Family Fun at the Barn - Allen, TX photographer

We ran, we blew bubbles, we chased bubbles, we played with trucks, we climbed, we played head shoulders, knees and toes -  such a fun family to capture their love and interaction!

Another two boy mom - totally get it and love it!

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A love of the outdoors and a baby-to-be, Mckinney, Texas photographer

This first time mama-to-be booked me in the summer for her fall maternity photoshoot - what an honor for her to like my outdoor work so much!   She spoke of how much she loved the outdoors - camping, hiking - and I knew she was a perfect subject for me.

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The Carnival comes to town - Allen, Texas photographer

One of my favorite memories of summer was those couple of weeks before school started and the carnival came to town.   It was always so fun to run into class mates you had not seen over the summer,  or a boy you had a crush on, and as a pre-teen some classmates would try to write with lipstick on your check the number grade you were entering - 6, 7, or 8.

The carnival came to town to St. Jude's Catholic church in Allen, Texas.  So off we went, at night so we could enjoy all the carnival lights.  My boys loved it, and I seemed to have an eternal smile so enjoyed watching their joy and screaming with them on a ride or two.   As a parent, the ferris wheel was a bit terrifying.  We ran into friends and one little friend was poking her head out the cart to say hello - while we were at the top stopped (see below!).  I tried taking some top-of-the-ferris-wheel looking down shots, and with the ferris wheel moving, the cart rocking, watching my children it seems I focused on the sky.  Kinda love it!

(Believe it or not, we've not yet made it to the Texas State Fair.)  It's on the list now.

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Bring back the Bluebonnet Beauty at JCPenney with Forever Bluebonnets

Would you love to see the JCPenney field restored to it's beauty of years past?

If so, please read on to see how you can help make this happen.

You may remember how beautiful this field once was.  As show above, in 2012 the field was a fabulous sea of blue and a sight to behold.   

Just one year later, the field changed. In 2013, the bluebonnets seem to have disappeared and taken over by red poppies and pink wildflowers.  Some of this can be attributed to drought and sadly the bluebonnets being trampled by those who love them.

In 2014 I did several photo drivebys of the field but there were only 12 bluebonnet and tons of tall green grasses.  It was so upsetting to see this field go from the beauty of 2012 to the nothingness of 2014, so I decided to DO SOMETHING!

I'm coordinating with JCPenney and Forever Bluebonnets to  create a campaign to reseed the JCP Field.   Bluebonnet Love  has created a non-profit Forever Bluebonnets  that works to preserve our Texas Bluebonnets by eradicating invasive species, land management practices, educating the public and reseeding heavily populated and trafficked bluebonnet fields to restore the field for our future generations.   JCPenney is going to help with our campaign, and has committed that this field will remain accessible to the public to view, enjoy and take pictures in.  JCPenney will also handle the reseeding this fall, so with fingers crossed and hoping for rain, we may once again see and behold a fabulous bluebonnet field in spring of 2015.

What can you do?  Go to Forever Bluebonnets, select the paypal button on the right side and make a donation.  Please specify you are donating to the JCPenney field!    Please donate now, so we can hopefully bring back this beauty to North Texas.


I also need ya'lls help to share, repost and spread the word amongst photographers, moms with camera, wildflower lovers, local businesses, local newspaper, blogs to spread the word on how we can help to make this field more beautiful. For all this, I thank you for your time!

Thank you to Star Local Media for publishing an article on this goal and to Kevin Cokely at NBC 5 DFW for producing a segment that aired last night on the 10 pm news. 

Announcing . . Fall 4 Family photos!

Announcing . . . 
 a limited number this year so email me to get on the list. These are Fall 4 Family outdoor sessions by Eliz Alex Photography of Allen, TX.

Five! - | Allen, Texas photographer

These were taken a couple of months back and I am just now getting around to posting them.   It's her birthday week  and she' s now a little five year old.  Happy Birthday to her!

I can't resist a flower field, especially a tall wild purple one, that I passed on my way to the library.  So happy that our friends could joint us for a quick little photoshoot in this spot.    While we are there shooting the mowers showed up and started unloading their big mowers -   thankfully they were so nice and told us to keep shooting.   I loved her little blonde hair blowing in the wind and my older son helping her to pick a few wildflowers.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

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Dance Like No One Is Watching at Rock The Shot, Allen Texas Photographer

UPDATE:  So excited to be chosen for 3rd place for the Rock The Shot monthly photo contest.  

One sweet summer evening in Allen, Texas we wandered into this field to photograph this young dancer.  I knew we could capture some beautiful images of that big orange ball in in the sky dipping down to earth behind a tiny dancer.

I'd had this idea in my mind for a while, and since the field was starting to be developed, it was time to make this idea a reality.

So here is our little beauty dancing in a field like no one is watching!  More entries at Rock The Shot

Dancing in sunlight
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