Win A Mini Session & The Little Monsters Bash ’09 Slideshow! | Austin Photographer


I know there are quite a few people waiting on this and I’m so excited to come share it.  This event started last year, with 10 families who helped MC and I raise some money for Team in Training.  This year, we went bigger, way bigger, and invited not 10, but 50 families (over 60 kids!!!) to the event to benefit MD Anderson hospital in the name of Jon Urban.  60 kids in 3 hours….that means 20 kids per hour and approximately only 3 minutes with each child!!  How crazy is that?!  Crazy and fun.  Anyway, Jon and MC have faced a lot this year, tackling cancer head on (you can read a little more about that here).  We couldn’t think of a better cause than to raise funds for the very hospital that helped to save Jon’s life.  I want to take a moment to thank all those who participated and donated this year, we couldn’t have done it without you and your support!  We raised over $1,700 in just a few hours on a Saturday morning!  Isn’t that just awesome!  I can’t even tell you how much fun we had too…..all the cuties in costume were just too much!  I’ve posted quite a few sneak peeks over the past week but I happen to know there has been quite a bit of blog stalking going on looking for even more…’s finally time!!!


Fun stuff!!  Everyone’s images will be mailed out over the course of the weekend, thanks for your patience!


But we’re not done yet.

We’re hoping to raise even more.  So here is the deal…..

I’m putting up a mini session.  Let’s do a raffle!  Here is the deal……

Each person who donates $10 to our cause, you will be entered to win a free mini session with me.  Donate $20, you will be entered twice.  Donate $50 and you have 5 chances to win.  So on and so on.  The winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, October 20th.  The mini session will occur in January of 2010 at a mutually convenient date and time.  Session will occur in or around the Austin area at a location chosen by me.  The mini session will consist of a consultation prior to our session together, 30 minutes of photography time, 5 full resolution images presented in color and black and white with a print release and a 5×7 print of each image.  You do not have to live in or around Austin to enter, but you must be willing to travel to the area should you win the mini session raffle.  You can also gift the mini session to someone else if you choose to do so.  This would be a great gift to give for Christmas, and because it falls in January, it would be a great time to capture a few fun images in time for Valentines Day!  Please email me for a complete list of rules and restrictions on mini sessions.

Edited:  Please contact me at [email protected] if you would like to make a donation.

**A quick note about next years fundraiser – we’re going even bigger!  It will be on location and it will benefit a very worthy close that hit close to home with us this year, Dell Children’s Hospital.  The exclusive invitations will be handled differently next year.  You will get an invite if:  1)  You are a Life in Motion Photography client anytime in the 2010 calendar year 2)  You attended the event and donated this year or 3)  You participate by donating to the raffle.  The exclusive invitations will be sent out in August and spots will be on a first come, first serve basis.  It was a blast this year, you don’t want to miss it in 2010!**

the outtakes are out of control | austin baby photographer

It’s a bit crazy around here.  3 crazy kids and running a photography business during the busiest time of the year can be pretty overwhelming.  All of you photographers out there know what I mean and are whispering ‘amen’ under your breath right?  Every year, it never fails, you pull a bunch of all nighters, live off of coffee and mountain dew (I’m looking at your Jodie), plant your kids in front of the tv a little more than usual, call on family and friends to help you just make it through.  Meanwhile, your husband is just hoping and praying that someday, eventually, his wife will pull herself out of the mess and pile of work and re-emerge again in some sort of recognizable form similar to the person he married.  A few photographer friends have looked at me with the all knowing, are you crazy doing a fundraiser NOW?!, it’s OCTOBER!! look in their eyes.  So why on earth have I added more to my plate during this time of year by doing a charity fundraiser????  I’ve asked myself that several times too.  Here is the answer.

1)  It’s a good cause.

2)  I love it.

but most of all….

3)  Because it makes me laugh.  And laugh.  And laugh some more.  The outtakes keep me going.  I mean, can’t you just hear her thoughts….”this is soooooooo humiliating……..seriously”  HA!  How can you look at this and NOT LAUGH?!


dear grumpy peacocks mom, don’t worry, we got a happy one too!


To all those who participated in the fundraiser, if your child provided us with an outtake, you WILL be getting more than one photo!!  The much needed comedic relief between client proofing and packaging orders is keeping me going better than coffee or mountain dew ever could!

2009-10-12T08:30:44-05:00October 12th, 2009|Austin Photographer, Client Work|

the happiest pumpkin i’ve ever met | austin baby photographer

my session this morning had to be rescheduled and i know there is a certain momma out there who was pretty bummed about making that phone call.  and since i just so happened to see them yesterday at the fundraiser, i thought i’d come post her little cuties fundraiser photo since she’s not getting a sneak peek tonight.  i can’t even tell you how excited i am to photograph their adorable family.  when it was their turn yesterday, they plopped their little guy down and he immediately did this….


so happy!  i can’t wait to have more time with him next weekend!  oh!  and tomorrow, i get to meet up with these 2 cute chubby guys….this week is gonna rock!

2009-10-11T20:19:45-05:00October 11th, 2009|Austin Photographer, Client Work|

2nd Annual Life in Motion Photography Little Monsters Bash | Austin Photographer Lyndsay Stradtner

I am so thrilled and proud to announce that the 2nd Annual Life in Motion Photography Little Monsters Bash was a HUGE success.  It was a wonderful party with TONS of cuties running around in their costumes.  Thank you to everyone who came, donated, partied, brought food, shuffled kiddos, etc.!  Thanks to each one of you we raised $1,700!!!! Seventeen hundred!!  In just a few hours on a Saturday morning.  That’s HUGE.  Every single penny is being donated to aid in cancer research at MD Anderson Hospital in the name of Jon Urban.  Jon is the husband of my dear friend and mentee MC, and we just couldn’t think of a better cause to donate funds to this year.  If cancer has ever touched your life, you know that treatment can be lifesaving, and every single dollar donated to research helps!  I can tell you that it feels so amazing to do something meaningful.  To do something that matters.  No matter how busy we are, no matter how tired, nothing feels better than doing something good like this.  Nothing.  I am so proud and thankful for each and every person who came out today, thank you for making it happen!!!

A slideshow of all the cuties in costume is forthcoming, but word on the street is that there are some :::::cough cough MC, et al cough cough:::: hitting refresh every 5 seconds or so waiting for a teaser.  I just couldn’t decide who to share…..way too tough of a choice.  So I let my husband choose.  And I shouldn’t be surprised, after all, they did win tonight!


Cuteness overload.  I think there is only one thing left to say….


2009-10-10T23:26:10-05:00October 10th, 2009|Announcements, Austin Photographer, Client Work|