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We will be at the Waxahachie Civic Center TODAY from 11-3 photographing with Santa to benefit Bankers for Backpacks. Receive a complimentary 5×7 with your $10 donation per child or free with a new backpack. Proceeds help Operation First Day – making sure all kids have a great First Day at School!

Photos can be picked up Wednesday, December 12th and Thursday, December 13th, from 6-7 PM.

Last year we raised over $800 during the Santa event. Help us help the children of Waxahachie! This will be THE ONLY Santa photos I take this year. Please stop by Christmas Market today, only at The Waxahachie Civic Center!

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For the third year in a row, we are offering Fall sessions at a unique location that include a pack a custom designed Christmas Cards.  We announced the location of our fall sessions last week in our monthly newsletter.  So many kind individuals offered their homes, land and businesses to use as a potential locations for these sessions.  I am so very grateful to have opportunities to photograph at some of the most beautiful locations in Ellis and Dallas County. A heartfelt Thank You to Delinda at Winding Ridge and all of you who offered your favorite locations.

This year we will be photographing at Winding Ridge Bed and Breakfast.  A beautiful home appointed on even more beautiful land.  You can see more photos and find more info on this bed and breakfast on Trip Advisor. We have found that these sessions make the family portrait sessions as painless as possible.  This opportunity will not only allow you to get your Christmas Cards but also update your family portrait. During this time we also photograph the children individually and together and photograph each parent with their children.  Also, since this event is outside, you are welcomed to bring your four legged friend to be included in some of your family photos if you wish.

With the announcement in the newsletter last week, most of the Sunday appointments have been booked, but we still have room for sessions on Saturday.  Contact us at the studio to reserve your spot in our most popular sessions of the year, 972-937-9511. The session fee is $109 + tax and includes one pack of 5×7 flat Christmas Cards.

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  • Alexis buchanan

    I want to schedule one of the fall sessions at the b&b

  • Alexis – I sent you an email… or you can call me at 972.937.9511

Every year we do a “theme” shoot for Boo @ Marie Q marketing.  Since it has been the year of the zombie we thought it would be appropriate to be zombies this year.

A couple of things I need to remember next year when we do this again……First, the kids are getting older and they are not as agreeable as they used to be. Second, public humiliation is no longer an option.  And finally, when I say kids, I mean my daughter. We are in that very special tween age. She is very vain, very self conscious, and very smart because she knows better than anyone else what is going to work best for photos.

Exhibit 1

hmmmm.. don’t think that one is going to work for any promo materials.

Exhibit 2

The zombie twins can’t get too close together without breaking character.

Eventually, we did get the images we needed, but it was a little rough at the start and at the end. And just one we took before we turned them into zombies:)

Boo@Marie Q will be on October 31st between 2:30-5:00 at the Studio during Trick or Treat on the Square in Downtown Waxahachie.  Receive a complimentary 5×7 of your child in costume when you donate $5 and 2 canned goods per child.  Proceeds will benefit The Light of Gabriel Foundation and St. Vincent de Paul.

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I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest.  While I love looking at all the beautiful photos, I hate how I can get lost in it and lose hours. I love that my clients come to me with ideas, I hate it when I don’t have the exact prop, location, baby hat, big letters they are looking for.  After some thought I decided that everyone could have photos “as seen on pinterest”  by having short themed mini sessions.

I am excited to introduce our first “As seen on Pinterest” mini session, the vintage back to school session. We had so much fun photographing our Tyler and Annika, our little Marie Q Models, last night.  The sessions will be held on Friday and Saturday evening, September 14th and 15th with sessions starting at 6:00.  We think children pre-school aged to 12 years old would be most appropriate for this photo shoot. The session fee is $75 + tax and comes with 2 5×7’s, 8 wallets, and one web sized digital images so you can share your “Pinterest” photo. Call the studio at 972-937-9511 to schedule your session as soon as possible!

Last night, I was directing the girls to “touch foreheads”.  As you can see from the image below, we had to demonstrate how to touch foreheads.

We are always open to ideas.  If you see or think of something that you would like to see done please let us know.  A quick note though, we don’t duplicate or copy other local photographers.  We like to find inspiration from all over the world.  It’s just bad juju to imitate my colleagues. We are going to have so much fun with these!!

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Meet Sarah… My first Marie Q 2013 Senior Model for Ennis High School. I am currently looking for one or two seniors from each of the local high schools to represent the studio.  If you are interested in becoming a senior model and finding out more information please send a photo(s) to Christi@MarieQ.com for consideration.  Unfortunately, we can’t take everyone who applies, but we will give everyone a $25 off your senior session fee for applying.

Sarah, I had so much photographing you last night.  I am so happy with all of your portraits.  Thanks for being a Marie Q Senior Model!

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It’s been a busy few days at the studio.  It’s times like these that blogging becomes overwhelming.  This post will be heavy with images and short on words (I hope).

The mommy and me sessions have been so popular.  Don’t forget you can still schedule your mommy and me session for $50 through the end of May.  And you can see from my previews below, this is not only for mothers and young children.  In fact what started this was an image of an adult woman with her mom.  Don’t think for a second that you are too old for photos… NEVER!!

We also saw baby Eason for his 6 month session and had some fun with him both inside and outside!

And finally- we are still photographing seniors for the class of 2012.  We know that senior year is a busy one and that time flies by.  Don’t head off too college before having your senior portraits done! Kate brought her boyfriend along for a few photos as well.

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