On Saturday we got together with Jon and Rachel and the girlies to commemorate Lauren’s 3rd year and Evie’s 6 month milestone.  I seriously cannot believe that Evie is already 6 months old!  Last year absolutely flew – I’m feeling so old!



My favorite part of photographing young siblings is the look on the younger ones’ faces.  They’re either resigned to torture or afraid of being killed.  After 6 months of living with a 3 year old, Evie’s pretty resigned. :o)


Lauren is pretty sure that she is a real live princess!  She would love nothing more than to be able to wear only princess dresses every day…


We ended up in historic Franklin for the shoot and I am so proud of Rachel!  She cringed but she let me put her baby on an entry way floor….after she wiped it down thoroughly with baby wipes but still! :o)  This is Evie’s new trick…





And one more of Princess Lauren that I love. :o)


Happy Weekend Everybody! :o)



  1. brianne on February 8, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    i want a baby! :)

  2. mel on February 8, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    LOL! I miss you and your craziness!

  3. sean on February 8, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    You should get one

  4. Jenny Brookins on February 8, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Adorable! I love that first princess shot especially!

  5. Courtney Davis on February 8, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    They are way too cute and the pics are awesome!

  6. Eddie Bojorquez (Studio 512) on February 8, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    That 4th one is stunning!

  7. sticky on February 8, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Hey McLellans,

    Great shootin’! These girls are adorable. We wanted to let you know it was great to meet you 2 at the Nudds! We really enjoyed hanging out with you. Take care and keep up the awesome work!

    sticky and brandy j

    p.s. i-robots are the coolest! Hope U got one!

  8. david&kimi baxter on February 8, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    wow guys. again. #4 & 6 are faaaabuloooooos! beautiful chitlins!

  9. mel on February 8, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Hey Courtney! Thanks! You’re getting close to your wedding right? Congratulations! :o) Thanks Eddie – she’s a natural little model! Sticky – do you see the twitter feed? i-robot has won us over due to their best sales-people – Sticky and Brandy! haha! Hey D and K – how are you guys anyway? How is the kitchen renovation coming along? Thanks by the way!

  10. chris on February 9, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    seriously? is there anything you two CAN’T shoot?

  11. david&kimi baxter on February 9, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    replaced the microwave and the stove finally :o) lovin your latest textures. are they mclellan specials?

  12. mel on February 10, 2008 at 12:46 am

    haha – well Chris to be honest kids are a bit of a challenge. Sean and I don’t usually move that quickly! :o) Yay for the Baxters! You can cook in your house again! Exciting! Also, the textures are all Jesh (Jeshua as I like to call him even though that’s not his name). You really can’t top that man when it comes to textures so why recreate the wheel eh?

  13. sean on February 10, 2008 at 1:05 am

    We heart Jesh.

  14. Lu on February 10, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    your images are beautiful. love how the texture really makes some of them pop.

  15. Garrett and Joy on February 11, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    These are priceless. Absolutely LOVE the princess images….. someday you’ll understand. ;-)

  16. mel on February 11, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Thanks Lu! Jesh’s textures really are the best! Garrett and Joy – thank you! I think Gracyn needs a princess dress – maybe one with penguins on it though. ;)

  17. Mel Watson on February 11, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Absolutely adorable… looks like you guys had a lot of fun with this shoot! :)

  18. mel on February 13, 2008 at 1:23 am

    Thanks Mel2! ;) Hope all is well in Jacksonville-town!

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