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{feelin’ better} | dallas fort worth family portraits

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

IMG_7424w WHO me??? :)

Thanks for all of the calls and emails about my little guy being so sick last week. He’s on the road to recovery, but still very cranky due to all the fighting his little body had to do. I’ve never had a kiddo with a high fever for six straight days. We were definitely worried over here!


Hope you and yours are healthy — we sure appreciate good health over here. :)

[Holiday Sessions Update]
I am now completely booked for September and October for mini and full sessions. There are a couple (TWO) sessions left in November and that’s going to be it until after the holidays. IF you’re interested, please email me and we’ll get you and your family in for some portraits. It’s FUN! ;)   Dads even give sessions a thumbs up!  ;)

Oh, and P.S…this LOVELY bow tie (and so many more) can be found at the fun and fantastic Etsy store of Baby By Stevie. We LOVE her stuff!

the coupon booths | dallas / fort worth portrait photography | maggie mcdonald

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010


Had an AWESOME time with this family. It was crazy hot (97 degrees PLUS an extra dose of humidity), BUT we were all troopers and made the best of it.   As we walked (so important to keep families moving!), we found one bright spot after another.  *Of course I had these little places mapped out, but every once in a while something pops up and it’s LOVE.

Enter the coupon booths.


L—O—V—E!        I mean, you can’t go wrong with stripes and color with some golden sunlight directly behind them. Then you add the family, and a smooch, and just WOW!  My heart was all aflutter! ;)

sbhamw[Some fun family moments}  I think it's super cute how on the street pic you can see little D's eyes peeking over her Daddy's shoulder.   I really, REALLY like the image on the left.  I think mom looks stunning and positively glows around her kiddos.

IMG_7741hwThe two beauties.

T and G — cannot WAIT to show you the rest.  I had such a hard time choosing which images to put into this post — so many more traditional, fun & funky portraits.  Thanks for a wonderful time!

Hope you have one lovely evening … ~mm

Oh…and in case you’re wondering, there are a couple spots left for HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS in the Dallas area — please email me ASAP if you’re considering a session for you or your family.   ***(Phoenix holiday mini sessions are completely full, but I’ll gladly add you to a wait list).***  For more info for Dallas sessions click {here} for dates and pricing and then contact me!  There’s even the possibility of another date, so email me even if one of those doesn’t work!

email:  maggiejmcd {at} msn {dot} com

phone: 817-455-6756

Let’s get you on the books so you can have incredible images for your home AND impress your friends and fam with stunning holiday cards — do something a little different this year!!!  ;)

I know, I know … | Dallas Holiday Family & Child Photography | Southlake Mini Sessions

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

kdday2{2nd day of school for Peach, 1st day for Fella}

Even though I haven’t blogged in a while (SORRY!!!), I’ve been plenty busy adjusting to so many things…

What have we been up to, you ask?

  • Well, school started and although I’ve been loving the schedule, the kiddos are having a hard time adjusting to the early rising.   Much, much earlier bedtimes (for them, obviously not me, since I’m typing this at 2am) around here.    We had a last minute preschool switch-a-roo for my son (and for those that know me, know that I research and research and visit and research schools for the right fit, so changing something like that with zero time to do so just about put me over the edge.  It all ended up for the better — my little guy actually screams “yaaaaaay” when it’s time for school this year.  Something we’re not used to.  It makes my heart happy.

KClass1st{Peachers — Day 1}

  • And along with school starting comes….SOCCER starting!


  • I’ve been getting lovelies ready for my sister’s wedding : printing/sorting through images, designing the program, coordinating outfits for the adorable flower girl and handsome ring bearer, getting some fun things for bachelorette party, AND so much more…   It’s gonna be one INCREDI-party/smoochfest.
  • I’ve been assembling holiday cards and assigning locations and times to all of the LOVELY clients I will photograph this holiday season.  If you’d like to book a holiday session for Dallas, there are some spots still available….email me at maggiejmcd (@ ) for the deets.  If you are a Phoenix client or inquiring about holiday sessions there (October), mini sessions are now full.  I am HAPPY to put your name on a wait list just in case though!

Here’s an example of a fun card offered this season:

{front}  (obviously my enormo lollipop logo won’t be on the front!)



What a fun, stunning family!  :)

  • Kiddos and I have been on the hunt for some crazy supa-COOL photo locations.  We obviously found some…swooooon!   All that driving is totally worth it!!!


IMG_5556m-copyWell, I need some sleep.  Another very full day tomorrow!

The next week is going to be full of wedding prep, hanging with family AND a couple incredible California sessions.  I…CAN’T…WAIT!   Hopefully I’ll be able to pop in and give you a little teaser.

Have a lovely day!


Holiday Mini Sessions | Dallas / Fort Worth Family Photography | Maggie McDonald Photography

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Great news… long last, dates and collections are here for the 2010 Holiday Mini Sessions!

So, here are the details…


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, watermarked files for sharing online (*new from last year*)


  • A holiday card option (custom holiday cards created FOR and with you including envelopes, 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.

I know it seems early, 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 got this done ahead of time.  :)

And…2010 holiday card choices have been designed/purchased and are being finalized with images from sessions throughout the year — they will be displayed on the blog in the next two weeks.   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 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.

There are a limited number of spots available, so book now before it’s too late — last year there was a wait list!

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