Hi! I’m Lyndsay Almeida, a lifestyle photographer based in sunny North Florida. This blog is about my life, and here you'll find recent photoshoots, crafty projects, style posts, photography tips, and rambles about my family and faith.
My motto is: "Life is messy. Life is beautiful." And as a lifestyle photographer, my goal is to capture the sometimes messy (but always beautiful!) moments in life - for my own family and my clients. Those are often the ones that turn out to be most important; the little moments we want to remember forever. I'm passionate about working with families and though I'm based in the Sunshine State, I often travel to clients for photo shoots.
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 in the world. His name is Kingston Rock and he's feisty, hilarious, and payback for everything I did wrong as a child.
I started Pink Coffee Photo six 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 and decorating (and redecorating) our home.
You can check out some of my favorite post categories on the right.
The Mannings first hired me back in 2008! It’s hard to believe we’ve worked together that long… until I compare pictures of the kids from way back then. It’s fun watching them grow from squishy little babies to sweet, caring kids. This year they brought me some Halloween goodies (our shoot was the week of Halloween) with a note that said, “Happy Halloween. Hope you get lots of candy to stuff in your face.” Ha!! Yep. They just moved up to -favorite- status. :)
What I Wore… to grab lunch and run a bunch of errands.
I love this caftan! It’s so comfy. But I guess that’s obvious since its teetering on the edge of mu-muville. It’s totally acceptable though, because I’ve been feeling awful this last week, so getting dressed was kind of exhausting. Comfy caftan/mu-mu to the rescue! Anderson told me multiple times that it reminded him of something his mom wore in the 80’s. It wasn’t a compliment. So what’s a girl to do? Wear it every day when he comes home from work (obviously). I’m even thinking about saving it for Kingston’s future wife. We should really keep this thing going. ;)
In other news: Johnny and June got a little makeover. This is the only color I had on hand, so out with the chipping gold and in with the vintage turquoise!
The boys came along for the fun when I had a photoshoot at Disney last month! BTW – If Disney is your thing, this is the year (through February I think) to book a shoot there, because you won’t have to pay for my ticket while we have our annual passes. ;) I didn’t really take any personal pictures with my camera, because I had been shooting a session all morning. But of course we both took 17,000 cell phone pics. So I thought I’d share some of those along with a bunch of other October happenings.
I know this makes me a sicko on some level, but one of my favorite things to do at Disney is pick out all the grumpy faces and fighting families. :)
On our way to Disney, Kingston lost a piece of gum in the car. The next morning I found it in my hair.
Always a magical time when the Almeidas do Disney.
Up. Up. And away!
I’ve always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon. We kinda-sorta did at Downtown Disney. Except it was attached to the ground with a cable.
Now I really want to do the real thing!
Of course we had to visit our Cars friends while we were in town.
I swear this kid loves this hotel more than the actual parks. :)
Left: Kingston loves a captivated audience. Right: Look at those sweet little faces, and then look at that sweet grown-up face down there. Ha!
Left:I was trying to decide what to wear for family pics… (Every time we do a shoot at home I have a hard time choosing what to wear.)
Was thinking about this comfy caftan (ok it’s a muumuu) but Kingston said, “The other one mama. I’m sure.” Hmm. Right: A morning at Talbot Island.
We did family pics at home - Kingston played a concert, and Anderson burned some pancakes. Just a normal Saturday morning.
JK. Anderson never burns pancakes. I thin it was the pressure of the moment. :)
Left:Thankful for Sarah Eddy for hanging with us at home and taking our family pictures. We love working with her. :)) Right: Spider cookies.
Left: Shadow people. Right: Hanging at the park.
Left:Randomly re-pierced my ears the other night. I can’t even remember how many there were, but I could only get two on one side and three on the other. Anderson was freaking out the whole time-threatening to puke and worrying about infection. #highschoolalloveragain Right: Just a regular Monday night.
Left:Selfie fail, but we had the best time celebrating our friend Eddy’s birthday! Ok-I actually love this pic!! Right: Sometimes you have to sneak out and do this. :)
Bad: He’s enough like me to be a 3-yr-old eye roller with an attitude. Good: He’s enough like Anderson to tell on himself for having an attitude.
Left: Our church recently launched another campus, and we had the best time helping with the music one Sunday. Right:He sat through Girls Lunch like a boss, so I thought a treat was in order.
Left:I’ve wanted to paint stripes on all the doorways that divide up the rooms in our house forever. Finally started it! Right:Dancing in the aisles at TJ. Everything is more fun with my boys!
Left: Show and Tell Right: Show and Tell 2.0
Left:If there was a fire in my house, I’d grab this. These five pages are the story of how my Dad came to Christ. He recently gave a copy to me and my brother, and I’ll treasure it always! He was a pastor who had been to Bible college and seminary when he realized he didn’t have a relationship with Jesus. I’m so thankful for grace and a God who passionately pursues us! Right: Show and Tell 3.0
Left:Happy fall, y’all. Right:Had the BEST day with my little partner. We had a picnic at one of our fav parks – right on the beach. When I took this pic we were sitting at Sonic waiting for a “green drink.” I told Kingston to look over at the camera, and he said, “Sorry Mom. I’m zoning.”
Kingston still won’t wear a costume for Halloween. I’ve been asking him about it all month and even offered to make a home-made car costume, but no. He wouldn’t buy it. So the night before trunk-or-treat at his school I told him he could just wear some of his regular clothes and be a “rock-star.” He LOVED that idea, and when I got him ready he couldn’t stop smiling! He was pretty cute. Then he found these huge sunglasses in his closet (thanks Grandma!) and the generic rock-star get-up quickly took an Elton John turn. We’re going for a cross between Elton, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Jimi Hendrix. We asked him last night if he wants to put on a concert for the neighborhood while we hand out candy (he likes handing out candy more than trick-or-treating. Go figure!) and he got pretty excited. We’ve been talking about it all day. So, come on by for candy and a show tonight. You’ll hear us before you see us!
Past Halloween shenanigans: 2013, 2012, and 2011. Baby Elvis was my favorite. :) Rock on, people!