Monday, March 20, 2017

Eli's Newborn Photos

I've only been a parent for a few weeks now, but I'm already realizing how precious these moments are with our little one. It's crazy to think that someday Eli won't let me snuggle and kiss him, so even when I'm tired or frustrated, I'm trying to take advantage of the sweet time I have with him right now. Babies grow in the blink of an eye, and I knew that I wanted to capture Eli in his early days so I could always look back and remember how small and sweet he was. (Read his birth story here if you haven't yet!) I know I'll always cherish these photos.

Newborn photos of our sweet little one.

When I was looking around for newborn photographers, I was so excited to find my friend Kelsey of Kelsey Alumbaugh Photography. Kelsey and I were sorority sisters back at Mizzou, and it was SO much fun having her come to our home to capture photos of Eli when he was only a couple of weeks old. Kelsey shared some of her favorite photos from the shoot on her blog, and I am so excited to share some of mine with you today. I am so happy with how they turned out, and think that they capture our little man's personality perfectly. 

Newborn photos of our sweet little one.  
 Newborn feet photo

Newborn photos of our sweet little one. In an attempt to capture Eli in some sleepy moments, I fed him right before Kelsey came. Of course, like all plans with babies, that backfired and Eli ended up more awake than ever. We did manage to get him to snooze for a few photos, but I actually love that these newborn shots capture his love for his hands, sticking his tongue out, and kicking his feet. He makes the silliest faces sometimes, and I couldn't love them (or him) more. 

Newborn photos of our sweet little one.


Newborn photos of our sweet little one.

Newborn photos of our sweet little one.
 
Newborn photos of our sweet little one.

After we got some newborn photos of baby E on his own, we headed up into his nursery for some lifestyle shots. (Check out Eli's Gender Neutral Nursery here!) I love how Kelsey captured our love for our sweet little boy, along with some candid moments of the three of us. Because what is parenthood without baby yawns, kisses, and some unexpected laughs?






Seeing Aaron be a daddy makes my heart melt. Eli doesn't even know how lucky he is to have him. One thing is for sure, I couldn't be more in love with my boys. I am enjoying every second, but also look forward to the days when Eli and Daddy do fun things together like Boy Scouts, working on cars, and of course getting into all sorts of fun trouble and teaming up against Mommy! Aren't they just the sweetest? Be still, my heart.



 


I'm so grateful that we will have these photos forever, to cherish and to look at and remember our little seven pound peanut and our time as a new family of three. I'm sure it will be fun to show them to him someday. You are prized and precious, sweet Eli. We love you so much, no matter what, and we always will. 

If you're looking for photos, be sure to check out Kelsey Alumbaugh Photography! She does an amazing job with babies, maternity, engagement, weddings, and more, and we are so happy with our shots of little Eli.
You can also follow along with her and her work on Facebook and Instagram! 

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Kelsie

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19 comments:

  1. How precious!!! Love the photos

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    1. Thank you, Cassie! I'm so excited to you- being a mom is the best!

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  3. He is so precious, Kelsie! Y'all make the sweetest little family. I love the family shots; you and Aaron definitely have that new parent (I'm tired, but SO in love) glow!

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    1. Thanks so much, Abby! You've got us pegged :)

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  4. How adorable!!! The photos of Eli by himself make me smile. He sure seems like a sweet and happy baby! Thank You for sharing these photos!

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    1. Thank you, Mistie! I love those little photos with Eli. He is sweet for sure. Thanks for reading!

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  5. These pictures are simply adorable! Congrats on such a cute baby boy!

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  6. Wow is he ever precious! What a beautiful family <3

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    1. Well thanks so much, Chelsea!! We are blessed.

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  7. He is beautiful and the photos are gorgeous! Congratulations!!

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  8. Awe so cute!! He's so little!! <3 <3

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    1. Thank you, Rachel! He sure is. A 7 lb baby is pretty small and sweet. Some folks never have babies that small ha. Perfectly healthy though!

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  9. You guys are as cute as you can be...and he is absolutely sooooo precious!!!

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  10. Oh my word, he is just the cutest little guy! Y'all are such a sweet little family!

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