Welcome to my blog! This is where I'll share a little about my recent sessions, my family, thoughts on life and some ideas about portrait photography. Feel free to check back often or make comments. I love to hear from people! For more information e-mail me at info@maggiemalsonphotography.com.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas to All! ~ Idaho Children's Photographer

I'll be taking some time off to spend with my family the rest of the week. We'll see you after Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Family means... ~ Fruitland Family Photographer

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.  ~Barbara Bush

It was such a pleasure to photograph this family. They are such beautiful people, inside and out. We've gotten to know the family a little through church and Kim was Mackenzie's religious education teacher last year. MJ just adored her. She was so great with all the kids.

Little A kept us on our toes during their session, and he really had a ball once the leaves started flying in the back yard. I've been waiting to blog their session so they could get Christmas cards sent out because they chose some of these images to include. Remember if this post receives 10 or more comments, the H family receives a complimentary 5x7 from me! Happy Holidays to all of you!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Rejoice with your family ~ Boise Family Photographer

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!  ~ Albert Einstein

I love all my sessions. I really do. Each one is so different. Each family shares something with me that makes me a better photographer as well as a better person. However, I knew as soon as I start shooting this session, there was going to be something special about it. Everything just clicked. I think part of it was mom and I spent time beforehand on the phone visiting about clothing choices, the style of their family session and about the location.

I offer complimentary pre-session consultations to clients and it has been such a great experience. I learn more about the clients wants, needs and likes/dislikes about photographs they've had in the past. They get to ask all their questions and learn more about me and my style. These are really vital to new clients as there is so much more time and resource investment for both photographer and client when you're working with a custom lifestyle photographer. I want my clients to come prepared, be relaxed and ready to have fun. Because we always have fun!

Mom did an awesome job choosing clothing that coordinated together, but wasn't all matchy-matchy. The location was spot on as well. We knew they were looking for some wall art pieces from this session, but also wanted to capture candid moments with each other and their sweet little boy. He just turned two and is full of wonder about everything. We were able to capture all of that in this session.

Mom cried when she saw the last one of her little boy with his hands behind his back. Not that I want to see my clients crying, but I knew that I had created an image that evoked a lot of emotion for her. She told me after her gallery viewing that he's done that since he started walking. They've tried to take pictures of it, but never got it just right. I was able to do that. Some day Little H will be all grown up, but when his mom looks back at that image, she'll remember that little boy. That's why I do this. I want to capture those memories-those little things-for the families I photograph so they can remember them forever.

I absolutely love this one. I kept coming back to it. It was as if I wasn't even there and was just catching a close-up glimpse of a family moment that happens with them every day.

Thank you H family for letting me capture these families memories for you. And for letting me see your little guy grow up through the lens of my camera!

If this post receives 10 or more comments, I will gift a complimentary 5X7 to the family.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Snow Day ~ Getting personal

With all the snow we've had lately, the kids have had a lot of fun out in it. The girls love running around and making snow angels. We even collected some for snow ice cream. We still have nearly of foot of snow out on the lawn. Last week, I bundled Little J up and he went out for a bit. This was really his first time playing in snow as he too little last year to enjoy any of it. At first he wasn't so sure, but then he got tickled when he'd stick his hand in it and it's come out on his mitten. I just love seeing my kiddos experiencing something new.

P.S. Don't you just love his hat?! It's the only one he'll keep on. His great grandparents brought it back from New Zealand.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

When you look at your life... ~ Fruitland Family Photographer

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.~Joyce Brothers

I just love this quote. I think I need to get it in vinyl and put it on my wall. When it all comes down to it, it's not our house, our job, our car or any material possessions or success we have that truly makes us happy, but rather the people we have in our lives, especially our family.

I love this family too. It's been fun watching the girls grow up through the years. They are filled with faith and love for each other. So glad I get to call them friends! They came out for a portrait session at our ranch this fall. I love the wide open spaces we have out here. And you can't beat an Idaho sunset! I'm so glad you enjoyed your gallery viewing. Share this post with family and friends too. If it receives 10 or more comments, I will gift a 5X7 print to the G family!



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