Sleepless in Seattle | Dallas Family Photographer

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I just spent {five} lovely days surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and amazing pals.  I feel like a new gal because 2010 has been a little rough so far and this was JUST what I needed.  Here we are…

IMG_0686hFXweb{Image courtesy of Jen Fox, who set the self timer and had her camera literally hanging from a H-U-G-E nail in a fence — love it!}

This time away to reflect, discuss, laugh, talk shop, and just RELAX was perfect and I came home ready to hug my family for days and even welcomed the dishes, which I absolutely can’t stand…EVER. :)

::Some highlights:::

  • an evening massage AT the “Orange Door Cottage” where we were staying (seriously, a dream come true — the cottage AND massage!)

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  • a little flash talk by Jen of Jen Fox Photography — I really needed it!
  • a maternity shoot of Jen in downtown Seattle (Pike Place Market, a yummy doughnut shop, AND the infamous gum wall.)  :)

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  • eating clam chowder (the real stuff!) while watching ferries leave trails behind them through the water
  • taking portraits of my gorgeous, sassy pals (details and pics to come in another post, I promise!!!)
  • waking up to rain, seagulls, and the sound of waves crashing for two days…
  • shooting an engagement session with my 3 lovely pals and a couple willing to do fun, zany stuff!

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  • shopping at H&M and other fun stores in downtown Seattle WHILE drinking Starbucks, of course!
  • taking pictures of details and our lovely surroundings — focusing on the beauty around us, minus people!  <– I’m definitely not used to this…

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  • getting some portraits taken of ME!!!  yes, this is embarrassing…i don’t get behind the camera much, BUT it’s good practice and always good for a photographer to have a great portrait!  these ladies are pros and i got some good ones!  yay!

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Have a lovely day!  I’m going to TRY and start posting more often, so get ready!  Couple times a week — it’ll be fun!  Thanks for stopping by.  Can’t wait till next year, ladies!!!

~mm

8 Responses to “Sleepless in Seattle | Dallas Family Photographer”

  1. Kierra Says:

    Maggie! You are so gorgeous! Love the pics and am so jealous of your trip–looks amazing!

  2. Carrie Scruggs Says:

    Hey Mag’s! Looks like you had a great time and LOVE the new headshot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. julie Says:

    oh my gosh what a great post! I’m so happy you had so much fun! The pics are AWESOME, you look fabulous!!! LOVE the karate kick shot, holy cow!

  4. jen Says:

    thank you so much for the belly pics! i adore you.

  5. tami Says:

    love this and miss it all! the first picture…pure dreaminess!

  6. Mimi Says:

    Check out those beautiful green eyes!

  7. Maggie Says:

    Thanks for the sweet words, ladies. :)

  8. manda Says:

    look at pretty sister!

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