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Hello and Welcome! My name is Cassandra Jones and I am the artist behind Noelle Mirabella Photography. If you would like a behind the scenes glimpse into my photographic work, workshops, and artistic process, feel free to follow me here on the blog. 

I get a lot of messages from people asking me to edit photos of their children. They want an infusion of magic and whimsy, but they don’t understand that these moments have to be lived to exist in my images. I cannot create magic that was not there in the first place. But, one particular […]

Tinh Nhi

“What does a beautiful life look like?” My client posed the question in a text exchange we had after her session. She booked a session with me in search of beauty after her brother tragically died of suicide. His last words were “I want you to enjoy life… I know this world isn’t for me”. […]

What Does a Beautiful Life Look Like?

I don’t know if it is because my first daughter is buried 6 feet underground and her death inspired me to search out what it means to live, or it if it stems from the fact that I grew up off-grid, barefoot and wild, with scraped knees, twigs in my hair, wild berries on my […]

Roots

Sometimes my soul longs for the part of itself that died when I lost her. I used to feel uncomfortable walking into cemeteries, until I laid my own daughter to rest in ours. Now I have an inner, unspoken bond with the lost lives in every cemetery I walk into. I make myself at home […]

I Am Her Mausoleum and She Rests in Me

Guardian Angel On October 22nd, 2018, I was presented with a choice. Take my kids out for an early dinner looking like I was dragged through a hedge backwards, or preserve my dignity and eliminate any chance that I may experience the embarrassment of bumping into someone I knew. Hunger won, as I found myself […]

Guardian Angel

Just Because She Carries It Well Doesn’t Mean It Isn’t Heavy I have been sitting here trying to find the words to pair with this image…. writing them out…. rewriting them. Deleting whole pages and starting over. All that remains is the lump in my throat. This image was inspired by my life as a […]

Just Because She Carries It Well Doesn’t Mean It Isn’t Heavy

Nobody Told Me Just wait until he is a teenager, they said, with a sense of foreboding attached to every word. Sometimes they would force a sarcastic chuckle as they warned me about the dark years ahead. Over and over again… “Just you wait”. His teenage years will be behind him in a few short […]

Nobody Told Me

Motherhood comes with a lot of labels today. Labels mean groups and groups often mean separation from other groups. There are crunchy mamas, natural parenting moms, and attachment parenting mothers. There is natural consequence parenting, positive parenting, unconditional parenting, gentle parenting, and holistic parenting. There are moms that do not necessarily identify with any of […]

I Am A Mother

He is the kind of man who really doesn’t require an introduction. Standing tall on his own land, draped in his history, living his own story…. each chapter written on his face and shining out his eyes. The true definition of a character portrait. My artistic soul inhaled deeply creating this magic. Immortalizing something real. […]

The Man, The Myth, And The Legend

Tom “Be careful in here, okay. Look with your eyes and not with your hands”, I pleaded with my children as we tiptoed through the door. “I never have a problem with Children”, Tom said. “It is grown ups that I have the most problems with.” I liked him immediately. He asked my son to […]

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