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.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I Heart Faces ~ Props


I found this sweet umbrella at a thrift store and just had to use it for a session. Check out all the other entries in this week's I Heart Faces "Prop" Challenge.

Also, check out my Facebook page for one of my other favorites from this "Sunbrella" session with my little five-year-old sweetie!

Monday, July 18, 2011

A Gift from Above ~ Boise Newborn Photographer

It was so great working with these first-time parents and meeting their sweet little girl. Carl and Katie were so enamored with sweet little "M". This little punkin arrived a wee bit early, and weighed only 5 pounds, but she was just perfect. She slept like a dream during her session, and we captured some beautiful moments of her and her proud parents. I know she is surrounded by lots of loving grandparents, aunts and uncles. Being the first grandchild on both sides of the family, she is going to have lots of attention. Congratulations Katie and Carl! Enjoy every minute of parenthood; it all goes by so fast!

Which images of this sweet little one is your favorite? Once this post receives 10 comments, the family will receive a complimentary 5x7 image from their newborn session.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dimples ~ Oregon Child Portrait Photographer

When little "R's" Grandma contacted me about photographing him when he turned six months old, it was easy to tell she was very proud of her first grandchild. She told me he just had the cutest smile and could light up a room. And boy was she right! Look at those dimples! It was such a pleasure being able to capture these memories for Kathie and her family. Thank you so much!

I had the pleasure of getting to know Kathie through the Idaho Business Women's Network, and through her work as a public relations specialist and the Executive Director of the Treasure Valley Children's Relief Nursery.  Both of these are great organizations. IBWN helps foster and grow relationships among Idaho's businesswomen, and the TVCRN is committed to helping prevent child abuse. Check them both out and see how you can get involved!

Don't forget to leave comments on this post. With 10 or more, the family will receive a complimentary 5X7 image from this "Essence" Mini-Session.

Why I Love Second Shooting Weddings ~ Boise Wedding Photographer

I had the great opportunity and pleasure to second shoot weddings for several years before I photographed some on my own. I started working with Steve and Tammy Jeffs of Amore Photography & Design, and most recently worked with Amber Fischer Photography and Randi Davies Photography.

I love getting to work with other photographers I admire. It's always fun to have someone great to work and learn with. Brides and grooms benefit from having two photographers because they get different perspectives of their event, as well. 

Sometimes as a second shooter, I get to set up my own shots and poses. Other times, I grab all the detail shots (which I LOVE), while the main photographer works with the couple. Always, I'm there to help where needed and just add to the great experience a bride and groom expect on their special day. 

Another reason I love second shooting, is while the main photographer (Amber, in this case) gets an image from here....

I capture this one....

Congratulations Keila and Kyle! It was such a beautiful day, and I was so excited to be a part of it. And thanks Amber. It was awesome hanging out with you! Stay tuned for more of this wedding and other recent sessions...

Here's just one more from the day....

Her First Show ~ Getting Personal

In June, Mackenzie participated in her first junior livestock show as a member of the Idaho Junior Hereford Association. She and her heifer, "Crystals," did wonderful. I, however, was a nervous wreck! Watching your child do anything for the first time is always bittersweet. It's exciting and scary all at the same time. It was just us girls that weekend, and we had a great time. We stalled with some wonderful friends of ours too who were very helpful. 

Josh and I both grew up showing livestock, and we learned a lot about hard work, dedication and responsibility. It's fun to see our kids be able to have this opportunity as well. Mackenzie and Emma were both great troopers, helping get our stall ready, and washing, blow drying and brushing the heifer. They also had lots of fun hanging out with some new friends they met that weekend. Thanks to my MIL, Carla, who joined us for the weekend as well, and who took some of these photos. 

Looking forward to making more memories like this!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sweet Love ~ Idaho Portrait Photographer

This is such an amazing couple. And I had so much fun capturing their engagement portraits. I am so thankful Blayne's mom contacted me about the session, because he and Kelcie are the nicest couple. The location was beautiful, and the family very welcoming. I just loved the way they looked at each other--very adoringly. So excited to photograph their upcoming wedding as well. Congratulations to you both! 


One of my goals for 2011 was to blog more images from each session because my style of photography is so storytelling. I love capturing the details about my clients, as well as how they interact. My goal for each session is for clients to have fun and be relaxed, and I've definitely had some great sessions lately. It's been a little crazy around here, but after getting close to caught up on editing, ordering sessions and designing albums, I can catch up on all the blog posts I have coming. Get ready; there will be a lot to see soon! And don't forget to leave comments. For each post that receives 10 or more comments, a client will receive a complimentary 5X7 print.



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