos to big sister who handled it so well!) Mommy, check. Photographer, check! Daddy, nope, not a drop! Us girlies were feeling singled out!:)hehe. It was all worth it when you look at his sneak peek. Aaahh, I love back wrinkles! Enjoy your sneak peek, “S” family!

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Kristi - January 26, 2010 - 4:03 PM

I LOVE the back wrinkles and the little hands on the face….these are so sweet and soft and perfect!!

this n that - January 26, 2010 - 4:04 PM

These are beautiful what a sweet baby!

TrishaD - January 26, 2010 - 6:17 PM

Aww these are fantastic! Great colors, comps, and clarity! My favorite 3 c’s LoL Great Job :D

Laura Brett - January 26, 2010 - 7:11 PM

Oh my goodness what a little love. That smile is so sweet!

Kim Fordham - January 26, 2010 - 7:56 PM

Awwwww, these are so precious! Love the wrinkles!!!

Tiona Fuller - January 26, 2010 - 8:27 PM

Awww – you captured a smile! Great session – the sibling shot is so sweet!

Jan - January 26, 2010 - 8:38 PM

Sweet, sweet baby! Love the back wrinkles! What a lil’ doll!

Salina J - January 26, 2010 - 9:21 PM

These are incredible, I just adore the first one.

Kristi Mangan - January 26, 2010 - 10:13 PM

Wow! So precious! LOVE that first image… such cuddly newborn perfection!

Jessica - January 26, 2010 - 11:12 PM

Loving the back wrinkles! Super cute baby & great job, Elle!!

Corine Tran - January 27, 2010 - 12:32 AM

perfect images of a perfect baby! Love the sibling picture!

Jane Photo - January 27, 2010 - 3:29 AM

Love, love these, all of these, with a special fondness for the one with big sis.

Amy - January 27, 2010 - 6:52 AM

Love all those Rolls… Just to die for..

Karen - January 27, 2010 - 7:57 AM

These are so polished! Love them!

Bethany Dawn Burns - January 27, 2010 - 9:50 AM

AMAZING!!!! I don’t even know what else to say! :)

Az wedding photographer - January 27, 2010 - 9:51 AM

LOVE the baby rolls.. such great shots!

Jeanette LeBlanc - January 27, 2010 - 1:06 PM

So beautiful – I think that last one made my ovaries twinge – I want another baby :)

Jodie - January 27, 2010 - 11:43 PM

Absolutely gorgeous pictures! I adore that last one.. melts my heart.


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Happy 1st Birthday! { Austin Baby Photographer }

{{ ETA: Blog Contest Results Coming on Monday!! }}

Little Miss “L” had her one year old portrait session last week on her 1st birthday! Pink dresses, pettiskirts & birthday cake – a super fun session!! Isn’t she adorable?? I could get lost in those brown eyes…:)Enjoy your sneak peek, “M” Family!

(She aaaalmost has her index finger up to show how old she is!)

Aaaand now for some cake!

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Marcia - January 25, 2010 - 5:48 AM

These are so beautiful!! Awesome colours. What lens do you use for your portraits? I especially like the bokeh in the third picture!!

kelly g - January 25, 2010 - 10:14 AM

So beautiful! I love that first shot. Wonderful!

Alleigh - January 25, 2010 - 11:29 AM

She’s beautiful! And the colors in these photos are just amazing. Great job…and Happy Birthday to Little Miss “L.”

amanda - January 25, 2010 - 4:27 PM

This photo shoot was sooo much fun! Thank you for the sneak peek : )

Bethany Dawn Burns - January 27, 2010 - 9:49 AM

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! Oh how I love that pink wall and especially the close up of her little foot with the icing on it! :)

Nicole Long - January 29, 2010 - 11:40 PM

Oooh, I could just eat her up! She is adorable! The second picture from the last is perfection.

Maureen - February 2, 2010 - 7:58 AM

How sweet is that! Number 20 is just gorgeous. Those eyes, Wow!

beth lewallen - February 4, 2010 - 11:40 AM

im voting for # 8 the quints . i cant even imagine how you got 5 babies to get that shot!! great work !

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Back to work!! { Austin Child Photographer }

My first official session of 2010 is tomorrow (identical twin newborns!!) and it kicks off the start of a busy fun year at Ella Bella Photography! Yay!!!! Lots of sneak peeks coming your way along with more guest appearances of my own two boys…:)I’m going to make more of an effort to photograph them this year since I missed out on several milestones last year just trying to keep up with the business side of photography! For me, 2010 is all about making memories and capturing the moments that matter. I hope you will be a part of it with me!

PS. My contest ends Friday at 6pm! See below and spread the word about Ella Bella Photography to get qualified to win!


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Jessica - January 21, 2010 - 9:34 AM

Love these two pictures of Hunter! Super cute! Welcome back to work! :)

Alleigh - January 21, 2010 - 11:19 AM

Happy New Year! Can’t wait to see what it holds for both your boys and your business.

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Win a free photo session! {Austin Newborn & Child Photographer}

Enter to win a photography session with Ella Bella Photography!

Are you pregnant? Do you personally know someone who is pregnant? Do you want a free photo session with Ella Bella Photography this Spring? If you answered “YES!!” to at least ONE of the questions, you can enter to win a free photo session for you and a friend!! (Each of you gets your own photo session!)

To enter:

1) Tell your all your pregnant friends about the Ella Bella Photography Contest by posting a link to this contest on your Facebook, Twitter or Blog and then leave a comment here with a link to your post!

2) Tell your pregnant friends to enter this blog contest by posting a comment that has their first name, due date, the person’s name who referred them (you) and why they would love a free newborn photo session!

3) Each eligible comment is an entry!

4) The more people you refer to this contest, the greater your chances of winning!!

5) Contest ends on Friday, Jan 22nd at 6pm CST. Winners announced on Sunday on this blog!

6) The contest winner wins a free newborn photography session (value $150) and the referring person wins a free portrait photo session! (value $150)

Spread the word and increase your chances of winning! Good luck!!

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Rachel - January 19, 2010 - 8:42 AM

Hey Elle!

I added this to my facebook profile. Sounds like a fun idea! Good luck.


Alicia Lovell - January 19, 2010 - 9:53 AM

Hi My name is Alicia, I am Due on February 2nd, but am scheduled to be induced next wednesday the 27th of January, and am over the moon excited! Vanessa Habben sent me this entry info. I would absolutely love a free newborn session with your photogrophers, these photos are amazing!! I have always wanted to do something like this, but as I am going from a full time job to a stay at home mom attempting to open a business, I know it is not something I could ever afford to do. My current boss has amazing photos of his first child all over the office that were taken by a professional and I just long to have those moments captured in that angelic way. Even if I dont win, thank you for offering such a great opportunity to new parents!!!

Crystal Griffin - January 19, 2010 - 11:27 AM

Elle – This is a wonderful idea and I am going to tell all my pregnant friends about it! We receive compliments all the time on Kaitlyn’s newborn photos and I would love to see one of our friends be blessed by your amazing work as well!

Vanessa - January 19, 2010 - 12:58 PM

I’m not sure how to link to my fb post, but it’s there :)

Dana Sehion - January 19, 2010 - 9:21 PM

I posted a link to your contest on Facebook but I’m not sure how to make a link to my post! :(

Kristi - January 20, 2010 - 7:42 AM

Referred by Vanessa Habben. I am due with twins in June so I dont know if that is outside of your time table but twins usually come early :) Your work is so beautiful!

Hannah - January 20, 2010 - 8:03 AM

My name is Hannah. I am due in April with my second child. I would love to win a free photography session and capture those first moments with our baby. My sister in law Crystal Griffin told me about this contest.

Jennifer Herring - January 20, 2010 - 10:42 AM

Hi Elle,
I spread the word to all my friends on facebook & would love to win a photo session with you. Crystal Griffin referred me to you and I loved the pictures you took of her baby. I am pregnant with baby #2 and my due date is June 1st. We have not had a family picture taken yet so I think this is the perfect opportunity:).

Jennifer Herring - January 20, 2010 - 10:43 AM

Oh yeah & I forgot to include the link to my post in my last comment so here it is.

Cindy Herrera - January 22, 2010 - 8:27 AM

Elle – I posted on my personal blog to spread the word. I know my pg friends in Austin would love this. Everyone in our family loved the photos you took of our newborn daughter last summer. I can’t wait to get up there for new updated photos. — cindy

Amanda S. - January 22, 2010 - 9:03 AM

Hi! My name is Amanda. My due date is 7/17. Cindy H. referred me. I adored the pics you did of her little girl. They were just beautiful. I didn’t do newborn photos with my daughter and really want to have the opportunity to capture those fleeting newborn moments with #2.

Julie - January 22, 2010 - 10:14 AM

Hi! My name is Julie and my twin baby boys are due in April. I love your work and would be honored for you to photograph my babies. I am referred to you by Vanessa Habben. These are our first children and we definitely want to capture their baby essence in a way that will be cherished forever. This would be such an awesome experience for us! And it would be an opportunity that we wouldn’t normally be able to afford. I love that you are offering this. I love that I have a chance to have my newborn babies photographed by an amazing professional. Thank you for even offering me (and my twins) the chance to win!!!

Meghan G. - January 22, 2010 - 1:43 PM

Hi Elle,

My name is Meghan and I was referred by Cindy Herrera. Our baby boy is due May 21, 2010. Your work is beautiful and the photos you took of baby Ellery were AMAZING! I would love to have a newborn photo session done as it’s something priceless that we unfortunately didn’t do with our daughter. It would be something special and unique for our baby boy to treasure. Thank you!!

JonesLife - February 2, 2010 - 4:18 PM

#8 of course!! Beautiful pics, Elle!!

Mandy K. - February 4, 2010 - 3:46 PM

Picture #8 is a winner!

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Sack of Sweetness | Austin Newborn Photographer

I’m still on my “vacation break” for one more week but I wanted to share some more of sweet little miss “Q” to brighten your day! I also wanted to say that we are just a day or two away from my big contest announcement! Be sure to check my blog soon! You won’t want to miss out!!

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kelly g - January 16, 2010 - 8:14 PM

What a beautiful little sweetie! Great shots!

lori robinson - February 2, 2010 - 3:32 PM

My Favorite photo is #18.

Susan C. - February 4, 2010 - 12:01 PM

Gorgeous photos. #15 is my favorite.

Priscilla Huckabe Kirby - February 4, 2010 - 6:27 PM

I vote on number 8…..

Linda Martin Scottorn - February 7, 2010 - 5:58 AM

I vote for #1 picture.

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