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Cutest “We’re Having a Baby” Announcement EVER! | DFW Family Photographer

Friday, January 4th, 2013

The grand plan was to design holiday cards for this terrific family from their earlier 2012 session, but when the mom let me know a big secret (they were expecting!), we did both!  This was a HUGE secret — nobody was to know until the big reveal (the announcements in the mail!), even the kiddos.  How’d we pull this off??!!  Well, let me tell ya…

First, mom found an adorable idea on Pinterest (this card/session is based off that!).

Second, we assembled the participants – Mom, two ADORABLE kiddos, me, and a blank vintage chalkboard…some colorful & delicious lollis at the end always help, too!  ;)

(here the kiddos are before we REALLY got started…)

Third, we got all crazy cute and funny — the whole session took us about 8 minutes (yay us!!!).    I asked the kids to do various silly things and they were just perfect.  We did a whole lot of laughing (see below)…

The mom and I met several days afterwards to decide on the perfect pictures for the text…didn’t take us long at all.  I digitally placed the text, we found a card to compliment their cute little outfits, and we were finished.

Here’s their gorgeous announcement…

(names blurred out, of course, for their privacy!)

Mom and I were practically on the floor laughing as soon as this happened…

Still makes me laugh out loud every time I see this picture.  :)    A HUGE congrats to the fun, spunky, & oh-so-cool D family…can’t wait to meet the new baby in June!!!

And…Happy New Year!!!

~mm

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

{Little Smiler} | DFW Family Photography | Maggie McDonald Photography

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed this sunny morning session.  This beautiful little lady got out of the car full of smiles — she was ready from the get-go!  I loved every minute of this sweet family’s interactions.

This momma was given a gift certificate for a mini session from a lovely friend and I have had the best time watching her grow up via Facebook, just knowing we’d have a session in the future.  I love this age and the moments we captured — her reaching for her mom’s face as she puts her in the air just melts my heart.   :)

Hope you have one lovely day!  Be on the lookout for more summer sessions coming up…

~mm

Sisters & Besties | Maggie McDonald Photography

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Ahhh…the special relationship between sisters.  There’s really nothing like it!

I was SO thrilled to be contacted by S (the big sis) to do a sister’s session before M (little sis) left for college in the fall!  These two super sweet gals admitted that the last time they really had portraits taken together was six years ago…it was definitely time!   We had such a nice time together early Saturday morning in the golden sun (my fav!) for our Mini Session.  I enjoyed hearing about their hobbies, jobs, jobs-to-be, and their close relationship.  After I got home, I received a really sweet ‘thank you’ email from S that also included a picture of a grasshopper that rode home in her boot.  Her dog had quite a blast watching the little guy hop, apparently.  LOVE it.

Thanks, you two, for really making my day.  Your smiles and genuine love for each other were an honor to capture.  I only wish you both the best and can’t wait to show you the rest!

Hope you have a lovely day!

~mm

 

Smiles and smiles and even BIGGER smiles! | Colleyville Southlake Family Photography

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Oh boy was this little man cute, smiley and fun.

He showed us all of his big boy tricks (clapping, standing, the speed crawl, the sitting spin-around (I was impressed), and some cute little clucking sounds) and smiled throughout the entire session. WE couldn’t help smiling the whole time either…


He had such adorable, tender moments with his parents, too…


And then went back to smiling…

(even bigger!) in his little birthday suit.

Definitely a happy cake face!!! Oh what fun we had.

S&K–Thank you SO so much for trusting me to capture your little man for his 1st birthday session! Can’t wait to see you guys again soon for holiday portraits. :)

Have a lovely day!
~mm

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

{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

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!