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As an Idaho newborn lifestyle photographer, I love capturing baby nursery details. From the ultrasound photo and first books to the photo on the wall of her daddy as a young boy, Miss A’s sweet little room has personal touches everywhere. I encourage clients to find something meaningful like a blanket or keepsake to use in their sessions. Those personal …

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Fun couple. Check. Gorgeous setting. Check. Beautiful weather. Check. Bug spray. Check. (It is mosquito season, after all! LOL!)  Michelle is a hop farmer, and our ties to agriculture brought us together. I love meeting other farmers and ranchers, and learning about what they do. We got together for an event she was hosting (stay tuned for those images) and …

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We feel very blessed with our life and raising our kids on a cattle ranch. We are able to have a rural lifestyle that allows for lots of time outdoors in the fresh air, running around, doing outside chores, learning responsibility by taking care of animals and the land in our care. Other life lessons that just come naturally with …

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cattle at sunrise

“The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise. The Lord is all I have and so I put my hope in Him.” Lamentations 3:22-24 Sunrises and sunsets remind me of my friend, Julie. Even before she passed away, if I saw a great one, she would come to mind because I …

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newborn baby boy

This sweet newborn baby boy was such a joy to photograph. Most of my subjects this summer have been kids, cattle and sheep as we’ve been traveling to shows for the past few months. ;0) (And yes, still need to edit/post those photos.) It’s fun capturing those moments for sure, but anytime I can meet a new little one and …

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We have a teenager in the house. Well, we have had one for six months now, but we’ll not talk about me being behind on posting sessions again. Mkay, moving on. She’s always been pretty mature for her age, yet there is a childlike quality about her too. Thank goodness! Don’t grow up too fast sweet girl. She’s not afraid …

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National Western Stock Show, Angus heifer, Angus female junior show

It’s always a team effort to get the cattle fit and looking their best on show day. The Hereford Bull show was going on from the other side of the area. Angus on Parade! Love those fluffy ears! This was the last show for this heifer. The pair had a successful show season, but now it’s time for her to …

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I do realize it’s already the 5th of January and many people have popped the New Year’s Eve champagne cork, taken down the Christmas tree and are tackling those new year’s resolutions already. Me. Not so much; at least not yet. At first I thought I was behind, but then a dear friend reminded me we are just on the …

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I’ve enjoyed photographing this family for a few years now, watching them welcome their first son, then their second. They both own small businesses, and I was thrilled when they first contacted me to schedule a newborn session. They had never had a family session and it worked out perfectly to schedule one for the end of fall. Enjoy the …

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Oh I love this family! I’ve known Deanna for years and have enjoyed watching her family grow and change. This was the first time we’d done a lifestyle photography session at their home since they welcomed their second son. I loved being able to capture the boys in their element, building with Legos, wrestling with Dad, and playing with a …

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We spent another fun, family weekend on the road at a junior livestock show. It’s a lot of work, but so worth it to see the kids compete, hang out with friends, and have fun. E showed her heifer and two sheep this weekend. She had some tough competition and did a good job. Each time she goes into the …

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It’s hard not to love the images from this family photography session—so much fun, so much love. Can’t help but feel thankful working with great clients and watching their family grow through the years!

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I didn’t realize a box of Moon Sand on the clearance aisle of a craft store would provide so many hours of imaginative play for our littlest. One day I could hear her talking, drawers opening and closing, and came to inspect. She had set up her own little baking station. She told me all about the cookies she was …

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This year I decided to share some more of the every day moments and views I experience from my little place in this world. Some will be landscape as we live in a beautiful place and I really try to capture and appreciate all the nature around us on our ranch. Others will be of my family and the simple …

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What does the tagline Capturing Your Lifestyle mean? It means truly embracing who you or your family are and being able to tell YOUR story through images. It’s a new mom taking in the smell of her brand new baby and the big sister beaming with pride as she holds her sister for the first time. It’s your sons’ impromptu …

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Every baby is a miracle, and this newborn baby boy is no exception. He has captured the hearts of his family from Day 1. I was excited to photograph his lifestyle newborn session at home with his parents and adorable older brother, who I also had the pleasure of photographing. It’s especially rewarding working with repeat clients because I get to …

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Being an on location child photographer allows me the freedom to work with each client and truly capture who they are and where they live and love. We had so much fun capturing these images of Mackenzie to celebrate her turning 12. I love planning sessions with kids as we get such fun and natural images when they help share their …

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Leaving the Interstate, the exit sign read Paradise Valley. And as I reached the ranch where I was photographing, there was no denying that was an accurate description of the place where my clients live and work. Not being an Idaho native, I am still struck by the beauty of this state I now call home. Even after living here 13 …

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Full of life. Full of personality. Full of energy. That’s her! She’s brought so much joy to our family and we can’t imagine life without this little three-year-old. I love this age, not only with my own kids, but also with others. They just have this wonder and awe about everything around them. Being an outdoor lifestyle child photographer allows …

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Last weekend we loaded up our family and headed down to Reno, Nev., to attend the Western National Angus Futurity. Our oldest daughter would be showing Angus cattle there for the first time and our ranch also had several animals to exhibit. We raise registered seedstock cattle and show them at fairs and national shows to advertise the genetics we …

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  I loved planning this Shabby Chic First Birthday Party for our little girl. Of course, I meant to blog it right after her birthday, but I figure it’s better late than never. I found the pastel print fabric at JoAnn’s Fabrics, along with some little paper cups and accessories. The bunting was created by cutting the fabric into strips …

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I had the privilege of capturing the vow renewal ceremony for this couple and their family last fall. They were celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary and had an incredibly touching ceremony to commemorate the event. I worked with the groom, Steve, several years ago when he was a graphic designer at the print shop where I published my magazine. In …

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A lifestyle newborn photography session from Maggie Malson Photography is the perfect way to capture your new little one’s first few days. You don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home because I come to you! Family and baby are usually much more relaxed for these sessions. I capture all the baby details, as well as the in-between …

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Whether it’s your first or your fifth, there is not much more special in life than welcoming a new baby to the family. One of the services I provide is a lifestyle First 24 photo session at the hospital. I capture the details of the new baby, your first family photo and the excitement of the day.

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So, you’ve decided you want a family portrait session. Now what?! Here are some family photo session tips to consider. Studio vs. On location. The first thing I recommend is deciding what type of portrait you want. Are you looking for a studio setting or something on location? I know many studio photographers who are amazing at what they do. I …

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We spent last week at our local county fair. What a fun, exhausting, memorable week! More photos to come, but this pretty much sums up our week.

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I have been photographing this family since big brother was a newborn, and it’s been such a great experience to watch their family grow. Baby M’s arrival was much anticipated and prayed for dearly by his family. Such a miracle! He was so tiny, a little over 5 pounds at birth! I loved being able to capture he and his …

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There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Using imagination and playing pretend are the essence of childhood. And capturing children and their personalities brings me such joy. This little cowboy rides his stick horse, and his rocking horse every day. He’d ride his own real …

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I just love it when a vision for a “Your Story” senior session comes together. I knew Lindsay was an avid reader-she loves mystery and romance novels-a girl after my own heart! And I thought what fun it would be to have her senior session in a bookstore. And it was fun! We also ventured outside to enjoy a beautiful …

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Baby girl is 6 months old, and I’m hardly believing half her first year has gone by already. She really is a happy baby, smiling at everyone she sees. I love capturing her squishyness now (is that a word?!). She’s playing with her feet now; oh how I love baby feet! Tummy time is more fun now and she’s rolled …

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