Austin turns 1! | Holly, Michigan Children Photographer

The first time I held him I knew he was the final piece to fully completing our family. Little Austin came into this world at 2:25 p.m. one year ago and changed me forever. He’s as adorable as they come, with big brown eyes that pierce your soul, chubby little thighs that are so ticklish, and wispy auburn hair that is feather soft.

When I think of him, the phrase “Though he be little, he is fierce” comes to mind. He definitely has his own ideas and knows exactly what he wants. He loves to cuddle and gives “kisses” by offering each of us his forehead. There’s nothing I love more first thing in the morning than when he wakes up, gives me a sleepy, crazy-haired smile and lays his head on my chest.

Though his birth and the aftermath were a bit scary and definitely a very humbling time in my life, I would go through it all again 100-times over just to have him.

Happy first birthday little man. I am so lucky and very blessed to call you my son and be your mother.


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Exciting Changes for McDonald Photography! | Holly, Michigan Photographer

As many of you know, the last couple of months have brought about some very exciting changes for McDonald Photography! Not only did my daughter celebrate her sixth birthday, but I gave birth to my son!

These two are the light of my life and only two days separate their birthdays in early June!

I’ve been missing in action and my blog has been sorely neglected, but I’m back in the saddle as of August 1! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed my time off with my family. But I’ve also missed taking photos for all of you! So here’s to the next chapter 🙂 Thank you everyone for being so patient with me. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled program next week!

Here are few photos from the last few months to bring everyone up-to-date.

From my daughter’s sixth birthday shoot:


I HAD to do a Harry Potter-themed photo! LOVE.


This is proudly hanging in my living room as a stunning 20×30 canvas! My little loves. *sigh*



A tribute to their daddy and the United States Marines!


Another special tribute. My cup definitely runneth over!


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