About Me

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Highlands Ranch, CO, United States
My name is Alix and as far back as I can remember I have always wanted to work in a field that involved interaction with people and my love for art. So after years of saying "I am going to be a Photographer" here I am, making my dreams come true! My entire life I have been surrounded by professional artists and photographers, my family. They are the one's who have taught me, supported me and pushed me. And I am so glad they did!! Being a Photographer is by far the most rewarding job ever, after being a mommy of course! I get to create lasting memories that will be cherished for years to come. It really doesn't get much better than that :)! Since I was younger I have been told that I have a gift with children. I know how to react to them, I know how to talk to them, and after starting with Photography I realized I know how to capture them. I consider infant and children to be my strongest point, but really I just love being behind the camera no matter what is in front of me!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The M Family!

So I have decided, I am no good at keeping up with this whole blog deal...but I am going to keep on trying! I have been a busy girl, and I am going to use that as my excuse :)
So time to play catch up!
Meet the M family!! They are actually very close family friends of ours, and I was honored when they asked me to do some new family photos of them! Little E {the big sis} is my 4 year olds girlfriend :) Too cute! My boys actually came a long with me to this session. Kaleb followed closely behind me with our old point and shoot camera taking photos himself. And he did very well if I do say so myself!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

i {heart} faces-Surprise!!

I have been a fan, or "liker" of I Heart Faces on FB for sometime now, but this is my first time entering in their weekly photo challenge! It is so fun to look around at other blogs and entries and get some creative inspiration!

This weeks Photo Challenge-SURPRISE!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Princess {P} 6 Months!

I have been capturing this adorable family since baby Paige was still in mommys belly! It is so rewarding to me to get to watch her grown and capture such monumental milestones for them! I can not believe she is already 6months old!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bad Alix

Wow, so I have totally neglected my blog :( Exactly what I said I wasn't going to do! Oops! Time just gets away from you so quickly! But I am working on some new fun stuff and will get all the updates posted ASAP!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

*I hope I win, I hope I win......and good luck to you to*

Epiphanie is having one of the best give-a-ways ever! A 5D Mark II!! I will literally fall over if I win!! Be sure to enter for yourself!!!

Good Luck!

*I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win....

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Gotta love the outtakes!

So, I already have been horrible at keeping up with my blog!! Boo me!!! But the reason for that is because I have been so busy! So that is great news :) Voting is up and going for my cutest kids contest, and I am very pleased at how well it is going!! Anywho, I wanted to share this awesome outtake from last nights session! I actually didn't even realize I had captured the moment till uploaded the session to my computer!! Here it is...and just another reason I love my job, NEVER a dull moment!!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Who doesn't like free stuff??

One of my fellow photographer friends is having a awesome giveaway!! Check it out!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Just a tip!

Sneaky Momma Blog Design just made a post with a great tutorial from Clover Lane on how to make a FREE header with Picasa!
-I think that is enough plugs for one blog post ;)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Such a nice compliment!

Meet {T} and her family!! They came to me as a referral from my latest newborn session! I LOVE getting referrals, that is really one of the greatest compliments a client can give me! Knowing they loved their session so much that they are confident in sending family and friends my way!...anyways, I am losing focus....
When {T} called me to set up her family session she informed me that she and her family had recently gone to Target Studios for pictures and said "I wish I would have just come to you in the first place." And that right there is another GREAT compliment. I am sorry to those who go to the run of the mill chain studios and walk away unhappy. And believe me, I understand why people go there. The prices are so low it's hard not to pass it up. Before becoming a "Professional" myself we went to Target Studios a few times. I just want people to understand that while my prices are higher than those cheap chain studios, with me (or most any other professional photographer) you get an experience. You get a bond, and you get MY full attention. I want all my clients to walk away happy. I want them all to feel comfortable with me, and I don't want them to feel rushed. If you are booked with me, you are my ONLY session that day. I do that so that I don't have to rush you out the door to get more clients in. I do that because I care. I take my time in editing photos and adding my personal touch that make them unique and beautiful....Ok, I am rambling again....
Thank you {T} for the compliment you probably didn't even know you gave me :)

I call this one, what is in my toes?? LOL

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My most challenging clients...

are my own kids!! And I think most photographers will agree with this! I love photographing my kids, but my goodness do they test my limits.
Don't let those baby blues fool you! Once I switch my camera on, the little horns come out! There is usually a fight, some tears, lots of silly faces and blank stares but after some bribery I can usually get one or two keepers!
Here is what we got today, out-takes and all! I got this pretty dark gray background a couple weeks ago and have been dying to use it. So this afternoon I decided to rock the boys out and give it a go.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cutest Kid Contest!

We all have, or know, or know someone that knows THE CUTEST KID! Now is the chance to win some awesome prizes off that adorable child! And it is super easy! All you need to do is email me @ pixiedustphotography@hotmail.com ONE image per kid (no limit on how many children) under the age of 12! Include the child’s NAME, AGE and HOBBIES! Entries must be to me by March 1st at Midnight!

Once entries are received I will divide them in to age groups and post them on my fan page to let voting begin. YOU MUST BE A FACEBOOKFAN TO VOTE! So be sure and go to {share+} button on my fan page and let all your friends and families know to vote for your entry! Winners from each age group will receive a FREE session with me and a 8x10 of your choice!

Free sessions will take place in the month of April and I will then submit the best image from each session into my print labs Baby and Child Contest! Winners from this contest have a chance at winning $500-$5000 in cash and prizes, all for YOU!

It’s as easy as that! So remember---One entry per kid to me by March 1st for the chance to win a FREE session, a FREE 8x10 and maybe even some cash!!!

**If you would like to use an image of your child taken by me in the past 6months just email me and let me know which image you would like to enter**

I am now a blogger!

After some thought and inspiration from some fellow photographers, I decided to start a blog! So here I am brand new to the blogging world! I thought it would be a great place to showcase previews from photo sessions and keep clients in the loop on up coming contests, deals and also my personal life. My goal is to stay active and post at least twice a week! I think I can make that happen!

Be sure and look out for information on the Cutest Kid Contest!!! That will be up later today!

If you aren't already, you can become a fan on my Facebook page and be sure to check out some of my work on my website!

Oh, and one last thing...I honor of my new blog :) I will be giving away a FREE session to the FIRST person (must live in CO w/in a 20 mile radius of Highlands Ranch) to leave me a comment on this post!!!

Ready, Set, BLOG!