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

Monday, September 10th, 2012


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.


{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…

* * * 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”!


{ Eleven years } | Dallas / Fort Worth Couples Photographer

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

I just love when couples can open up, have fun, share ideas, and lastly, be themselves!  This session most definitely had all of the above — S and M completely rocked it.   :)

These two have been married for eleven years — almost twelve (see the shadow smooch above???).  I love getting to know a little more about them each session (check our last session in a junkyard *here*) and look forward to many more sessions together. ;)   It’s always incredibly flattering to take portraits for peeps multiple times — we fuel each other, especially since these two are amazing artists/creatives!

LOVE the candid smooch above!

Savanah is one uber-talented stylist at the Scott LeMaster Salon and Spa in Las Colinas.  Seriously, if you need anything chic and stylin’ in the hair department (translation: if you want to look TOTALLY snazzy!), schedule with Savanah.    She has quite a long wait (muy popular!), so make an appt now…  :)    I could go on and on describing her credentials and experience, but I’ll let her tell you all that…   ;)

Back to these two…

Ahhhh, color is so thrilling!  LOVE this wall — I had it chosen for them over a year ago and am SO glad it worked.  :)

See their reflection?  :)

It’s impossible to put into words the feeling a photographer has after a fulfilling session like the one above — the creative energy and love was flowing (and still is as I edit the rest of their portraits with perma-grin)!!!  :)

Hope you have one wonderful day!


My Sis is Married! | Union Station Wedding | Los Angeles Family Photographer

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010


As many of you may know, my stunning little sis got married to the man of her dreams last weekend in Los Angeles. It was incredible to be part of such an amazing event and be surrounded by so many family members and friends in the days leading up to the wedding, and at the actual wedding. We were SO fortunate to have Jen Fox, my dear friend, as the photographer of the grand event. I, of course, photographed a bit in the morning and during the formal portraits, BUT I also put the camera down and had a blast, too. It was nice to be able to do that! Jen got AMAZING images (I’m seriously jealous!) that I get to edit, but I thought I’d post mine for the time being, until Jen gets some of hers all “Jen-i-fied” on her blog. I did have to steal one below that makes my heart sing. I love both of their genuine smiles. :)

I LOVE the getting ready shots that Jen took, as well as the dress, rings, and other fun details…those will be a whole enormo post of their own sometime in the near future…
Anyway, here we go…

IMG_lj2 {The LOVEBIRDS just a couple minutes after their “first look”}

We took the SUBWAY from our downtown hotel, to Union Station, where they got married. TOTALLY fits them (my SIS has a HUGE soft spot for public transportation!). :)



The passers-by were curious, but mostly just went on their merry way.


We took some quick formal portraits near the garden, some INSIDE the gorgeous station (stunning old wooden ticket booths),


and some silly/fun ones, too.


And THEN the wedding happened. . . (I haven’t even edited the actual wedding ceremony, details, or the parTAY afterward. I’m looking forward to it though…)

Have one lovely day! LOVE you L & J….these are only a little teaser.

Save the Date Out-take! | Maggie McDonald Photography

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

IMG_1041w She’s got dancin’ legs for miles and miles.    Why not hoist her up there and spice things up a bit!!!???  This isn’t the Save the Date they chose, but it IS one of my favs!

Have a lovely day!


Gettin’ hitched! | Dallas/Fort Worth Engagement Photography

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010


My little sis is getting married! :) I got together with her and her fiance waaaay back when and am JUST now blogging our little adventure. They had the most original idea for their save-the-dates, so we hit up an extra superfine (that’s a word, right?) junkyard for some fun. We spent most of our time doing crazy stunts and silly business (aren’t you curious?) and then had a couple minutes at the end for some portraits. Still working on the save-the-dates, so no sneak peek, BUT it’s going to be super cool, vintage & original!

Isn’t her hair fun? It’s always been bright red!

This bus says “UNITE” — we loved that! I usually don’t have clients face the sun in situations like this (ultra bright and painful, that sun!), BUT I like the vibe they’ve got going on.

Ahhhh…LOVE. :) We can’t WAIT for the big wedding in September in Los Angeles. It’s going to be a blast to celebrate their union and get together with family and friends that we haven’t seen in a long time. Plus, Peach is going to be a flower girl and Fella…you guessed it, the “Ring Burier.” <--that's what my kids call it. Hilarious! Oh....and my amazing pal Jen Fox is going to use her mad wedding skills and photograph the wedding. And because I probably won’t be able to put my camera down, I’ll be in there too, until my kiddos pull me onto the dance floor. ;)

Love you two…can’t wait!
Have a grrrrrreat day!

{a lovely wedding}

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Lovely, lovely bride and groom!  SO creative, in LOVE, and what fun at this amazing location!  I LOVE that they wanted images in a bus…near an old green truck…in front of a dumpster…next to a bunch of bright blue recycling bins.  They saw beyond “junk” and recognized the beauty.  I LOVE it when clients have that kind of trust in their photographer!!!

I am so happy I had the opportunity to second shoot this wedding with the uber-talented (and super sweet) Jeanette LeBlanc. We were a great team and the day went by really quickly!

Have a super day! I have some shoots during the week (due to spring break) so be on the lookout for some fresh faces. :) ~m

.:Young LOVE:.

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

I had an awesome Friday afternoon with this super cool couple. They were TONS-o-fun: constantly laughing, loving, & smiling. I have so many fresh and fun images from this session, choosing which images to present in their gallery is going to take me FORever!!! :)

These two are both dancers, so stay tuned for some *hot* dancin’ pics…with toe and tap shoes. :)

K and D — you two are incredible & I’m so excited for the both of you for your October wedding!

Have a great weekend. ~m

{she said}

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

She said she just wanted me to capture their love…

I think we did just that.  :)

Have a terrific day.    ~m