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Family moments captured! | Fort Worth Family Photography

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

{Gorgeous kiddos!}

This three-session smile marathon with four couples and their families was speedy, yet SO awesomely productive. :) These family members drove down from Mississippi and Ohio and I was thrilled to be able to be there to preserve their family history! I have so many portraits of our family growing up, especially with grandparents, and I adore them.

I absolutely love capturing family love. I know I’ve said this before, but ever since my father-in-law passed away a year and a half ago, I see SO much value in extended family portraits. I always wish we had just one more portrait with Jay and our family, or Jay and my kiddos.

It was an honor to be asked to capture this sisterly love, too!

Hope you have a fantastic day!

{moments at home} ::: dallas / fort worth family photography

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

{SWING TIME! — love little sis in the background}

I had fun meeting these three siblings and their mom at home last week.  Mom wanted casual portraits with her children doing what they do best  – being themselves.  :)  That involved relaxing, jumping on the trampoline, sliding, swinging, AND some bubble play.  :)  Sessions at home are easy-peasy for kiddos that might not be comfortable in a new setting and for this fam, it worked out great!

{Big Brother was ready to go — so easy to photograph!}


and lastly…oh man is she cute!!!

What a beautiful family!  Thanks so much for choosing me to capture these at-home moments…it was FUN!

Hope you have a lovely day!


{a growing family} | Colleyville Family Photography | Southlake Family Photographer

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

I had the pleasure of photographing the wonderful B Family.  They got out of the car all smiles, ready for a fun-filled session.  I loved their playfulness and togetherness as we explored new places.


AND I just loved mom’s perfect baby bump.  :)

Many, many more LOVELY portraits that I can’t wait to share.

Hope you have a super weekend…


:::a little western flair:::

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

{My favorite silhouette spot.}


This fun & loving family was up for anything, and when I spotted the cowboy hat, I KNEW it would be perfect this image. I love how you can see the personalities in each of the members here, especially the stunning sis, who steals the show with her arm up, securing the hat on her head during our windy session. LOVE!!!

We have so many more stunners that I can’t wait to share. I am honored this fam chose me to document their closeness before their son returns to the Air Force Academy.

Have a lovely day! I’m back to editing my last holiday sessions, designing cards (including my own!!!) and wrapping up an amazing visit with my mom and brother — they head all the way back to AZ tomorrow and this gal is sad….

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

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

{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! :)


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…

…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!

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

{hot pink heels} | dallas / fort worth family photography | fresh, colorful & fun!

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010


The leggings! The mini skirt! The high heels! A foxy momma! I LOVE this portrait. :)

Oh was this a fun session. This is the third time I’ve photographed these cuties this year, so we got right to business (tickles and those genuine smiles!) and had a great time. I LOVE that mom wanted a pink and black rocker-ish vibe and we couldn’t have chosen a better location.


Can you imagine my smile when we found this green garage? Perfect-o! The perfect compliment to all that bright pink!

We then toned it down a bit, as far as background color goes, and had fun amidst many, many leaves. I’ll post the second half of the session at a later date, BUT here’s a little teaser….


Check out the wind in her cutie pie hair!

This glorious fam just moved to the Houston area (I’m SOOO sad), but we’re pinky swearing that we’re going to get together at least once a year for a session. I’m already in withdrawl!!!! :(

Hope you have a lovely rest of your day.

Little Red Wagon | Dallas / Fort Worth Photography | Holiday Mini Sessions

Friday, November 5th, 2010


The stylin’ K family got out of the car ready to go!  They had super cute coordinating clothes, an adorable hat and wagon for the blue-eyed li’l guy, and most of all, carefree personalities and trust that the session and location would just work.  And, of course, it did!


Mom and Dad loved on little C the whole session and he just grinned from ear to ear.  He proudly showed off his walking skills and had quite a fun time being airplaned through the air by his papa, and snuggled by mom.


OH so fun!  I just love how his little arms are going straight up.  :)


What a handsome, handsome little guy — an absolute a delight to photograph!

Hope you have a lovely rest of your day!

Oh do I love color… | Dallas Portrait Photographer | Holiday Mini Sessions

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

And ruffles on the buns of girly outfits.

And sweet families.

And very well behaved cute doggies. Check out Izzy on the right, zooming into the shot!

And girlies with rosettes in their hair who give their momma love just because…

I’m honored that this family chose me to do their very first family portraits! Their little lady is almost 11 months and wanted to be on the GO!  Can’t wait to show you all the rest.  :)

Hope you have a lovely day!


my OTHER two almost-kiddos | dallas / fort worth portrait photographer | holiday mini sessions

Thursday, October 28th, 2010


It’s always SO much fun to see these two. I love it because they make my kiddos grin from ear to ear, whether it’s conversations on the telephone from Texas to Arizona, or they are playing in person. Our kiddos pretty much grew up together, so every year (and hopefully more often than that) we get the gang together to create some sort of ruckus. ;)

This image above really GETS me! It’s how I see them most of the time…


And these portraits just show how beautiful and handsome they really are.

This series is just SO cute. It was T’s idea to sit on this tree and I think it was the absolute *perfect* spot!

SOOOoooo many more to go through and edit. I LOVE love L.O.V.E the adorable outfits their momma chose. The bold pink/orange combo looks AMAZING with the blue plaid amongst all the greenery. Some good ol’ color pop in nature just makes me sing and dance!


Thank you, J, for trusting ME to capture your two adorable pumpkins. I loved everything about this session…all the way down to the hula hooping at the end. ;)

I hope you have one lovely day!

now THIS is THEM | Dallas Metroplex Photographer | Holiday Mini Sessions

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Ahhh…gorgeous loving family. Super fun, sweet, funny, relaxed. These are the shots we get at first…
(i just love baby girl in her wrap all snuggled close to mom)


And thennnnn…things get fun, lovey-dovey and just a TAD crazy. We like real smiles over here, that’s for SURE! :)



It’s so awesome that they can 100% be themselves with a camera nearby! Guess it helps that I’ve been photographing them for years….sheesh…I just said YEARS!
LOVE the orange, pink and blue mix of clothing here, too. The colors just pop enough to give their portraits some oomph! Plaids, flowers, and solids have all been put together flawlessly. LOVELY job, C!

Hope you have one super day.
The B siblings will grace the blog manana! Yesss! Thx for stopping by…