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.
I feel like I should be heading out on a safari… or at least driving the train at the local zoo.
T-shirt: J. Crew
Jeans: Kohl’s - They are basically giving these pants away!!!
Shoes: Target -These are on clearance too!
This is completely unrelated, but we’re going to visit Anderson’s family soon, and I need a little advice from moms who’ve successfully traveled with toddlers… preferably without taking Prozac. Not that it’s completely out of the question! We usually leave Kingston at Camp Grandparents when we travel anywhere involving airplanes but thought it would be weird to visit family without him-ha! So, give it to me moms. What’s your best trick for flying with a little one?!?
This is one of my favorite photoshoots ever.
And I’m not just saying that because the Rice’s are some of my favorite people ever!
The idea of a family letting me come into their home and shoot them “as they are” is a big deal for me. There’s such a trust in that. When you leave out the fancy outfits and perfect hair you only see the people in the pictures. For who they really are! And that makes me happy. I love the idea of documenting people’s real lives and hope to do a lot more of these types of shoots.
Don’t you want to have me over for Saturday morning pancakes?!
Brooke and I have been friends for so long. We met at our fist “real” jobs after college. Actually we met at our interview for the SAME job. I saw her and thought, “Crap. She has a better suit than me!” We didn’t go to high school or college together, so she was my first adult friend. I wanted a quick shot of us with our kiddos. Just one. After many clicks, this is what we got.
I don’t really eat meat. And over the years it’s become such a normal part of my everyday life that I forget it’s a big deal for other people. But then someone will ask me about it or will offer to cook something special for me, and I’m reminded that even though it’s just part of life at our house it’s a little weird to a lot of people. I get a lot of questions about my diet in real life, so I thought I’d share a little about the no meat thing here. Basically, you’re going to think I’m even crazier after this!
It’s a texture thing.
I was in middle school (14-ish?) when I decided I didn’t really like eating meat. It started with ground beef (I still think ground beef is the worst) and kept expanding until I just couldn’t stand to eat any of it. As I get older I find myself eating it less and less. The texture makes me feel kind of grossed out.
It’s not a political stand!
Truth is, I’m not committed to any political cause enough to alter my diet! I mean, seriously. Also, my dad and brother raise beef cows, and I totally support that! Those are the most spoiled, pampered cows I’ve ever seen. Some of them get named and never even make it to “the big farm in the sky.” I feel like we do more than our part to support the beef people with Anderson’s meat intake.
I’m not a vegetarian.
I love veggies but still eat chicken sometimes and always have the tiniest piece of fried turkey at Thanksgiving. And I CANNOT say no to my Mom’s pot roast. I mostly eat the carrots and potatoes she cooks with the meat, but I do have a few bites of the brown stuff! Also, we live way too close to a Chick-fil-A restaurant. And who can say no to that? So, when people ask me about my diet I just say, “I don’t eat red meat.” It’s an easy answer.
I don’t do it to “stay skinny.”
Sadly, I’d just rather eat a plate full of carbs than a piece of meat. The taste just does nothing for me. I think the Adkins diet is the worst idea anyone ever came up with! Anderson STILL tries to get me to taste his burgers and steaks and every now and then I will, but I’m always disappointed. When will he learn?!? I always tell him that it’s the same as when we only have plain vanilla ice cream (ick!) in the house and he tries to talk me into indulging with him. It’s just not worth the calories if it’s not something I enjoy, ya know? Also noteworthy: Anderson HATES veggies. Yeah.
I don’t like for people to make special accommodations for me.
That’s just part of my personality. I hate the feeling I get when someone goes out of their way for me. It’s like, “NO. I’m not worthy!” Ha! And when it comes to food I feel like it makes me sound really picky and/or hard to please. But I’m not! I’d rather have a dinner that consists of side dishes than a specially prepared grilled chicken breast that someone cooked for me while everyone else eats burgers! Then I get those awkward situations where someone makes chicken for me, and it just happens to be dark meat. Um, now I’m getting picky. I don’t eat that at all. So then I feel forced to choke down a chicken thigh, ya know? Chicken thighs are the worst!
So, that’s that.
Happy Friday! Hope your weekend is full of grilled burgers, steaks, and even a hot dog or two. Eat one for me!
I saw this post the other day on Atlantic Pacific (such a fun fashion blog) and thought I’d try the leopard/stripes look.
Sweater, Skirt, and Bracelet - Forever 21
Belt – Thrift Store
Wedges – Lucky Brand
Glasses – Gift
Oh, Labor Day. Why do you have to leave so quickly. I blinked and you were gone. We enjoyed you though.
Football (the American kind.)
Come back soon Labor Day, okay?