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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

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.

Doda Family

Meet the Doda family. This sweet family has been through more than a family should have to … but they’re still smiling and love each other. That’s pretty perfect. <3

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Do they not have the sweetest faces!

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*sigh* mother and daughter … it’s pretty special. <3

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Hello beautiful family!

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Parents be warned … I will make you pose for me.

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Sweet Doda family, your strength and love is an inspiration to us all. <3

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C Family

Meet the sweet Collette family. It was such an honor to meet with them and take a few pictures. Both Mommy and Daddy are Active Duty, how cool is that?  Right away felt very welcomed and it despite the gloomy rainy day, it was a cheery morning.  Nothing I love more than hanging out with a family who loves each other and enjoys each other’s company.

 

Meet the Colette family. They

Meet the Colette family. They’re pretty adorable.

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Mr. Dylan is pretty darn proud of his baby sister.

Mr. Dylan is pretty darn proud of his baby sister.

Family story time and snuggles.

Family story time and snuggles.

Hi bright eyes … you

Hi bright eyes … you’re so beautiful.

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Little Miss wasn

Little Miss wasn’t interested in napping this morning. Too much to excitement to miss out on!

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Ms. Aspen was very protective of her family.

Ms. Aspen was very protective of her family.

Oh the smooshy sweetness.

Oh the smooshy sweetness.

Sweet dreams baby girl.

Sweet dreams baby girl.

Quick shot of the whole family. <3

Quick shot of the whole family. <3

Patterson Family

Meet my friends, the Pattersons. 🙂

We were stationed together in Turkey and now (3 years later,) we’re neighbors!  They are the sweetest family and filled with so much love. The kids honestly like each other and get along so well. They were a dream to photograph.  Here are a ‘few’ of my favorite shots from our quick session. 🙂

 

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Aren’t they the cutest group of kiddos?

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‘Ashes, ashes, we all fall down!’ ……. and then Mr. Model poses. 😉

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We had a little fun during our time together. 😉

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This one makes my heart leap … beautiful family. <3

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WARNING: If I take your family’s pictures, Mom and Dad have to pose for me. I have a thing for couples who are madly in love. <3

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