Down at The Fabrication Yard - Woodlands Texas and Allen Texas Photographer

Come on, and brighten up the winter blues with a big pop of color down at the Fabrication Yard in Dallas Texas.  It's just 30 minutes or so from Allen, Texas.  It's a spot where any artists can come with their spray paint cans and create their art as they see it, wherever they see it.

 I've wanted to visit for a while and my friend Courtney of Bliss Photography invited me along to a fun photographer's playdate. We had beautiful weather, amazing girls, and a colorful industrial location to shoot at.   The Fabrication Yard  is in an rather industrial and quiet area of town, and seeing other photographers there made us more comfortable.  I even saw the teacher whose college class I took on Lightroom 101 workshop back in 2010!

Isn't this girl just great?  What a beauty.   I'd just ask her to do a pose and she was spot on!
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ME? WINNER AT Child Photo Competition!!!!

I'm incredibly honored and incredulous to have my image of my little guy be chosen as the WINNER for Child Photo Competition's contest - Waiting for Santa.  I'm going to find out who the judges are so I can thank them personally.

At the age of 18,  I remember picking up a book about photography and looking at all the confusing numbers (aperture, ISO, etc), and thinking I'll just put that book back down for later.   Through the years,  I keep going with my disc camera (yes, you read that right!), and various point and shoots.  I always had a camera, like many of you.

When the little guy in this image was 18 months old,  I bought my very first DSLR.  It was a couple of months before I took the leap to shoot in manual.   As my photography learning progressed,   I began submitting images to various online competitions.   It seemed I never won, but kept at it, and as years past here and there I placed, and won a couple of canvasses.

The lesson here is whatever you are doing, you are learning - Keep It Up!

T.H.I.S though.   Child Photo Competition.   The submitted images, finalists and winners are always the most gorgeous images taken in beautiful far away locations.   I gaze upon these images and think of their beauty, dream of travel, visiting that little cobble stone street in Spain,  or that old telephone booth in the UK.

 Photographers from all across the world submit images to Child Photo Competition.   One the 20 finales for this competition, we have 4 photographers from the USA, along with the UK, Canada, Poland, The Netherlands, Australia, Portugal, Spain, Hungary, Russia, and Poland.

Amazed and speechless, am I.

Happy New Year to you!

The Treelight Sessions over the years . . Allen Texas and Woodlands Texas Photographer


Falling snow on my Treelight Session! 

This is a "test shot" for 2016, but I kinda love it even though 1 chid is missing.  We are trying to recreate this week with two boys and hoping for high cooperation levels!  :)



It's finally Fall in Texas - Allen Texas Photographer

It's finally FALL in Texas.  The day we shot this session it was 90 - sadly not so much like fall.   But last week, ohhhhh last week, was so glorious.

Don't you remember - if you you had two or more children  - the first time your children spoke and communicated to each other.  It was so amazing to my husband and I to think about these little beings we created and so loved were talking together!   I'm sure ya'll felt the same.  We met again with these super cute siblings for a fun little dirt road session near Allen, Texas.  They were so wonderful, and had fun tickling each other.

I just love to see a brother and sister enjoy their childhood together!

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Finding a new spot - allen texas photographer

There are little spot we drive by many times, and if you look at them closely you can see their potential. We pass this spot many times and often I thought, "I should go by there at sunset".   Under my NOTES on my iPhone, I have a Location note page and as I see spots I want to remember I write it down so I remember to go back and visit that spot again.

The heat broke in Allen, Texas, finally, finally . . . and since we haven't ventured out much to torture my children by taking their photos, they happily agreed. So here they are creating their own handshake and it's my new favorite fall photo of them till the leaves start to fall here and we venture out again.

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Light up the Night - This girl! - Allen, Texas Photographer

I met this  Lovejoy high school beauty in Allen Texas last week.  She reviewed my online portfolio and requested a night shot in her senior photos collection - it required me to think about good night spot then I remembered the carnival coming to town!  Yippee!   She and her family met me there while I was out carnivaling with my own family.  It was a first for me to try but, "Oh that Light Bokeh!"  We met again for an downtown session and she is so easy to photograph!  Just a lovely girl!

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Night at the Carnival - Allen Texas Photographer

This beautiful young lady met me out at the carnival for some fun senior night shots. She saw a night shot in my portfolio from a while back and specifically requested a night shoot, and knowing we had a carnival right here in Allen, Texas, I asked if they'd meet me. So happy for their fun spirit.   It's something I've wanted to do since every year we've attended the carnival.  I do hope my light trigger works better next time I can get a few of my own children set against all the bright carnival lights.

Isn't she just gorgeous!! We will meet again soon for the day shots.

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