Archive for May, 2009

:update w/o pics: (unusual!)

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Hi bloggity readers…
I’ve been MIA for the last couple days…even these last couple months have been tough as far as upates go (I’m SORRY!!!)!

Our time in AZ has come to an end and tomorrow, YES TOMORROW, we are flying to Dallas so the kiddos can see their new home for the very first time. My hubby has been there for 4 weeks, the dogs are currently being transported there (thanks Uncle Phil) AND our house here has lost any trace of the McDonald family.

I had my last AZ session yesterday…

My kiddos had an awesome photo session yesterday with my pal Jeanette LeBlanc (holy cow…check out their cuteness!!!!!!!!)…

I’ve met with lovely friends — lunches, dinners, mall dates, playdates & that’s been incredible and eye-opening. I am SO grateful for those I have met here that have enriched our lives and know that our friendships will only continue to grow from here. There are SOOO many peeps planning on visiting us this year (wooo hooo — gives me so much to look forward to!)

As soon as I get some pics of the house, I’ll POST!
Have a super day…

[cutie pie]

Monday, May 18th, 2009

I just love storyboards!

I’ve decided that from now on, I’m going to automatically include a couple of my storyboard recommendations in each client gallery. Seeing your images together really tells a story about your session! :) In this example, I like that you can see the different aspects of little S’s personality. I just loved photographing this little one — she was sweet and on the go!

Have a great day!


Friday, May 15th, 2009

Remember I said something about a favorite father/daughter image a bit ago?

This is absolutely it! :)

And check out this super cute family. The daughter was workin’ it and we were all just cracking up at her adorable little pose. I LOVE photographing families. :)

Have a super day — I’m off to a fabulous girls day/night away!!! My stomach is prepared for TONS of giggling…


{some baby love}

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Newborns are so peaceful & precious. I love when mommies give them some major cuddles and look SO at peace. This little lady is the third of three beautiful kiddos…according to mom, she’s been a joy so far, just going with the flow. Gotta love that! :)

Stay tuned for some family images soon!
Have a great day. ~m

{HOUSE update} — We are 1/2 packed!!! The kiddos had wild eyes when they crept upstairs this afternoon to see their rooms completely in boxes. It’s starting to become VERY real (especially with all the cardboard, tape, and permanent marker smell around here).

{all 3 kids}

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

We sure waited a bit for the likes of THIS shot!!! ;) When one kiddo is ready, one doesn’t want to be there, and one is ready for a snooze, things can sometimes get a little hairy, BUT we TRIED and look what we got!!!??? Aren’t they the CUTEST????!!!!

I had lots of fun with the S Family kids on Monday morning. The kiddos were so full of life — just like I like them!

The kids did a lot of bed jumping (woo hoooo!), smiling, and eventually some lollipop eating! TONS more cute images from our time together…stay tuned!

Have an awesome day. ~m

[getting bigger...!]

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

I was SO fortunate to meet this family last year and photograph {these adorable twins} at SIX days old! ;) I seriously couldn’t believe it when I saw them!!!

What a fun day…I’ll be posting more from this session in the next couple weeks!

[Moving Update] — We’ll be in TX very soon (TOO soon)! Packing this week, loading next, flying out the 22nd. I’m in the process of EDITING a ton, finding dates for my two last “summer” clients, getting a bunch of girls nights arranged so I can maximize my time with all the wonderful women I’m lucky to call pals out here in AZ…AND trying to keep a house clean/kiddos busy with all the craziness. My assistant, Mariah, is closing out many orders & has been working with clients through the ordering process — it’s been terrific!

Have one fabulous day!!! :)

{Happy Mother’s Day!}

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Ooooops…I said “image on the right”…meant left! :)

{well worth the wait}

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Little L’s mom and I waited and waited for this little lady to fall asleep. We kept hitting road blocks (she got poked <– :( , she needed a diaper change, she was uncomfy) BUT finally, we got a couple in the basket with the greenery and it was just SO worth it.

Thanks for a fun morning…can’t wait for you to see the rest!

Have a super day — I have not one but TWO shoots today, so there will be some images tomorrow. :)


Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Peach’s preschool has the CUTEST at home activities. During the last month, all the kiddos had a chance to bring home the stuffed animal Clifford (PLUS a folder, Clifford book & some red doggy ears) and then write about their time with him.

Peach had an awesome time taking him to In-N-Out and giving him a deluxe tour of our backyard! We snapped the pic above to put into the book, along with pics of all of her classmates. It’s a super cute, interactive, in the moment way to learn! I LOVE having a kiddo that’s excited about school — I hope it’s always that way. :)

Have a great day! ~m

{a FUN family photo} | Phoenix family photographer

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

I had SO much fun with this awesome fam recently. A BIG challenge for me was making this shoot different from the shoot of this mom’s BFF because we shot at the same location with HER family a month prior! One thing I just LOVE about photography is the constant drive I feel to be creative. I can never plan what I do — it’s all about the child/family, the surroundings, the moment! Keeps me on my toes for SURE!!!

Still working (almost done) with your gallery, J!!!
Have a super day. :) ~m