junkyard + beautiful fam + a little texture = happy everybody | Dallas Family Photographer


When I got an email from this client requesting a junkyard location for her holiday session, I literally squealed with excitement.  It even surpassed the day another client asked if I’d like to photograph her family at their family dairy…i mean, YEAH!!!  Dairy, junkyard…a photographer’s paradise!!!  ;)

Anyway, back to the junkyard…I had locations already chosen for my holiday mini sessions, BUT made an exception for this family because I just KNEW the whole experience would be out of this world!       And it was.

Amazingly behaved, smiley, spunky adorable boys…CHECK.


Snazzy attire…CHECK.



Musician hubby WITH guitar…CHECK.


Drumsticks for boys to do a little drumming…CHECK.

An in-love hubby and wife wanting some couples pics…CHECK.


Oh do I LOVE this pic!!!  ;)

*****  What made this session really work (besides the location and an amazingly organized stylin’ mom!) was the open line of communication between us!  We chatted several times about outfits, ideas (guitar, drumsticks, vintage chairs), and discussed images that the mom was drawn to (SO important!).   When it was time to shoot, I knew exactly what she wanted from our chats.  We merged that with my style & some on-the-fly ideas from everyone and it was TONS of fun!  Knowing what my clients want on their walls and desktops is SO important.

After all the images were processed, I put some texture on favorite portraits and the texture REALLY complimented the clothing, location and the style that my client wanted displayed in her home.  And wait until you see what she chose….several canvas, gallery mounts…can’t WAIT to share once they’re all up and looking amazing.  :)

Have a super day…and better yet…a SUPER Thanksgiving.  I’ll be back after Turkey Day.  Lots of fam in town (SO excited) and we’re going to be BUSY.  Going wedding dress shopping for my sis, eating lots of turkey, taking our family portraits…it’s going to be fab!

Be on the lookout for the announcement of a special December giveaway for a family in need in the Dallas area.   More details coming soon, but IF you refer this family, YOU get a mega print credit for your own session…yahoo!!!  Everyone gets something wonderful out of this…ME…a family in need…and YOU.  :)       ~mm

8 Responses to “junkyard + beautiful fam + a little texture = happy everybody | Dallas Family Photographer”

  1. Meg Says:

    Maggie, I love, love, love the pic of the two boys!!! Incredible. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

  2. stephanie Says:

    SO amazing!!! Love the location, texture…all of it!!! They look like a super fun family!

  3. Karyn Says:

    These rock Maggie!! Wonderful location and great use of those textures. They work perfectly!

  4. gwen Says:

    Amazing photos Maggie! What a super fun session, and the family is beautiful – gorgeous location. Well done!

  5. Carey Says:

    Maggie, Love the setting… So my style… Country Bumpkin meets rock n roll!

  6. julie Says:

    LOVE this session! Every pic is amazing. Perfection all around!

  7. Mimi Says:

    Those boys are cuuute! Great job matching the style to the family! (This junkyard only has nice “junk.”)

  8. Melissa Says:

    What a killer place to shoot! Great pics!

Leave a Reply