McDonald Photography Spring Mini Sessions with Bunnies! | Holly, Michigan Children Photographer

McDonald Photography presents 2019 Spring Easter Mini Sessions with bunnies!

Saturday, March 23rd

Sunday, March 24th

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 are 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:

10 a.m.- Kristie Sands
10:30 a.m. – Monica DuPont
11 a.m. – Jessica ‘Smith’ Pete
11:30 a.m. – Shelby Holland
12 p.m.
BREAK
2 p.m. – Erin Mele Wendt
2:30 p.m. – Brian Malenfant*
3 p.m. – Catie Smith
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m. –
4:30 p.m. – Mandie Banks*

Sunday, March 24th

10 a.m. – Shannon McFadden Gardner
10:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
12 p.m.
BREAK
2 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
3 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m.

* – Pending deposit

These photos are from last year, but this year’s set will be similar on the pallet wall with pastel flowers, eggs etc. 

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2019 Garage Mini Sessions! | Holly, Michigan Children Photographer

McDonald Photography presents 2019 Garage Mini Sessions! Bunnies will be available for those that would like them in the photos. 

Saturday, March 16th

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 are 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:

10 a.m.-
10:30 a.m. – Haley Day
11 a.m. – Becca Pierce
11:30 a.m. –
12 p.m.

*Pending deposit

(More times will be opened up depending on popularity)

    

Best of 2018 Contest Winners! | Holly, Michigan Photographer

Congratulations to our winners for the Best of 2018 Contest!

Alexis received first place with 265 votes and will receive a 16×20 canvas of her winning image as well as a free future photo session!

Melissa and her darling little girl Harlow received second with 141 votes and will receive a 11×14 of the winning image and half-off a future session as well!

Tara’s sweet children Addy and Logan received third place with their cute, little dog Hudson and will receive half-off a future photo session!

(I’ve been wanting to paint the photo of Alexis and her goat – I can’t remember his name! – and this gave me a reason to! You’ll all have to let me know if you like it better in color or black and white! I’ll let her choose what she likes best for her canvas  )

Thank you everyone for another amazing year and for all of your votes! Happy 2019!

Best of 2018 – People’s Choice Contest! | Holly, Michigan Photographer

I can’t believe it’s already 2019! Seriously, where does the time go? 

I know I probably say that every year, but I feel like each year goes faster and faster – how does that happen! 

 2018 was a year of attracting what I put out into the universe: Dreaming big, loving big, giving and receiving big, celebrating big and risking big to make the most of everything we have! I’m ready to make 2019 even BIGGER! 

I know the blog has been seriously neglected with only a handful of posts throughout the entire year, but that didn’t mean I wasn’t busy! 

I have been so busy and truly have had one amazing year, traveling all around the state and documenting the most amazing families and special events and parties – capturing the real moments and cherishing these memories have been always the best gift you all have given me!  Also the relationships we have been given with each of you has been so rewarding and a very humble, special gift. 

And here is a little way for me to say THANK YOU!

Voting will begin today and end at 11:00 a.m. on January 28th – exactly 7 days. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third places!

Whoever receives the most votes, will receive a 16×20 canvas of the winning image as well as a free full in-studio or on-location session of their choice! The winning image will also be used on my Web site – www.photosbymcdonald.com – as well as be used for my business cards!

The second place winner will receive an 11×14 mounted print of the winning image and half-off an in-studio or on-location session. Third place will also receive half-off an full in-studio or on-location session as well!

So get out there and tell all of your family and friends to come over and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE! It’s my way of giving each and every one of you a great big hug for all you’ve done. I can’t wait to see who wins and what the next year will bring!

(Now keep in mind, voters can only vote ONCE from each computer, so it’s fair. And I’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave me a message or follow me on Facebook so you can follow me on my journey! There is so much for me to share and a  lot to follow that is super cool and special! I’d love to keep in touch with each and every one of you!)

So I’m calling this a highlight of 2018 … images that I chose that reflect what type of photographer I am as well as images that simply make me smile. I simply can not wait to see what 2019  will bring.   Thank you to my sweet clients of 2018! Your unbelievable support has been absolutely priceless.

Here’s the making 2019 the best year yet! Happy New Year! Stay inspired! 

And here’s last year’s winners Stacey and Robert:

 

  1. Amanda

2. Christina

3. Shane

 

4. Justin

5. Tevin

 

 

6. Kaylynn

7. Melissa and Harlow

8. Alexis

9. Dex and Ryann

10.Genevieve and Jesse

 

11. Amelie

12. Kris

13. Casey

 

14. Landon

15. Lucy

16. Brantley and Thomas

 

17. Ava and Abby

18. Shelby and Zack

 

19. Sophia and Colton 

 

20. Jenny and Amy

 

21. Diane and Emmett

22. Chelsea and Bryan 

 

23. Tabitha and Mike

 

24. Danielle and Matt

25. Duesing Family

 

26. Stefanie and Connor

 

27. Jenna and Jonathon

 28. Zavada Family  

29. Amanda and Chris 

30. Addy and Logan 

 

Black Friday 2018 | Holly, Michigan Photographer

 

Fine print: all sales must be paid for in full by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. All sales expire one year from date purchased.

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions! Happy shopping! 

The G Siblings | Holly, Michigan Children Photographer

What a beautiful family this is! Such sweet siblings and I’m fortunate enough to see them at least once every year! 

I’m hoping there are still a few more beach sessions left in my future this summer, but if not, this one is a great way to end the the season! 

Family Affair! | Dexter, Michigan Family Photographer

There’s nothing I love more than photographing families! And when they all get together for one big photo session, that makes me even more happy and excited!

I first started photographing Ben, nine years ago when my business was brand new, and since then, I’ve had the joy of photographing his two younger brothers, his aunt and uncle’s wedding, two of his cousins, and countless other family members! What a blessing! 

Just check out a quick peek from their latest session, held on grandma and grandpa’s gorgeous property!  

Watermelon/Fourth of July mini sessions!

McDonald Photography presents 2018 Watermelon/Fourth of July Mini Sessions!

Saturday, June 16th 

Watermelon sessions will be held in the morning at our local beach and Fourth of July sessions will be held in the evening behind my home/studio. 

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 are 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:

Watermelon sessions: 

10 a.m. –
10:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
12 p.m.: 

Fourth of July sessions: 

5:30 p.m.
6 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
7 p.m.
7:30 p.m.

*Pending deposit

Parents Unite! | Holly, Michigan photographer

Can I be absolutely and honest candid here? I’ve been toying with the idea for a while of posting this, and maybe it’s more like therapy for me, but I know there are some out there who can relate. This is definitely not my regular kind of photography session or blog post. 

Moms unite! And not just moms – dads too! Let me just say, being a parent is HARD. I don’t care if you’re a working mom, stay-at-home mom or (like in my case) a combination of both, it is so freaking hard. 

Have kids, they said. It’ll be fun they said. 

I feel like my life has become an endless chore of picking up dirty socks, cleaning up wrappers, loading Nerf guns (over and over and over) and filling toy boxes only to have them dumped out approximately five seconds later. Anyone else feel me? 

I work in five-minute increments, between my two-year-old’s melt downs for something he can’t have to being a short-order cook for my almost-nine-year-old. It’s amazing I get anything done at all! 

(Bring me the wine! WHERE THE HECK IS THE WINE?!)

Everyone says “The days are long but the years are short.” And I know this has to be true. But man the days are LONG. 

Who else counts a trip to the Goodwill store alone a vacation? My gym days are my saving grace.

And then there’s the endless “experts” on parenting or people who think they are experts telling you how you should do things and why. I count my day as a win if I’m not rocking back and forth in the corner by bedtime and no one is yelling or crying. 

But in the quiet moments, when my son is snuggled into my side sleeping peacefully, and my daughter still wants to sit on my lap while we’re watching TV, I see the reason the long days are worth it. 

I hope they know they are loved more than I can ever express. That they are the center of my world and I would do anything for their little faces. When Cora tries on 15 pairs of soccer cleats because none of them “Feel just right” and when Austin is freaking out because he wants apple juice BEFORE his milk in a RED cup, I hope they know mom is trying. 

I want to do the very best I can with them, because no matter what occupation I hold or what I do for the rest of my life, they will be my biggest accomplishment, my proudest endeavor, my largest loves. And for for the rest of my life, I will do everything I can to show them how much they mean to me. Because I am so blessed just to call them my own. 

(Just as a disclaimer, these photos are severely over-dramatized. However, on occasion, my house has looked like this! HA! Special thanks to Julie who took the photos and didn’t think my idea was crazy. 😉 )

Austin is like, “What the heck? “

This is my “Mom Zombie” photo lol! 

 

Mom and Me Mini Sessions! | Holly, Michigan Photographer

McDonald Photography presents 2018 Mom and Me Mini Sessions! 

Sunday, April 29th 

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 are 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:

10 a.m. – Laura O’Brien
10:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
11:30 a.m. 
BREAK
1 p.m. 
1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – Vicki Hale*
2:30 p.m. – Michelle Avery

* pending deposit

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