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!

More info you say?  Of course – Eliz Alex Photography (est. 2010) specializes in photographing families and children in Plano, Texas; Allen Texas; Frisco, Texas, and the Woodlands, Texas areas.  Please message me to schedule your family’s photographic adventure!

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, 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.