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.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Gallery Wrapped Canvas Sale ~ Idaho Portrait Photographer

~To all my wonderful clients~

Gallery Wrapped Canvases are on sale now! My lab is offering a sale and I'm passing the savings on to you! Sale starts today (March 17) and ends Sunday (March 20). If you have been thinking about a canvas or canvas cluster for your wall, now is the perfect time to order some ART of your children or family for your home! Here are some samples. Call or email me today and we can design a gallery for your home! Sale prices start at $120* for an 8X10. Sizes available up to 40X60. Save 20 percent!!
*plus Idaho sales tax

30"X40" canvas

We can take all your favorite images from your session and create a beautiful wall gallery.
 Canvas Art Panels-One image is split into three separate gallery wrapped canvas panels.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cupcakes, Key Lime Pie, Kids and Cows ~ Southwest Idaho Portrait Photographer

What?! Cupcakes, Key Lime Pie, Kids and Cows? Well, check out some of these links (and some photos) I wanted to share and see what's happening around here. Sometimes I find the coolest things when I'm wasting time, I mean, cruising the Internet doing valuable and pertinent work-related research. Ha, that sounds official, doesn't it?! Other times, I just find some neat things out there in the real world, that I just think are really fun and I want to pass them along. Let me know what you think...

For starters, if you have little ones or are expecting one, you have to check out this site, On to Baby. They have the neatest ideas, products and inspiration for the wee ones in your life. I absolutely love this totally unique, beautifully designed Custom Word Book. 

Also, I found a beautiful post by photographer Deb Schwedhelm recently. She is an amazing artist with a unique eye. How many of you out there are waiting for the perfect time to schedule your family portrait session? Well, ladies and gents, the perfect time is NOW. Read Deb's thoughts. Is There a Perfect Time?

For you local folks, if you're in the mood for some amazing sweet treats, check out Miss Ellie's Cakes in Nampa. We stopped in there one night when they were about to close and picked up some delicious treats-fresh strawberry, vanilla and German chocolate cupcakes, and a giant no bake cookie. They were even great tasting at the end of the day! Annie bakes everything herself every morning. You have to check this little place out!

The other day I was in Walmart and discovered Wrigley's Extra Dessert Delights Gum. This stuff is awesome! I am so excited to think maybe I can curb my sweet tooth by chewing dessert flavored gum instead of rummaging through my cabinet and downing a handful of chocolate chips when the cravings hit me or eating a bowl full of ice cream in the middle of the day! Seriously, I do that. Sad, but true. So far, I think Key Lime Pie is my favorite flavor, although I loved Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream when I tried it first. The other choice is Strawberry Shortcake. Not sure if I can call this a permanent solution, but for now I'm trying to go for the gum whenever I need something sweet, which is usually after every meal. You know, a little sweet after something savory? Thanks Wrigley's!

And just in case you're wondering what's been keeping me busy lately, here's a few pics to show you...

What are you looking at J?
Where are they J? Right there, silly mama!
It's so fun the kids can go outside and check out all the baby calves and mama cows right on the other side of the fence. They love it, and I love it too.

Hope you all have a great day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Dancer's Story ~ Idaho Portrait Photographer

Last year I had the pleasure of photographing dancers from Elite Dance Academy in the Treasure Valley. One of the dancers is especially talented and we worked together to capture some beautiful images that tell her story as a dancer. I designed her images into an album, which are shown here. 

As a photographer, my goal with each session is to create timeless, story-telling images. These images show the details and the big picture of who you are or who your family is, and not just what you look like. In addition, we can capture your relationships and interactions with each other, so that each time you look back at your images, you feel the same way you felt when they were taken. 

In 2011, I have placed a much bigger emphasis on "Your Story" Collections. These collections all include a custom-designed portrait album to showcase all the images from your session to tell "your story." Watch the blog for more examples or contact me for more information.

Thanks for choosing me to capture your lifestyle and your story.

Child Mini Model Sessions ~ Idaho Children's Photographer

 Is your child North America’s Cutest Kid?
Now you have the opportunity to prove it. And help a great cause at the same time!

For the second year, Maggie Malson Photography is participating in the International Charity Model Search. This year's model search is to select North America’s Cutest Kid and to raise funds for the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation.

The grand prizewinner will win a $2,500 savings bond, a $2,500 travel package, and a $100 Target gift card.  The second and third place runners up each will win a $500 savings bond and a $100 Target gift card.

Model Search Special:
$50 entrance fee per child includes a 15-minute mini session and one image submitted to the International gallery. You will receive 6-10 images to preview in an online gallery and one gift print (up to 8X10, value $40). Siblings will incur an additional session fee and their own time slot. Special pricing on limited edition portrait products will also be available. The contest runs from now until March 31, so sessions will be scheduled beginning Feb. 1 through March 28, 2011.

Finalists will be determined by online votes. Each vote is $1 (no limit on the amount of votes you can cast), and all proceeds from votes benefit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. Every family member who registers their information on the Charity Model Search Website will also receive 1 complimentary vote.  The top 5 paid votes, and the top 5 complimentary votes in each region will move on to the final judging round for a total of 50 finalists.

Grand prize international winner and runners up will be determined from the 50 regional finalists. The winner and runners up are selected by photography experts.

Contest open to residents of the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.charitymodelsearch.org.

But that's not all...

In addition, every child (ages 0-18) entered in the model search will also be entered in a blog contest for a chance to win a complimentary creative children or family portrait session (value $150) with Maggie Malson Photography as well as a $25 Target gift card!

Whether they are fresh from the womb, trying to learn their ABC's or getting ready to head off to college, there is always time to capture memories of the beautiful child/children in your life.

Call (208) 674-1283 or email info@maggiemalsonphotography.com now to enter your “Cutest Kid” in these exciting contests!



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