Archive for September, 2008

PINKLE TOES PHOTOGRAPHY: Quiet in the city (Austin Engagement Pictures)

September 27th, 2008 , Posted in sneak peek


With the big game today AND ACL going on, we had to forego our original plan to be in the heart of downtown Austin. Instead, it challenged us to hunt around on the east side for some hidden gems. So glad we did! A beautiful couple in love + a beautiful sunset + beautiful weather + colorful backdrops = a rockin’ engagement session! I’ve always wanted to try a shot like the one above. So fun!


(I know it’s been done before, but not by me ;-))



Such beautiful lashes!




Thanks you two for driving into Austin tonight for your photo session. Wonderful to meet you and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!


PINKLE TOES PHOTOGRAPHY: Rustic (Austin Family Photographer)

September 24th, 2008 , Posted in Austin Family Photographer, Austin Kids Photographer, sneak peek


I had the honor of photographing the family of my son’s preschool teacher from last year. I was really looking forward to this session because 1 – look how beautiful they are and 2 – It’s so refreshing to work with older kiddos for a change. We met out at this really neat barn. Never would have thought of it, but it turned out to be an awesome location! Thanks so much guys! I had a great time with you this evening!











PINKLE TOES PHOTOGRAPHY: Sassitude (Austin Child Photographer)

September 19th, 2008 , Posted in Austin Family Photographer, Austin Kids Photographer, sneak peek


When this is one of the first images you take, you KNOW it’s going to be an awesome session! I must say, we didn’t get off to a good start as this little angel got a bit carsick making the trip into downtown. Poor baby. She was such a good sport and after she recovered a bit, she was a real trooper.


Isn’t the whole family just so stunning?



So diggin’ this one.







Hence, the title of my post.

This isn’t their first appearance on the blog, either. This is from a year ago. But what a difference a year makes! You wouldn’t believe how hard we had to work to keep Miss Sassafrass in front of the camera last year, but this time around, she just worked it like crazy!

Thanks so much S & R for coming down today. It was wonderful to see you all again!!!


so this is what 30 looks like | OLD austin photographer

September 16th, 2008 , Posted in Anderson Family - My fam


Age 30 hit me like a truck today. It didn’t really bother me approaching it. I swore I wouldn’t wear black to my 30th birthday party. Ooops. I just glanced down at my shirt. It’s black. I didn’t do it on purpose, I swear.

Age is just a number.
You’re only as old as you feel.
30 is the new 20.


I’m old.

I know that’s not the right attitude to have and I am of course, VERY thankful for all of the amazing things that I’ve been fortunate enough to experience and accomplish during my first *gulp* 30 years of life. But gosh…30???? Really? REALLLYYY?????

Being GIGANTIC and unable to kick back an ice cold beer with the hubs tonight (did I tell you how much I’ve been *craving* beer this pregnancy?????) surely isn’t helping. Neither are the stretch marks, vericose veins, and the pesky greys that were mocking me in the mirror this morning.

Aughhhh! Enough of the pity party! That’s it! I’m 30. So what? Who cares? That’s cool. Good things always come in 3 [decades], right? Or is it bad things? If that’s the case, then great! It just means that I’ve already made it through the bad decades. I’ve got 2.66 beautiful children. I’ve got an amazing husband who hasn’t said a single word about my vericose veins (because he values his life). I’ve got a roof over my head and food on the table (and I’m especially thankful for that in the wake of the recent hurricanes and flooding). I’ve got the coolest job EVER and an amazing group of friends all over the world thanks to this blog and the world wide web. I’ve got my health. I’ve got my sight. AAAAND…I’ve got on a pair of big ol’ stretchy comfy maternity pants right now which means I shouldn’t have a problem eating cake tonight.

Hey…30 isn’t so bad afterall.


(Yeah, that’s 5 candles. It’s my birthday and I can lie if I want to.)


PINKLE TOES PHOTOGRAPHY: Happiness gives strength (Austin Family Photographer)

September 14th, 2008 , Posted in Austin Family Photographer, Austin Kids Photographer, sneak peek


Okay, I did not sleep at all last night.  I was SOOOOOOOOO nervous because this morning, I was scheduled to photograph a photographer’s family.  I’ve never done that before.  Words cannot even describe how scary that is.  It’s worth it because if all goes well, this very talented lady will be photographing our upcoming birth.  While, I’m still skeered to post these sneak peeks, I will say that meeting Lyndsay and her BEAUTIFUL family put me instantly at ease.  Down to earth, comfortable, happy, and so close – they have been through so much as a family that has given them a bond that just glows!





Um yeah. He’s ADORABLE!


So excited mom wanted to do this!



Mom described her as a spitfire.  Amen to that, but what a doll! I don’t know why, but I just loved her wispys here.l6t

This young man is something special. Already an award-winning photographer and he is the most amazing big brother to his younger siblings.  Incredibly confident and mature, he is.


L & J – you two have such a fun, close, comfortable relationship. I love how you can laugh together at your own private jokes creating a world of your own…even in an alley.  Thank you so much for letting me play today.  I hope you’ll be okay with these and I can’t wait to see how you capture our birth, L!!!!


PINKLE TOES PHOTOGRAPHY: Random ramblings (Austin Kids Photographer)

September 10th, 2008 , Posted in Anderson Family - My fam, Random Ramblings


This post is going to be all over the place, so hang in there. First, I have to admit I was beaming today to see this copy of Midwifery Today Magazine with one of *my* pics on the cover arrive in the mail. I’m not a midwife and never will be, but when I was contacted by Midwifery Today about possibly having one my photos on the cover, I was ecstatic. Seeing it for real in print is even more special to me. We had a midwife who oversaw the homebirth of our second son and are fortunate to have her and dear Natalie attend the birth of our daughter. To be part of something that provides support to a group of women that I truly respect and admire, well, it means the world! (Congrats to beautiful baby A for making the cover as well!)


Today also marked the first official day of pre-school for the boys! They did so well and it was so nice to have a little time on my own to take care of things that I haven’t been able to do while having my little monkeys running around.


(The construction shirt is from These are the folks who who also sell the ever-so-popular Monkey Sweatshirt that generated so many e-mails last week. Yeah. I went a little crazy on the ittikid website.)



And finally, I wanted to let you know that even though I am having a short holiday photo season, it doesn’t mean you can’t order holiday cards or gifts made from images you purchased from a session with me this year. Throughout the next few weeks, I’ll be featuring several card and gift ideas. This week, it’s my favorite: the coffee table book. I’ve designed a whole slew of them lately and I just never get tired of seeing them in print. Each time I open the box from the FedEx man (whom I stalk regularly), I gasp. The feel of the pages, the glossy hardcover case, the vivid colors, the high quality—oh, these books are just divine. I really need to get on the case and make one for my own family!

That’s all of my random ramblings for today. Oh, and PLEASE, with the hurricane knocking on the doors of the TX coast, everyone be safe and take care.


PINKLE TOES PHOTOGRAPHY: Is it fall yet? (Austin Children’s Photographer)

September 9th, 2008 , Posted in Anderson Family - My fam, Austin Holiday Pictures, Austin Kids Photographer


I just had to dig up this oldie from a year ago (one of my all time fav’s). I’m so ready for cooler weather! My oldest was getting dressed for preschool yesterday and even though it was 90-something degrees outside, he dressed himself in jean overalls because, according to him, “…when it’s time for school, it’s supposed to be cold outside.” I couldn’t agree more. How I wish that were the case here in Texas.


PINKLE TOES PHOTOGRAPHY: A dream realized (Austin Children’s Photographer)

September 2nd, 2008 , Posted in Anderson Family - My fam, Austin Kids Photographer


I’ve been dying to do this shot of him forever…probably since he was a baby. His build and antics have always reminded me of Bluto. I can’t help it. I’m so excited. This is going to become a poster in his room. Is that bad?