It’s yet another one of those bittersweet moments when I realize I’ve been working with these children since before two of them were even born. Their family photo session this spring was a pretty big milestone as they were marking the time before their firstborn leaves for college and I honestly get choked up just thinking about that…not only for his mom and dad, but for myself as I know I’m going to be facing that in just a few short years. I don’t know why I did this to myself, but I went back and looked through images from some of their earlier sessions and gah! It was heart wrenching to see how quickly the time has passed and how much these kids have grown–in particular the eldest three (as they were the ones I met first all those years back). I think mom and dad should be incredibly proud of the super people that have raised/are raising and their baby birds leaving the nest, one by one, are going to be super grown ups. [Random fav image HERE…she reminds me of Lana Del Rey for some reason].

Side note: if you are going to be visiting Austin and need a place to stay, might I suggest their awesome red barn???

May 26-28, 2017 at the Pinkle Toes Studio

I am *really* excited about this round of mini sessions because I’ve been wanting to do something like this for years! This is your opportunity to have your child photographed in your wedding dress or wedding tux or other fancy clothes to create heirloom-quality images to share on their own wedding day or other special occasion. We have ideas for children of all ages (even infants). Oh, and if you don’t have wedding clothes on hand, no worries! I will have a trunk of goodies including a veil, pearls, gloves, dress hats, tuxedo/suit jackets and ties for your child to play dress up in at the studio.  Our amazing set designer, Julie, is working on some extra special magic to add extra elegant touches to inspire us in the studio! I can’t wait to sneak peek more of her work!

Book quickly as these sessions are going to fill up quickly.





When I pulled into their property and spotted those amazing yellow flowers, I was just hoping everyone would be game for a photo session among them. And when I saw their perfectly color coordinated outfits and we were blessed with incredible light, I knew everything had come together just for us that evening. How I loved being treated to some pretty fantastic guitar playing and singing by big sister–my jaw quite literally hit the ground when she started up! And then the little sis ran around and twirled and was so eager to make bouquet after bouquet for her mommy. They’ve got a good thing going with their family and it’s been an honor to watch this happen for almost as long as I’ve been a photographer. In fact, the baby girl in picture #4 here (with the DEER!) is their eldest 😉 if you can believe that? Yup…still has those same amazing eyes ;-).

He was such a perfect little angel during his official newborn photo session (his debut appearance on the Pinkle Toes Photography blog was actually on his Birth Day). I can’t believe how he just let us dress him up and take photos all over the house, posing *just so* it seemed for every single picture. He was completely content snuggled up in his mommy and daddy’s arms, that was for sure (favorite image HERE). If I were to give out grades for a newborn photo shoot, he would get an A++++ GOLD STAR in my book, with extra credit for that adorable baby smile up there ;-0.

April 21-23 & 28-30 at the Pinkle Toes Studio





Upon booking, I will get in touch so you can select your session date and time. If none of these dates will work for you, but you really wanted your child(ren) to play, contact me anyway and we’ll see if we can figure something else out. Selected/purchased images will be emailed to you within a few days after the session! (See additional details below).

  • Mini sessions are kids-only…no exceptions.
  • Session fee covers children in the same family (siblings only); we cannot combine sessions with other families.
  • If you would like to look into booking a full session for 2017 to get the special mini session perks, I will send you the session information.
  • Sorry, but if you have moved a session originally scheduled prior to 2017, the special perks do not apply.
  • Due to the nature of these sessions, fees are non-refundable.

Stay tuned on Instagram and Facebook for more sneak peeks!

They may not realize it, but I teared up several times during this photoshoot for these two sisters in the stunning Texas bluebonnets. I couldn’t help but to think how lucky these two are to have one another and how lucky I am to have my own sister so close to me. The older sister is getting ready to graduate and go to college and both of their worlds are going to change so much. But at least they’ve had their childhood together and I hope that they will continue to maintain their precious bond well into adulthood and beyond. THIS pic was a special request by their mommy and I knew I was going to love it the second I took it. How did the light know to form that halo around their heads together like that?

And what do you know? Turns out today is National Siblings Day!

This little guy was SUCH an angel for his newborn photo shoot! He was asleep and cozy when we needed him to be and then alert and curious for the later half of the session. It was really a perfect blend for newborn photos. I also loved that when I first arrived, there were mimosas (for two) and a bottle of milk (for one) to celebrate Dad’s birthday…my how life changes after having a baby, huh? And then…we got to go out and take photos around/in their adorable Casita! I can see so many wonderful memories being made for him as they travel together. The connection and love flowed with authenticity and ease among this sweet family. It really reminded me of why I like doing what I do so much: getting to see those interactions on such an intimate level, watching people actually become parents, seeing the looks of wonder over their baby and one another…enough to make my heart burst with joy! Favity fav HERE.

We were barely able to squeeze in this maternity photo session in the GORGEOUS Texas bluebonnets before their precious baby made his way into this world. And, we happened to hit this field right at peak season with perfect temps and a perfect sunset to go along with it. Another FAV HERE. I hope that every year when the wildflowers come out, they’ll remember this time of anticipation and excitement over the miracle that was about to grace their lives ;-).

Speaking of whom, would you like to meet him?

Yes…he is *really* cute and I very much look forward to getting my hands on him again soon to properly appreciate his squishiness ;-).

After feeling like I had made the wrong weather call for my session the day before (it was supposed to rain, but didn’t), I was determined to play the odds and said we could meet up for his senior photo shoot in spite of the *very* small chance of rain. As I was driving closer and closer into Austin, the skies got darker and darker. I stayed positive, “Well, at least we will be able to shoot wherever we want,” I told myself. Sure enough, the minute they pulled up, a light, but steady drizzle started. I still wasn’t ready to give up and we started to shoot anyway thinking for sure the rain would stop at any minute.

Turns out, we were totally wrong. The rain didn’t stop so we decided to cut our losses and try again another day. That ended up being a very good decision because THIS super cool ATX sculpture was discovered in between our session attempts and it was a bonus to get to use it! So take THAT, rain ;-).

April 7th & 8th at the Pinkle Toes Studio  (other dates can be arranged if needed)





Upon booking, I will get in touch so you can select your session date and time. If none of these dates will work for you, but you really wanted your child(ren) to play, contact me anyway and we’ll see if we can figure something else out. Selected/purchased images will be emailed to you within a few days after the session! (See additional details below).

  • Mini sessions are kids-only…no exceptions.
  • Session fee covers children in the same family (siblings only); we cannot combine sessions with other families.
  • If you would like to look into booking a full session for 2017 to get the special mini session perks, I will send you the session information.
  • Sorry, but if you have moved a session originally scheduled prior to 2017, the special perks do not apply.
  • Due to the nature of these sessions, fees are non-refundable.