{do this for them} | Dallas / Fort Worth Child Photographer

I kept going back and forth about which images to post from this session…should I post the one with dad throwing the littlest lady up into the air, where you see her little belly-button and toothless grin, the portrait of the family by the colorful barn, where they’re all staggered and the middle sis looks sneaky-suspicious (a look I ADORE), the pic of the big brother that makes him look like a total tousled-hair 5-year-old Abercrombie model, the portrait of the family as themselves…looking at each other and loving through their eyes and arms, OR this portrait. It’s so simple.

Tonight I can only post this.


It’s a stand-alone image to me.

A portrait that any mom truly wants, BUT the most important thing is that this momma did this for her daughter. Her little “N” is going to look back someday and absolutely cherish this image and just know how much her momma loved her that very moment. I mean, LOOK at this mom’s love! (I just can’t get over it…)

While we, as parents, sometimes struggle with fitting in portrait sessions (the time, the money, the clothing, the image we want to present, etc), it’s important to just do it. For the kids. For our kids!

I’m realizing how truly precious life is as we approach the one-year anniversary of my father-in-law’s death. What I wouldn’t do for more pictures of my children with HIS grin and loving arms wrapped around them.

I promise you’ll see more of this fun bunch tomorrow…

10 Responses to “{do this for them} | Dallas / Fort Worth Child Photographer”

  1. Jenny Says:

    And this is why we take pictures :: they aren’t “just pictures” to those in front of our lenses. Thanks for the reminder- you made me cry! ;)

  2. Natalie Clayshulte Says:

    Such a sweet reminder. These moments truly are more precious than words can describe.

  3. AnneMarieZ Says:

    you are a good person, Maggie.. a true gift of God.. the talent you have brings out the best in those around you.

  4. Stephanie Says:

    Beautiful!!! I can just see her daughter all grown up looking at this picture and C remembering the day you took it :) It’s perfect!!!

  5. Cristy Says:

    It is perfect and it IS for her. Thank you Maggie. I {heart} you!

  6. Jen Says:

    Well said! Beautiful image.

  7. julie b Says:

    WOW! That’s powerful stuff. What an absolutely gorgeous picture, I am speechless!

  8. tami Says:

    very beautiful post…and definitely written from the heart. a GREAT reminder for all of us!

  9. Kierra Says:

    Gorgeous Maggie, and Cristy, you are sooo beautiful!

  10. Monna Payne Says:

    Maggie – I love this one!! It’s such a sweet shot.

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