Okay, this is a little embarrassing for me, but I thought it might be fun for you to see some “behind the scenes” pics.  These were taken by the dad at this weekend’s family photo session.  As you can tell, we do whatever it takes to get the shot.  I’m not above having monkeys on my head.  (Note to self: even though they might be comfy and even though they have lots of pockets for lens caps, bubble makers, etc., those pants need to be trashed immediately).



Wanna know something sad?  I’m *forever* bonking kids in the head with my camera when it hangs from my neck like this.  I finally got smart and lowered the strap just a little.  I think we escaped this session with no injuries.


(Oh yeah.  The pants have definitely got to go.)


Speaking of pants, dad is a schmarty-pants!  I thought this shot was so clever!  Thanks, John, for sending these my way and letting me share them on the blog.

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  1. tasha Says:

    i see london, i see france..
    i see pinkle’s underpants…. LOL

    the things we do for shots.

    oh.. and i am forever worried my grannie panties.. or butt cleavage is going to be flashed at parents as i lean over their kids.. LOL
    drives me nuts.

  2. John Says:

    After our first photo shoot with you the thing that stood out to me was, “Wow, this girl will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to get a shot.” Then of course the photos come out and they look effortless. So — I thought it would be cool to document the process to show just how much work goes into these photos. You rock! Your passion and enthusiasm for getting just the right shot is amazing. And, deep down, I think you know you could never have done it without those pants . . .

  3. Caitlin Domanico Photography Says:

    hehe you are so cute. I love this post!

  4. Michele Says:

    John, you are so right on! LOL!

  5. Lisa Says:

    Oh how fun! And if those pants are your secret weapon, I need a pair ASAP!!

  6. Michele Says:

    My new slogan should be: “Pinkle Toes Photography…the picture’s in the pants.”

  7. elizabeth Says:

    These are awesome.. nice to see how you work..and you look great with a monkey on your head.. :)

  8. Susie Says:

    These are really fun to see- I love that you do whatever it takes- seriously, you get some amazing photos that way! Tanks for sharing!

  9. Naomi Jones Says:

    So fun to see you Michele!

    And girls, to combat the underpants issue try – go to tees and camis. They are longer length tops, perfect for awkward photographic-angle wriggling and clambering!! I had my sisters bring me some of these from the US and I wear them constantly!

  10. meredith Says:

    i agree with john… you are SO creative when it comes to your photos, you’ll lay down on the sidewalks of congress– lord only knows what is on that pavement… but the pictures are priceless and we love you for it! cargo pants included.

  11. nicole dossey Says:

    Your work is amazing and very inspiring. You need a shootsac. I haven’t gotten one yet, as soon as I can justify it to the husband I am getting one. They are adorable and seem like they would work well for shoots…and they are super cute. I end up putting everything in my pockets too, and end up looking lumpy all over. Trust me I don’t need more lumps. :)

  12. Sandra Harris Says:

    I love how you are never afraid to get “down and dirty” to get the best shots!

  13. Kristi Says:

    These are just great! I love seeing you in action

  14. Amber Says:

    Oh, how great are these! I think I would personally HATE to see myself in action like this…I always warn those behind me that they *may* get an underwear shot peeking through the top of my pants. HA! The shot of you squatting brought back imaginary pains in my thighs…are you sore after your shoots? I am horribly sore for 2 days after my shoots…but that may be because I am that out of shape! :)

  15. stacey woods Says:

    hilarious!! hey, ya do whatcha gotta do, right? ;)

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