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Olivia {Stephenville Senior}

AHHH! Did I ever mention how much I LOVE senior sessions?!

The photos you are about to see are some of my most favorite photos to date. Of course, I cannot take all of the credit. Why?

1. Olivia is one beautiful girl with a fun, sweet spirit. I have known of Olivia and her family for what seems like FOREVER but it wasn’t until the day of the shoot that I got to see who Olivia truly is.

2. My sister, Macy, came with me to the shoot and did AMAZING. Seriously; I was shocked by how many great images she took of Olivia. Some of her photos are my favorites! Again, I am super excited about this session!

Olivia: Thank you SO much for choosing me (and Macy) to capture this fun time in your life. Good Luck at Texas State! God has amazing things planned for you.:)Enjoy your pictures!

 

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April 1, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Courtney Slemmons - Great work girls! She looks beautiful!

April 1, 2011 - 6:49 pm

Mikka - Thanks Courtney! :)

April 3, 2011 - 10:41 pm

Caleb Baze - Absolutely beautiful, Mikka. You really captured her…and those eyes! Way to grab those…stunning for sure! Top left one and middle hazy one are my favorites…

April 4, 2011 - 9:29 am

Mikka - Thank you Caleb! :) The hazy one? Yea. That is Macy’s!!!!! Told you she did great!

April 6, 2011 - 11:39 am

Robyn Jackson - Mikka, these are gorgeous!! You are becoming an absolutely fantastic photographer!

April 6, 2011 - 3:06 pm

Mikka - Robyn! You’re TOO sweet. :) Thank you!

I ♡ NOLA!!!

Spring Break 2011 was amazing. I had the privilege of traveling to New Orleans, LA for my first mission trip EVER.:) Because of the awesome things God has done and is doing at Paradigm, I (along with 90+ college students) was able to go to NOLA to do work for God’s kingdom.

My time in NOLA was, by far, one of the best things I have ever experienced. God revealed many things to me over the break. One of the main things God showed me was that my camera (and equipment) is not mine. This hobby, passion, and love for photos I possess, is an undeniable gift from the Lord. He chose to give me this gift so I could bring glory to his name.

I have so much more to say about NOLA and I know the other “road trippers” have stories of their own! If you went to NOLA with Paradigm and want to share something fun about your experience, feel free to leave a comment on this post!

To view pictures from the NOLA ROAD TRIP:

  1. Go to the “Clients” tab on my website
  2. Create an account
  3. Use your username and password to login
  4. Enter ‘NOLA‘ as the access code for the gallery

***If you went to NOLA and would like to have some of the images on DVD. PLEASE BE PATIENT with me as I try to figure out the most efficient way to make this happen!

 


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Today is the Day!

Okay… I admit, I missed a week! Please forgive me!

I’m SO excited for all of you to see my newly designed website/blog. Yay for new changes! Because it is my birthday, I figured I’d do some of my own gift giving.;)

This renovation is a  GIVEAWAY! Yep, all you have to do is

1. leave me a comment on this post, and

2. mention Mikka Hill Photography on your facebook status/twitter feed

Saturday, I will announce the winner! Sounds great, right?! I hope you enjoy this one!

Renovation: Framed Paintings to Twin Chalkboards

Purchased: $10 at a re-sale shop


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March 1, 2011 - 2:47 pm

Liesa - I didn’t realize it was your birthday! How wonderful of you to GIVE on your special day. The blog looks fantastic! I’ve loved all of your little renovations lately! Happy birthday!

March 1, 2011 - 2:52 pm

Kimberly Davis - You are an inspiration to us all Mikka. I feel so blessed to have met you and share in your wonderful personality on a daily basis :) Happy Birthday!

March 1, 2011 - 3:08 pm

Cori Thomason - I have been watching your site a lot lately for all your new projects. You have inspired me so I went to the antique mall in stephenville to search for deals! I love to antique shop and you have helped to spark one of my favorite things again!

March 1, 2011 - 3:15 pm

Courtney Slemmons - Love the new site! Great work :)

March 1, 2011 - 3:16 pm

Emily Laurence - YAY!! I always follow your stuff and love giveaways too!!

March 1, 2011 - 3:18 pm

Stacey Cervetto - These are great Mikka!! I need some lessons on how to do that! The site looks great to… and Oh yeah.. Happy Birthday!!

March 1, 2011 - 3:37 pm

Megan Parr - Those are too stinking cute! Great job Mikka!

March 1, 2011 - 4:10 pm

Rachel Lawson - Mikka,

I love your new site and am definitely loving your new renovations that you are doing. :)

Rachel Lawson

March 1, 2011 - 4:32 pm

Tiffany Inay - Ha I commented on the wrong post! I love the chalkboard ideas and the photo’s you took of with all your crafty items! You truly are talented! I’ll be giving you props on my facebook! HA Tell your mom we said hi! ~Tiffany~

March 1, 2011 - 4:43 pm

Megan Horry - I seriously just love these chalkboards…they are so neat!!! OO and happy happy birthday! Love ya!

March 2, 2011 - 12:34 am

Sara Short - Mikka, I LOVE the new site! Your renovations are very inspirational, I’m using the chalkboard idea in Colton’s room! Thanks!

March 2, 2011 - 12:40 am

Sara Short - Mikka, I love the new site! Your renovations have been very inspirational :)

March 2, 2011 - 10:10 am

Tashli Wilson - Mikka-
You are beyond talented! I love looking at your blog and see your photography talent now all these renovations! You have inspired me also to go fix up some stuff. Good Luck and everything looks great!

March 2, 2011 - 2:52 pm

Shayla - I really like the new look of your website!

March 2, 2011 - 4:15 pm

Amy Loughran - Mikka, lovely I check your blog way to much. I love what you did with the frames creating chalk boards is so cute. Something that will be perfect for my future classroom. Can’t wait to see your future blogs and your face!

March 2, 2011 - 4:29 pm

Cindy Hess - Awesome renovations and I love your photography! You are so talented!

March 2, 2011 - 4:30 pm

Chloe - LOVE THE RENOVATIONS :)

March 2, 2011 - 7:24 pm

Janice Groseclose - Happy Birthday! I LOVE your website!!! You are such a talented young lady!!!

March 2, 2011 - 8:23 pm

Kristen Carey - Mikka- I love your renovations, they inspire me! I cant wait for you to do our newborn pics of Eli when he gets here! You did a fabulous job with our family pics the first time, I just know this time will be equally as wonderful. There is no one else I rather have taking our pics!

March 2, 2011 - 9:55 pm

Kerri Everett - Mikka – your talent continues to amaze me!

March 2, 2011 - 10:13 pm

Shirley Rothell - Mikka,
I enjoyed reading your testimony and seeing your renovations.
I love the pictures of your mom and dad! You are a great photographer and I will definitely tell people about you.

March 3, 2011 - 8:30 am

Robyn Jackson - I absolutely love your new site and the crafty things you do!! It’s fun keeping up with you through your blog!

And Happy Birthday!

March 3, 2011 - 11:08 pm

Carly Hudson - Love your photography and love your sweet heart!!! I would be first in line for another chance to work with you Mikka! You’re one of the best people I’ve ever met! ~ Carly

March 4, 2011 - 8:49 am

Kim Ray - Love your pictures…. Your are very talented!!!

Week 3

Here we are again with week 3 renovations! If you have no clue what I’m talking about, you can get caught up here and here.:)In 12 days you will all be seeing the new, Mikka Hill Photography.

(Forgive me for not posting this at the beginning of the week, TSU has been keeping me BUSY this semester!!!!)

RENOVATION: Hobby Lobby Vase with a fresh coat of paint

Purchased: I’m not sure… I bought it over 3 years ago!:)

RENOVATION: Full-Sized Bed w/Dresser

Purchased: Another find at my Nana’s house!:)

These before and after pictures were an after thought… I might have tried a little harder had I known it would be making an appearance on my blog!

Sadly, the pillows I bought cover up the unique shelves on the headboard… but I do like my candles! Thanks Wal-Mart!:)

Notice the black dresser…:)my mom and I did A LOT of sanding that day…


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