Monday, January 14, 2019

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A foggy sunrise in Tomball, Texas - woodlands professional photographer

Ya'll must know how much I do love me some foggy sunrises.  Just, ahhhh, a dream to photograph.

It's of my favorite thing see and photograph as it usually happens on my way to drop my boys off at school from The Woodlands to Tomball, Texas!  On this particular morning last week, I will admit we were in carline and I was looking at the sky thinking - okay guys get your stuff together and hop on out - mama's go to go see about a sunrise!

These sweet cows were watching me as I was watching them.  It was truly beautiful to behold!


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To show you how much I love these mornings - just take a look at this foggy sunrise with cows from September 2017 in Tomball, Texas.

And I must not forget  my very first foggy sunrise ever is from way back in January of 2013 when my oldest was just 6 was in 1st grade.   I had just dropped him off at his elementary school in Allen Texas, hopped out of the car to capture the sunrise.   This particular image did require a bit of editing out a playground, and I did print it to 30 x 20 and it's hanging in my living room!

Should I print the one of the cows looking at me?


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.

The Bald Eagle of The Woodlands - Woodlands family photographer

Finally, after quite a few visits to the Bald Eagle nest of the Woodlands this fall, whereupon I was the only person there, and did not see one eagle just a bare nest way up high in the trees, yesterday was a lucky day.


After chatting with other bird photographer for a couple hours,  (makes the time waiting much more enjoyable)  the eagle swooped into the nest to bring his newly born babies and mama some food.  One baby was born December 24th, and the other on December 25th.  Christmas eagle babies!  It was truly amazing to see this eagle's wing span and his his little feet he was carrying a treat for his babies.  Do you want to guess what it was?

These images were taken with a friend's borrow 500 mm lens. It is a great lens to capture these birds!


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The below images were taken back in the fall, once I had seen NOTHING at the next, and decided to trek around Lake Woodlands to capture a few other birds.   I did love the way the white egret choose to post for me near some white flowers - guess he knows how much I love the wildflowers!




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Great blue heron of the woodlands texas

Saturday, December 15, 2018

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A Treelight Sessions in The Woodlands

These treelight sessions truly have my heart. There's just that littleness to the children, the excited ness, and magicalness to Christmas that brings such a smile to everyone's faces. These two sweet sibling were no exception!   It really is such a honor to capture these moments for families, as soon these little kiddos will be as big as mine!

 Remember in this  Our Christmas Photo Traditions , I explained what I do with these images - print and make them part of your holiday decor!

Now I have one boy that is almost as tall as a Christmas Tree and what am I do to!! Is it time to get a 10 - 12 foot Christmas tree? Would that even fit in my home?

 A few more will becoming you way soon . . .

Friday, December 7, 2018

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Our Christmas photo traditions - the Woodlands Family Photographer

The Christmas season is one of my most favorite times to shoot - everyone is happy, children are excited, everyone is giving, and thinking of the season.  We tour holiday lights with hot cocoa in our hands, and there is a sparkle in the room that brightens up the day and night by our Christmas tree.

A treelight session  - your tree, your home, your children, your life. 

By photographing your children with your Christmas tree, you can make your Christmas memories a part of your holiday decor.    So as those babies and children grow to teens and adults, each year you will still have those images of them to place about your home at Christmas.   This year, my 12 year old really enjoyed placing our photo ornaments the tree and seeing how old he was and when they were taken (I had written their ages and the year on the back least I forget in my old age!)  Our first photo cards was when my babies were 2 and 4, they are now 10 and 12, so I have one for each year!

And holiday cards - you might pay to have holiday cards taken every year?   Why not take those images and make them into a holiday ornament to be placed on your tree!!

Here you can see  Our tree light sessions over the years.   I've taken those images as well as our holiday card images for each year and created puzzles, one as a canvas, a metal print,  and metal/wood ornament.   THOSE are my most favorite - see below!!




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This is an iPhone snap of the canvas and the metal print:


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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My love for meadows goes on for many years - The Woodlands, Texas photographer

An oldie but a goodie from 2011 on my first DSLR Canon Rebel with the nifty fifty (long time gear ago!).

 I've always loved the softness and beautiful colors shooting in meadows, and this huge nature preserve was right next to our home, meaning right across the street. On the sunrise morning we shot this, there was a coyote bounding through the grass after a rabbit. I had to shoot and keep and eye out for that coyote! The littlest boy here became my son's best friend, and they still have me photograph their family after all these years.

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meadow woodlands photography

Fast forward to 2018 and here we are again in another glorious meadow with this same family that has our hearts!   Sadly these children do grow!  No more lap sitting for these smart boys, but still lots of love and connection with mom and dad.



Thursday, November 8, 2018

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An astrophysicist from John Cooper - Woodlands senior photographer

This sweet girl, is now a senior at the John Cooper School in The Woodlands, and she wants to be an astrophysicist.   I just love this about her!  One night we met at a local park to capture her against the night sky - be sure to scroll down!    While I do need to perfect the night sky portrait a bit,  as it can be quite challenging, I'm so happy she was there to test it out with me.

Later we trekked down to a new-to-me location to photographer her portraits during the day time, in this beautiful green lush setting.

A big THANK YOU to this girl's sweet momma was so wonderful to spend time chatting with me before our move back to The Woodlands. She was so helpful in giving me great information about our local schools and how they handle dyslexia. I was so thankful for her time!


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Gregg's Mist flower - macro photography in The Woodlands

 On my 3 mile walk one day in my Woodlands neighborhood I  came across a few deer running in a field, , a Great Blue Heron flying down into a swamp area, ,A Rosette spoonbill hunting,  and about 30 turtles.  A bit later I ran into my neighbor,  then we discovered this teeny purple flower and cool sun looking mushroom.

This flower is a Gregg's Mist flower and Monarch butterflies love the nectar from on this flower on their journey south to Mexico.   My neighbor really looked at this flower more closely than I did.  A couple of days after our walk I went back with my Canon and a macro lens to capture a few close ups of mainly the interesting mushrooms, and since this purple flower was nearby I took images of it as well.

WOW! I'm so impressed with  how amazing this flower is with the macro lens!!  It's teeny but this lens gives it so much drama!



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woodlands photographer

woodlands texas photographer macro

woodlands texas photographer macro


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woodlands photographer

More info you say?  Of course - Eliz Alex Photography (est. 2010) is a Woodlands Photographer specializing 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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