Archive for August, 2010

Holiday Mini Sessions | Dallas / Fort Worth Family Photography | Maggie McDonald Photography

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Great news… long last, dates and collections are here for the 2010 Holiday Mini Sessions!

So, here are the details…


Included with each session are the items clients *love the most* for the holidays:

  • Gift Prints (your choice of an 8×10, 5×7, 4×6 portrait or 8 wallets)
  • Three web-sized, watermarked files for sharing online (*new from last year*)


  • A holiday card option (custom holiday cards created FOR and with you including envelopes, 4×6 prints to include in your own cards, OR a high-resolution digital file for those that would like to create a card on their own.

I know it seems early, but the end of September will be here in a flash, then we’ll all be busy with trick-or-treating…Thanksgiving…and then Christmas!  You’ll be SO glad you got this done ahead of time.  :)

And…2010 holiday card choices have been designed/purchased and are being finalized with images from sessions throughout the year — they will be displayed on the blog in the next two weeks.   I always LOVE to give clients variety and can’t wait for you to see this year’s cards!  Gorgeous.

If you’ve decided you’d like to reserve a mini session, please email me at and I’ll send you a link to the holiday session booking form. Payment is due at the time of booking (I’ll send a PayPal invoice) to hold your spot.

There are a limited number of spots available, so book now before it’s too late — last year there was a wait list!

Hope you have a lovely day — I’m excited about the prospect of working with so many gorgeous couples, kiddos and families again this year and sure hope you (and yours) are on the list.  :)    ~mm

One Amazing Bridal Session | Bridal Portraits Dallas / Fort Worth

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010


A true sneak peek — little snippets of images. :)

And now…onto the big images…isn’t she STUNNING??? I am excited to finally be able to share these images — she’s married now! :) A BIG congratulations to the newly married couple!!!


I don’t typically photograph bridal portraits, because I don’t specialize in wedding photography, but this situation was perfect! This bride needed portraits taken because her photographer, a family friend, was coming from out of state for the wedding. I was happy to oblige and feel so fortunate to have met this beautiful woman and her family. And get this…she’s even MORE beautiful on the inside. :)

Her husband loves golf, so it was important to incorporate some fun golf pics. LOVE these!

Before our session, I met with her and we went over exactly what she wanted…she even brought inspirational images on her laptop which were *perfect*! It was incredibly helpful and put us at ease immediately when it was time for our actual session. I think I’m a big fan of bridal sessions!!! :)


K — you are such a stunning, sweet, happy bride! I wish you, your *new husband,* and your families all the best.
Have a lovely rest of your day! ~mm

a morning picnic | Southlake Family Photographer

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010


Yesterday morning I met with this *lovely family.*  We had fun exploring and picnicking…there were croissants, melon, juice, a vintage quilt, and perfect light…I was one happy photographer!  :)    When I spoke with mom pre-session, she really wanted to capture the brothers together AND the recent gap where her older son’s two front teeth used to be.  The perfectly imperfect mouth of a growing six year old…I love that.      As a mom AND photographer, sometimes moments/milestones go by in our home that aren’t documented and this session just made me want to capture more with my kids.  Those glances, sibling giggles, a little sparring…all moments to capture.  I always want to remember the little things.  :) Stall1w Thank you, S Family, for choosing me to document your family milestones and love — I am truly honored.  :)   ~mm