Baby S

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This newborn is a RELATIVE!!! :)  She gets all her looks from ME of course!  LOL!  Okay… maybe she is like a third cousin, so that probably isn’t so true.  BUT she is blood AND adorable which makes me want to blog her session!  :)

Baby S just made me smile a LOT.  See, a few years back I photographed her big sister as an infant.  And to be honest, they don’t look much alike!  I mean, right now that is!  They may soon enough.  But we had to recreate a couple of the shots that we did with big sis…. and they are nothing short of total cuteness! 2016-06-08_0005

See, there is meaning behind this image.  Obviously you notice the kisses.  Well, her parents have a cute little story about that.  They were high school sweethearts.  And way back when, when they dated one another he gave her a Hershey’s kiss for their first kiss.  :)  So of course we needed to do this shot.  We did one VERY similar for the big sister, but hers was red and silver kisses.

2016-06-08_0007I keep talking about big sis so why don’t I go ahead and show you her cute self too!

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And don’t worry, momma and dad got in some too!  I couldn’t let just the itty bitties have all the fun!  Aren’t they just the cutest?!?!?

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And here are some of the final images from the session.  One of these went up on the wall in the studio.  The mom brought me this cute headband and I just happened to have the PERFECT thing to go with it!

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That is it for this new little cousin.  She sure is cute… and she sure is loved by our family!  Welcome to the world Baby S!

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Baby J

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You know when a person says they are done having babies…. and they really THINK they are done….?????  WELL…. God doesn’t always get that memo… and that is how Baby J came into the world!  LOL!
Even though he wasn’t “planned” he is no less loved and he is definitely such an amazing fit into his family!  This little guy, and I mean LITTLE guy, came in and was a dream to work with!  He slept the whole time and barely made a peep.  Plus, his momma and I are really good friends so that gave us so much time to catch up as well!  :)
I’m going to start with my favorite image of this guy!!!  OY!  The cuteness overload!  I even blew this one up on a canvas and put it in my studio.

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He had the perfect skin tone for this brown set up.  That is one thing that I, as a photographer, really have to work on is looking for a baby’s complection and knowing what will look with it.  Brown doesn’t always work for all babies.  And especially really pale babies.  He was JUST right!

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This next few are my second favorites.  Although I do have to say that pretty much his whole session is pretty amazing!
I looked and looked and looked for this tub!  I mean it was like a man hunt, but for a tub.  LOL!  I just love it though!  And I just got this cute little stuffer thing to go in it that looks like marshmallows!!!  How fun is that!  That is the life of a photographer though…. you get excited about metal tins and soft things!  :)

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Now this last set is a little abnormal for me.  I normally shoot newborns naked.  That is just how I roll for lots of reasons.  For one, I think it is just cuter.  Two, when you get the baby dressed several times you wake it up each time, which makes it a longer session putting the baby back to sleep all the time.  And thirdly, it is just the latest trend, and let’s be honest…. I have to go with the flow of trends.  But this little guy was having a hard time staying warm, and this little onesie was just too cute on him!
PS…. Did you notice his cheeks yet???!!!

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Well, that is it for Baby J.  I can officially say that he won my heart over with his total cuteness!!  :)  And I love that his momma and I are so close that I’ll get to see this guy grow into a handsome young man!

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M&B Engagement Session

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You know how your heart feels when it is really, really, really happy?!?!?!  I mean so happy that it might EXPLODE!?!?!

Well, that is how I felt shooting this session!  :)  These two people I have known for 15 years…. FIFTEEN years guys!  How can that be??!?!  We use to do camp together.  Back then I counseled at Tippecanoe Baptist Camp in North Webster IN.  I met these two the first week I was at camp and I fell in love with BOTH of them!  Morgan, well let me tell you, was just the sweetest little kid!  She had a smiled that just melted your heart (back then it was braces filled) and she had the most infectious laugh!  You know, come to think of it, she hasn’t changed a bit!  :)  And Bryce…. oh Bryce… he was such a little charmer!  He had this shy little personality, BUT he came out of his shell and became so extroverted!  And he could sing a mean Sponge Bob theme song!  Both of these poeople made my heart happy.  And through the years I have seen them grown and mature into the people they are now.

Last summer I saw Morgan for the first time in several years, now counseling beside me instead of me counseling her.  We picked right up from where we left off and our sister in Christ bond just went straight the heart!   Of course we talked about everything and she had gotten out of a relationship a few months before, so I guess I just assumed that there wasn’t much to her love life.  Well…. Bryce showed up later that week to hang out…. and I just casually asked him while Morgan was RIGHT THERE if there was a girl in his life.  It was TOO funny because Bryce was really there to see MORGAN!  LOL!  I laugh about it now because there weren’t “dating” yet, but there were soon after camp.

Everything else is just history.  And here it is…. their engagement session.  How cute are they?!?!

We shot this session in Indy.  It was in Feb, but it was actually a pretty nice day!  I think it was in the 50’s when I shot all of these!  Plus, it was super sunny  which helped the temps.  We started in downtown Indy with these shots.

This is where they kissed for the first time!  :)

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Don’t you just love their outfits!?  They are perfect!  A bit of classy, but casual! Plus the colors are right up my alley (blue is my favorite color).
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When I got to Indy I had to drive around a little bit and see what I could find as far as some spots.  And just down from where we shot all their blue outfit pics I found this quaint little road.  Isn’t it adorable!?!?!

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Them…. well… being them…..

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Then we moved on out of downtown and on to a smaller part of Indy where there was the cutest little ice creme shop.  This place was ADORABLE!  Morgan and Bryce went on some dates here so it was a little sentimental to them.2016-06-07_00192016-06-07_00202016-06-07_0021

 

Then Morgan wore this cute little outfit to make the images really pop and have an artistic side to it.

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Lastly, we headed out even further from Indy and went to this cute little pond…. And that is when this magic happened!2016-06-07_00242016-06-07_00272016-06-07_00262016-06-07_0025

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As I write this blog, this couple have already tied the knot.  And I will blog their wedding soon.  But I just HAD to show you this first.  I hope you have enjoyed their young love and how it explodes in the images!

Double the Love,

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Welcome to my Mk World!

Hello world! This is Mandy with Mk Photos!

I’m so glad you could stop by and soak in my ramblings, images, and some truth about the Father.

Photographer Mandy Miller
Photographer Mandy K. Miller – Mk Photography

A little bit about me before we dive into more blog posts… I am first and foremost a believer in Christ, aka, a Christian.   I’m just trying to live each day out for Him and to glorify Him in all that I do. He is a good, good God and I am trying to be a good, good servant to Him.

Marriage Photography

Secondly, I am a wife and mother. I have a handsome hubby of 10 years! He is an amazing man that loves God, farming and his kids. All of which I am very proud of his involvement in. Us two became six in 5 years. So if you can’t already guess, we are very insane people!   😉

Kids Farming Photography

Carter is our oldest, coming in at age 6 (and a half if you ask him). Everybody gets a good chuckle out of our little man. He will talk to ANYONE about farming, equipment, or just what he saw going on down the road. He is pretty strong willed…. VERY strong willed. BUT I know God has great plans for his persistence and passion.

Outdoor Kids Photo

Then there is little Ellie. El Bell is 5 and is VERY into dancing. That girl will dance and sing all day if she wanted to. Just last night we were at the grocery store and there she was dancing to a Barbie song in every aisle….  She has such a free spirit, but is the shyest little thing when it comes to meeting new people.

Baby Girl Photography

Next is the first twin to arrive on this planet, Laura Jo. Since day one, Laura Jo has been a sweetie little bug and just full of life… and full of orneriness too! She is by the far the sneakiest of all four and keeps me on my toes ALL day long.  But her amazing giggle and cute little body makes up for all that stinker behavior.

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And last, but certainly not least, there is Vincent. This boy is so much like his big brother that it is a little frightening! But man is he a ham! He is always doing something to make us all giggle OR just plowing things over with a tractor, truck or his own little body.  This little guy had a rough start in this world, but you would never know it!

My whole family is such a blessing to me. God gave me a whole lot when He gave me all these 5 humans. And man am I blessed! Blessed and stressed… HAHA! But it is a good stress and a good life, with again, a good, good God.

Next time I’ll chat about my other passion in life… photography. But for now, I’ll let you go back to whatever makes you happy and I’ll pray that those that read this…. will know that Jesus is the savior and that HE gave me this beautiful life.

Double the Love,

Mandy

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Photo credit:Mk Photos & Jessica Rene Photography