This little Carnival of many moons ago is getting very busy and very popular.  It was packed on Saturday evening with hoards of teens and preteens including my own and their friends.

I snuck back on the last night of the carnival thinking it may be less crowded, as I really wanted to try a slow shutter Ferris Wheel shot.  I park super close, walk to the Ferris Wheel in minutes, start to set up and realize I’ve forgotten my TRIPOD PLATE!  This is a critical error in slow shutter photography.  So I had to make the best of it and balance my camera on top of the tripod and hold it as still as possible.

It seemed to work pretty well, don’t ya think?



Our very very first Carnival adventure when my boys were 6 and 8 – take me back Allen Carnival!


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 teen people, two boys, call her Mommy.  She calls on her Canon, her Fuji, enthusiasm for the outdoors, creativity as a toy & game 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.