Heart of it all Photography bio picture
  • Heartfelt Welcome!!

    Hello! This is me! I started my photography business in Turkey. I had a love for photography and had some wonderful friends willing to sit in front of my lens while I learned more about my style of photography. I wanted something to watermark my images, so I went with the basic plan ... initials. m.j.c. photography.

    To this day, I still like the simplicity of the name, but there are so many people with the same initials and already branded their photography in that way.

    A few months back I attended a Shot Party in St. Louis. I heard 2 of my favorite photographers speak at this conference, Bobbi + Mike. They were awesome, just like I knew they would be. They spoke of making memories or heirlooms for people. That one day their client's great grand children would look back at their photography and see them as they were when they were young, free, in love ...

    They didn't necessarily say something that I didn't already know, but they said it in a new way. In a way that just struck me ... this is ALL about the client. These pictures showcase the LOVE people have for each other. Whether they are engagement , a newborn baby , family pictures, senior pictures, it doesn't matter. The person (or people) in front of the lens is the HEART of a family.

    I went home that night thinking ... and thought some more ...

    Then I thought, the heart of it all ... is YOU!

    I promise that when we're together for a photo shoot ... you're my family. We aren't going to just sit in front of the lens and smile. We are going to go out and have fun! We are going to pretend that you are in a reality TV show and YOU are the star. We're going to photograph you having fun with your family or significant other. We are going to have an amazing time together and make memories that you will keep forever.

    Miranda Cornett


N Family

I first met Laura, Ellie, and Matt last year. Ellie went to the same pre-school as my kiddo, just another class. They would some times play after school and / or meet at the pool.  Matt is getting ready to head back over seas for a few more months, so we took the chance to grab a few family shots. Such a stinkin’ cute family!



What little girl doesn’t love to twirl?


A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.


Always let the strength of your convictions be enough…you won’t regret it.




Sunshine and summer time!

Here we are again, 2 weeks into summer vacation and I already have hundreds of underwater pictures of my kiddo and her friends. Summer is such a magical time to be a kid. Sleeping in, no alarm clocks, lots of friends and play dates, and as much swimming as you can handle!

I love capturing the playful smiles, loud splashes and squeals of joy. My kiddo has been taking lessons from her coach for 2 years now. Her progress amazes me every lesson. Not just her skills, but her determination and her love for the water.

We’ve been blessed to be joined in the water by friends and other mommas who love to get in and connect with their kiddos.

I’ve been toying with offering mini water sessions.  If you have any questions or would like to capture your own families water memories, shoot me an email. I’d love to chat with you about some details!!



I love how the water makes her look so big and so small at the same time. 


Just an example of a Momma getting in the water and making some childhood memories!!


Higher Mom!!!


Picture perfect!!



1, 2, 3, jump!!


Getting in the shot!DCIM128GOPRO



Pure wonderment!


‘Mom, don’t let go!’


Powerhouse in motion!!


Just another fun shot in the pool … 







Aguirre Family

I met this sweet family through my daughter’s swim coach. These kids … wow … they’re adorable, sweet, smart, and were so much fun to play and work with. The family wanted one more session in the bluebonnets before they PCS this year … so that’s what we did!  While I’m so glad we got to meet and take pictures … I’m really sad that I feel in love with them and now they’re moving. Safe travels my friends!!

We started our session at the kiddo

We started our session at the kiddo’s school. Something to remember before their move.

This shot was Ali

This shot was Ali’s idea. 🙂

Brothers = built in best friend. Jack adores his big brother.

Brothers = built in best friend. Jack adores his big brother.

Are they not the cutest family?

Are they not the cutest family?

If you follow my work at all,  you know I can

If you follow my work at all, you know I can’t help a mom and dad shot.

Oh yeah … they

Oh yeah … they’ve still got it.


Hello light!

Hello light!


Beautiful family!

Beautiful family!

The cutest!!

Yeah, so I didn’t get the last 2 weeks blogged like I planned. I tend to share too much on Facebook … so here’s a peek at what we’ve been up too the last few weeks. It’s been a whirlwind of outdoors and sunshine.

You can see first 5 weeks here. 🙂

Week 6: Focus

Fresh air and beautiful sunshine.

Fresh air and beautiful sunshine.

I don

I don’t get cheeser face often, but I love when I do. 🙂




Oh those eyelashes.

Oh those eyelashes.


It’s all about the details.

Pure love.

Pure love.


Ms. Model has really been working it for me lately.

Ms. Model has really been working it for me lately.

Sunshine sunshine sunshine!

Sunshine sunshine sunshine!

A girl and her glasses.

A girl and her glasses.

New Personal Project!

It’s been a loooong time!!  I’ve been meaning to blog little posts just to stay in touch … my bad!

I’m apart of a group this year that provides weekly lessons. They give you basic instructions, but they also give you hints and tips to push your limits and think outside the box.  Most importantly, I’m taking pictures and documenting more of Sweet Pea’s life … printing them out and making more memories.

We are in week 5 already! Here’s the last month to catch you up. 🙂

Week 1: Rule of thirds



Week 2: Reflective Light



Week 3: Aperture



Week 4: Shutter Speed

The first 2 images were a slow shutter speed. Trying an artistic blur of sorts. It’s not my favorite, but would still like to learn more about the art. The bottom 3 are a fast shutter speed … more my style. 🙂


Week 5: ISO

Pushing my camera’s limits. The first 2 shots are high ISO, but worked a noise reduction lesson. Didn’t notice a huge difference, but glad to have that new skill under my belt! The next day I pushed my camera hard … jumping trampoline picture is a very very low ISO of 31! High sun, bright day … good to know I can go low! The last picture was almost zero light in my room. I didn’t have time to turn the light on, for fear of losing the pose. Jacked my ISO up to 10000!