Archive for April, 2010

{Fabulously Modern Products} | Maggie McDonald Photography

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

I’ve been meaning to post these for a while. I LOVE creating custom goodies for clients and spend a great deal of time researching quality, appealing, stylin’ products for clients. I definitely wouldn’t sell or create anything I wouldn’t want in my home.

So what do we have here, you ask???

3×3 Brag Album (or otherwise known as a Purse Album for the ladies!)

This little stunner is 3×3 and has 10 openings for your favorite portraits. The album folds out accordion-style (with images on the front and back) and when you’re finished, it folds right up and the magnetic front and back close together immediately. There are various ways to personalize your album with colors, styles and personal quotes that suit you! One more perk is that THREE albums come in an order. They make great gifts for friends and family and display quite nicely.

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Next is the 4×6 Proof Book
I LOVE this little number. If you want to remember your entire session and not have to lift a finger, grab up one of these cuties. The front and back of the book are custom-created and durable! The front and back covers are mounted on a hard surface, while the interior of the spiral-bound book contains bordered portraits printed on photographic paper.

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And just in case you’re wondering, vertical and horizontal images look equally fabulous in this book! I have a *snow book* for my family and we change the page daily. It’s always fun for us in the morning to view the next image. Oh, and my logo is not displayed on each page — that was strictly for blogging purposes.

Hope these two products give you an idea of the product possibilities! I’m always looking for the latest and greatest, so please let me know if you’d like something that I don’t carry…I probably do or am on a waiting list waiting for it! ;)

Have a lovely day!
~mm

{a simple moment} | southlake child photographer

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

My style in a couple words : vintage + modern + a little spunk + a bucketful of fresh + definite color.  How does one do allllllll that with Bluebonnets?  I was beginning to wonder that myself!

My Bluebonnet sessions this weekend were SO much fun.  They made me think out of the box and use the flowers and open space in a different way.  A way that kept me on my toes, which I appreciate.  I like having to work for fun & fresh images.  :)

When I met with the M Family, we began with the obligatory Bluebonnet portraits (gorgeous kiddo in a sea of blue, which is super cute!) and then the mom said…”The girls are ready to run…I told them about your sessions and they’re ready to run and spin and jump”…and I immediately relaxed.  I hadn’t worked with this family before BUT mom knew me.  She studied my blog and my website and prepped the girls for my kind of session.   {I almost gave her a HUGE squeeze, but we only had 25 minutes, so we pressed on…}

So, what did we do?  The kiddos ran and laughed and jumped and froze and spun until their dizzy bodies melted into the tall grass.  We ALL had a blast.   And while I did capture some adorable “in the moment” running, jumping and spinning shots, this portrait below was taken in between all the action.  I LOVE it.  It’s not funky or modern or colorful or even fresh, but it’s honest and true and shows her classic beauty: her cuter-than-cute profile, curly blonde locks, determined expression, & delicate arms swinging as she walks…   I’m sure it was about 5 seconds until she was spinning again, but I’m happy that this simple moment was captured.

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I’m in my own personal sea of Bluebonnet portraits and find myself smiling as I work through each family’s session…I’ll be posting several sneak peeks for my fabulous client families this week.  Stay tuned…

Hope your day is wonderful.

~mm

taxi gal} fort worth family photographer

Monday, April 12th, 2010

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Oh, I couldn’t let the blog go one more day without sharing some more of this cutie pie.  When I saw this taxi, my eyes bulged and i just KNEW we needed to use it!  Dad wasn’t so sure (where was the driver?) but we were super speedy and got the shots done in a jiffy.  ;)

And a couple more…

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Hope you had a wonderful weekend!  I’ve been having sessions like crazy cakes…many, many new faces to appear on the blog in the next couple weeks.  SO exciting!

~m

{Little redhead} | Dallas/Fort Worth Child Photographer

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

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After emailing with little R’s mom for quite some time it was incredible to finally meet yesterday morning!  This sweet little lady turned one the day before our session and mom wanted to document this very important birthday in pictures — love it!

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As you can see, we had a fun, nature-filled morning!  I wouldn’t have it any other way.  :)

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Mom has her own business making custom clothing for toddlers and children called Sand Dance Designs on Etsy, so I was really excited to see what she’d bring.  I can’t wait to get my daughter in some of her clothing.  The little outfits I saw were impeccably made and she has SUCH a gift for mixing fabrics.  I just love the little knot dress in the first two portraits.  Stay tuned for more of her creations AND  you’ll see her family on the blog again very soon!

Have a lovely rest of your weekend!

~mm

{color everywhere!} | Dallas/Fort Worth Photography

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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Just finishing up editing this fun session.  Every time I’ve driven by this building it has caught my eye, so we made a brief stop and snapped a few here.  A kind gentleman even moved his car for us!  :)   I have OH so many more that will hit the blog soon!  I seriously can’t get enough of little May (her nickname — I LOVE IT!) and her many *perfect* outfits.

Stay tuned for a post tomorrow — a little one-year-old cutie.  Can’t wait for our session in the morning.  :)

Hope you have one terrific day!

~mm

{flyin’ high} — Dallas/Fort Worth Family Photographer

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

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I feel SO very fortunate to have met this amazing family last year.  Not only are they stunning, they are SUPER sweet, fun AND funny!  AND everything mom chooses to dress this little sassy princess in I just love.   Sassy Princesses and I always get along well because my little lady was one too!!!  :)

When mom said she said she wanted a more funky session this time, I jumped at the chance.  I LOVE it when clients think out of the box and want to change some things up a bit.

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She wanted a little punk rock, sassy vibe.  Aren’t her little outfits the cutest???  The first pic looks like she’s almost two going on 17!!!  :)

Cannot WAIT to show you the rest.  We found some incredible locations and even played with a bright yellow taxi.  Yay!

OH, and {here} and {here} are some portraits from our last session together if you’re curious!  Little M sure has grown up.  :)   I absolutely LOVE photographing clients a couple times a year.  It’s so much fun to build a relationship with families and record their moments together.

Hope you have a fabulous day!

~mm