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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

Greenberg Family

Meet the adorable Greenberg family.  While I was in MI visiting family, my mother introduced me to Trisha and we got together for some fall shots.  This was a birthday / early Christmas present for Trisha … the kids played along with all my games and bad jokes. Perfect gift for Mom!

Here are a few of my favorites from our time together. 🙂

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I don’t know it’s proper to call teenagers cuties … but come on, what an adorable group of siblings!

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Just a few faces you get from a 5 year old during a session!

Just a few faces you get from a 5 year old during a session!

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Warning parents … you will be singled out during your shoot!

Warning parents … you will be singled out during your shoot!

Ms. Modle knows how to work a camera!

Ms. Modle knows how to work a camera!

Oh fall, you

Oh fall, you’re so amazing. Love you colors and textures!!

Sweet Baby Aria

I had the privilege of photographing the sweetest young family.  When my friend Heather asked me about newborn pictures, I shared with her my love of lifestyle newborns sessions. She agreed and together we made some lovely memories for their family.  The light and the simplicity and elegance of Aria’s room made photographing Aria and her family a dream.

Aria is the proud owner of the most amazing and organized nursery ever. Kudos momma … you did a fantastic job!

Aria is the proud owner of the most amazing and organized nursery ever. Kudos momma … you did a fantastic job!

Momma has a thing for elephants … add in a sleeping princess and it

Momma has a thing for elephants … add in a sleeping princess and it’s perfect.

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Sweet Aria is snuggled in her grandpa

Sweet Aria is snuggled in her grandpa’s baby blanket.

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Love newborn expressions.

Love newborn expressions.

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‘Hey Daddy … tell me a story.’

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Nap time on Momma

Nap time on Momma’s stunning wedding dress.

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Sweet dreams baby girl, you’re so loved.

Ellie 1st Birthday!

 

Are you ready for this cuteness??  I hope so, because it’s an overload!

My friend Jamie and I met and bonded last year when she was still pregnant with Ellie. We both had just moved to Texas, military families living in the same community. To top it off, our 4 year old girls share a name and are best buds.

Fast forward through a year of play dates, Chick fil a, library story hours, and swimming lessons … Ellie has turned 1 year! We met up in the morning for a few portrait shots and a smash cake. Followed up in the evening with big brother and sister. I am so excited to show you these images. Talk about an adorable family!!

Just a few fun facts about Ms. Ellie.

Just a few fun facts about Ms. Ellie.

Sunshine lights up any room with that smile!

Sunshine lights up any room with that smile!

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Who doesn’t love their own cupcake!

Headed outside for a few shots with big brother and sister. They love her a little bit. ;)

Headed outside for a few shots with big brother and sister. They love her a little bit. 😉

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Sisters sharing cupcakes.

Sisters sharing cupcakes.

Momma wasn

Momma wasn’t planning on being in any shots … but when it’s your baby’s first birthday, you gotta! <3

That light, the balloons, that face … it

That light, the balloons, that face … it’s too much cuteness!

Happy 1st birthday, sweet girl! <3

Happy 1st birthday, sweet girl! <3

Sweet Birthday Girl <3

When Nadia’s mother asked me to snap a few pictures for her 7th birthday, I was super excited. She’s very shy, but when she smiles and opens up … think you’ll agree … wow!  Happy birthday Nadia!

 

Meet Nadia. She

Meet Nadia. She’s a little shy, but oh so sweet. <3

She loves reading ...

She loves reading …

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This one is pretty special.

This one is pretty special.

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When she smiles … the whole sky lights up.

When she smiles … the whole sky lights up.

Enjoy your childhood Sweet girl … you

Enjoy your childhood Sweet girl … you’re amazing.

Michigan Vacation

Hello Michigan!!! Spent a few weeks in MI with my family. Michigan welcomed us with 60• weather and rain. This was a welcome from TX heat. And the rain brought awesome puddles and all the fun that comes along with those!

Here are a few pictures highlighting of our trip.

Snuggling with Great Grandma … in her favorite mechanical chair. Her own personal ride. :)

Snuggling with Great Grandma … in her favorite mechanical chair. Her own personal ride. 🙂

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We’re slowly getting into the ‘baby doll’ phase. Why not roll them wildly around the yard in the rain?

Whoops.

Whoops.

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I can’t get this kid to pose / model for me on a regular basis. But when I said I was going to photograph Alex and Rachel, Abigail just HAD to be in the pictures. Punks. 🙂

First day I met Rachel … and I made her pose for me. Such a natural / adorable couple.

First day I met Rachel … and I made her pose for me. Such a natural / adorable couple.

Just a little splashing.

Just a little splashing.

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Rain boots are awesome!!

Rain boots are awesome!!

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Whoops … maybe rain boots in a smaller size would have been better. ;)

Whoops … maybe rain boots in a smaller size would have been better. 😉

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Have I mentioned how much I love Michigan?

The amazing teens at the Edge Rock Church.

The amazing teens at the Edge Rock Church. I was also able to hear my baby brother speak to the youth.

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Having lunch in the play house that my Grandfather LaVoy made for my mom when she was a kid.

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Unpacking her groceries. 🙂

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Missed the focus on this picture, but I love it. Just Grandma eating her lunch and Abigail enjoying her playhouse.

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Cupcakes anyone?

Cupcakes anyone?

Carrying on with a family tradition. Riding with Grandpa while cutting the grass.

Carrying on with a family tradition. Riding with Grandpa while cutting the grass.

Sparklers!!!

Sparklers!!!

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Aaaand then the kids found the puddles. :)

Aaaand then the kids found the puddles. 🙂

New friends are the best.

New friends are the best.

Clean up time …

Clean up time …

Oooh the cuteness.

Oooh the cuteness.

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She gets so excited, every . single . time . she makes the hole. Even if it’s the 5th or 6th attempt … or if she puts it in hole herself.

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Introduced Abigail to a family tradition of biscuits on a stick. She approves.

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They like each other a little bit …

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This girl and her eyelashes …

This girl and her eyelashes …

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My big girl did so good on her horse. She was a little nervous at first, but then she took control and did so well.

My big girl did so good on her horse. She was a little nervous at first, but then she took control and did so well.

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Giddy up. :)

Giddy up. 🙂

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Abigail and Rachel … totally smitten. Oh yeah, we like Uncle Alex too.

Abigail and Rachel … totally smitten. Oh yeah, we like Uncle Alex too.

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Just a quiet night at the beach. ‘Hi. I’m here to join your quiet private time.’ *click*

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Of course I would take some more pictures …

Of course I would take some more pictures …

And the main reason I love visiting MI with Abigail. Any chance she gets to know my grandmother more …

And the main reason I love visiting MI with Abigail. Any chance she gets to know my grandmother more …

Four Generations … I love them so much.

Four Generations … I love them so much.