The Bottos Family | Holly, Michigan Family Photographer

This family is just a joy to see every year! They make me feel so humble, because they come all the way from Ohio! And I am just so happy to see them! Every year it’s amazing to see how big the boys have gotten!

We met at Seven Lakes State Park this year, and it seems every year we have to deal with some major weather crisis. Last year it was raining and cold while we took photos. The year before that it was 5 degrees! One year it was super hot in November! I guess, in Michigan you never know what you’re going to get!

This year it decided to rain in the morning, and though it was sticky, it cleared up for our session! Yay! 

I’ve been taking their photos since Everett was a newborn and I can’t believe that many years have passed! And the twins are growing like weeds as well! Wow, how time flies!

These boys have great big personalities, and it was so cool to watch and see how they interact. I was a lucky girl to be able to capture a bit of that on camera. 

Thank you so much Andrea and Ryan! It was so great to see you and the boys this past weekend! 

 

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Meredith and Rob | Waterford, Michigan Wedding Photographer

I just loved Meredith and Rob’s style! So sweet and kind, this couple’s wedding celebration was so much fun to photograph!

Opting to have a small civil wedding in the spring, this was the big party for family and friends, and I was the lucky girl chosen to photograph it!

We took photos just outside the Waterford Oaks Activity Center, where the celebration took place. I just loved all the special little touches they added to their day and Rob’s grandmother made their wedding cake! How awesome is that?

Thank you Meredith and Rob for having us! It means so much to me and I hope you cherish the photos for years and years to come!

 

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Happy 8th Birthday Cora! | Holly, Michigan Children Photographer

Happy birthday to my bright shining star; my strong-willed, first-born child.

I can hardly believe it’s been 8 years since you came into this world, kicking and screaming for all you were worth. It’s quite fitting your personality – you wanted the world to know you had arrived!

To this day, you’ve kept me on my toes – horse back riding, jogging, bike rides, baseball – and I’d have it no other way! I find such joy sharing in the activities you love and watching you grow.

You have schooled me in all things 8 and second grade: Pokemon, Star Wars, Five Nights at Freddies, Breyer horses, fidget spinners and slime! What an incredible journey and I’m so thankful you show me things through your eyes. McDonald’s is your favorite restaurant and all-things chocolate reign supreme. I’m pretty sure you got your sweet tooth from me, if nothing else 😉

I have no doubt – you are a force to be reckoned with and will achieve any goal you set your mind on! And I couldn’t be more proud to be your mom! My sweet, beautiful tomboy – don’t ever change!

  

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Austin is TWO! | Holly, Michigan Children Photographer

How can this be? Two wonderful, crazy, fun-filled years have passed since my little auburn-haired boy came into this world.

I remember praying for him and when I finally became pregnant could hardly believe how blessed I was. He arrived at 2:25 p.m. with hardly a peep and a quick, intense, five-hour labor. My little man that was completely content and right with the world.

I can’t imagine our lives without him and his crazy curls; his deep, chocolate brown eyes and his little elf teeth and cute pudgy toes.

I love that he has me kiss ALL of his boo-boos, big or small and it makes it “all better.” He adores his big sister and would follow her to the ends of the Earth. Daddy is his hero and I hope I’m the mother he deserves. Because he fills my heart in a way that I never thought was possible.

Happy 2nd birthday “little” man. I consider myself the luckiest person in the universe to call you my son and be your mother.

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The Wedding of Tina and Jack | Rochester, Michigan Wedding Photographer

I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding and couple to kick off my 2017 wedding season with! Tina and Jack were everything a photographer could hope for: so incredibly sweet and kind as well as easy going!

Their ceremony and reception was held at the gorgeous Royal Park Hotel that gave us so many opportunities for beautiful photographs!

Tina almost didn’t want “getting ready” photos and I basically begged her to let me do them! I’m so glad she did! I love detail photos and we had so much fun with her, her daughter, mom and friends before the “first look” and ceremony. I was pretty excited to catch some special moments between her and her daughter that I hope they can cherish forever.

All three of their children were involved and I found myself taking almost as many photos of them as the happy couple! Such cuties!

Thank you so much Tina and Jack for having us photograph your wedding! Congrats!

   

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Andrew and Emma | Port Huron, Michigan Engagement Photographer

I just love this couple! And I can hardly wait to photograph their wedding this November!

We met up last week in Marysville and Port Huron to do their engagement session – what a blast! These two are the BEST snugglers 😉

I met Andrew a few years back when he was a groomsmen in a friend’s wedding. I am so honored he remembered me and wanted me to take his wedding photos!

 

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Baby Matthew | Troy, Michigan Newborn Photographer

I love hospital sessions – so candid and real. A brand new baby surrounded by loving friends and family. What is better than that?

Baby Matthew wasn’t even 48 hours old when I took his first photos and big brother, mom and dad couldn’t have been sweeter!

I feel so very fortunate when I get to photograph these special moments in a family’s life. How amazing!

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McDonald Photography’s 2017 “Sportraits” Mini Sessions! | Holly, Michigan photographer

Are you tired of the same boring sports photos year after year?

Then this mini session is for you!

McDonald Photography presents a different take on sports photos – “Sportraits!”

Using dramatic lighting and a classic black background, these photos will give your little athlete the drama they deserve!

You will receive a 20-30 minute portrait session with no session fee!

Cost: $150 plus tax
(Includes 15-20 images on disc with printing rights, digital download from gallery)
Disc can be mailed to your home for $5
USBs available for $10
Sessions are for 1-3 individuals. $15 per extra person.

A NON-REFUNDABLE RETAINER OF $50 IS DUE AT THE TIME OF BOOKING TO SECURE YOUR SPOT, EITHER BY CHECK OR CREDIT CARD THROUGH PAYPAL. THE DEPOSIT WILL BE APPLIED TO YOUR PACKAGE. THE BALANCE IS DUE THE DAY OF YOUR SESSION.

IF THE RETAINER IS NOT RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS, THAT SPOT WILL BE OPENED UP TO OTHERS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS, NO EXCEPTIONS.

IN THE EVENT OF A CANCELLATION, THE RETAINER WILL ONLY BE REFUNDED IF THE SPOT CAN BE FILLED.

Please contact Jennifer with any questions – 248-760-7959 or jennifer@photosbymcdonald.com

Times available:

11 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
12 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
1 p.m. – Michelle Stockler*

* – pending deposit

Example photos:

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Introducing McDonald Photography’s 2018 High School Senior Spokes Models! | Holly, Michigan senior photographer

I am so excited to have these 2018 high school seniors in my corner! They are amazing and I had a blast photographing each one this past month for their first modeling session!

If you know one, be sure and ask them how you can receive discounts on a senior session!

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The H Family | Holly, Michigan Family Photographer

Ahhh and awwww! I LOVE families! And when I get to take family photos in one of my favorite places to photograph – downtown Holly – it’s 2x better!

This family was just the sweetest! Skylar and Rylee were as cute as could be and I wanted to take them home! And just look at their outfits – adorbs!

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