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Elle photography

by Shawni

Elle has been busy doing photography lately.

After she did Claire’s baptism pictures back here, a few friends have asked for her services.

And I know I’m a little bit biased, but I sure think she does a great job.

She takes these all by herself, edits them beautifully and burns them on a CD for the families.  
…a great way to earn a little extra summer cash and develop a skill at the same time.
I couldn’t resist snapping a couple of her while we were looking for good lighting at a new place she was shooting.
  
Typical…
  
 Love this girl.

Gotta get the mom in there too…

And she practices a little on her sisters.

…who don’t seem to mind too much 🙂 

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26 comments

Macy May 29, 2012 - 2:47 pm

She is amazing. And I love that she has such an amazing summer job! I loved getting paid 10-15 dollars per hour to teach tennis lessons when the rest of my friends were working for minimum wage. 🙂

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dresselfamily.blogspot.com May 29, 2012 - 3:24 pm

I agree what a great way to earn money, I would hire her lol

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Mindy May 29, 2012 - 3:27 pm

As a photographer, I feel I am qualified to say that she is AMAZING! 🙂 I am so impressed with the quality of her photos. Great job, Elle!

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Jeana Patnaik May 29, 2012 - 4:18 pm

awesome talent, so exciting

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stacy May 29, 2012 - 4:45 pm

oh my gosh i think that mom is my childhood friend brynne!!!! these pictures are so great!!!! she really has such a good eye!

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Jaymie and Donna Jones May 29, 2012 - 4:49 pm

Does she want to try her hand at taking pictures of a baby? Kynslie is 4 weeks old, I have tried my self to take pics but I can never get good ones of my own kids and I dont have an editing program yet. How much would she charge. I just live down the road so I could come to you guys. Let me know. my email is angelqueens1983@yahoo.com

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The 1st of May May 29, 2012 - 4:56 pm

What an incredible talent! She is amazing!!!

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Christi May 29, 2012 - 5:23 pm

Wow, Elle! You are a fantastic photographer! Shawni, I have a question for you: you mentioned a couple posts back that you were determined to turn our kids into bookworms this summer – do you have a plan in mind? We need some help!

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Heather May 29, 2012 - 7:07 pm

Great job Elle!!!!!

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Heather May 29, 2012 - 7:23 pm

Wow, beautiful pictures!

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Anonymous May 29, 2012 - 8:01 pm

so cute! what a great opportunity for her!

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Allison May 29, 2012 - 10:10 pm

I don't think you're biased at all, I'd hire her! Send her up to Canada!

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Rekehl May 29, 2012 - 11:00 pm

Those are beautiful. I have tried forever to take good photos and can't seem to get the knack of it. Do you mind me asking what settings Elle used on her photos?

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Gina May 30, 2012 - 9:09 am

Good question! I'll love to know about the settings too. I'm a french woman living in France and who has decided to give portraits a try this summer. Love your job Elle!

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Jen May 30, 2012 - 12:29 am

Hey, it's my cute friend Brynne! How fun to see someone I know on your blog Shawni. Actually it's happened a few times. Such a small world. And Elle is amazing! Wow!

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Kristin May 30, 2012 - 1:32 am

She is great! She's a natural!

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Megan May 30, 2012 - 3:51 am

so talented! i love all of the pictures on your blog! i've never seen a blog with such beautiful pictures! and your family is just beautiful!

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Laura May 30, 2012 - 4:08 am

Holy crap! She's like a pro already! I'm sure you've answered this is some post somewhere, but what lens is she using?

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Lindsey May 30, 2012 - 1:45 pm

I love the baptism photoshoot! My twin boys are getting baptized on Saturday. I would love to hire Elle to do a similar photo shoot for them (even if it's after their baptism). Please send me an email if she'd be willing. lindseyann_nelson@yahoo.com

Thanks!

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lex May 30, 2012 - 3:10 pm

elle is so great!! 🙂

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mom May 30, 2012 - 8:11 pm

Elle, you're just incredible! How about doing some grandkid shots at the reunion this summer? LOVE YOU!

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Amy May 30, 2012 - 9:22 pm

Wow!! Love all the pics—and tips for great photos. So impressed w/Elle's photography skills!!

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Unknown June 1, 2012 - 5:02 am

Hi Shawni 🙂 I love your family blog, truly inspiring! QUESTION: I would love to access the I LOVE LUCY nature prints on your side prints but it doesn't work. Are they still available? Thanks, Kendra

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Leslie June 3, 2012 - 5:31 pm

Hi there. Loving her work! My son has recently started his own "business" with portrait work. We are having a hard time figuring out how to show people the pics without uploading all of them to a website. Also, how does Elle charge? Fixed rates, donation, etc. Does she spend time editing as well?

Thank you very much!

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The Maddox Family - Rob and Sarah June 4, 2012 - 12:07 am

That is such a fantastic thing that she is doing. What does she use for editing? Photoshop? actions? something else?

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