Oh how I love foggy sunrises . . The Woodlands child and family photographer

A calm, quiet, and peaceful 30 minutes this morning after school drop off photographing these cows meandering through the field during this amazing foggy sunrise.

 We've had fog several mornings in the past few days and so far I've not been able to photograph it because I am driving, and we are en route to school from The Woodlands, Texas to Tomball, Texas. So this morning after drop off there was tremendous amounts of fog and I wandered to this field and saw this beauty. I love that the cowbirds were in flight!

 There's so much beauty out in the world!

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More info you say?  Of course - Eliz Alex Photography (est. 2010) is specializes in photographing children, and families in The Woodlands, Magnolia, Tomball, Spring and North Houston areas.  Please Message me to schedule your family's photographic adventure.

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Little people call her Camera Girl. Elizabeth's little people, two boys, call her Mommy.  She calls on her Canon, enthusiasm for the outdoors, creativity as a former toy-maker, excited for discovery and addiction to Starbucks coffee to guide the littles and their families on photograph adventures.  Elizabeth's love of nature and volunteer work at a local land conservancy keep her connected to the land and always seeking new settings where she can capture the natural light, the beauty of the local faint, and the candid and magical moments of the families she guides.


Road Trip to the Carnival! - The Woodlands child and family photographer

We did a crazy spontaneous adventure thing!

We drove one night 4 hours up to our old hometown to meet friends at the St. Jude's Carnival.  The smiles on my boys faces when we surprised them at school pick up was so worth it, oh and the fun, smiles and laughter with their friends - it was immeasurable.

My boys and I have been visiting this carnival in 2014, 2015, 2016, so how could I let a move to Houston have us miss running around with long-time friends in 2017!!  WE COULD NOT! And thank you to my hubby for suggesting the short trip and taking us up and back.  It was also great to surprise our karate family and attend our old karate class.

I only brought along my little Fuji XT2 which I just love for fun shooting. It can do panoramic, double exposures, and is pretty awesome at night photography.

I'm really hoping to find a small midway carnival like this near our new home - anyone know of one?


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Here are links to our many past visits to the St. Judes' carnival:

In 2016, we went and I held part of a client's senior session at the carnival. My first time using my vagabond mini and alien bee lights in the darkness.  The carnival is just five minutes from our old home, so we snuck back for night 30 minutes on night 2 with my oldest just so I could ride some rides with him! Instagram video montage  (my boys say I sound like a coyote screaming! ha ha!)

 In 2015 -  Our fun 2015 Carnival blast!

 In 2014 -  My boys 1st carnival!

More info you say?  Of course - Eliz Alex Photography (est. 2010) is specializes in photographing children, and families in The Woodlands, Magnolia, Tomball, Spring and North Houston areas.  Please Message me to schedule your family's photographic adventure.

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Little people call her Camera Girl. Elizabeth's little people, two boys, call her Mommy.  She calls on her Canon, enthusiasm for the outdoors, creativity as a former toy-maker, excited for discovery and addiction to Starbucks coffee to guide the littles and their families on photograph adventures.  Elizabeth's love of nature and volunteer work at a local land conservancy keep her connected to the land and always seeking new settings where she can capture the natural light, the beauty of the local faint, and the candid and magical moments of the families she guides.

Hurricane Harvey - The Great State of Texas - The Woodlands Texas family photographer



Hurricane Harvey can't stop us from being The Great State of Texas!

(Truly I am not born and bred in Texas, I was born in another country and bred in another northern state.  They do say it doesn't matter when you got to Texas, just as long as you got to Texas).

So Hurricane Harvey came and went, and he can't break our spirit.  It's been just over one week.   In my mind I had thought our move from Dallas to living in Houston would be less stressful as there is not "tornado season" in Houston.    Little did I know a month after our move,  we'd be experiencing this major Hurricane Harvey.   There were many days and evenings of continuous flooding and tornado alerts, and time spent worrying and watching the creek across the street rise into the neighbor's backyard.  I never looked at the 100 and 500 year flood plain so often, and went to bed wondering if in the morning my feet would step into water, or if we'd get a knock on the door in the night to evacuate.  I did have a suitcase out with a few times ready to go just in case.

A year of rain in five days. Gratefully Hurricane Harvey took a easterly turn earlier than originally expected saving the Houston area from another 2 days of rain.

Thankfully we did not suffer any flooding. There is a part of me that feels bad I am able to still be in my home with a/c, internet, and still have our things, and my children's things.   It has been a lesson I am trying to get my children to understand - that we need to help, we need to be okay to give up some of our toys to children who now have no toys.

We did visit a neighborhood nearby to bring moving boxes to homeowners who had flooded during the storm.  They were so overwhelmed walking around their home, it was heartbreaking.   These homeowners one day soon will no longer be removing part of their home life to be discarded to the curb,  but to start packing the things they love and still possess.  As a high school student, our NJ home was surrounded by floodwaters due to several dams upstream breaking.  I remember opening our basement windows to let the water pour in so as not to damage the foundation of the home.  We just lost some things, not everything.

So many wonderful volunteers in our community have done amazing things for those who have suffered immensely and continue to suffer.   We've made water, food, clothing donations, and just today donated a dresser to a single man with an 18 month old son who lost everything.  Volunteers have been cleaning out houses of furniture, cabinets, family treasures,  and cutting out sheetrock to prevent mold.  We donated toys to a group that were making backpacks of toys, crayons, and paper for children in the shelters.  There are groups making food to bring to the homeowners, the first responders, and those working the hard task of cleaning out a home.  A big THANK YOU to you all!

It is a bit eerie are, as military helicopters and military planes flying over head now en route to Orange and Beaumont Texas,  to bring supplies and water.

I am in awe of the spirit of the people in the GREAT STATE of TEXAS!!






A perfect poser - The Woodlands Texas child and family photographer

This girl! A perfect poser I tell ya!

 She was standing on a rock on this pretty rocky creek near The Woodlands Texas.  She seemed a bit concerned with the dragonflies flying about.    However, once I brought the camera to my eye,  she started doing all her perfect poses - from smiling to not smiling, moving her hands, her shoulders, turning her face, and moving her hands about.

 I was super impressed, she's an amazing and adorable little model.  Her little brother is up next!

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More info you say?  Of course - Eliz Alex Photography (est. 2010) is specializes in photographing children, and families in The Woodlands, Magnolia, Tomball, Spring and North Houston areas.  Please Message me to schedule your family's photographic adventure.

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Little people call her Camera Girl. Elizabeth's little people, two boys, call her Mommy.  She calls on her Canon, enthusiasm for the outdoors, creativity as a former toy-maker, excited for discovery and addiction to Starbucks coffee to guide the littles and their families on photograph adventures.  Elizabeth's love of nature and volunteer work at a local land conservancy keep her connected to the land and always seeking new settings where she can capture the natural light, the beauty of the local faint, and the candid and magical moments of the families she guides.

Shooting again in The Woodlands - Woodlands Texas Family Photographer

My family has relocated recently down or back to The Woodlands, Texas.   We did live in this area for a few year when my children were born and were little wee ones.  It is nice to be back amongst the tall pines and exploring and adventuring in new areas around Tomball, Texas and Magnolia, Texas.   Back in 2009/2010 I had just gotten my Canon Rebel and was photographing my own children regularly at area playgrounds  It was my "learning my camera" time, as I had not  yet even touched photoshop.

Fast forward to now, and eeeekkk!   This is my first time out shooting again in The Woodlands.  A sweet woman was so kind and gracious to invite me to attend a Houston area model shoot.

This is the girl of many looks.  I so love her in the green dress and love that I caught that little smile mid twirl beneath her flowing hair.

Many more sweet child images to come.

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More info you say?  Of course - Eliz Alex Photography (est. 2010) is specializes in photographing children, and families in The Woodlands, Magnolia, Tomball, Spring and North Houston areas.  Please Message me to schedule your family's photographic adventure.

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Little people call her Camera Girl. Elizabeth's little people, two boys, call her Mommy.  She calls on her Canon, enthusiasm for the outdoors, creativity as a former toy-maker, excited for discovery and addiction to Starbucks coffee to guide the littles and their families on photograph adventures.  Elizabeth's love of nature and volunteer work at a local land conservancy keep her connected to the land and always seeking new settings where she can capture the natural light, the beauty of the local faint, and the candid and magical moments of the families she guides.

Fuji XT2 - Just love this camera - Woodlands Texas photographer

These images were shot with my new Fuji XT2.  I wanted a small carry around camera that produces better images than any iPhone, was light and easy to fit in my purse.  I just love this little camera and there is so much more to learn and new things to discover about this Fuji, and new places to discover in The Woodlands. Texas.

I LOVE IT!

Two skies below are edited in and two are real as is.








More info you say?  Of course - Eliz Alex Photography (est. 2010) is specializes in photographing children, and families in The Woodlands, Magnolia, Tomball, Spring and North Houston areas.  Please Message me to schedule your family's photographic adventure.

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Little people call her Camera Girl. Elizabeth's little people, two boys, call her Mommy.  She calls on her Canon, enthusiasm for the outdoors, creativity as a former toy-maker, excited for discovery and addiction to Starbucks coffee to guide the littles and their families on photograph adventures.  Elizabeth's love of nature and volunteer work at a local land conservancy keep her connected to the land and always seeking new settings where she can capture the natural light, the beauty of the local faint, and the candid and magical moments of the families she guides.

Last Adventures in DFW - Woodlands Texas Photographer

How much do I love this rock filled stream?

 It's the most fabulous stream in the area, and oh do I love those pine trees.

Pretty soon we will be surrounded by pine tree in The Woodlands, Texas.  This is all shot with my Fuji XT2, it's such a cool little camera!

UPDATE: we've now moved and are surrounded by the tallest of pine trees!

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More info you say?  Of course - Eliz Alex Photography (est. 2010) is specializes in photographing children, and families in The Woodlands, Magnolia, Tomball, Spring and North Houston areas.  Please Message me to schedule your family's photographic adventure.

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Little people call her Camera Girl. Elizabeth's little people, two boys, call her Mommy.  She calls on her Canon, enthusiasm for the outdoors, creativity as a former toy-maker, excited for discovery and addiction to Starbucks coffee to guide the littles and their families on photograph adventures.  Elizabeth's love of nature and volunteer work at a local land conservancy keep her connected to the land and always seeking new settings where she can capture the natural light, the beauty of the local faint, and the candid and magical moments of the families she guides.
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