the winners | austin couples photographer

I thought I’d come share a few photos that resulted from the fundraiser that Michele and I did to raise funds for Haiti.  These two lovebirds are clients of Michele’s who entered the giveaway to have a session with both of us in downtown Austin after dark.  They showed up ready to have some fun and I think we all had a blast, I know I did!!  I do hope that Michele will share some of hers too, cause, well, they rock!  I had so much fun shooting with her and I hope I get to do it again sometime soon.  And thank you to all those who donated and helped us raise $2400!

Thank you to my wonderful clients who allowed us to shoot in their uber cool cafe, bar & lounge, blu.

Last one shot in the dark baby!  Man I love these sessions.  Seriously, they push it to the edge to find light and there is just something so romantic about hanging out downtown after dark.  LOVE it!  Especially for young parents.  To do something just for the two of you….to embrace who you are right now, together, and capture it….for yourselves and for your children.  I want to do more!!  Any takers??

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Congratulations to Amy F. and her hubby for winning the Helping Hearts romantic photo session with Michele and I! Can you believe that within a week’s time, this movement raised $1,200 for the American Red Cross to help with the recovery effort in Haiti? That is simply incredible.  To make your donations even more valuable, Michele and I have decided that we’re going to match them, so now $2,400 will have been given!

It amazes me that people can jump to action so quickly to help others in need.  But don’t stop giving just because this contest is over. These people will still need our help long after donation drives have ended. Thank you all again for your generosity and, Amy…we’ll see you soon!

By |2010-01-28T15:09:47-05:00January 28th, 2010|Announcements, Austin Photographer, Client Work|0 Comments

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!

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

HOOK ‘EM!

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1.  I am pacing our house right now waiting for ty to get home and tell me all about his day with MICHAEL PHELPS.  Yes, you read that right!  Crazy huh?!?  Ty was one of a handful of kids that were chosen to meet the olympic champion.  How freaking cool is that?!?!  I SO wanted to go and bring my camera, but they said no.  Something about a media release agreement or something or other.  Blah, Blah, Blah, Boo….Ty was psyched and I can’t wait to hear all about it!

2.  Little T is on her way back.  It’s been a tough road, and she’s not there yet.  But she will be soon.  We’re all pretty happy about that.

3.  Do you like surprises?  I do.  At least the fun kind.  I usually try to throw in a fun little surprise into each package I send my clients.  I like to change things up every so often, so you never know what fun little extra will appear in your package from me.  From now until Christmas each client will receive 2 of these keychains with images from their session.  Just cause.

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Fun little extras rock!

4.  Speaking of fun stuff…..Head on over and check out Jodie’s post on the Fresh Art blog today.  You’ll find all kinds of fun craft stuff to do with your kids and a photo I took that she blew up on canvas for her office.  Love it all.

5.  I absolutely LOVE this concept of a bubble wrap calendar.  My fear is that my children will have popped them all on January 1 by 9:42 am.

6.  Our coffee maker when kaput a few weeks ago.  Not good timing since a) it’s busy season and I need caffeine and b)  my patience needs an extra little kick each day to deal with a certain sickie with a smile.  Jase had his eye on a Krups machine awhile back so he went ahead and ordered it using our bank rewards card points.  Problem….lord only knows how long it will take to get here.  One of the special little kups arrived this week but fat lot of good that does a caffeine deprived momma.  So instead I’ve been making almost daily trips to starbucks for a pumpkin spice latte.  mmmmmmm.  so good.  but not for my wallet.  I could have drove across 5 states, picked up the stupid new Krups machine, drove back and still spent less money.

7.  I wish we would have done this in Teagan’s room.  Who knew it was so easy and so stylish to make your own toddler bed?  And for $75 for 2!  Can’t beat that.

8.  I’m about to buy a new lens.  I just need to figure out which one….

9.  The 2nd Annual Life in Motion Photography Halloween fundraiser is just around the corner.  I am super excited about it!  Last year, we went small and still raised a lot of funds for a good cause.  This year, MC and I are going bigger!  Much, much bigger and I couldn’t be more thrilled about both seeing so many kids in cute costumes and donating a big old chuck of cash to cancer research.  MC lined up 50 families this year (crazy!!!).  All the spots filled up fast and we couldn’t be more thrilled.  If you like cute kids in cute costumes, stay tuned, there is about to be an abundance of that around here!!!

10.  I’m off to catch up on some email.  I’m too far behind!  Again!!

By |2009-10-06T14:20:21-05:00October 6th, 2009|My Family|5 Comments

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.