Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Green at Rock the Shot



We had an after preschool playdate with my son's best friend. 
 It was a warm November day. 
 We all did a little hike and came across this beautiful ivy forest. 
 I had my camera and a rented lens, so I asked them to take their shirts off. 
 They just get along so well, and care for each other so. I
 think they felt silly being shirtless and were laughing and being silly.
 I kept shooting and I loved this! 


 Green is this months theme at Rock The Shot - please go take a peek
 or enter your own green themed photo!







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Monday, March 3, 2014

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GIVEAWAY!! Eliz Alex Photography Allen Tx

GIVEAWAY TIME!
I'm so happy to put together this giveaway all by work-at-home moms, women, and small businesses in the Allen, Plano, Frisco, Mckinney area.

  So join in and help support and promote your local community.

YOU CAN WIN:
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Giveaway #1:    
A mini wildflower session with Eliz Alex Photography. 
5 digital images of artist's choosing only for those 30 miles of Allen, TX
(can provide $30 giftcard to Vintage Pretties by EMA if outside of above range)




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Giveaway #2:   

A $50 giftcard to Thats The Cutest Thing

Taught to know crochet at a very young age by my beloved grandmother, I created That's The Cutest Thing to provide baby and children's accessories and photo props to family members and photographers that appreciate wrapping the little ones in their lives in colorful, heirloom-quality handmade goodness.

FB page:  Thats The Cutest Thing
Etsy Shop:  Thats The Cutest Thing
Pinterest:  Thats The Cutest Thing


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Giveaway #3

A headband and chunky neckace set in the winner's color choice from Little Bug Bowtique

Little Bug Bowtique sells adorable headbands, chunky necklaces and hair bows for your little bug. Specializing in custom orders, vintage inspired and modern styles for girls of all ages.

 Etsy shop: Little Bug Bowtique
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Giveaway #4

A $30 giftcard to Lulu Grace Designs

Lulu Grace Designs is a boutique clothing store for children specializing in custom made knit ruffle pants, leggings, and shorts for girls and appliqued tees for boys and girls.

FB page:   Lulu Grace Designs
Etsy Shop:  Lulu Grace Designs

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Giveaway #5

A $30 giftcard from Vintage Pretties by EMA

Vintage Pretties by EMA specializes in handmade, homemade haven of vintage-inspired custom made patchwork tents for your children to enjoy and you to enjoy photographing.  

FB page:  Vintage Pretties by EMA
Etsy Shop:  Vintage Pretties by EMA
Website:  Vintage Pretties by EMA

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Giveaway #6

A $50 gift card to Sweet Pea Toad

Proudly handmade.

FB page:  Sweet Pea Toad
 Shop:  Sweet Pea Toad


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Giveaway #7

One $25 giftcard to  Knitz

Knitz - unique, one of a kind and for the love of vintage photography props made with love.  

FB page:  Knitz
 Shop:  Knitz





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Giveaway #8

One engraved 4 by 6 photo frame from Personalized Gallery

Personalized Gallery specializes in creating unique gifts for all of life's special occasions.  Top gifts are our personalized frames, wine stoppers, cutting boards, tooth fairy box, and coasters.  Visit our website or Etsy store for gift ideas or let us help you customize yours.  

FB page:  Personalized Gallery
Etsy Shop:  Personalized Gallery
Website:  www.personalizedgallery.com



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Giveaway #9

A One-of-a-kind handmade doll from Cuddles and Curls

Custom made One-Of-A-Kind dolls made with love in Allen, Texas. Select the hair, skin tone, eye color and outfit for a doll made especially for you or a special person in your life. 

FB page:  Cuddles and Curls
Etsy Shop:  Cuddles and Curls
Instagram:  @tx_dollmaker

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Giveaway #10

A $30 giftcard to  Witt's End Design

Check out Witt's End Design for hip and trendy baby gifts and accessories. We offer unique diaper cakes, super soft minky and cotton chenille burp clothes, elastic headbands, onesies, and everything you need to coordinate a perfect gift for a new baby or for you own little ones! 

FB page:  Witt's End Design
ETSY Shop:  Witt's End Design
Instagram:  @wittsenddesign
website:  Witt's End Design

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Giveaway #11

A homemade bib from Bitti Bottom Designs

 Homemade boutique gifts for momma and baby. We feature bibs, burp rats, embroidery in funky, geeky and fun prints! 

FB page:  Bitti Bottom Designs
website:  Bitti Bottom Designs

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Giveaway #12

A $30 giftcard to My Nest Creations 


 Unique, custom, handmade and personalized items for the home and gifts.


FB page:  My Nest Creations
Etsy shop:  My Nest Creations
Website:  My Nest Creations



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Giveaway #13

1 week membership of Capoeira and Karate by  Capoeira Allen Martial Arts   and    Texas Resistance Karate & Kung Fu
(must live within 40 miles of Allen, TX)

Capoeira Allen Martial Arts Club specializes in Capoeira, Karate-Kung Fu, Fitness and Leadership instruction. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art in which sparring, self-defence and gymnastics is practiced against a backdrop of Afro-Brazilian music.  Karate is Japanese martial art in which sparring, self-defense, discipline, and weaponry is learned.

FB page:  Texas Resistance Karate & Kung Fu

FB page:  Capoeira Allen Martial Arts
Website:  Capoeira Allen Martial Arts



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Giveaway #13

A baby Baltic Amber teething necklace 

by Little Last Year 

Children's Clothing Shop

FB page:  Little Last Year
Website:  Little Last Year



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Giveaway #14

A two block set 
by Primitive Hodge Podge

A gathering of hand-stenciled wood sign, blocks and game boards. 

FB page:  Primitive Hodge Podge
ETSY shop:  Primitive Hodge Podge








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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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Wildflower Sessions - bluebonnets, Queen Anne's Lace, Allen Tx wildflower photographer




10 on 10 | February 2014 | Snow Bunny session and a bobcat - Allen, texas photographer

It's the 10th of the month! Do you know what that means? 10 photographers share 10 of their favorite images on the 10th of the month, so here we go!

 We had our first snowfall of 2014 here in Allen, Texas! So glad for this fellow northeastern friend who was willing to brave snowy roads and 18 degrees with her adorable little girl for a quick and easy snow session. We'd been chatting about for a while and waiting on a snowfall to get to shooting and I'm so glad we did. I just love this little session, this cutie didn't mind the cold or the snow and had fun finding my little "snow bunny".

 And I'm going to add that while I'm editing this session, I noticed something big moving outside my window, and low and behold it is this big bobcat. (you'll see the photo after the snow bunny session)  They are quite elusive, fast, and hard to spot, so the fact that he stared at me for 25 or so seconds was amazing. Possibly even more amazing was that I had my camera nearby and the settings from this little girls snow session were perfect for the bobcat as I had NO time to mess with camera settings! I only got 4 shots before he meandered on.



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Friday, February 7, 2014

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Lifestyle at Rock The Shot - photographer allen texas

So my "baby" is now this 6 month kitty Smokey who longs to be outside with one of his humans.

This is just a day around our house with children playing outdoors pogo sticking and a kitty wanting to go outside.  He isn't allowed outside due to the coyotes and bobcats about!

Enter your Lifestyle image over at Rock The Shot



Purple at I Heart Faces

Who is ready for spring??? (raise you hand!!) me, me, me, me time to go look at all the purple going on over at I Heart Faces

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My boy and a big dinosaur - mckinney, tx photographer

We have been enjoying fabulous winter weather here and I am enjoying just being just a mom again and trekking around and after my kiddos with our family.

 We took a trip to The Heard Museum in Mckinney, Texas to hike and see the dinosaurs that are on exhibit again.   If you have not been in a while or ever, they do this awesome dinosaur exhibit a couple of time per year.  There is also a small butterfly garden, deer, and a few animals to look at and learn about.   New to The Heard is a small Pioneer Village of houses for children to play in.   My older's son's class at school just studied all types of dinosaurs so he really enjoyed it and I think when they started roaring and squeaking it took him off guard a bit.

He ran up ahead with my husband and friends,  when I noticed him with his stick. Boys!  I love them!





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