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Perspective | part 2 | a styleberry + Pinkle Toes collaboration

I was really excited about working on this project with Shawna (did you even SEE her wonderful pics in part 1 yesterday????!!!), but I’m going to admit, the execution wasn’t as easy as I had imagined. Not sure what I was thinking about she and I having to wrangle our two kids under age 3 and come up with amazing images in a very short window of time (horrible heat + zero attention span + my husband and two boys showing up in the middle of the shoot).  My photography-induced-ADD kicked in, which made it difficult to keep an eye on and protect my child while photographing her at the same time :-(. I did, however, enjoy grabbing some behind-the-scenes stuff. I LOVED how Shawna’s baby girl was so connected to her mommy…every time Shawna would start taking pictures, she’d run over and rest a hand on her shoulder like, “I’m here, Mommy. I’ll protect you. Just do your thing.”

Getting both of our girls in the same frame proved to be difficult for me (big surprise there). But, this counts, right?  LOL.

(Um, check out Shawna’s adorable little baby bump;-)

Zozo Bug Baby’s dresses are so adorable. LOVED the mod feel to them!

Even though this wasn’t quite the objective of our session that day, these two above are my absolute favorites. Shawna was born to be a mommy. She is so incredibly domestic and creative and loving. She amazes me (and puts me to shame) with all of the things she does for her family. And I’m fairly certain her baby girl appreciates this with all of her heart.

Michele Anderson

Michele is a former marketing guru turned child and family photographer in Austin, TX. She is surrounded by three energetic kids at home and a husband who works tirelessly to keep them all educated and fed. Michele is the owner and photographer of Pinkle Toes Photography and she also provides resources and templates for photographers all over the world via Pinkle Toes 4 Photographers.

About Michele


Michele is a former marketing guru turned child and family photographer in Austin, TX. She is surrounded by three energetic kids at home and a husband who works tirelessly to keep them all educated and fed. Much like her life, Michele's work is chameleon-like... always changing with her mood and inspiration. Her mind is constantly abuzz with new concepts, but thankfully, she is regularly reminded by her kids to slow down and enjoy life's simplest moments. Michele is the owner and photographer of Pinkle Toes Photography and she also provides resources and templates for photographers all over the world via Pinkle Toes 4 Photographers.

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  • Nicole Dyk

    That last one of Shawna with Caroline looking at the camera makes me what to CRY. Its so them and so perfect! Love those girls!

  • Stacey Woods

    Beautiful job, ladies!!! So excited and proud of your collaboration. And happy that you BOTH ended up with beautiful images of you with your sweet girls. Priceless for certain. xo

  • shawna [of styleberryBLOG]

    Oh, Michele—what treasures! Thank you!!! I want to bottle up this age & keep it forever…now I can. ;) Those last two as so “us.” *mwah* & I promise, if I was the breadwinner of my family I could not do two thirds of what I do now. You are amazing!

  • Mariko

    Fantastic! And I have to agree with you, the last 2 photos are gorgeous