Hi! I’m Lyndsay Almeida, a lifestyle photographer based in sunny North Florida. My blog is full of photoshoots, crafty projects, outfit posts, photography tips, and rambles about my family and faith.
If we're going to be blog friends here are a few more things you should know:
I love Jesus Christ and strive to live a life that honors Him. My husband, Anderson, and I have the cutest little boy (Kingston Rock) in the world. It's true. There was a scientific study, and he won. I adore our little family!
I started Pink Coffee Photo five years ago; and as you can see, bright colors (and coffee) make me a happy girl!
Thrift stores are my favorite places to shop, and most of my "down time" is spent making crafty DIY projects.
Check out some of my favorite post categories on the right.
Sometimes I meet up with a family for the first time, and there’s just something about them. A light. This family had that “something.” I loved spending a Sunday evening with them. They were real. And it was refreshing!
I’ve started typing about them several times, but I keep deleting everything. So instead of my words, I’ll leave you with this:
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress
and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27
I get emails at least weekly about finding balance. People want to know how I do it. How I balance being a wife and mom with running a business.
Does the fact that I haven’t answered any of these emails in over a month tell you anything?
Truth is, sometimes I don’t. I get overwhelmed. My house is a wreck today (and I HATE a messy house). But my Mom is coming over to watch Kingston tomorrow, and I know she’ll clean up the mess for me. She always does. Yep. My Mom cleans my house. And my husband sometimes cooks dinner. Last night I woke up from a dead sleep and remembered I hadn’t paid 2 bills that were due over the weekend. Ugh! Balance is hard. I struggle with it constantly. Between taking care of my boys, running Pink Coffee, doing graphic design work for my church, blogging, working on freelance projects (and everything else) it’s hard. Really hard.
I struggle with it just like everyone else, but I try to remember that at the end of the day my family is what’s most important. That’s why I only take on one photoshoot a week. And it’s also why I don’t participate in photography networking groups or anything else that makes me feel like I have to compete. I want my Pink Coffee clients to have a great experience, and I’ve realized that in order to make that happen I can only do so much. I want to say I’ve learned to say “no”. But I think it’s more honest to say that I’m learning to say “no”. I don’t have it all figured out yet, but every time I turn down a project that I know would interfere with my family-life it gets easier. And it feels so good! I’m learning what works best for Team Almeida and trying to ignore what other people think.
So that’s my long answer to this often-asked question. I’m a work in progress!
I’m so proud of Holly. I’ve known her forever. As in, I remember her being in a bassinet. And I can tell you that this gorgeous girl has always been stunning. She never even went through the awkward, lanky kid stage. I know. It’s not fair! But if I tell you she’s as pretty on the inside as she looks in these pictures does that make you feel better?! She needed some fresh images for her modeling portfolio and is starting a style blog soon, so we had a little photo date last week. I’ll pass along all the details when her site launches, so you can add it to your list of must-reads!
Another shoot from Michigan…
I knew from talking to Erica that I was going to like her a lot. And I was right! She and Oscar are celebrating their 5th anniversary this year, and she thought that was a great excuse for new pictures! This couple is quite the stylish duo, don’t you think?