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2012 Holiday Sessions | Stunning Holiday Portraits | Dallas Fort Worth Photography | Phoenix Photographer

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Howdy!

Just here to say that there are only a FEW remaining spots for 2012 Holiday Mini Sessions with Maggie McDonald Photography!  Details have already been posted on Facebook and past clients have been contacted/booked, SO…if you’re thinking about a session for Dallas / Fort Worth (Sept/Nov sessions) or in Phoenix (Oct 5-7), don’t wait!   SOME of the DFW dates have some wiggle room, so if none of those dates work for you, let’s chat!

Please email maggiejmcd {at} msn {dot} com or call 817-455-6756 to book a session or have any questions answered.  It’s going to be a fun, FULL portrait season, so call now for your stunning, golden family session, complete with posed, as well as candid portraits!    Looking forward to photographing YOU and your family — you’ll even have portrait gifts and cards ready WELL before holiday time, so you can breathe easy this year.  :)

 

Hope you have one lovely day.

~mm

Little Miss in a Vintage Crate | Maggie McDonald Photography | Dallas / Fort Worth Family Photographer

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

So, so fun to see this cutie pie and her family again.

 

I last saw her as an itty bitty newborn and now she’s sitting, crawling, and standing with some help from mom.  :)  How time flies!

I just love that her mom, dad and sis came along for her six month portraits — so much love and laughter make me one happy photog.  PLUS, mom and dad love all things vintage, so my wooden crate, heart quilt (LOOOOOVE this new find!), and her cutie-pie old fashioned dress (brought by mom) were perfect additions to our session.  LOVE getting to know parents and what they love!

So incredibly honored to capture this little lady once again…

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have one incredible day!

~mm

P.S.  If you are interested in booking a holiday mini session in the DFW area or in Phoenix, please click {here} for more information on my Facebook page — info will be on the blog soon.  Slots are going quickly!

Summer brings…

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Summer brings big WET raindrops on rusty cars…IF you’re a photographer’s kid, that is.  :)  Raindrops are a pretty welcome sight (smell and feel) in Texas these days!

UPDATE on me…

Our summer has been most fabulous.  Busy traveling and then busy swimming and wrapped up in smoothie making and playing at home.  We’re having a BLAST!

I’m in the process of editing a HUGE session (3 days worth of lovely creative portraits) from a trip to the drop-dead gorgeous state of Tennessee  earlier this month with a beauuuuutiful family.  I am forever changed by their love + the beauty of the Smokey Mountains.  Should be done this week with that, so be ready!

I have some more fun projects up my sleeve, my little lady’s birthday, and have several sessions and a WEDDING in the next two weeks…this gal is EXCITED.  I don’t typically shoot weddings, but am excited about this fun-filled opportunity with a stunning, smiling, sweet & happy couple and their families.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT…. I’m gearing up for upcoming holiday sessions!  IF you’d love holiday portraits this year, make sure to be on the lookout at the beginning of August (yipes…that’s next week) for some dates and details.  Sessions were totally booked (and then some) last year and I’d love to see past clients and new ones, too.  AND get this…our tickets are already purchased for going to Phoenix in October!   If you want to be on the first- to -know list for DFW or Phoenix sessions, please send a quick little email or Facebook message to me with your name and email addy and you’ll be notified BEFORE details are posted online.  How’s that for being on top of things?

Have one super day and hope YOU are having a beautiful summer!

~mm

maggiejmcd @ msn . com

The Center of their World! | Colleyville Southlake Grapevine Photographer

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

I met this super fun family bright and early Sunday morning.  The light was soft and golden — just the way I like it — and the weather JUST perfect!  We planned this session around both sets of grandparents being in town for some extended family pics, too.

Although extended family portraits are sometimes hard to coordinate, they are SO so worth it.  LOVE the love pouring from their faces.  :)

SO handsome and sweet.  I have lots of smiley ones, but this one really stuck out to me as being extra special.  :)

Loved the “real” interaction with mom and dad.  :)

And we’ll end with this.  Love him throwing his head back in laughter.  His two front teeth coming in remind ME of first grade…what a fun shot.

AND so, so many incredible shots that I didn’t want to reveal in case they’re going to use them for holiday cards. . . wouldn’t want to spoil it!

Thank you SO very much P Family (and extended family) for trusting me to capture your time together. I’m truly honored and hope you’ll cherish these for a long time!  Gallery coming sooooon!  Yay.

Hope you have a lovely rest of your day.

~mm

Taking it all in… | Southlake Family Photography | DFW Holiday Mini Sessions

Monday, September 19th, 2011

My two were walking along a log in Yosemite National Park, taking it all in. Peach grabbed a branch and checked out the leaves, while the little man was watching carefully where to step. This picture takes me back to a time when I truly felt FREE and disconnected, as did they. We hiked, splashed in water, camped (?! — well, sort of), and were just allowed to breathe. We’ll be heading back there sooner than later…or maybe do a National Park tour (Glacier or Denali, perhaps?)and hit up a gorgeous spot every year. That’s on my bucket list. What’s something on yours?

We’ve been busy bees lately.  Soccer, cheerleading, Drama Club, Tae Kwan Do…Yearbook Club starting soon.  This time of year makes me smile as the leaves change and the breezes get cooler, but I also have to remember to take some deep breaths in preparation for…(dun dun dunnn)…the BUSY SEASON.

I’ll be headed out to Phoenix soon for a packed schedule of beautiful people to photograph.  Some clients I’ve seen before (can’t WAIT to see how much all the kiddos have grown!) and some very new families (can’t WAIT for those either).  Before Phoenix, I’m heading to Florida to meet my twinsie niece and nephew and to help my sister-in-law…a new mama, who is super excited for some extra hands around there.  AND my little guy’s birthday is approaching, too.

Oh man…a packed October, an ultra busy November…and then Christmas is here.  :)   Are you ready for the next couple months to whizz by?!

If you’re considering holiday portraits (these puppies come with stunning cards that you don’t have to worry about–that’s MY job!) contact me ASAP (dates on there are all full, so let’s chat!). Seriously, only a couple November weekday spots left.

Hope you have a lovely day! I’m off to finish up client holiday card examples (coming SOON) so I can cross another thing off my growing “to do” list…
~m

{shoe envy} | Dallas Fort Worth Family Photographer | Southlake Family Photography

Monday, September 5th, 2011


Oh the heels! Aren’t they snazzy? :)  LOVE these mother/son portraits…

I was so impressed with this mom because literally two days before our session we chatted about a totally different what-to-wear idea. Twenty minutes after our conversation, she called me back, ready to go with this great ensemble! I absolutely LOVE how she put these reds, blacks and whites together with denim. The best part? She found all these clothes at home! No shopping involved! :)

Fun times, gorgeous fam, & superb styling! :)

Hope you have a lovely day…
~mm

* * * Oh, and please contact me ASAP if you’d like a holiday mini session for you, your children, or your family.  October is completely booked!  Only a handful of September and November spots are available for DFW peeps…don’t wait if you want to impress friends and fam this year with stunning holiday cards and portraits — all done in a way that compliments YOUR fam  ! ! !  :)

f a c e b o o k:   click here!
c h a t:   817.455.6756

{Sweethearts} | Colleyville Family Photography | Dallas / Fort Worth Holiday Portraits

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

I had a seriously WONDERFUL time with this family of four.    Time flew as we explored, played, talked about trains, sampled delicious lollipops, and even did some arm swinging.  :)  We were lucky to have a more mild-weathered day with a slight breeze, too.  A big YAY for the last day of August!  :)

 

The boys were sweeter than pie and cuter than cute…

 

and the parents?  AMAZINGLY fun!

I LOVE that they wanted to celebrate their lives with current portraits, so the boys could look back on these pictures and see how much they love them (that’s what mom told me!!!).  The boys’ grandparents even came along so that mom and dad could have some couples portraits, too.   Speaking of mom and dad…they met when they were 16 in high school!

 

I loved this candid shot here…SUPER comfy/natural in front of the camera. I have a kazillion stunners of them! :)

Seriously love these!

And this one…

definitely a FAV.  Look at his cutie pie smile.  :)

Have TONS of faves I couldn’t even show you because they changed into equally adorable outfits in a totally different color palette…stay tuned!

Hope you have one super day…and thanks SO much D family for trusting me to capture your love.  I think it’s crazy CRAZY evident.  Thanks for being “you”!

~mm

S T U N N I N G (in all caps!) | Grapevine / Colleyville Senior Photographer

Friday, August 19th, 2011

 

 

 

Thrilled to photograph this simply stunning teen in Florida this June. She was sweeter than Florida sweet tea (and WHOA it’s sweet!) and just such a natural beauty. Her golden hair blew in the beachy breeze as we talked about her plans for the future (loves to dance) and explored the gorgeous setting. A perfect afternoon!

I’ll let her portraits do the talking…

Hope you’re having a spectacular day!
~mm

P.S. Phoenix HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS are totally booked! If you’d like to be on a wait list, email me asap! :) Dallas peeps still have some MINI SESSION slots available, but they’re going quickly! {click here} for info!

*2011 Holiday Mini Sessions* | Maggie McDonald Photography | DFW Phoenix Photographer

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

 

Holiday Sessions??!!!  I realize it seems WAAAAY too hot to think about the holidays, but the end of September will be here in a flash, then we’ll all be busy with trick-or-treating…Thanksgiving…and then Christmas!  You’ll be SO glad you scheduled a session and designed your fabulous cards ahead of time!  :)

Check it….  ;)

 

Included with each session are the items clients *love the most* for the holidays:

  • Gift Prints (your choice of an 8×10, 5×7, 4×6 portrait or 8 wallets)
  • Three web-sized, Facebook files (with a small logo) for sharing online

AND

  • Custom holiday cards created for you with your stunning portraits OR 4×6 prints to include in your own cards OR a high-resolution digital file for those that would like to create a card on their own (top two packages).
Add-ons to packages are quite a deal, too (portraits, disc of images, canvas), so send me an email and I’ll fill you in!

And…2011 holiday card choices are currently being designed/purchased.  They will be displayed on the blog in late August/early September.   I always LOVE to give clients variety and can’t wait for you to see this year’s cards!  Gorgeous.

 

If you’ve decided you’d like to reserve a mini session, please email me at maggiejmcd@msn.com and I’ll send you a link to the holiday session booking form. Payment is due at the time of booking (I’ll send a PayPal invoice) to hold your spot.   Last year there was a wait list, so don’t wait too long!

Hope you have a lovely day — I’m excited about the prospect of working with so many gorgeous families again this year and sure hope yours is on the list.  :)

My best,

Maggie

i love fall | dallas / fort worth family photography | maggie mcdonald photography

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

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{Golden Leaves PLUS a stunning mom and her adorable, impeccably dressed son — L.O.V.E!}

Changing leaves mean cooler weather is right around the corner and I just LOVE the four seasons. If it was up to hubby, there would be maybe TWO seasons, but the rest of us at home (dogs+kitties+kiddos+me) really love the varying weather the Texas seasons bring us. Hey, at least it’s better than Arizona! :)

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I met up with this incredible mother and son pair last week and we had a great time experiencing all the teachable moments and fun nature brings. We saw bugs, fish, changing leaves, berries, and there were LOTS of sticks. Almost two-year-olds LOVE sticks…
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…and vintage trikes that just happen to pop up on the path.

Thank you so very much, T, for trusting in me to capture you and your handsome little man again — it was SUCH a pleasure!
~mm

*****I am longing to get my kiddos out amongst the leaves, so stay tuned for a McDonald kiddo session coming SOON!*****