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    ...here you will find my life. I have found that the wonderful thing about a blog is that it has become a place for me to document my own life, while I document your's. 

    My name is Mandi, and it is my passion to capture life's moments. From the cry of a newly born baby, to the happy tears of an adoption story, all the way to senior portraits that won't go out of style. Behind the camera, I prefer to capture the moments and not create them. I will offer suggestions and be available to you along the way so that you get the most out of your custom portrait experience. On the other side of the lens, I simply love life. I have an amazing family, wonderful friends, and can often be seen reading or crocheting (yep, I have a little old lady down deep in my soul!)

    Take a few minutes to check out my blogsite, catch up on the goings-on of a photographer from little ol' Centralia, and look at some pictures. If you are interested in a portrait session, all the necessary information can be found at the top or the bottom of the page. Contact me via the form, at info@mandimcdougallphotography.com, or at 360.827.1609.

    Real. Life. Captivating.

Day 21 {Delaney’s 3rd Photo-a-Day}

{Another year, another Photo-a-Day month! It is hard to believe she is three, and at the same time she most definitely has grown and changed a ton over the last year! I borrowed this idea from Kerianne Brown, a fantastic photographer.}

I had the funniest flashback watching you and Landon today. Years ago a few of us from youth group went to the lake and it was so low we ended up covered in mud for fun… if there isn’t something to do, you will certainly find some trouble to get into! You were having fun until you realized your new suit was muddy, then demanded a change.

Day 20 {Delaney’s 3rd Photo-a-Day}

{Another year, another Photo-a-Day month! It is hard to believe she is three, and at the same time she most definitely has grown and changed a ton over the last year! I borrowed this idea from Kerianne Brown, a fantastic photographer.}

You love hangin’ with Delilah. She came to visit for a few hours and you (fairly) happily shared, took her on a tour of the yard (complete with commentary) and then showed her the wonders of the trampoline!! This smooch was just too precious not to capture! I hope you two are always friends as you grow!

Day 19 {Delaney’s 3rd Photo-a-Day}

{Another year, another Photo-a-Day month! It is hard to believe she is three, and at the same time she most definitely has grown and changed a ton over the last year! I borrowed this idea from Kerianne Brown, a fantastic photographer.}

You must give me 3 or 4 hugs and kisses before I leave some days. I will give you one as you see me gathering my stuff to leave, then before I walk out the door (this one is the MUST HAVE) and then sometimes a few more before I actually make it to the car!

Day 18 {Delaney’s 3rd Photo-a-Day}

{Another year, another Photo-a-Day month! It is hard to believe she is three, and at the same time she most definitely has grown and changed a ton over the last year! I borrowed this idea from Kerianne Brown, a fantastic photographer.}

My little parrot, the latest thing you’ve learned from your brother is a deep-voiced, long drawn out “Duuuuuuude!”

Day 17 {Delaney’s 3rd Photo-a-Day}

{Another year, another Photo-a-Day month! It is hard to believe she is three, and at the same time she most definitely has grown and changed a ton over the last year! I borrowed this idea from Kerianne Brown, a fantastic photographer.}

Your dad and I certainly parent differently. You fancy yourself quite the Princess in charge of life around here lately, and have a very strong will. More times than I might like, you show your unhappiness by stomping your foot. Several months ago, I came downstairs and you were screaming… face to face with your Dad, stomping your foot. You would stomp, and then stop, and then he would say “no Delaney, don’t STOMP your footie… tap it” and then he would tap his toes on the ground. And you would scream and stomp your foot, and this continued on. I think eventually I carted your screaming behind off for a timeout, but not before having a chuckle and appreciating how your dad was dealing with your strong will. He’s always been good at helping you guys take that first step toward doing something yourself (he’s ALWAYS the first to hand you or your brother a task I think you’re too young for – and yet you always are safe and manage quite fine!), including knowing how to manage your emotions. Fast forward to today, “tap your footie” has become a little joke/game between the two of you.