It’s a Girl!

Yes, we knew that part already, but it’s still fun to say 🙂

Melanie went into labor a bit early last night, so we went to the hospital to get checked, the doctor (Dr. Pieternelle) was walking up the hall as we walked off the elevator and said “there’s no use even checking you, you are less than 12 hours from the scheduled c-section, let’s go ahead and have her”.


Melanie’s eyes bugged, my mouth dropped and an hour later Elise was here! 🙂 Just a few photos before I head back to the hospital:

Beautiful mama waiting for the arrival:


Yay! A little blurry, but everything was moving kind of fast!


Dr Prause (pediatrician) looking her over:

baby doc

A quiet moment:

quiet moment

Mama getting an up-close view:


Getting ready to head to the nursery:


Did I mention she has LOTS of dark hair?:

dark hair

7lbs 13 oz, and 20 inches long:


Visiting mama in the room, she has a cute beanie:

mama hold me



I haven’t had time to put up my weekly installment on getting the most from your wedding photography, probably Thursday 🙂 More photos to come for the grandparents and friends! 🙂

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Michelle Kuehn - January 20, 2009 - 1:01 pm

She is so beautiful… like a tiny cherub sent right from Heaven… Won’t we have the most beautiful girls, Avery and Elise will be fast friends I hope…

Hilary - January 20, 2009 - 1:12 pm

Oh my goodness! She is a doll! So happy for all of you, can’t wait to meet her!

Susan Kasseroler - January 20, 2009 - 4:16 pm

Ohhh! She is beautiful – just like her mom. I am so glad they are both doing well. I love the little red bow in her hair – just precious. -Susan K.

Aimee - January 20, 2009 - 7:12 pm

Yay she’s here!! I’m so happy for you!! She is so precious!! 🙂


Hershel Manley - January 20, 2009 - 8:39 pm

Allen & Melanie,

Congratulations! What a blessing your beautiful new baby girl is!!! Great way to start 2009. Awesome job!!!

Suzy James - January 20, 2009 - 10:05 pm

Oh! I just got home from Breckinridge and I was thinking as I was coming down hwy 90 that I needed to check on you guys… I had a funny feeling. What a beautiful Baby girl. I love her name, a sweet girl for sure. Melanie looks so beautiful… always… of course. Your photos make me feel like I was there. You are so talented Allen.
Congratulations Allen and Melanie and Big Brother David.

Barbara - January 20, 2009 - 10:06 pm

I love her little perfect rose-bud lips!!! What a beautiful child. Thank her for arriving early too!!! Hope to see you soon!!

Beverly Lewis - January 20, 2009 - 11:46 pm

Allen & Melanie,

Congratulations! She is a beautiful baby…..I am so happy for you guys. Great photos of mom and baby.

Ashley Klamfoth - January 21, 2009 - 5:48 am

What a completely beautiful child, just like Melanie! And sooo much hair! I love the pictures, and congratulations to you both! I am so happy for the both of you!

Joey Fulfer - January 21, 2009 - 8:49 am

Allen & Melanie, WOW! I am so glad that she is here. Welcome to the outside world Elise! We love you guys.

Paula Aspacher - January 21, 2009 - 1:36 pm

She is so cute and I can’t wait to see pics of her and her big brother. I love the hair!!

Marcie Lynd - January 22, 2009 - 9:08 am

Elise is a class act already !!! This website is awesome, I could really experience the moment.(tears) Melanie you are simply radiant. Steve and I are so happy for you guys. Glory to God

Tuesday - January 23, 2009 - 10:30 am

Of course, she is beautiful! I was hoping we would get pictures. I’m happy to know mommy, baby & daddy are all o.k. I know ya’ll are sooooo proud. I pray God’s blessings on you Elise as you enter this wonderful family and world. May you follow in the ordained steps that God has set for you.

Joyce Hendricks - January 23, 2009 - 11:10 am

It was such a joy to hold this beautiful baby yesterday. As I told your mother Allen, this just never grows old!! Elise baby ring has been ordered from James Avery and will be engraved with her beautiful name so it will take a little longer to receive. I love you, Melanie, David and Elise—Aunt Joyce

Hawaii Baby Photographer - January 23, 2009 - 6:08 pm

Beautiful baby, Allen! Congratulations to you and your wife! Love these shots…



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Tom O'Meara - January 24, 2009 - 12:22 am

Beautiful child, beautiful photography. Nice stuff.



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Annie Braddock - January 25, 2009 - 7:25 pm

Your little girl is so cute. Congratulations. I miss not working with you on Fridays. Hope to hear from you soon. Annie

Dallas Senior Portraits - January 28, 2009 - 11:28 pm

Wow! What GORGEOUS newborn photos of your own baby girl! Precious and they will last a lifetime. Congrats to you and your family!


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Morgin Cryer - February 5, 2009 - 1:21 pm

Congratulations!! She is gorgeous!! Yall are an adorable family 🙂

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