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    Grab a tall glass of ice cold sweet tea and stay awhile! My name is Michelle and I am so glad you have come to visit my site. I'm momma to Isaac, Isabelle, baby Luke, and wife to my partner in crime, Todd. We are the Maddox family, living out our dream of the simple life. I started documenting for others in 2011 under the name of our two small babes Isaac & Isabelle. Since then we have been blessed with our third little guy, Luke. Our homestead has grown with babies of all sorts. Farm animals galore, more like an Old McDonald farm! So we want to share that with you all, open our hearts and home to each client. Come for a fun, laid back, relaxing time enjoying the simple things with us!

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The Mobley Family

The threads that bind us, the materials that piece us, they may be beautiful and appear flawless but nothing is complete perfection. We are flecks of imperfection covered and clothed in grace, grace we extend and grace we receive. Isn’t that what we are all made of? Documentation of love through the outlet of photography is not intended to tell the viewer, “look how prefect.”, rather for me as an artist it’s to speak to the soul and up into the heart, “you are seen. you are loved. life is messy but grace is greater. what you hold is a gift from the great I AM. look further, look deeper. feel the weight of your reality. it is good enough.”

 

This is a beyond gorgeous family that has been a great blessing to my life and business. They are a bright light reflecting all the grace covered love that I seek to see in my photos. Much love to you Amanda, Jon, & Caleb!

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All Wrapped Up

Our hearts beat one just below the other. Your safety is within my human flesh. You live because I live. Your soul is right there with mine. You are a miracle. Cells divided time after time. Do we fully, truly, grasp, breath in the truth of how wondrous the design of God was in His forming of new life? How could we possibly comprehend any of it at all!? And how much we mothers love our babies and think, think think think, how much more God loves us! MORE than that! How is that possible??!! Something is so very sacred and holy about mothering. If you don’t feel that, reach OUT and feel it!!

This is my sister and her baby boy Wesley just about a month before he was born. He’s so sweet and prefect, more photos of him coming soon!

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Orchard Magic

God placed this family in my life just a few years ago through a photo session and now they are one of the dearest to my heart. Knowing the battles that they have fought and won, where the broken and shattered road of heart-ache has brought them, all those prayers that we shared, it all came to the surface as I drove to meet them for this session. Opening your heart to all that you have been through to get you to where you are today, accepting the ugly with the beautiful, allowing all those hard fought days and nights to come to mind as you stand in golden light with your most treasured people around you, this is my hope for all clients to allow themselves to go there. If you allow yourself to feel and not to pose, then the camera and I may just reach out and hold still forever all those emotions right there in that moment. On this evening it happened. There were tears. There was laughter. And I felt it strong, right along with them.

Below are Breanna’s words she wanted to share about her family and this day:

“Andrew & I met in 2006, married in 2009. Our daughter Macie was born in November that same year. We were overjoyed! Two years later Andrew & I were ready to expand our family. We didn’t realize what kind of rollercoaster we were going to be on from that point. We went through multiple failed fertility treatments, 2 surgeries, and 2 miscarriages. I was entering a dark hole and I couldn’t get out. I felt broken, an inadequate wife and mother…and all around less than. Our marriage started to suffer, we were trying to hold it all together. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that all things work together for the good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” Oh how I tend to forget that God’s timing is always perfect!

In May 2013 my darling husband surprised me with a family session. It was then that I met my soul sister, Michelle. She randomly asked us if we wanted to have more children. I am usually not very forthcoming about my fertility struggles but I poured my heart out to her, a stranger at the time, about my longing to have a baby. She then told me her similar trials. She said, “God has a plan for you Breanna.” It was there that we became the best of friends.

In March 2014, after 3 years of heartache, we became pregnant with our sweet son Tucker. Our baby was born in November and our family has never felt so complete. Fast forward to today, Michelle took us to an apple orchard, corralled our children and took some breathtaking pictures. I cried the whole time. This session is full of God’s promises fulfilled, and His overwhelming love He has for His children. He knows just what we need before we even utter a word. Trials may come and go, but His love is everlasting. Our session was living proof of that! Thankful for Michelle who captures your emotions with each photo taken and pours her heart into her work. She is such a sweet soul and I will forever be thankful for her friendship.”

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Fly {2017 Franklin County Senior}

The door is opening on a new journey. It is a different path for each but it seems we all face the same questions and emotions at this time in our lives. The dreams are big and limitless, but the fear is often great. Let not the fear choke out the hope. Spread your wings wide and fly.

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A tribute to her pap that passed on his love for horses to her. His presence could be felt over his whole farm.

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CapeCod and Beyond {a family adventure}

A camping trip 14 hours from home with 3 kids in a tent was quite the adventure for us. We planned and packed, loaded up the car and horse trailer (to haul our necessities and to keep things dry), and headed for New England where we had never had the opportunity to visit until now. I was excited to see it all, I am an old soul that crave’s all things British, this was a treat for me. To take the children camping in a 200 acre pine forrest camp ground, visit The Mayflower and Plimouth Plantation, and the Thornton Burgess Briar Patch, well, as a homeschooling momma my heart was over-joyed! Do not get me wrong in my writings and the pretty photos of my family happy and smiling, we are NOT perfect and there were countless moments of ugly tempers (parents & child), severe whining, and not an ounce of patience left at the end of long days. But the sum of it all was very amazing and God blessed. We kicked off the start of our homeschool year with this trip, always embracing Charlotte Mason methods, we learned through senses, audiobooks, narration, and ole fashion experience of being some place different.

“Children are born with all the curiosity they will ever need. It will last a lifetime if they are fed upon a daily diet of ideas.’~Charlotte Mason

Here are the majority of the photos I was able to document, I so so regret that I did not take my big camera into Thomas Land! I actually cried tears about it later. Isaac (8) has been in LOVE with Thomas The Tank Engine since he was 18mos. old. Thomas Land existed only in England, so it was on our bucket list, but we knew he would probably lose interest before we would have the means to take the whole family to England. Well, behold, Thomas Land USA!!! In Carver MA, right outside of Plymouth MA!! And so the tripped was a GO! I did get many photos on my iPhone and videos, I chose not to take the big camera along for fear I wouldn’t be able to ride some of the rides or not be fully aware with just my naked eyes. Isaac was in awe, and completely speechless, the essence of pure joy and peace of a child was all over him that day. I cried for the entire first 30mins, hiding in my sunglasses and I near ugly cried at times. To see him at 8 years, FINALLY be in a dream come true! It all flooded my memory of when he would carry that little thomas train everywhere he went, when he couldn’t talk but maybe 2-3 words (delayed speech), but would muster out “borden” aka Gorden. Oh how my momma heart jumped up into my throat that day! So, later I will post separately some photos from Thomas Land when I get them off my phone.

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Isabelle said, “LOOK! Blacky The Crow has been here!”

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