Archive for May, 2012

Abroad…in just a few short days! | DFW Family Photographer | Maggie McDonald Photography

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Do I get nervous when photographing?   Yes!  Typically, on my way to a session, I get “that feeling” and then when I meet my client(s) and we get started, the nerves just melt away.  Ummmm…but what  happens when I photograph a fellow photographer’s family?  TRIPLE/QUADRUPLE  those nerves!!!  :)

Please meet fellow photographer Kelly Holder, and her lovely, hilarious, spirited, sweet family.  They traveled to the DFW area for their session from Killeen, TX, and are leaving on another more permanent adventure (moving to GERMANY!) in several days.  I LOVE that amidst the stresses of a move (and boy, moving stresses are endless–I know from experience!), Kelly decided that she wanted to remember Texas and capture her family in their “now.”  Even though it took a lot (travel, hotel, packing, wrangling dogs, time, etc), they’ll have these portraits to look back on to remember this time in their lives…before their European adventure began.


These portraits will help them remember their little lady’s big smiles at her parents (when she wasn’t putting her fingers into her mouth), their little guy doing an awesome Moonwalk for us, AND the GIANT fuzzy caterpillar that tried to made a beeline for their oldest son’s toes (he may or may not have let out a little yelp).  ;)

What an honor to capture this family, and oh what FUN I had.  Safe travels, H Family — cannot wait to hear all about your journey!  I’ll be in touch with all your stunning portraits soon.

Hope you have a lovely day.


He’s Home | Celebrating Adoption Session | Maggie McDonald Photography

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012


This family met me with all smiles.  Their little man, adopted from China about a month ago, fit into their family just perfectly.   I absolutely loved being able to witness their family love and the tenderness his sisters had toward him was incredibly touching.

I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the organization, Celebrating Adoption.  I have met incredible families and children through C.A. and just treasure sessions that I am able to photograph.    Thank you, W Family, for choosing me to capture your love.  It was an honor!

Hope you have a lovely day!    ~mm

Waiting out the rain… | Colleyville Family Photographer | Maggie McDonald Photography

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

The gray clouds on the morning of our session looked worse and worse as I headed out to our location.  As soon as I arrived the downpour began, so we all got to know each other in the car.  So, so glad mom wanted to wait out the storm because after about 5 minutes of pouring, it tapered off and we were able to head out and have some f-u-n.  It’s been simply impossible to narrow down images from this session, which is definitely a good thing!   Check out all this laughter and love!

This fam was constantly smiling, laughing, playing…we all had such a great time.  It was super special that “Nana” was visiting, so we made sure to include her in some portraits, too.  SO important to have grandparents in pictures!  Off to edit the rest of my faves….

Thanks for SUCH a fun morning, B and family!

Hope you have a wonderful day~


Hayden (of Hayden’s Hike) and his cutie pie sister | Grapevine Family Photography | Maggie McDonald Photography

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Met up with these sibs last week and they sure made me laugh — I just loved their interactions as we explored and had fun together.

What a beauty.

Love these!  :)

I first met this handsome fellow (and the rest of his fam, of course) when I photographed Hayden’s Hike on April 1st.  Hayden’s Hike was an event sponsored and coordinated by Scott LeMaster Salon, where friends, family, and other giving and supportive individuals in the community came to raise money for Hayden and his family.  You can read more about the hike {via NeighborsGo}, {Facebook}, and {the Irving News}.


Obviously it was TONS of fun.  :)   If you’d like to see a slideshow of the whole event, please click {here} and turn your volume up.  If you attended the event and would love and image or two, feel free to comment below and I’ll hook you up!

Totally honored to photograph this event and SO so happy I was able to meet and photograph these kids.

Hope you have one lovely day!