Best locations for photography in Allen, Plano, Frisco, and McKinney, Texas!

What are my favorite locations for family photoshoots in Allen, Plano, Frisco, and McKinney?

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve – Plano, Texas 

A beautiful 200 acres nature preserve in the middle of the suburbia in North Texas. It’s great for getting out on a walk, a hike, a bike ride. Lovely fields, two bridges, a creek and lots of wooded trails, it’s great for spring, fall, but please do remember it is a preserve. No glitter, confetti, smoke bombs please!

“Stewardship is everyone’s responsibility – help us preserve your preserve” – City of Plano




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Enjoy all the nature has to offer during your photoshoot as you take a wonderful hike in the woods at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.  Once you photoshoot is finished head out for quick bite or a well deserved piece of Whisky cake at the delicious Whisky Cake, or at the nearby Sixty Vines.

Prairie Creek Park,  Richardson, Texas

A wooded 37 acre linear park along a creek.  It is one of the oldest in Richardson established in 1966.   In the Spring there are wildflowers in the fields and always the beautiful waterfall, bridges and trails that follow along and cross the creek.  This is a neighborhood park so please be sure to share the space with the neighbors and most certainly clean up after yourself.  Again, no glitter or confetti as it pollutes the water and affects the nature and wildlife.

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Be sure to pop on over to Torchy’s Tacos for a quite bite at one of the picnic tables in the park and enjoy the sounds of nature!

Downtown McKinney, Mckinney, Texas

A unique charming downtown with lots of nooks, crannies, allies and cool doorways to visit!


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Bet you are hungry after you shoot?  So check out Harvest Seasonal Kitchen – just delicious farm to table food!  Or pizza at Mellow Mushroom,  and for a fun outdoor experience with the kiddos, check out The Yard.

Legacy West Plano, Texas

Ready for a little bit of clean, fresh urbanism right in Plano?  A bit of music, fun sparking lights, clean lush urban destination to explore,   eat, drink, shop and relax.






After your shoot, be sure to grab a refreshing drink, a quick drink and listen to a wee bit of music over at the Legacy Food Hall at  Legacy West

Parker Rose Garden, Allen/Parker 

Officially in Parker but right on the border with Allen is the Parker Rose Garden.   You may wonder where the roses are?  So do we!  The park hosts a historic 100 year old barn, small pond, nature trails, and a stunning sunset behind the barn.


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Eliz Alex Photography  specializes in children and family sessions  in the Dallas, Texas area including Plano, Texas; Allen Texas; Frisco, Texas, McKinney Texas.  Please message  to schedule your family’s photographic adventure with me!

Little people call her Camera Girl.  Elizabeth’s middle people, two boys, call her Mommy.  She calls on her Canon, enthusiasm for the outdoors, creativity as a former toy maker, excitement for discovery, and addiction to Starbucks coffee to guide the littles, middles, and their families on photographic adventures.  Elizabeth’s love of nature and volunteer work at a local 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 the magical moments of the families she guides.