anything but faces..

is the theme for this week's challenge at I heart Faces. Haven't done one of these for awhile.. and thought this was a super cute pic to enter/click on the button to see other great entires!


an update...

Just wanted to let you all know.. that I am keeping busy with 1-2 sessions a week.. editing my hiney off, and running the kiddos from place to place. Our winter has been crazy busy!! I have been working for the last month on getting a new blog up and running, so I kind of purposely was neglecting this one... been using face book for a lot of pr though! LOL... anyway... haven't been doing sneak peeks of my latest sessions, just been filling clients' galleries, and then adding an occasional image onto FB. Once I get my {new}blog up , I will be diligent about updates and sneak peeks.

We had a freak of nature warm few days a couple weeks ago, and so I jumped at the chance to get out and shoot in it. Had one session outside, which was awesome, minus the landmine of dog crap we had to dodge... blek! Then I took baby girl outside to model for me a bit. It is not torture for her at all.. this kid is a natural for the camera!
**** Just to let you know... I am booked into June... and am now taking those requests for summer sessions ******
Dates start to go quickly.. so if you are wanting something this summer.. don't wait to contact me!
( I will be taking a limited number of sessions in July and August)


a monsterous 2 yr old [West Lafayette, Indiana child photography]

And of course I only mean monsterous.. because of his ca-ute t-shirt.... it is like his favorite shirt, so of course his 2 yr old pictures needed to sport it. Mr F reluctantly changed out of his favorite shirt ... but doesn't he look quite dapper?
and we even caught a few with his mama... Mr F will soon be a big brother. as in tomorrow, very soon. Thanks so much for asking me to take F's two year old pictures... can't wait to meet your new little pink or blue bundle!



Get your Gift Certificates now!! [Lafayette, Indiana family photography, Lafayette , Indiana baby photograpy]

GIFT CERTIFICATES from Elle- Mi Photography are the perfect thing to give away to friends and family ......or to ask for your own stocking this year!!

You can gift them in any dollar amount starting at $25 or give an entire session. If you know of a new mama to be, think how wonderful the gift of a newborn session would be to capture her new little one.

It will be spring time soon.. (we can only hope!) and that is the perfect time for updated photos of the kiddos or that new family photo that you didn't get around to having done in the fall !

Contact me right away to purchase your gift of smiles to send to a loved one!!


a little Santa Baby[West Lafayette, Indiana baby photography]

Mr C came to see me for his 6 month session. My oh my, how he has grown up! He is just full of cuteness and rolls. I am a sucker for some baby rolls... ( mine were always on the skinny side.. lol) Since we were nearing December, I knew it would be fun to play around with some of my holiday props and things. He really was a happy little elf... well , except for when he wasn't. But I have to admit, those are some of my favorites... you'll see what I mean.. mama's always love those 'tug at your heartstrings' kinda shots.

I just love six month sessions... babies are always full of smiles and they really start to be aware of their surroundings. Of course every baby is different.. but Mr C who is just as cute as can be when super serious... gave us quite the giggle show, with his aunt's promptings.. =)

and since he came to see me while it was still fall.... we documented this session with some cute punkin' shots too.

Thanks for coming to see me again.. always fun to hang out with you for awhile. I'll have your password to you soon. Looking forward to seeing you again in 3 months. Enjoy your first Christmas Mr. C !!

sneak peek of a lil' boilermaker[West Lafayette, Indiana newborn photography]

A future Purdue Boilermaker fan came to see me the other day! Born into a long line of Purdue backers.. she has no choice, but to start cheering right away.... and so at 2 weeks old, she is full of smiles (or maybe gas!) sporting her tiniest little cheerleader outfit!
Isn't this so precious? Her mama also wore this long, long ago.. I love it when my clients incorporate such meaningful items into their pictures. I always suggest to newborn clients and those on the baby plan.. to bring blankets, outfits, stuffed animals... something that has sweet , even generational meaning like this outfit.

And our little cheerleader is also the tiniest sleepy angel. We worked her hard to get a lot of good shots. My clients always love me even more after a newborn session... b/c their babies nap for a LONG time! =).. no need to thank me.. I love my job. I'd play with itty bitties all day long if I could.

And lastly.. our little Miss B sleeping so quietly beside her little lamb. This cuddly little creature will join us for some more sessions as I get to watch Miss B grow up on my baby plan!

A big thank you to her mama for coming to see me. She had been referred by another one of my baby planners' mama. I love it when brand new clients refer my business over and over again. Its been happening a lot lately and I am getting to meet some pretty great people (and adorable little ones!)
Thanks, L... I'll have your password to you in a couple days so that you can view the rest of your session images!