faq: round 1

I’ve started receiving more questions in my inbox each week than I have time to answer personally. Wow! I really am flattered that you think I might…

I’ve started receiving more questions in my inbox each week than I have time to answer personally. Wow! I really am flattered that you think I might have the answers, so thanks for boosting my ego! I so wish I had could answer each of you personally, but I just can’t. I hope you’ll agree that posting answers here to some of the questions I repeatedly get is the next best thing. Here goes FAQ Post #1:

Lori asked:
Where do you find all the backgrounds (bright walls) that are in your pictures.  They look great and give your pictures a lot of personality.

Thanks Lori! I have a little obsession that I think a lot of photographers share. It involves searching for perfect photo shoot locations. Everywhere I go I see places that I’d like to shoot and often talk clients into checking out the spots with me. Sometimes my ideas sound REALLY strange, but those are the ones that usually turn out to be favorites!

Amie said:
I would love to meet you sometime. Are you available to share some of your wisdom? Let me know. 🙂

I would love to meet you too Amie! Unfortunately, the short answer is: no. That sounds awful though, so let me explain. Quite a few aspiring photographers have asked me this question. I’d love to be able to get together with all of you, but I also like seeing my husband every now and then! One of the things I’m trying to learn is balance, and for me that means putting my personal life and marriage first. Unfortunately that also means some things have to give. But I’ve tried to be creative and have come up with what might be a solution for some of you. I’ve created a How to Make Pink Coffee mentoring program that is basically an opportunity for you to learn everything I know about photography! The catch: I charge for this opportunity. Why? Two reasons: 1.) I have a mortgage. 2.) If you have to invest a little you will put more thought and preparation into it and will make the most of the opportunity! Shoot me an email if you’re interested.

April asked:
Where did you get your tutu/crinoline you wore in your picture for <a href=”http://scarlettlillian.blogspot.com/”>Scarlett’s</a> contest? I want to get some for girls to wear for photo shoots.

April, I love that skirt too! Sometimes I even wear it around the house. 😉 It’s a vintage petticoat, and I bought it on <a href=”http://www.ebay.com/”>eBay</a>. If you don’t use eBay, set up an account today. It’s my absolute favorite website! I rarely shop in stores anymore, because I just don’t feel inspired by what they have to offer. Instead, I get on eBay and look for unique, interesting pieces that make a statement. Did I mention that I love eBay?!

Julie asked:
When you shoot a fast-paced event and have to change lenses do you put the lens cap back on your lenses before putting them back in your <a href=”http://shootsac.com/”>shootsac</a>?

Julie, this is such an interesting question. I’ve never heard it before but wanted to post it, because I like it! I try really hard to put the lens caps on my lenses, but I don’t always do it. When I’m working really fast and under pressure I often forget where I put my cap. Is it in the shootsac, my pocket, maybe I handed it to Anderson or am even holding it between my teeth? Yep, that’s a lovely sight! If I have time, I’ll take a minute to locate it and put it back on the lens, but that doesn’t always happen. Also, I’m not exactly known for taking the best care of things. At least the shootsac protects the lens! 🙂 I also use a <a href=”http://www.lenspen.com/?cPath=&products_id=LP-1&tpid=146″>lens pen</a> to clean my lenses. Anderson bought it for me for Christmas two years ago, and I use it all the time!

I hope these questions and answers help at least one or two of you!


  1. Lol.. I love the last question… only b/c i have to replace my lens caps so often that I keep a stack of extra ones at home. I am constantly losing them. I also think ebay is my favorite place to shop too. You can find some interesting things on there!
    It is very strange how the mind of a photographer works. We can see beauty in any situation or place.
    PS. You know you are awesome Lynds, we all love you!!!

  2. I think your FAQ is a fabulous idea! If you are going to answer questions you might as well say it once for everyone to benefit from it! Maybe you can do something like this on a monthly basis?

  3. Good stuff, girl! Haha, I sometimes hold my lens cap in between my teeth too, and Bobby always get grossed out by that. I tried that "leash" where a string holds on to your lens cap and let it dangle around your camera while shooting..I hate it though, so yep, I always lose my lens cap. Speaking of that, I just got my package today from B&H w/ a new lens cap for the 50mm 🙂 Yay!
    PS-thanks for the info on the vintage petticoat 🙂 I love it as well 🙂

  4. Hey sweet girl! Ya know, Jasmine had to start somewhere! Dont think for a second you arent worthy of those questions because you SO are!

    PS your new blog makes me smile and makes me happy every time it loads on my screen 🙂

  5. I think you're as cool as Jasmine :)! I think you're one of the coolest! I've been thinking about doing that also. I am so flattered that others are starting to ask me questions. It kinda blows me away. I feel so blessed!

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