I have been looking forward to photographing Ella for months and months… her mom asked me to do her newborn session as she announced her pregnancy to me so I was ready! Ella spent the first 80 days of her life in the NICU, and even had open heart surgery! (More on her story on her blog page if you click here.) Her family and friends anxiously awaited the day she would finally come home and she did! She is such a pretty baby, and already has quite the personality.
Ella’s mom Abbey and I were friends and neighbors all through our childhood. Abbey even gave me my first driving lesson on her dad’s golf cart…. I am pretty sure I failed. I hit the house. Oops… Maybe that’s why 8-9 year old’s don’t drive. We ran a drive through restaurant in her play house, and had several dates with the New Kids on the Block band. We were the coolest, or so we thought.I miss being a kid. It is so exciting for me that our kids get to grow up together (they are the same ages), and their grandparents are still neighbors! I love being from a small town.