Archive for September, 2008

studio-esque

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

I had an awesome time with L and her hubby a couple weekends ago.  We spent some time outside & got some wonderfully unique natural light portraits and then moved inside to try and recreate a flowy fabric maternity image she really wanted.  I’m not used to the inside sort of studio image, so it was a fun challenge!  I think she looks absolutely stunning (and she has that prego-glow for sure!!!).

We also got lots of great shots around their lovely home.

I absolutely love maternity shoots.  There’s something so amazing about a pregnant belly and I just LOVE the anticipation, love, and excitement on the faces of the parents-to-be.

And lastly, a vintage-processed nursery pic.  LOVE those little birdies.

Can’t wait to meet the little one in just a couple weeks!  :)

Have a spectacular weekend!   L and M—your gallery and slideshow will be all ready for you Sunday!   ~m

::comfort::

Friday, September 19th, 2008

^ mom’s arms (what gets better than that???)  :)

^  dad’s head  :)

^  those tasty fingers  :)

Have one super day!   ~m

***If you’re looking for holiday info (sessions, card options, etc. click on the “Holiday Info” tab at the top right of the blog***

{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

Holiday Cards 2008 — The Timeless Set

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

And that, folks, is the last of your lovely card options!  :)   Back to our regularly scheduled PICTURE blogging tomorrow…and boy do I have some more sneak peeks.

I forgot to mention…most cards allow some color changes and ALL can be customized to say what you want!  Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings, Happy Holidays…you name it!  :)

Hope you’ve found a fav or two…have a nice day!   ~m

Your 2008 Holiday Cards — Snazzy Set 2

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Which one are you going for this year???  :)   Any favs yet from Set 1 or 2???  Set 3 coming tomorrow!

If you want to see mini session info or all the holiday cards displayed in one post, click on Holiday Info at the top of the blog (or just click the link!).  Regular sessions are still being booked for October (only a couple sessions left!)– Nov. calendar opening very soon!

If you’re thinking about a session for next year, feel free to email me about your idea(s) and we can chat about dates!

Have a fun day.  ~m

:::ray of sunshine

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

M braved the elements with me as we drove all over town to find out perfect photo shoot spot.  We ran into millions of mosquitos, fell into an irrigation ditch (uhhhh…that would be ME), dodged ant hills galore, and even had to deal with some stinky areas.  :)   It was so worth it.  We smiled and laughed through the shoot and had a great time.  You really CAN’T not have a great time with M.

Super smiley, talkative, positive, confident, gorgeous.

Not to mention an incredible singer, business owner, music therapist.

Her huge heart shows in every image.  More coming sooooon (I am SO excited to share some MOON shots with you!)  :)

Have a great rest of your weekend.  ~m

face[paint]

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Of course, she chose the kitty.  :)   The kitty with glitter for an extra $1.

Giving a little “meow” to her little bro.  I *love* her expression & even though you can’t see the little guy’s face, you can tell by his cheeks that he’s beaming.

Have a fun weekend!   ~m

{wild ocean girl

Friday, September 12th, 2008

^ Love the reflections in this last one.  :)

Have a good day!   ~m

{my heart swells}

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

8am:::waiting in line for the Nemo ride at Disneyland

Could they be any more stunning???  ;)

I mean, who glows like that at 8am?

DEFINITELY not me!!!

I just love the mom/daughter connection.  There’s nothing like it!  (J–this has GOT to go in little C’s room!)

Have a great day!  ~m

:gotcha:

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

WHO me?  I didn’t get into any paint!  :)   My belly button must have done it!

This is what happens when you leave an almost 2-year-old alone for a couple minutes with watercolors.  Believe me, I laughed for a great while!  :)

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Working on editing sessions like a madwoman!  I want to make sure the holidays are nice and easy this year.

Some MMcD Photography info:

  • Holiday Mini session info can be found here.  There are currently only 3 spots remaining!
  • September is completely booked, unless you have a newborn and would like to be squeezed in!
  • Only three full sessions left in October!  Check out the Availability Page for days!
  • November calendar will be opened soon.  FYI:  the last date to HAVE a session before the holidays will be the 16th of November
  • Card examples will be released THIS WEEK!  Wahoo.

Thanks so much for stopping by & have a terrific day!   ~m