Archive for June, 2010

Guess How Much I Love You | Southlake Family Photography

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

I met up with this little beauty…

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

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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!

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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

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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???

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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…

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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!!!)
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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!!!):::

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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{so FUN!}

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

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Thanks so much for having me, guys!

Have one super day. ~mm

[comfy cozy] | southlake family photography

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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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!)…

:::SESSION UPDATE:::

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

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

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Oh do I love this smiley guy! :)

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

Have a splendid day!
~mm