Friday, February 29, 2008

featured in Austin Design Guide

Thank you SO much to my sweet friend, Jen, for getting me a little slice of Austin Design Guide. Such a cool magazine filled with decorating inspiration. Man, it looks so cool to see Pinkle Toes in there all shiny and purdy.
Well, it's finally happened. All of my life, I've wanted to collect something. I don't know...I always wanted to be known for something cool that I collected (I'm a wierdo sometimes). And lookie now...who would have thought that a prop that I started using in my work would turn into A COLLECTION????!!! Thank you so much to all of my pals that have sent various cupcake paraphenalia my way!!!!!!!!! It thrills me to no end and I can't wait to set up a really cool display with all of my cupcakes.
These candles are from a sweetheart mommy who has just been the most wonderful client and friend. Her daughter is featured in my sample coffee table book. Thanks for thinking of me, M!!!!
And a totally random pic for ya. My hubba hubba hubby. Thought it would be nice to put a face to the:

Thursday, February 28, 2008


All I can say is wow. Just wow. Isn't she stunning? You may or may not recognize her, but I've been fortunate enough to be part of some very important events in this family's life. They married out of state, though, so I finally got my chance to do some bridals after-the-fact. Soooooo thrilled to have had this opportunity.
(I was there the day this little cutie was born!)

Um. loved this.

[Edited to add another shot of little J 'cuz he's sooooooo adorable.]

"Ahhhhhhh...Geek OUT!!!!!"

Me and the kiddos got our geek on at a spur-of-the-moment trip to the iMax 3-D. There's nothing like watching your children squeel with delight as a dolphin jumps over their head or see them reach out to "pet" a giant whale. Of course, they lasted all of 30 min. into the movie. (Snuck in some pics with my camera phone -- too cute to pass up.)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Dressing the part & PT Reviews

A digital clothing guide is now available to all clients who book a session with me! I'm so very excited to finally have a visual guide to help you and your kiddos look AMAZING in your portraits. Current clients, please check your personal client website to view the delicious details.

I've also added a new feature to the blog. A little place where you can share your thoughts on your Pinkle Toes experience. Just post a comment here or if you're considering a Pinkle Toes session, check out what others have to say.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Last call...

...for the Cupcake Academy. Deadline to sign up is THIS Friday, so don't miss out if you wanted to join us!

I've been tied up with other stuffs lately and so not much quality time with the ol' Canon. But, since it would be morally wrong for me to post in my photoblog without a photo, thought I'd strip down. NOT literally, but I wanted to show you some of my old, old, old snapshots from back in the day. This is *very* embarassing, but these are going to be a GREAT tool in the Cupcake Academy to demonstrate how to improve your own images. Here's a sneak peek of some of my dirty laundry you'll see at the Academy:

YIKES!!!!! Don't be shocked if these are deleted soon! Now, I'm not saying you're going to go from *this* to pro photog, but you will learn from my mistakes and become a better family historian.

Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, February 19, 2008


At last! My new coffee table book sample has arrived! I was in such a hurry to show you, I took these pictures tonight...and let me add this disclaimer: the pictures do not do this justice. I am beyond thrilled with how this book feels in my hands...the glossy jacket, the rich feel of the satin-finish pages, the ultra cool case it comes in. Wow! Wait until you see this in person. And the 5x5 mini softcover copies are just as adorable!
And guess what else Mr. UPS brought me today?
My 7x7 Belly2Baby flip-book sample. Oh, this is just the coolest thing. I so wish I had maternity/newborn images of my own so I could make one for myself! The book starts out with the Belly pics and halfway through, you flip it over to reveal the Baby side. So novel and fun!


I don't think I'll ever get over the shock or nervousness or excitement of seeing my work in print. (I even do a double-take when I see my prints hanging up in my client's homes. ) Thanks so much, Cheyenne!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


That's what my littlest bug calls them. ;-)

feeling romantical

Just some things around the house that look romantic(al) to me (quoted from Monsters, Inc.). Got a new toy today, so thought I'd try it out. Hmmmmm...need more practice, though. Hope you all have a WONDERFUL Valentine's Day and give an extra hug to your loved ones for me.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A few more of Romeo...

Just can't get enough of this cuteness!

Just 'cuz.

Just for grins, I thought I'd share with you my 10 most popular photos on Flickr (you might recognize one from your own session ;-)):
People go crazy for the newborns, don't they? And, since we're here, thought I'd share with you some of my recent fav's on Flickr. The talent and inspiration over there is overwhelming.
1. walking away, 2. backlit horse ride~, 3. gentle touch, 4. Untitled, 5. cappuccino, 6. cupcake, 7. Sugary Chocolate Sundae, 8. peas&carrots - hats, 9. .39.365., 10. BIL's Family, 11. toes on denim, 12. Untitled, 13. Untitled, 14. Abaca Boutique Hotel, Cebu, 15. Sunlight, 16. Illumination

Sorry about the funky white border on some of these...leftovers from my old blog background. Oh, speaaking of inspiration...this post was inspired by Indie Art Photography.