Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Newborn Portraits, Elvis

I have finally gotten around to doing baby Elvis's newborn portraits! The past 3 weeks have thrown us some super curve balls! First with E coming so early, then our second stay in the hospital to get light treatment for super high levels of bilirubin, my Mom having an emergency apendectomy, and Ruby's mystery illness which has turned out to most likely be just an attempt to put herself back in the spotlight (fingers crossed).  I would have liked to have done these photos at 2 weeks rather than 3, but what I did get turned out pretty good.  I am only about 2/3 of the way through all of shots I want to get so I guess I'll end up with 4 week pics too!  I usually have parents at a shoot to tend to the little ones while I am changing props and backdrops.  I was on my own for this one (Alex was with Ruby at the Dr.s office) and it took FOREVER!  When it was time to nurse I actually had to nurse the baby instead of setting up for the next shot. . .when a diaper needed changing, there I was changing it. . .you get the picture!  Considering all that I put him through, baby Elvis did wonderfully during the shoot!  I'm super proud of my little model!  I love him!  Look back for more family photos and pics with Ruby & Elvis!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

He's here! 4 WEEKS EARLY!

Elvis James Austin made his appearance in a rather dramatic fashion 4 weeks before his due date!  We are completely overjoyed and exhausted as a family of 4! More later when I have another spare minute!