Archive for June, 2010

Guess How Much I Love You | Southlake Family Photography

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

I met up with this little beauty…


…and her super sweet family yesterday morning.  We had fun walking, talking, swinging from mommy and daddy’s arms…


and, of course, reading from a favorite book, Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram.   It was adorable watching their family interact and little O anticipated each part of the story where the characters would stretch their arms reaaaaaally wide.  She did, too — so cute!


Thank you, K family, for allowing me to photograph your lovely family!  Hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend.  :)   ~mm

artists in L O V E | dallas / fort worth couples photographer

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010


I KNEW they’d be on the lookout for potential locations, but when this fun couple surprised me with a *junkyard session* yesterday I was thrilled.  Like it was hard to breathe thrilled!!!  Most of you know I have this THING for junkyards.  I love the texture, variety, colors, but mostly the ability to be creative in such an inspiring place — it’s impossible not to be.  When you pair a junkyard with a gorgeous couple who are excited AND in love, you seriously can’t go wrong.  I found myself editing sneak peeks until the weeeeee hours of the morning (and 2am is EARLY for me — yup, it was later that that!).  What fun we had (amidst the Texas heat)!

Seriously, are they stunning or what???


I was SO thrilled when I was asked by my hair stylist, Savanah, [check out the Scott LeMaster Salon and Spa if you need an AMAZING, sweet and ultra-fun stylist]  if I would photograph her and her hubby.  Ummm…Of COURSE!  I just knew the session would be amazing!  Savanah and her hubby are creatives — when you have that many artists in one place, magic definitely starts to happen.   They both make jewelry [check out Savanah's Design -- her blog of stunning custom creations] and her husband is a wakeboarder/wakeskater (plus photographer) who is diving in to videography.  You can check out some of his sweeeet videos [here].

And just because I can’t stop…here are a couple more…




So so so many more to edit, too! Thanks, you two, for being SO awesome! I loved hearing your love story and can’t WAIT until next time…

Have one lovely day! ~mm

ANnnnnd…if you are a family waiting for your gallery….great news! You’ll have your links by Friday — I know I said two to three weeks, but it’s going to be earlier — yay! Working on the H and M family slideshows right now… :)

Thanks for stopping by — I’m off to get ready for a bridal shoot. :)

{keeping ‘em busy!!!} | dallas / fort worth family photography

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Hubs away ALLLLLL weekend = Me being ultra-entertaining
(hard work, I tell ya!!!)

The kiddos usually do a pretty good job of keeping themselves busy, but they’re used to daddy-o being around and doing cool stuff with them on the weekend. So, we tried. We even braved the EXTREME Texas heat/humidity and hit up a park yesterday. Apparently, we were the only brave souls because we were the only peeps there! Kinda made it nice for picture taking purposes, I must admit. :)

I decided to bring my camera because I don’t do a great job recording my kids when I’m busy (and I’m BUSY!), so it was time. They had a blast and I had SO much fun playing with them in between snaps. They tried poles, rings, swings, tightropes, played castle, pet store, and a bajillion other fun things.

:::Here are a couple more (the Grandparents will THANK me big time!!!):::





Annnnnnnd….one of me. I know, it’s huge. :) Peach took this pic — yay!


I guess it’s only fair that I make an appearance once in a while. :)

I hope you have a lovely week. I’ll be popping in with sneak peeks, in between sessions and client ordering appointments, so be on the lookout! I have some AMAZING sessions planned this week — a couple, a bridal session AND a fun family. So fun. ~mm

{miracle girl} | mckinney child portrait photography

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010


I can’t even begin to describe all the work this little beauty’s parents went through to get here here. After countless doctor appointments, procedures, and more, the parents of little H finally heard the “you’re pregnant” news and have been beyond elated ever since. She is truly a miracle and I am SO incredibly honored that I was able to capture her cute-ness yesterday!

Guess who (at SIX months) started crawling last week??? This little lady! :) So happy we were able to capture this milestone.

Thanks T for having me yesterday — so excited to finally meet you and your family. Can’t wait until our fam session/bday celebration for little H!

Hope you’re having a lovely day! ~mm

[quite the soccer family!]| colleyville portrait photographer

Monday, June 14th, 2010


I had the pleasure of photographing this fun-loving family yesterday.  They made me laugh — the kiddos were silly and smiley and I just love that!   When mom submitted their session booking form, I saw the words “soccer, soccer and more soccer” all over what she was writing about them.  I just KNEW that we had to fuse our session with their love — the good ol’ game of soccer.

Mom used to play…dad currently plays and coaches…and both kids play.  It was awesome to watch them in their element –  challenging each other, recognizing and celebrating good moves, teaching new tricks.

{so FUN!}

We did get a couple semi-serious portraits, too!  You just have to show off gorgeous kiddos…  :)


Thanks so much for having me, guys!

Have one super day. ~mm

[comfy cozy] | southlake family photography

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010


Looks like this little guy is almost asleep up on dad’s shoulders! He was only foolin’ — a couple seconds later he was a busy, busy three-year-old discovering bugs, leaves, grasses, and nearby trains with his parents.

I LOVE his little face in the picture. Love how the family unit has just come together in this perfect little lovey-dovey package. When I was downloading my card from the session and came across this image, I melted.

I have SO many images from past sessions I’d love to share…be on the lookout.

Hope you’re having a good day!  ~mm

Oh…and if a photography session with Maggie McDonald Photography is in your future (it WOULD be super fun!), let’s get you/your children/your family on the schedule…time’s running out for 2010 (I can’t BELIEVE it!)…


June is booked.

Limited number of July sessions available.

August is booked.

Currently reserving September and October sessions (think HOLIDAY!!!).

Limited November sessions available.

[A holiday session trip to AZ is in the planning stages for mid-October.  Can't wait!]

Give me a jingle/email if you’re interested!

817-455-6756  or  maggiejmcd {at} msn {dot} com

[new babe] | dallas / fort worth family photography

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010


We braved the heat a couple days ago (a hard thing for these Washingtonians!) and set out for some updated family pics.


Oh do I love this smiley guy! :)


Babies bring so much peace, love and happiness. I love watching families grow. :)

Have a splendid day!