I have a newfound respect for professional gingerbread house builders [image]: Oh! MG Photography | Phoenix, AZ

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I got this gingerbread house for black friday, it’s a Wilton brand from Michaels and on the outside box it’s all perfect and it says hey you can make 4 little houses! woah, super cool, right? That sucker got thrown in my cart super fast.

So fast forward to my daughter relentlessly begging and asking, “when are we gonna make the gingerbread houses?”

OKAY FINE WE’LL MAKE THE HOUSES.

I got everyting out and set up.. open up the instructions and its literally step by step on how to make whats on the box. So much for free-will.

anyway– lots of newfound respect for those who make the models for this stuff, or even can make it without cheating and using subsitutes for product-imagery purposes.

The frosting was more stubborn than a toddler getting shots at the doctors.

The candy required tweasers to pick up and strategically place on the houses. (if they stood up because they’re free-standing, dependant on icing as glue.)

props Wilton, props.

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Visiting Goldfield Ghost town in Apache Junction – Oh! MG Photography | Phoenix, AZ

We visted the Goldfield Ghost town in Apache Junction today to show my dad some sights. I’ve never been there, cute little place. It’s a real ghost town! Old buildings, old retired machineary; a true tourist spot for sure. We stopped here after we visited the Superstition Mountain Museum and learned some facts about the exhibits there.

Bored on a weekend? Old Western enthusiast? It’s worth a trip if you like to explore, take road trips, and take pictures like me!

I brought and used my 105mm Sigma 2.8f for some new shots coming out of my camera. Other than that my 35mm & 50mm were on.

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Getting into the mood of the season – Oh! MG Photography | Phoenix, AZ

Today with my dad in town I decided now would be the best time to indulge in some sugar cookies and have fun while we make them, too. Ive never made successful sugar cookies, but this time I follwed a Martha Stewart recipe almost to the “T” & I think they turned out fabulous! Want that sugar cookie recipe? Here it is!
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Baby “B” 6 month mini (why you should grow with me, Oh! MG) Phoenix AZ Family & Children’s Photography | Oh! MG Photography

Baby “B” & his 6-month grow-with-me Mini went great!

I love the “B” family. I am SO over the moon happy that they decided to take a leap of faith last year and sign me on to be their sons photographer for a full year. They signed on with a Grow-With-Me package.

A grow with me package includes a 3,6,9, and 12 month mini session, the 12 month session being a full session with an optional smash cake. At the end of the year a small album is made and sent to you to remember your child’s first year!

Oh! MG plans to add this awesome oppritunity to the menu in 2015. For more information on how to get in the Grow-With-Me family contact me via the contact link and get in touch with me! Lets make an awesome session happen!

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Sunset from South Phoenix, AZ – Family & Children’s Photography | Oh! MG Photography, Phoenix, AZ

There was a day when my daugther wanted to see the sunset, and my husband was working late. We drove on back to South Mountain (our back yard, pretty much) and hiked not far from Scorpions Gulch to view this amazing sunset. Just another memory that I’ll get to look back on some day. Little momma-daughter moments we’ll probably forget one day but can look back on with pictures to remember. anoth reason why you should #takerandomtripswithyourkids

If you ever feel like letting me tag along and capture your family during a south moutanin sunset, or any sunset for that matter – find the contact link above and we can get together and make that happen!

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Meet the “F” family – Oh! MG Photography| Phoenix, AZ

Check out this good looking couple and their fur babies! I was so excited to shoot against the Superstition mountains. What a magnificent backdrop that turned out to be.
If you’re interested in booking a session and appearing on my blog, contact me via the contact link and get in touch with me! Lets make an awesome session happen!

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P family : Family Session in Glendale – Oh! MG Photography

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The “P” Family

They’re receiving their images today.

It was such a great shoot!

They are one of those families that you hope decide to come back to you the next time they need a professional because they were so easy to work with. 

 

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To see the rest of the P family visit their gallery at my portfolio page.

Photo of the day: Day 23, AZ [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

day 23 : fire

 

It photographs gorgeously, and makes delicious treats.

this was taken in my dads back yard in MI while we played family board games with friends. some of the best MI nights!

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Photo of the day: Day 20 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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One day these two boys will be on the cover of GQ and I will have had taken their pictures years prior. Such sweet little men with a pretty awesome mom & dad. ( & if mom has her way, one of her boys will be married to my little girl! ;] *calm down husbands, i’m kidding… sorta*)

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Photo of the day: Day 18 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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Day 18 : lifestyle photographs

When you’ve got a little one who doesn’t answer commands very well, lifestyle photography i the way to go. Especially when it shows the love between mom, dad & the little one!

This is a very true friend I have here in Phoenix, AZ. She owns His & Her Photo and specializes in birth & newborn photography.  i love that she trusted me with these images because they’re some of my all time favorites!

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Photo of the day: Day 17 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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day 17 : simplicity

Ever notice when you quiet the hustle and bustle around you and just look at what you’ve been given in life – the simple things in life are sometimes the most amazing and rewarding?  This is an image taken in the waiting area of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. There’s so much love in my heart for her.

Photo of the day: Day 15 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

Photo of the day: Day 16 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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day 16 : family

 

we encountered the true test of “what the heck is there to do with a four-year-old-in-120-degree-weather this summer as we went through our first “Summer Break” with our daughter from preschool. When it’s 120 degrees outside you stretch yourself thin between housework, work work, vacation and trying to entertain the younger dependent children.  Lets just say we learned bowling is a good source of entertainment but only for about 10 frames.. then she gets bored is pretty much done.

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