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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

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!!

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!

Who doesn

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