baby ella | newborn

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Two years ago, Caroline and Chris were married, and I was invited to capture their wedding day. It was one of the most memorable weddings that I’ve ever shot for a few reasons… First of all, Chris and Caroline are amazing. They’re genuine and fun and so easy to photograph. Secondly, theirs was the first wedding that I ever shot at Lake Ritchie, which has since become one of my favorite local venues. And finally… their reception was interrupted by a HUGE rainstorm! So huge, in fact, that the lights went out and dinner had to be stopped. But the celebration continued! That’s what I remember most. They figured out a way to play some music, and the smiles, laughing, and dancing went on. They taught me so much about the purpose of a wedding celebration, and I still look back on their reception as one of my favorites.

Fast forward two years, and welcome Baby Ella! Isn’t she beautiful? I went and met this sweet family last week when Ella was just two weeks old. She wasn’t interested in sleeping; instead, she kept giving me these incredibly wise expressions. I love it. Here are a few of my favorites…
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Ella already knows how to smile for her parents.
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one more…
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Caroline and Chris: Congratulations! Ella is just perfect.

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7 responses to “baby ella | newborn”

  1. Anonymous says:

    she is too cute!! great job Kristen, love them all!
    -kfinn

  2. Lauren says:

    So precious! Look at those gorgeous blue eyes! Congrats Chris and Caroline!

  3. CTR says:

    Thank you Kristen- these are beautiful! I love, love, LOVE the photo of Chris holding Ella in front of the window. – Caroline

  4. the reppard crew says:

    oh, SO PRECIOUS! i really love the last one! great job, kris!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I love them all, but esp. the one of Chris holding Ella, the one of Caroline and Ella b/w, and always love any pic with the pink diaper. Beautiful baby and parents, congrats to all of you!
    Karen W.

  6. Ali Caudill says:

    oh my gosh, this baby is so perfect! i love all of these…

  7. Courtney Anderson Photography says:

    these are all so sweet…i LOVE the one of ella and her momma on the couch!!

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