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  • 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

    heartofitallphotography@yahoo.com

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

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Week 2: Reflective Light

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Week 3: Aperture

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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. 🙂

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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!

 

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S Family

Meet the Shaw family … love them!! I first met Katie when we were stationed at Scott AFB, IL.  I did Katie’s maternity pictures and then Eva’s fresh 48. Fast forward 2 years and we’re both stationed at Lackland AFB, TX! I was so excited to reunite and take some family pictures.

Weather was very windy and on the chilly side … but the Shaw family brought their ‘A game’ and we made some great memories!

 

Starting with one of my favorites.

Starting with one of my favorites.

Cutie patuties.

Cutie patuties.

Ava!! I love this little tongue!

Ava!! I love this little tongue!

We tried for some shots of Katie and James … but we kept getting photo bombed. :)

We tried for some shots of Katie and James … but we kept getting photo bombed. 🙂

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Love this one.

Love this one.

Daddy

Daddy’s girl to the core.

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K Family

 

Meet the K family … they’re adorable. I met Angie through MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers.) She’s stunning, she has a handsome husband, and 3 of the most beautiful girls! This family is beautiful from the inside out. I may have gone a little over board on the cute pictures, but I can’t help it … we had so much fun! <3

 

Ms. Beauty loves watching over her sweet family.

Ms. Beauty loves watching over her sweet family.

Cutest and sweetest girls!

Cutest and sweetest girls!

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Beauty loves being apart of the family.

Beauty loves being apart of the family.

See … family pictures isn

See … family pictures isn’t just about smiling and saying cheese. 😀

I maaaay have gone a little over board with Mom and Dad shots … but they were so easy in front of the camera I couldn

I maaaay have gone a little over board with Mom and Dad shots … but they were so easy in front of the camera I couldn’t stop shooting. 😀

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Love them! Are they not the cutest family? :)

Love them! Are they not the cutest family? 🙂

Ms. Alyssa

Feeling so lucky and blessed!! A few months back I was able to photograph Nadia, Alyssa’s big sister and now this beauty.  Alyssa is quiet like her big sister, but get her talking about you’ll get a great story. I can’t wait till next weekend when I get to photograph the whole family!!  3 lovely girls … it’s going to be a whole lot of cuteness!!

Happy 5th birthday Ms. Alyssa!!

First shot of the session … she

First shot of the session … she’s a natural.

Her favorite dress, bow, and boots … too cute!

Her favorite dress, bow, and boots … too cute!

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I asked Alyssa if she wanted to run or jump or twirl … she declined. She wanted to make sure her dress would be safe. Can

I asked Alyssa if she wanted to run or jump or twirl … she declined. She wanted to make sure her dress would be safe. Can’t blame her, that dress was perfect. 🙂

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Simply beautiful.

Simply beautiful.

Happy birthday Ms. Alyssa, thanks for a great session. I had a lovely time with you!!

Happy birthday Ms. Alyssa, thanks for a great session. I had a lovely time with you!!

Alex + Rachel

Forget Ross and Rachel … there’s a new amazing couple stealing the show!  Meet my baby brother and the best thing to ever happen to him … Rachel.  They’ve been together for a little over a year now and from the moment I saw them together I knew I’d be shooting their engagement pictures one day. So when I got the call from my brother that he was popping the question, I couldn’t wait to get to MI!

Last year my brother ran the Detroit Free Press Marathon for the first time. He had made the decision to run again this year and that his reward for running 26.2 miles would be proposing! He and I spoke on the phone and planned how the ideal day would go. We were both feeling very confident in our plan until we got to the race and they had changed the set up.  While the location may not have gone the way we thought, the whole day couldn’t have gone better!!  And I’m getting a SISTER!! 😉

I know this blog is a lot longer and has more pictures than normal … but can you blame me? Between the proposal and then 2 different sessions, they gave me a lot to work with! I’m so beyond excited for their wedding day!! September 2016 can’t come quick enough! I love you guys so much! Happy wedding planning!!

 

Alex getting a hug from his good luck charm.

Alex getting a hug from his good luck charm.

Time to run! Only 26.2 miles until the big moment!

Time to run! Only 26.2 miles until the big moment!

Rachel thought she was there to cheer for Alex during his race … big surprise for her at the end!

Rachel thought she was there to cheer for Alex during his race … big surprise for her at the end!

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There were a ton of emotions flying ...

There were a ton of emotions flying …

Are they not the cutest?!?

Are they not the cutest?!?

Time for engagement pictures!

Time for engagement pictures!

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Oh autumn sunlight … I love you.

Oh autumn sunlight … I love you.

These are my favorite shots. The hands, emotion, yep, my favorites.

These are my favorite shots. The hands, emotion, yep, my favorites.

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So when Alex and Rachel went on their first date, Alex was a little self conscience about their height difference. He kept finding places to step up on to make it less noticeable. So this is kind of an inside joke for them. :)

So when Alex and Rachel went on their first date, Alex was a little self conscience about their height difference. He kept finding places to step up on to make it less noticeable. So this is kind of an inside joke for them. 🙂

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When you find someone who will laugh at your funny faces and then JOINS you in the faces … hold on tight and don

When you find someone who will laugh at your funny faces and then JOINS you in the faces … hold on tight and don’t let go!!

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These two … I love you both so much. I

These two … I love you both so much. I’m so excited for your new beginning and can’t wait for your wedding day!!