Archive for August, 2010

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

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

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

So, here are the details…

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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*)

AND

  • 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 maggiejmcd@msn.com 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

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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!!!

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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. :)

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

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

a morning picnic | Southlake Family Photographer

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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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