MY MISSION IN EVERYTHING I DO IS...

I want to show the
comfort, joy and love you
so obviously feel when
you're with your people

I want to show the comfort, joy and love you so obviously feel when you're with your people

Hi I’m Morgan, and I’m a photography educator and
Raleigh, NC newborn photographer and family
photographer, When I’m not cuddling newborn babies
or keeping kids energized and engaged for photos, I’m
most likely spending some QT with my husband and
four sons (two of which are twins!),
dancing like no one's watching or trying to
figure out how I can live inside of a J.Crew catalog -
maybe even all three if I'm feeling crazy.

Hi I’m Morgan, and I’m a photography educator and Raleigh, NC newborn photographer and family photographer. When I’m not cuddling newborn babies or keeping kids energized and engaged for photos, I’m most likely spending some QT with my husband and four sons (two of which are twins!), dancing like no one's watching or trying to figure out how I can live inside of a J.Crew catalog - maybe even all three if I'm feeling crazy.

Parenting mistakes? I'm totally guilty of committing them

LET’S GET REAL

LET’S GET REAL

Parenting mistakes? I'm totally guilty of committing them

If we're being honest I probably commit at least one per day,
because parenting simply isn't all rainbows and butterflies.
  
The day to day reality of raising tiny humans is hard sometimes.
Luckily, it's also infused with beautiful moments of joy.
You know the kind.

The moments that remind you why it's all worth it. The moments
that remind you that you are, in fact, raising incredible children.
  
As trying as some days can be with young children, when we look
back, we'll remember the good parts. We'll pine for the days that
they willingly snuggled up on our laps and joyfully threw their arms.

If we're being honest I probably commit at least one per day, because parenting simply isn't all rainbows and butterflies.
  
The day to day reality of raising tiny humans is hard sometimes. Luckily, it's also infused with beautiful moments of joy. You know the kind.

The moments that remind you why it's all worth it. The moments that remind you that you are, in fact, raising incredible children.
  
As trying as some days can be with young children, when we look back, we'll remember the good parts. We'll pine for the days that they willingly snuggled up on our laps and joyfully threw their arms around us.

We'll wish that we could hear that sweet childhood laughter from
them just one more time, and we'll envy our former selves for how
genuinely affectionate our children once were with us.

We'll wish that we could hear that sweet childhood laughter from them just one more time, and we'll envy our former selves for how genuinely affectionate our children once were with us.

SO WHEN IT COMES TO PHOTOGRAPHY,

Those moments, interactions and
bonds of honest love, joy and
comfort are at the forefront of
what I aim to capture

Those moments, interactions and bonds of honest love, joy and comfort are at the forefront of what I aim to capture

Because as a mom myself, I know that *this* is what you'll miss.
  
*This* is what your future self is already thanking you for freezing in
time. Because time is a thief, but it shouldn't steal your memories.
  
Back to those mistakes, though. One of my all time biggest mistakes
was not hiring a photographer to take newborn photos of my oldest
son. I said I'd do it myself. Talk about a colossal mistake. What I
didn't know before walking into parenthood was how those first few
weeks would be overwhelmingly consumed with learning how to
become a mom - and overcoming the physical pain from bringing a
child into this world. Taking photos of my own baby? Not high on my
priority list.

Because as a mom myself, I know that *this* is what you'll miss.
  
*This* is what your future self is already thanking you for freezing in time. Because time is a thief, but it shouldn't steal your memories.
  
Back to those mistakes, though. One of my all time biggest mistakes was not hiring a photographer to take newborn photos of my oldest son. I said I'd do it myself. Talk about a colossal mistake. What I didn't know before walking into parenthood was how those first few weeks would be overwhelmingly consumed with learning how to become a mom - and overcoming the physical pain from bringing a child into this world. Taking photos of my own baby? Not high on my priority list.

I did finally take the photos...

I did finally take the photos...

When he was three weeks old and I could finally maneuver
my body somewhat normally again. But at that point, he had
already changed so much. And not only that, I have no
professional photos of my husband, my son and myself from
that season of life.

It breaks my heart knowing I can never go back in time, get a
redo and have his perfect little newborn face captured as
beautifully as my mind's eye remembers it. And so it's my
wish to keep anyone else from living with the regret that I
live with - no matter what season of life you're in.

When he was three weeks old and I could finally maneuver my body somewhat normally again. But at that point, he had already changed so much. And not only that, I have no professional photos of my husband, my son and myself from that season of life.
  
It breaks my heart knowing I can never go back in time, get a redo and have his perfect little newborn face captured as beautifully as my mind's eye remembers it. And so it's my wish to keep anyone else from living with the regret that I live with - no matter what season of life you're in.

MORE ABOUT MY SESSIONS

HERE’S WHAT I BELIEVE.

The way I document a
story is heavily influenced
by my values and beliefs

The way I document a story is heavily influenced by my values and beliefs

I believe that we are our truest selves in the moments in
between. The day to day interactions that most heavily
influence and form our relationships.
  
I believe in adorning the walls of your home and the surface of
your coffee table with memories and moments, so that you
can relive them every single day.

I believe in the importance of family - both the one you came
from and the one that you'll grow.
  
I believe in having FUN! Whether it's chatting with a friend over
a glass of wine or having an impromptu kitchen dance party with my family, I believe there's joy to be found and fun to be had
in nearly every situation.

I believe that we are our truest selves in the moments in between. The day to day interactions that most heavily influence and form our relationships.
  
I believe in adorning the walls of your home and the surface of your coffee table with memories and moments, so that you can relive them every single day.
  
I believe in the importance of family - both the one you came from and the one that you'll grow.
  
I believe in having FUN! Whether it's chatting with a friend over a glass of wine or having an impromptu kitchen dance party with my family, I believe there's joy to be found and fun to be had in nearly every situation.

SOUND LIKE YOU TOO? LET’S MEET

DON’T TAKE IT FROM ME...

Brian + Heather

I cannot say enough positive things about our experience and the quality of her work.

From initial inquiry about scheduling a session to getting that exciting notification that our photos were available for download, Morgan is a consummate professional who responds and delivers in a timely manner with warmth and personality! In typical one-year old fashion, our daughter had some initial reservations (read: total meltdown) at the beginning of our session, but Morgan was so patient and kind that our girl warmed up relatively quickly and turned on the charm. What a relief for this mama! So much about the year 2020 has been challenging for families, but we felt it was important to remember the good and joy we have also experienced this year in moving to a new city and getting to watch our daughter grow. Morgan did so beautifully, and as a result we have photos that are priceless treasures. I’m already looking forward to our next session!

I cannot say enough positive things about our experience and the quality of her work.

I am so grateful to have found Morgan to document moments and milestones for our family.From initial inquiry about scheduling a session to getting that exciting notification that our photos were available for download, Morgan is a consummate professional who responds and delivers in a timely manner with warmth and personality! In typical one-year old fashion, our daughter had some initial reservations (read: total meltdown) at the beginning of our session, but Morgan was so patient and kind that our girl warmed up relatively quickly and turned on the charm. What a relief for this mama! So much about the year 2020 has been challenging for families, but we felt it was important to remember the good and joy we have also experienced this year in moving to a new city and getting to watch our daughter grow. Morgan did so beautifully, and as a result we have photos that are priceless treasures. I’m already looking forward to our next session!

Chris + Victoria

We had the BEST time with Morgan, and are so grateful for her talent! 

My husband and I are expecting our first child, and given our pandemic pregnancy, we'd not done much to capture this cherished time. Morgan was super responsive, helped us scout a great location, and made us feel 100% at ease during the session. We'd just met, but it felt like we were being photographed by a friend. Not only that, Morgan is intentional about how many clients she takes on, so she turned around our photos quickly -- we were so excited to see the gallery email in our inbox! Highly, highly recommend for anyone looking to capture ordinary life or special occasions in a timeless, authentic style.

We had the BEST time with Morgan, and are so grateful for her talent! 

My husband and I are expecting our first child, and given our pandemic pregnancy, we'd not done much to capture this cherished time. Morgan was super responsive, helped us scout a great location, and made us feel 100% at ease during the session. We'd just met, but it felt like we were being photographed by a friend. Not only that, Morgan is intentional about how many clients she takes on, so she turned around our photos quickly -- we were so excited to see the gallery email in our inbox! Highly, highly recommend for anyone looking to capture ordinary life or special occasions in a timeless, authentic style.

Richard + Corinne

Morgan is very passionate about her work, she loves photographing families and it shows in her pictures.

I met Morgan at the Raleigh Bloom event in spring 2019 when I was barely through my first trimester of pregnancy. Although newborn photography was not at the forefront of my mind at the time, I never forgot Morgan - I kept her brochure on my kitchen table (along with all other important papers) throughout my pregnancy. About two months before my daughter was expected to arrive, I reached out to Morgan to officially book her as our family’s newborn photographer. Booking with her was so easy! And it was obvious from the first time I communicated with Morgan that she prioritizes client relationships. As my daughter’s due date approached, Morgan would reach out to check in with me and send advice on how to get our house ready for pictures as well as wardrobe tips. This guidance was enormously helpful and made the day of our session stress-free. During the newborn shoot, Morgan was just incredible! My husband and I felt like we were hosting a friend who just happened to take pictures of our baby. The entire session was relaxed and joyful. A couple weeks later, Morgan returned to our home to go through the pictures, finalize our album, and watch the video of our daughter; I did not expect it - but the video was by far my favorite product of our session.

Morgan is very passionate about her work, she loves photographing families and it shows in her pictures.

I met Morgan at the Raleigh Bloom event in spring 2019 when I was barely through my first trimester of pregnancy. Although newborn photography was not at the forefront of my mind at the time, I never forgot Morgan - I kept her brochure on my kitchen table (along with all other important papers) throughout my pregnancy. About two months before my daughter was expected to arrive, I reached out to Morgan to officially book her as our family’s newborn photographer. Booking with her was so easy! And it was obvious from the first time I communicated with Morgan that she prioritizes client relationships. As my daughter’s due date approached, Morgan would reach out to check in with me and send advice on how to get our house ready for pictures as well as wardrobe tips. This guidance was enormously helpful and made the day of our session stress-free. During the newborn shoot, Morgan was just incredible! My husband and I felt like we were hosting a friend who just happened to take pictures of our baby. The entire session was relaxed and joyful. A couple weeks later, Morgan returned to our home to go through the pictures, finalize our album, and watch the video of our daughter; I did not expect it - but the video was by far my favorite product of our session.

SEE WHAT I DO

Interactions of honest joy that pull at my heartstrings

No. 1

Knapp
Family

No. 2

Stadiem
Family

No. 3

Frankie
Family

HEY THERE, MOM! I SEE YOU!

Thinking about getting behind the camera, too?

Thinking about getting behind the camera, too?

You work so hard to take care of ALL of the things.

You're trying to build (or even START!) a sustainable
photography business while also maintaining all of the
household tasks and take care of your children, and let's be
honest - it's overwhelming.

You deserve a life and a business that fit seamlessly
together that allow you to make more money while also
enjoying time with your family.

You work so hard to take care of ALL of the things.
  
You're trying to build (or even START!) a sustainable photography business while also maintaining all of the household tasks and take care of your children, and let's be honest - it's overwhelming.
  
You deserve a life and a business that fit seamlessly together that allow you to make more money while also enjoying time with your family.

STRESS-FREE MOMENTS AHEAD

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