Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Posted by Elizabeth Alexander

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Big Red Barn and bluebonnets - The Woodlands family photographer

Our family decided one year ago the we would go ahead and move from Allen, Texas back to The Woodlands, Texas.   We found a school we loved, finally found a home that would work between my husband's office on the waterway and the boys' school.  It is a home that is very much like our Allen home but  a bit of an upgrade.

Around that time I started preparing myself to think  about moving my photography business, and I knew it would be a challenge to build up a clientele again.  BUT first I need to find cool spots to shoot at!!  So I've spent quite a bit of time last fall and this spring driving around to see if I can find known and unknown locations that will work for me as a location.  This past week I even knocked on several doors to ask for use of a private property!!

All that research led me to images of this old red barn and these bluebonnets, I just had to have my babies images there.  My oldest was born in Houston and my youngest here in The Woodlands, so they are Texas ya'll!     Last night all things came together - for a no homework night, beautiful weather, dad out of town - so off we drive 1 hour out to Chappell Hill to find this barn.

It was beautiful.  I feel especially lucky to have this image as my boys were really on their craziest behavior in the bluebonnets.  One would poke his tongue out, while the other had a nice smile. Then that one would lay back, while the other one had a sweet smile.   I was about to give up as the light was dropping below the horizon.   Last year I didn't do a portrait type bluebonnet image, but just one of them playing in a field.  I love that one too, but this year I wanted to see their happy, smiling faces.

2017 Bluebonnet images My Boys

One lovely thing is they were very careful not to crush any bluebonnets.

This spot is quite lovely in that there are big bluebonnet patches with plenty of non bluebonnets areas that allow you to walk around without crushing any.  The bare patches do not show when you have the "photographer's crouch" as my younger calls it.  This is how he identifies if someone is a true photographer - the photographers crouch.  You know it, right?



Happy shooting!

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 More info you say? Of course - Eliz Alex Photography (est. 2010) 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 fauna, and the candid and magical moments of the families she guides.
 
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