MJ Thomas Photography: Blog http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog en-us MJ Thomas Photography mindyjothomas@gmail.com (MJ Thomas Photography) Fri, 07 Oct 2016 20:18:00 GMT Fri, 07 Oct 2016 20:18:00 GMT http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-5/u507754836-o966478729-50.jpg MJ Thomas Photography: Blog http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog 120 67 vdB Family Farm - Fall http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/vdb-family-farm---fall I think growing up on a farm has put a special place in my heart for all farms, big and small.

Beth and Jaco have a sweet little family run lamb and chicken farm on

the property that Beth grew up on.  It holds many, many great childhood memories for their 

family and friends.  It is such a blessing to watch Jaco and Beth raise their kiddos at this space with so much history. 

They have a great love story, they met while Beth was working in the Peace Corps in Jaco's home country of Namibia.  

They got married there, and then had a celebration of marriage back state-side.    

We have spent countless hours with this lovely family and I am so happy to have been able to capture 

another chapter in their book of life.

Cheers friends!

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mindyjothomas@gmail.com (MJ Thomas Photography) family http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/vdb-family-farm---fall Fri, 07 Oct 2016 20:17:54 GMT
Tracy + Jim WI Fall Wedding http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/tracy-jim-wi-fall-wedding Tracy and Jim had a beautiful fall day for their wedding.

There were so many special little details about the day that made it as unique as their love.

We went back to a very special place to their history to take 

their photos and it was beautiful to see how at ease and evident their love for one another is.

Cheers to many, many more years of happiness together!

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mindyjothomas@gmail.com (MJ Thomas Photography) Wedding http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/tracy-jim-wi-fall-wedding Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:04:22 GMT
Cassidy - Newborn http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/cassidy---newborn Miss Cassidy

There are some shoots that edit better in color, some better in black and white.

For Miss Cassidy I couldn't choose but I am more drawn toward the black and white, it is so striking, maybe because 

her sweetness is just like that - black and white - clearly the apple of her momma and daddy's eyes.

The love this family has for one another is beautiful, I cannot wait to watch Cassidy grow.

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mindyjothomas@gmail.com (MJ Thomas Photography) Newborn http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/cassidy---newborn Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:44:19 GMT
Coby - Newborn http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/coby---newborn A few weeks on a perfectly sunny Friday morning I got to meet little Coby.

I loved getting to chat with his momma and watch how he responds to her voice.

It has been so incredibly sweet to watch how these little ones interact with their families.

He is the youngest of 4 boys, it will be so fun to watch him grow and see where his 

personality fits him into that pack of brothers! 

Such a sweet way to start a day to capture a few moments with him.

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mindyjothomas@gmail.com (MJ Thomas Photography) Newborn http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/coby---newborn Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:22:40 GMT
Adam + Monica Summer Wedding http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/adam-monica-summer-wedding Adam and Monica had an absolutely gorgeous day for a backyard wedding.

The ceremony took place at Adam's parents home, the flowers, decor and day were perfect.

There were so, so many personalized details and touches throughout the day

that it just made it feel that much more special. 

Adam and Monica have put down a strong foundation to build their love on for the years to come and

I pray for many more blessings in their days together.  

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mindyjothomas@gmail.com (MJ Thomas Photography) Wedding http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/adam-monica-summer-wedding Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:11:27 GMT
Pete + Brooke Maternity http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/pete-brooke-maternity Oh my goodness, we laughed.  And laughed. And laughed some more.

Brooke and I shared a few ideas via Pinterest then the giggles and fun started from there.

Pete was such a sport with all of our demands ideas ;)

They are going to have a household full of light and laughter.  

Congratulations and I cannot wait to meet your sweet boy Waylon!

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mindyjothomas@gmail.com (MJ Thomas Photography) maternity http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/pete-brooke-maternity Wed, 31 Aug 2016 23:55:48 GMT
Miss Petey - E + S http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/miss-petey---e-s Eric and Suzi are counting the days until they get to meet their sweet baby girl.

We had so many great chats throughout this session. 

What it means to be a parents, showing kindness to those in your life and having an attitude

of being grateful for the blessings in your life.

Such a great feeling with this little family and so much love!

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mindyjothomas@gmail.com (MJ Thomas Photography) maternity http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/miss-petey---e-s Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:19:29 GMT
MJ + Brittany = Baby Z http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/mj-brittany-baby-z Celebrating new life is such an exciting time.

Brittany and MJ are expecting their sweet boy in a few weeks and I got the honor of 

capturing a few pictures before their family of four (don't forget those fur babies!) gains their newest member.

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mindyjothomas@gmail.com (MJ Thomas Photography) maternity http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/mj-brittany-baby-z Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:27:04 GMT
M + L Dassow Family http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/m-l-dassow-family There is something to be said about taking your own families pictures.

This is my brother Monte and his family, I had a hard time going through and editing because I 

kept rotating between tears in my eyes and laughter.  

I can FEEL the love that this family has for each other when I look at this pictures. 

I am so proud of the Dad that Monte is and thank Lori for keeping those boys in line and loving them so very much.

They are truly a beautiful family and I am so proud to call them part of mine.

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mindyjothomas@gmail.com (MJ Thomas Photography) family http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/m-l-dassow-family Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:18:40 GMT
J + J Engagement http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/j-j-engagement Jeanette + Jeff Engagement

I love, love.  

One of my absolute favorite things while capturing photos of couples

is the extra light you can see in their eyes and 

the easiness of their smiles when their eyes shift from the camera to their partner.  

Little glimpses of magic there.

Grateful to be able to encapsulate of a piece of this love story.

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mindyjothomas@gmail.com (MJ Thomas Photography) engagement http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/j-j-engagement Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:52:28 GMT
Way Family http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/way-family ~Way Family~

It was a time to gather family all together to celebrate a milestone of life -

a high school graduation.

What a great time to sneak a few family photos in!

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mindyjothomas@gmail.com (MJ Thomas Photography) family http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/way-family Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:49:55 GMT
Baby Brooklyn http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/baby-brooklyn Baby Brooklyn

Welcoming a sweet little baby girl

We were able to incorporate a few of mom and dad's favorite things, 

it's those small touches that make the shoot special.

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mindyjothomas@gmail.com (MJ Thomas Photography) newborn http://mjthomasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/baby-brooklyn Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:48:55 GMT