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Hay Family | Wichita, Kansas Family & Child Photographer

I had a great time meeting and photographing the Hay family this fall!  We had the most beautiful weather for our session at the park.  I was immediately smitten with their little girl Emma, what. a. CUTIE!!  Doesn’t she have the most amazing blue eyes?!!  She loved to have her picture taken too.  Thanks, Hay Family, for having me do your portraits!  You have a beautiful family and I hope we get a chance to meet up for more photos in the future!

And a fun little outtake… She looked at the dandelion like “what do you do with this thing?” Well what any *almost* 2 year old would do, of course, taste it!

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Lindsay & Walker | Wichita, Kansas Maternity Photographer

Love these two! I’ve been photographing Walker since he was in his mama’s tummy! I first met Lindsay when I did her maternity session with him. After that I photographed her amazing birth, Walkers newborn portraits and so many other fun times since! I was super excited to catch up with them both for this session. It was awfully chilly out this particular evening but with an expecting mama and a little boy who loves outdoors, I’m the only one who noticed, I think, ha ha! Walker sure has grown up quick, what a sweet and handsome little fella he is! And Lindsady, is gorgeous as always! Thanks, Linds, for another fun session!


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Oblander Family | Wichita, Kansas Family Photographer

I’ve known this family for a while now and have watched their kids grow over the last several years. I was super excited to finally have a chance to photograph them! What cute, cute kids and a great looking family! We had fun with this session and both Harlee & Isaac just loved having their photo taken! That’s the best!  Thanks Melissa & Chris, for letting me capture your sweet family!

Finally, I love to share some fun outtakes… this one reminds me of my own girls with our son. Always trying to keep their busy little borther on task! Love it!

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Angela - December 8, 2011 - 7:45 pm

Such a good job and great family too!!!

Melissa - December 8, 2011 - 10:36 pm

It was our pleasure to have you take our photos! I love them all and we had a great time. It was so relaxing and the pictures came out wonderful! Thank you again!!

The Elf on the Shelf | Wichita, Kansas Elf Photographer

Have you heard of The Elf on the Shelf? Well if not, it’s a fun little Christmas Tradition in which an elf, your family has adopted, comes to life each year before Christmas. He moves around every night while the kids sleep and watches over them during the day to see who is being naughty or nice. Our family’s elf is Felix and he is already up to all kinds of shenanigans.  Stay tuned to see what the little rascal does next!

Felix found some friends to play with, just hope our little boy doesn’t learn any tricks from him!

Felix was pretty quiet last night, just playing some Christmas music on the little piano book. I have a feeling this won’t last…

Someone’s got some explaining to do… Felix is a little stinker!

Our kids had some friends sleep over so Felix thought he should do the same… He and Shrek built a fort and told ghost stories all night!

Felix was reading Luke  chapter 2 this morning when I found him… I think he wants everyone to remember the real reason for celebrating this season, the birth of our Saviour!!

Looks like someone found the candy dish and his eyes were bigger than his tummy!

Sneaky little Felix got into my studio to do a photo session with Woody! Apparently Woody forgot his hat so they tried out some of my newborn props for fun instead. Included are some of the images I found on my camera…

Our little boy doesn’t care to wear his slippers so I’m glad Felix & Barbie found a good use for them! Although it kindasorta looks like she’s beating him!! Or maybe he’s just letting her win. 😉

At our house stockings aren’t filled with lots of treats but mostly necessities… Felix found that out while sneaking into the kids stockings last night

Obviously Felix doesn’t know about my “no bungee jumping in the house” rule…

Poor little fella caught the cold that’s been going around.

Playing Christmas songs for the other toys

Snowball fight!!

To quote Buddy in the movie Elf, “We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.” Looks like Felix was being sweet and making our girls a “balanced” lunch for school!

Felix sure does know where to find all the goodies in our house! Roasting marshmallows, yum!!

Silly elf! Looks like Felix was hangin’ around in the tree and caught his reflection in the glass ornament. He must have liked what he saw because this is where I found him. 🙂

The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross! I think Felix did a lovely job with his happy little elf and his happy little tree!

Naughtly little elf, caught Felix spying on the neighbors!

Found Felix playing Candyland with the guys this morning. I wonder if the others have figured out why Felix always seems to win?!

After last weeks game between Green Bay (my fav. team) and Kansas City (mom’s fav. team), Felix had to show his team loyalty, even if our team did lose their fist game all season!

Bet he was cracking himself up as he dressed Mr. Potato Head in Mrs. Potato Head’s accessories!

It’s our daughters birthday and I don’t know who is more excited, her or Felix! He was peeking into one of her gifts this morning!

Felix must be feeling a little homesick, I found him outside in the snow ejoying a tea party with Rudolph!

Poor Felix got all tangled up while doing some wrapping last night. And those paper cuts, ouch!

Felix is all done here at the Cole house, he’s going back home tonight. I see he’s waiting for us to make some cookies for Santa… which I have a feeling he will eat himself! Despite his mischief, we’ve had fun having him here. Can’t wait to see what shenanigans he’s got in store for us next year!!

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Tonia - December 6, 2013 - 9:22 am

How did you make the cheesehead hat? I really want our elf to be ready for the Packer game this week 😀

Nelly Cole Photography - December 6, 2013 - 10:38 am

Tonia, I used a yellow sponge! 😉

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Awesome! Thank you so much!! 🙂

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Cande - October 27, 2014 - 8:18 pm

Love your ideas! Our daughter is 9… She still believes – or at least pretends really well. Thanks for some FANTASTIC ideas for possibly our last year.

Krystal - October 28, 2014 - 12:07 pm

These are amazing ideas for elf on the shelf. The past couple of years I can get days 1-5 covered okay then my ideas become pretty lame lol. You have given me so many more ideas to use this year then our elf us going to rock this year

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Keri - November 29, 2014 - 10:15 pm

Where did you get or how did you make the sleeping bags small enough for the dolls?

Nelly Cole Photography - December 13, 2014 - 7:41 pm

I got the sleeping bags for my daughters dolls at the Colman store several years ago. 🙂

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