Oliver | 6 days new

Sweet, adorably plump little Oliver has been long awaited around these parts! You can see his mama and daddy’s pregnancy announcement session here, and maternity session here. When his parents aren’t totally busy lovin’ on him, they’re decorating their new home in beachy, natural style. So we naturally decided to incorporate those colors into his session.

Madeline KellerMay 4, 2012 - 2:38 pm

I love the birds nest, how adorable!!

Theodore | 14 days new

This little handsome mister did not want to sleep for me at first, but after a bit of coaxing and a nice full belly, he was finally ready to model! Theo makes the cutest little expressions, and I even caught the elusive newborn smile. See, he even gets my jokes! Now if only most other people would… Anyhow, I digress! On to sweet baby Theo:

 

WendyApril 25, 2012 - 2:39 pm

oh wow. I wish I lived by you so you can take pics of my toddler. I really love the one where he is smiling. What a cute baby.

Happy Easter!

These beaded Romanian eggs have been in my family for as long as I can remember. Romanian Orthodox Easter isn’t until next Sunday, but we celebrate both around here.:-)

We also have a little tradition with our Easter eggs – a contest of knocking the eggs together, so to speak. Person #1 says “Christos a inviat!” (Christ is risen – though why isn’t it has risen I wonder?). Then person #2 will say “Adevarat a inviat!” (He is risen indeed) and knock the ends of the eggs together. Whoever’s doesn’t break wins. Silly, I know, but it always turns into a funny competitive thing, and there’s always one magical egg that wins it all. (And no, we don’t use the pretty beaded eggs for this! haha)

I hope everyone has a beautiful Easter with their families!

Ellie Beans Feature & Giveaway

I fell in love with Ellie Beans’ adorable girls’ dresses the moment I laid eyes on them. They are just the right amount of vintage, bright and fun. Gabriella was happy to model a couple of them, and she really got into the spirit of her little roadside wildflower stand. Frankly, I’m about to overload you with images from our session, but I really just can’t help myself. When a toddler is willing to sit in one place for 45 minutes straight, the trigger finger gets very happy.:-)

Hair Accessories by Banner Boutique
Yellow Frame by Organic Bloom (psst! I sell them! Contact me for more info.)

 

**GIVEAWAY TIME**

 (4/16 update: giveaway now closed)

I am very excited to announce that Ellie Beans is giving one of my readers a $20 credit to their Etsy shop!

 

To enter Ellie Beans Kids Clothing giveaway:

1.  Make sure you’re a follower of both Ellie Beans and Alexandra Keller Photography on Facebook. Then come back here and comment saying you are!

2. For an extra entry, visit The Ellie Beans shop on Etsy and comment back here with your favorite item.

3. For another extra entry, pin this to your Pinterest. It can be any image from this post. Come back and comment with a link to your pin.

4. One more bonus entry for those of you who are all about extra credit! Share a link to this giveaway on your Facebook (just copy and paste the url). Comment back here with a link.

 

Easy, right?! Good luck! This giveaway begins today, April 6th, and will end on Monday, April 16th.  This giveaway is open to the US only.  A winner will be chosen at random using random.org, and announced right here on my blog Tuesday the 17th. Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected.

 

**WINNER**

Katie tidball  April 6, 2012 – 4:39 pm

I liked both pages! Eeek I hope I win!

Congratulations Katie! Email me at kellerphoto@live.com within 48 hours to claim your prize!
Heather ToddApril 6, 2012 - 1:53 pm

I ‘Like’ both pages on facebook!

Heather ToddApril 6, 2012 - 1:55 pm

I love the “Pretty Please Ellie” Dress.

Heather ToddApril 6, 2012 - 1:58 pm
Heather ToddApril 6, 2012 - 2:02 pm

I’m not sure how to grab a link from a new time line post, but I shared the link to the giveaway on facebook! :)

MicaelaApril 6, 2012 - 2:06 pm

One entry for liking both pages on FB!

MicaelaApril 6, 2012 - 2:08 pm

One additional entry for visting etsy and choosing the little boy tie (because it’s the only boy thing on her store!)

SaraApril 6, 2012 - 2:09 pm

I’m a follower of both on FB!

SaraApril 6, 2012 - 2:10 pm

The Pretty Please Ellie dress would be perfect for my daughter!

Lindsay MApril 6, 2012 - 2:38 pm

I “like” both on FB

Lindsay MApril 6, 2012 - 3:15 pm

I LOVE Sophie Sash Knot Dress…that Miss G is modeling!!

Jennifer ClarkApril 6, 2012 - 4:09 pm

I “liked” both pages because there was no “love” button <3

Jennifer ClarkApril 6, 2012 - 4:10 pm

My fav is the Pretty Please Ellie….my daughter is wearing hers for Easter <3

Jennifer ClarkApril 6, 2012 - 4:11 pm
Jennifer ClarkApril 6, 2012 - 4:14 pm

I also tried to find a way to link to the shared post but couldn’t ?? I did indeed share it on my wall though :-)

Katie tidballApril 6, 2012 - 4:39 pm

I liked both pages! Eeek I hope I win!

Katie tidballApril 6, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Oh the ellie dress is my favorite!!!!

Shannon TurnerApril 6, 2012 - 7:55 pm

I like both FB pages. Ellie Beans is gorgeous just like your photos!

Shannon TurnerApril 6, 2012 - 7:56 pm
Shannon TurnerApril 6, 2012 - 7:57 pm

Oooh! I love the Sophie Dress, but really anything Ellie Bean is beautiful!

Shannon TurnerApril 6, 2012 - 8:05 pm

https://www.facebook.com/Luckyl8dybug

I shared a link on FB.

Christina HarveyApril 6, 2012 - 8:10 pm

I facebook liked both sites and love the Pretty Please Ellie dress. Trying to share the link now.

Katie TidballApril 6, 2012 - 9:14 pm

Here is the link to my pin…

http://pinterest.com/pin/100908847870894139/

Katie TidballApril 6, 2012 - 9:15 pm

I also shared the giveaway on my facebook page. Im just not sure how to link it to this page…help!

katie TidballApril 6, 2012 - 9:15 pm
Tammy FullerApril 7, 2012 - 6:10 am

I liked both pages on facebook

Tammy FullerApril 7, 2012 - 6:11 am

I like the Sophie knot dress the best!

Ana dubonApril 7, 2012 - 11:40 pm

Liked both pages on facebook

Ana dubonApril 7, 2012 - 11:42 pm

My favorite dress is the sophie sash knot dress

Lindsey KayApril 9, 2012 - 11:31 am

I follow you both!

Jenny SApril 9, 2012 - 11:39 am

I liked both on FB!

Jenny SApril 9, 2012 - 11:40 am

I love the Tea Garden custom dress!

Jenny SApril 9, 2012 - 11:42 am
Jenny SApril 9, 2012 - 11:49 am
StephMApril 10, 2012 - 11:49 am

Like both of you on FB!

StephMApril 10, 2012 - 11:49 am

From the Etsy page, love the Tea Garden Mix match Dress!

StephMApril 10, 2012 - 11:51 am
JessicaApril 16, 2012 - 12:40 am

Liked both!

Heidi DoroghaziApril 16, 2012 - 7:24 pm

I like both pages :)

Sweet Rosalie

Baby Rosalie’s mommy was the fabulous winner of my January session giveaway. I was so excited to find out that we would be doing a newborn session – I absolutely adore photographing newborns and have accumulated quite the prop collection over the last few months! Rose was 6 days old at the time of this session and while she tried to resist my sleep-inducing tactics at first, once she finally got to sleep she snoozed away like a little champ. Without further ado, here’s the little princess…


This last one’s a little bit of a departure from my usual newborn style, but I just felt this image was begging to be vintagefied. What, that can be a word, right?

Sarah SwiftApril 3, 2012 - 5:04 pm

OBSESSED!!!