meet michele



2016 marks 10 years since I first picked up a camera and created Pinkle Toes Photography. Never did I imagine that passion would evolve into a business which would carry through an entire decade! I am honored and humbled to get to celebrate this major milestone with all of my past clients, future clients, workshop attendees, and the countless dear friends I have made throughout this 10 year journey. Follow Pinkle Toes Photography on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter for updates on all of the events and special perks that will be part of this year-long celebration. And most of all, thank you for being part of the Pinkle Toes story. Whether I’ve photographed your family multiple times over the years or if we just created together recently, you should know that every photo session leaves its own unique and indelible imprint on my heart and I am forever grateful. — Love, Michele

P.S. If you’ve ever been or are getting ready to be a Pinkle Toes client, sign up HERE to get your invitation to the Pinkle Toes birthday bash/client appreciation party in September!

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[be sure to see below for photo credits]

I’m a self-taught photographer and I’ve had the honor of photographing hundreds of families all across Austin, Texas and all over the world for TEN years now (wow…has it been that long?).

Before we meet, you might like to know that:

  • I will most likely hug you when I see you. And when I leave.
  • I went to a technology-centered high school, but I actually wanted to be on Broadway.
  • This career is way better.
  • I have three children and an amazing husband who does EVERYTHING to keep this household running smoothly.
  • If it weren’t for my husband, I would probably starve.
  • You would probably beat me at poker. I do NOT have the ability to hide my emotions and it will be quite apparent at your session.
  • I may seem scatter-brained at times, but that’s only because there are too many ideas bouncing around in my head.
  • I use bullet points like they’re going out of style. They make me feel all neat and tidy.
  • I get really excited when I see beautiful light or a beautiful moment between people.
  • I’m fun-loving and jovial, but I like to get down to business when I’m on a mission.
  • I get emotionally tied to every session. I have to. I couldn’t do this otherwise.

I’ve done commercial photography for or have been published in:

And, if you really want to, you can read more about me and my work here:

Pinkle Toes Photography was named as one of the top 5 family photographers by a Baby Scoop Austin readers’ poll and Pinkle Toes birth photography was featured in Austin Kidbits.

Slideshow images courtesy of the following (in random order): Pinkle Toes Photography, Melody White Studios, Regina Hallmark, PB Kisses, Katie McMenamin, Sarah Jordan, Tressavent, Anastasia Marie, XO MichelleLeah Cook (formerly Life’s Little Images), Amy Jester, Claire Pearson, Whimsy and Style, and ZoZo Bug. Thank you to everyone for these cherished behind-the-scenes images and if I somehow missed you or have you incorrectly credited, please let me know.