Happy Valentine’s Day! | Holly, Michigan Child Photographer

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of these cuties I was fortunate enough to see for VD Mini Sessions! 

Hope your day is filled with lots of love and kisses! XOXO!

Now reserving for 2018 Easter Mini Sessions | Holly, Michigan photographer

McDonald Photography presents 2018 Easter Mini Sessions with bunnies!

When: Saturday, March 17th and Sunday, March 18th

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:

 
Saturday, March 17
10 a.m. – Haley Day
10:30 a.m. – Wendy Tottingham
11 a.m. – Sands
11:30 a.m. – Shelby Holland
12:00 p.m. – Gardner
BREAK
1:30 pm. – Malenfant*
2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – Jennifer Albee
3:00 p.m. – Banks*
3:30 p.m. – Pete
 
Sunday, March 18
10 a.m. – Erin Mele Wendt
10:30 a.m. – Richey
11 a.m. – Sage Bowers
11:30 a.m. – petrilli
12:00 p.m. – petrilli
BREAK
1:30 pm.
2:00 p.m. –
2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. – Jillian Powers

 

* pending deposit

This year’s set:

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People’s Choice Contest – Best of 2017 | Holly, Michigan Photographer

So I admit – I’ve been dragging my feet a bit in doing this blog post! Why, you ask? I just always have such a hard time narrowing down my photos from the previous year and picking “my favorites.” Because truly, all of my images are “my favorites!”

And every year, I just can’t believe ANOTHER year has gone by. It has now been 11 years! Huh? How did that happen?

I can’t believe a little girl with a neon green, Teenage-Mutant-Ninja Turtle camera took an interest and made it into a passionate profession! It constantly and consistently blows my mind that each person wants ME to take their photos and capture their precious memories. It really means the world to me. I feel so very fortunate to be able to spend so much time with people who value my work and trust me to capture the most important events in their lives

When those people step in front of my camera, whether it be for a half hour or a whole day, they become my everything. I want to give the very best photos possible!

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 23rd – 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 subscribe to receive my blog updates (over on the right-hand side under “email subscription”.) I’d love to keep in touch with each and every one of you!

So I’m calling this a highlight of 2017 … 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 2018  will bring.   Thank you to my sweet clients of 2017! Your unbelievable support has been absolutely priceless.

Here is last year’s winner, sweet Hadleigh:

1. Michaela

2. Ella

3. Petey

4. The Krot Family

5. Jesse

6. Amelie

7. Crystal

8. Meredith

9. Zoey

 

10. Reid

11. The Severnak Boys

12. The Bottos boys

13. Gordon wedding

14. The Crane girls

15. Matt and Rachel

 

16. Syndey

17. Tabitha and Mike

18. Meila

 

19. Kristi and Steve

20. Addy and Logan

21. Ella

22. Stacey and Robert

23. Tamara and Nathaniel 

24. Joshua

25. Eric and Lauren 

26 Matt and Amanda.

27. Courtney and Taylor

28. The Hale Family .

29 Logan .

30 Ricky and Melissa .

31. David and Samantha

32. The Curtis boys

33. JP and Zara

34.Anna

35. Rylan

36. The Zerwick Family

37. Cameron

The Zerwick Family | Holly, Michigan Family Photographer

I absolutely adore this family!  They not only braved 18-degree weather for their family photos but had a blast while doing it!

I’ve taken Chelsea and Zach’s senior photos, so I knew how great it was going to be. The funny part was, Tonya wanted just a light dusting of snow – her wish was granted – with over a foot!

Thank you Zerwick family for making my job extra awesome!

Black Friday Specials! | Holly, Michigan Photographer

Black Friday sales are here!

Please comment below if you’d like to claim any of these specials!

Fine print: These deals cannot be combined with any other offer from McDonald Photograph. First come, first serve.

They can be purchased for yourself or as gift. All deals must be claimed by 8 p.m. 11/26/17 and paid in full or they will no longer apply.

All previous balances must be paid in full to receive these sales.

To claim, please message me, email me at jennifer@photosbymcdonald.com or call 248-760-7959.

To receive the wedding sale, a deposit of $500 must be placed by 8 p.m. on 11/26/17 or it will no longer apply.

BOGO Mini Sessions can be used during any week day or during one of the special Mini Session events throughout the year, including Valentine’s Day, Easter, summer, fall and Christmas.

Purchase a $200 gift card and receive an additional $100 credit FREE!

*These prices DO NOT include tax or shipping. 6.0 % sales tax applies to all of the above. Shipping to your home is $5.

All deals are valid for ONE YEAR only. They must be used before 12/31/18.

All deals are for future sessions only. Cannot be applied to past sessions.

Happy shopping everyone!

 

Abigail – Class of 2018 Fenton Spokes Model | Fenton, Michigan Senior Photographer

I was the lucky photographer that was able to take Abigail’s photos not once – but twice – this year!

She was my Fenton High School spokes model and a beautiful one at that! We did her first session this spring in the wild flowers, then got together later in the fall for more fun!

I just loved taking her photos and she braved freezing weather in some seriously cute outfits for those fall photos! Anything for a great photo, right? I love my seniors! They are amazing.

Jessica – Holly High School Class of 2018 | Holly, Michigan Senior Photographer

Check out this little preview of Jessica – Holly High School senior!

We had originally planned to get together on that crazy hot weekend last month and decided to wait until last week to get together. I’m glad we did! Jess had some of the cutest fall outfits – and I’m sure it wouldn’t have been very comfortable in 95-degree weather!

Jess is on Holly’s swim team and I was super excited she wanted to take some photos reflecting that! Everyone knows how much I love to take sport photos!

Thank you Jess for having me take your senior photos!

   

Baby Benjamin | Holly, Michigan Newborn Photographer

Is there anything more precious than a brand, new baby?  I think not!

  

Family of the Civil War | Holly, Michigan Family Photographer

When someone you know does Civil War reenactments and wants to have photos taken, this photographer girl jumps for joy! Quite literally. Just ask Christa! 

Her and her children travel Michigan throughout the year, attending these reenactments, including those at Port Sanilac, Greenfield Village and historic Fort Wayne. I can’t imagine how much fun that must be!

I admit, I’ve never been much of a history buff, but there’s something about the Civil War that’s so intriguing.  

I can’t even begin to imagine how different things must have been and all of the hardships people went through.  Four years of intense combat left 620,000 to 750,000 soldiers dead, a higher number than the number of American military deaths in both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan combined! Not to mention, much of the South’s infrastructure was destroyed.

Naturally, when we set a date to do these photos, I was super pumped. I love doing something different and something I can be creative with. I was online researching the Civil War and looking up old photographs for inspiration. I think my husband through I had gone batty!

Thank you Christa for sharing this amazing experience with me. I hope you all had as much fun with it as I did! 

   

The S Family | Rochester Hills, Michigan Family Photographer

Have I mentioned how much I love candids?  I think I may have mentioned that a time or two before 😉 

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE when families are relaxed, interact and let me do my thing! 

The S Family was amazing! It was like a little get-together and I just happened to be there to document it. 

We let the kids play and just snuck in some photos here and there. What a wonderful afternoon! 

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