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Couple more from this fun session.  🙂

I spent so much time at the B family home, having a private session with each of the six kiddos, that we ALMOST didn’t have enough light for the family session.  Good thing their home borders a gorgeous park!

We ran down there (literally) and, of course, had some fun together — can’t you just HEAR the giggling in the above pic???  I just *love* being a “part of another family for a session.  The dynamics with different personalities, ages, etc. is always exciting and changing.  Keeps me on my toes — that’s for sure!

the boys…

Have a great day1  😉   ~m

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It started with these two beautiful people.  🙂

Add 5 super sweet kiddos PLUS the cutie above…

and this is where they are now!

LOVE you guys.

Have a fantab day!  🙂  ~m

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I had SO much fun today with this little lady and her parents in their grand backyard:  a dairy farm!  It was pretty much a photographer’s dream — so many textures, colors, animals, sounds.   So much space for a little one to kick up the dirt and explore her surroundings.

She pretty much ran the show, which was absolutely perfect!  She was full of life outside and showed countless smiles,

her beautiful personality,

and many curious glances with her stunning blue eyes.

Definitely one of the bravest little ladies I’ve ever photographed!  🙂

Yup, that’s her to the right, face-to-face with one of her cow buddies.

Thanks so much for having me, P family, and I can’t wait to show you the rest!

Have a perfect day.  ~m

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And that, folks, is the last of your lovely card options!  🙂  Back to our regularly scheduled PICTURE blogging tomorrow…and boy do I have some more sneak peeks.

I forgot to mention…most cards allow some color changes and ALL can be customized to say what you want!  Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings, Happy Holidays…you name it!  🙂

Hope you’ve found a fav or two…have a nice day!   ~m

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Which one are you going for this year???  🙂  Any favs yet from Set 1 or 2???  Set 3 coming tomorrow!

If you want to see mini session info or all the holiday cards displayed in one post, click on Holiday Info at the top of the blog (or just click the link!).  Regular sessions are still being booked for October (only a couple sessions left!)– Nov. calendar opening very soon!

If you’re thinking about a session for next year, feel free to email me about your idea(s) and we can chat about dates!

Have a fun day.  ~m

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I was THRILLED to see baby M and her incredible parents today.  We’ve had this session planned for ages and it was so great to see this cutie once again (some pics from her last session here).  I just love watching babies grow up!

She got her Halloween costume out a bit early this year…isn’t it adorable???  Her mom always has the CUTEST outfits and ideas.  🙂

^ LOVE the baby-in-a-bucket shot with those little baby legs.  🙂

^ The lovely fam.

Dad and M took a little dip in the pool at the end of the session.  Boy does she love that water!

More to come…

Thanks, you guys!  It was a fun morning.  🙂     ~m

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I met with the K family this evening for a mini session.  We had a blast! They were one of the first families I photographed last year, so it was fun to see how much the cuties had grown.

{sweet as pie}

{mini-energizer bunny}

The kiddos were GREAT!  I love little explorers and they were just that.

AND we took a pic JUST like last year…kiddos on shoulders with a smooch in the middle.  Love it!

Thanks, you guys.  What a fun time.  🙂

Have one super day!  ~m

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So, yesterday Jen and I spent the whole day with Shannon Sewell for a two-on-one mentoring session in Portland.  I can’t wait to put all the things I learned to use in a way that fits me and my style!  🙂   My brain still feels like it’s about to burst!

We photographed a stylin’ family, which was awesome (especially in preparation for the holiday mini-sessions happening soon!).   AND there was a super special surprise guest…WRECKLESS GIRL!!!!  I was thrilled because I’ve been following her blog for a long while.  Her style is just so unique and always inspirational.

^ Shannon in action!  🙂

^ Kristy (AKA Wreckless Girl) guitarrin’ it with a yard flamingo  🙂

Both photographers we met with have so much to offer are are extremely humble about their art.  Thank you, ladies, for taking the time to share a little of how you do things with US!

Couple more pics of these kiddos…

^  CUTE little guy

^ Super sweet big bro

I fly back home tomorrow BUT before that we’re having breakfast with our pal Jess AND a then another fab photo shoot! Woo hoo!  Gorgeous Manda will make her bloggity debut!  🙂

I can’t belive my trip’s over so soon.  I miss my family like CRAZY, so that will be just lovely.  I’ll definitely miss my GIRL JEN though!  We’ve spent so much time “talking shop” & sharing our little “secrets” with each other.

Have a super day.  ~m

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At long last, info for the super fun holiday minis is here!  I can’t wait to start taking holiday pics, designing cards, AND help you in creating lasting images of your family!  Photos are awesome gifts, too!  🙂

I know it’s incredibly hard to think about the holidays right now when it’s 111 degrees here in Phoenix, BUT there are only 18 more weekends until Christmas — that makes me shake in my boots!!!

Why are we scheduling holiday shoots now???  Not only do I need to shoot and edit sessions (a 2 week process) but it takes a bit (2+ weeks) to order/receive cards and images, too.  I’m sure my photo lab is going to be feeling the pressure because holiday cards are the IN THING right now!  And BOY do I have some incredible cards for you (a weakness of mine–options will be posted throughout the week!).  🙂

Here’s the info you’ve been waiting for…  (OH, and read allllll the way down for a super offer for 1 lucky fam!)

There are only a LIMITED NUMBER OF SESSIONS available throughout the next 3 months (whether you choose a mini session or a full session), so if you’re interested, make sure to send me an email and sign up before they’re gone! Speaking of gone, once the minis are booked in September the month is full!  🙂  I try my best to keep the “Availability” portion of this blog (look up top) current if you have a date in mind.

A little more info on the minis…

Saturday, September 20, 2008

3 times available — incredible location in Gilbert (email me for details!)

3:30pm, 4:10pm, 4:50pm (booked)

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

3 times available — rockin’ location in Tempe (email me for more details)

3:30pm, 4:10pm (booked), 4:50pm (booked)

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*Rain date scheduled for Oct 30th.

THE FINE PRINT

  • those who email with date/time preferences first get the first slots
  • payment, in full, must be received within one week in order to hold your date and time
  • sessions prices are up to 4 people ($25 extra per person)
  • $50 mini session print credit may only be used toward gift and wall prints
  • additional holiday cards, prints, and digital negatives may be purchased
  • all final print orders must be made by 11/28 to receive prints before Christmas

If you choose to have a regular session (more time + images than a mini), it needs to take place by 11/9 to receive holiday items (gift prints, cards, etc).   Session prices are located on my website www.maggiemcdonaldphotography.com under “investments.”

Oh, and if you’re doing a mini, since these sessions are so short, in your email to me with your preferred time(s) and date(s), please choose whether the session is a family session (only images of the family are taken — no individual shots of family members) or a child session (focus is on up to two children and sibling groups).  The goal is for you to have an incredible image (or two or three or…) for your holiday cards, as well as amazing images for your walls (+ gifts for friends and family).

AND if you made it this far (thank you, thank you!!!) I have two offers:

1) if you or your family have been photographed within the last 6 months by moi, you may purchase holiday cards with a favorite image from your session for $8 off a set (that means 24 gorgeous press-printed 5×7 flat cards for $42).  how cool is that!?

2) And the best part….SEEKING one adventurous, spirited family to do a mini session trial run on Sunday, August 31.  The first fam that I get an email from will get 50% off the session + all the other perks that come with the mini (it’ll cost ya $100 for all that!).  Doesn’t matter who you are or if you’ve ever had a session with me…friends/fam are just fine, too!

Okay, I think I’ve covered just about everything.  Thanks for your interest!  My email is maggiejmcd@msn.com if you’d like to reserve your session!  I will do my best to get back to your emails promptly and keep the availability page updated.  Have a GREAT Friday!  🙂

My best,

Maggie

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These two kids were SO gorgeous and super sweet.

Photographed them at a workshop a while back and I knew I needed to go back and edit some of these.  WOW…are they cute!!!  🙂

Speaking of workshops….I am SOOOO excited to say that at the end of the month, I’m going to be going to a mentoring session in the Portland area with an AMAZING photographer named Shannon Sewell.  She is so creative and has such a great grasp on everything from kiddo to engagement sessions!  Her use of color is fantabulous and her work is just so happy to me.

I. can’t. wait.

I always get a huge boost and learn so much when I attend workshops, or even get together with other photographers……..yesssssss!  ***I’m so excited to be a sponge!!!***

Have one terrific day.   ~m

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