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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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M braved the elements with me as we drove all over town to find out perfect photo shoot spot.  We ran into millions of mosquitos, fell into an irrigation ditch (uhhhh…that would be ME), dodged ant hills galore, and even had to deal with some stinky areas.  🙂  It was so worth it.  We smiled and laughed through the shoot and had a great time.  You really CAN’T not have a great time with M.

Super smiley, talkative, positive, confident, gorgeous.

Not to mention an incredible singer, business owner, music therapist.

Her huge heart shows in every image.  More coming sooooon (I am SO excited to share some MOON shots with you!)  🙂

Have a great rest of your weekend.  ~m

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Of course, she chose the kitty.  🙂  The kitty with glitter for an extra $1.

Giving a little “meow” to her little bro.  I *love* her expression & even though you can’t see the little guy’s face, you can tell by his cheeks that he’s beaming.

Have a fun weekend!   ~m

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{my heart swells}

8am:::waiting in line for the Nemo ride at Disneyland

Could they be any more stunning???  😉

I mean, who glows like that at 8am?

DEFINITELY not me!!!

I just love the mom/daughter connection.  There’s nothing like it!  (J–this has GOT to go in little C’s room!)

Have a great day!  ~m

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WHO me?  I didn’t get into any paint!  🙂  My belly button must have done it!

This is what happens when you leave an almost 2-year-old alone for a couple minutes with watercolors.  Believe me, I laughed for a great while!  🙂

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Working on editing sessions like a madwoman!  I want to make sure the holidays are nice and easy this year.

Some MMcD Photography info:

  • Holiday Mini session info can be found here.  There are currently only 3 spots remaining!
  • September is completely booked, unless you have a newborn and would like to be squeezed in!
  • Only three full sessions left in October!  Check out the Availability Page for days!
  • November calendar will be opened soon.  FYI:  the last date to HAVE a session before the holidays will be the 16th of November
  • Card examples will be released THIS WEEK!  Wahoo.

Thanks so much for stopping by & have a terrific day!   ~m

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I had THE BEST morning with this super fun couple who are expecting a baby in the next few weeks.  They were all smiles and full of great ideas.  🙂

We had fun (minus the ant pile!) roaming around a desert flower-filled greenbelt near their house.   Then we whipped up a natural light studio-ish set up in their living room.  Quite new for me!  I loved being able to experiment inside with a backdrop — I think it’ll be awesome for newborn shoots, too!   Anyway, back to today’s session…

Stunning!

Fun[ky] post-processing with an extra bit of blur.  🙂

Inside images coming within the week!  🙂  I do have to leave you with THE CUTEST pic of their current baby girl — Daisy the Goldendoodle.

An AMAZINGLY sweet, well-behaved doggie.  She was a crack up!

Can’t wait to meet the new baby!  Best wishes, you two for a speedy, safe delivery.

Have a great day!  ~m

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^ a little seaweed  🙂

Just thought I’d share some images of Peach’s love for all things beachy from our CA trip.

Have a good day.    ~m

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More from this cute {love} session — vintage style!

I’m not used to shooting in full sun…we didn’t have much choice as far as time goes, so I learned a lot!  Even though the lighting isn’t even on their faces, it gives the image depth and excitement.  I love that I can see their sheer happiness.  🙂

The amazing, gorgeous M.

{awwww}

Thanks, you two!  Miss ya already.  🙂

Have a super day.  ~m

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^  Oops!   🙂

^ Nothing’s better than a genuine kid laugh or smile.

Just thought I’d post some images from the big bro in the family of eight I photographed in Cali.  What a handsome lad!  🙂

Having SUCH a fun time in Portland.  Had our mentoring session today (woo hoooo–lots more about that & pics tomorrow).  It didn’t stop there though—dinner with a pal from AZ that relocated to Portland, sat by a fire pit WITH E’s guitar tonight (soooo relaxing), and I tried to edit some pics, but my brain just cannot go on without sleep!

SO much to tell & show!!!

Tomorrow…wake late, photo shoot around our hotel + with a musician at and near the fun[ky] old train station (love it!).  Train to Bellingham.  🙂

Have a super day!  ~m

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Loved your email guesses.  🙂

Look at this curious eye!!!

…..So, we got two Betas and a little 2.5 gallon tank for Peach’s room (but it didn’t start out that way)!!!  🙂

We originally went to the pet store because Peach received some $ from her great-grandma for her birthday.  She had been asking for a hamster for a long while & when I saw her with her cousin’s pets (hamster and guinea pig), her loving nature was just SO apparent and she just glowed holding their pets.  She’s a responsible kid and loves taking care of the pets we have at home, so we figured it was time.

Well Pet store #1 only had dwarf hamsters.  The salesman tried to discourage us from hamsters in general (and promote rats or guines) because apparently, hamsters bite!!!  I grew up with tons of friends with hamsters and never remember a crazy biting one! He sent us to find a more docile breed at another store.

So, we ended up heading to Pet store #2.  The salesman there also strongly discouraged us from hamsters, too (even the teddy bear one, which we came to see)!  He kept trying to get one out of the cage and saying “Ow”  “oooh”  “ouch” being overly dramatic so that we would be scared off.  We were.  There was NO WAY, I wanted some crazed rodent around here biting my kiddo!

When we tried to talk about not getting a hamster, P’s eyes welled up with tears.  Hubs started motioning over to the birds and all I could think of was “Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo.”  A bird at a home with a bird DOG???  Uh UH!!!

Even though we have fish at our home already, we asked P if she’d like her very own tank in her room.  She got really excited and loved choosing things to go in the tank.

White rocks, plastic shimmery shells, a castle, flower, a red/pink fish and a blue/purple fish.   I’d like to introduce you to La-La (above), short for Sha-la.

Her blue fish’s name is Lou-Lou, short for Blue-Lou.

Gotta love a creative, adorable 4-year-old.

Have one super day!  ~m

Oh, and the tank looks a little odd because there’s a divider in the middle because Betas love to fight!!!

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