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 Raleigh, NC newborn
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 an Anthropologie
catalog - maybe even all three if I'm feeling crazy.

Hi I’m Morgan, and I’m a Raleigh, NC newborn 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 an Anthropologie catalog - maybe even all three if I'm feeling crazy.

Parenting mistakes? I'm totally guilty!

LET’S GET REAL

LET’S GET REAL

Parenting mistakes? I'm totally guilty!

If we're being honest I 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 and laughter.
You know the kind.

Each moment, whether chaotic or peaceful, should remind you that
it's all worth it. And remind you that you are, in fact, raising incredible children.
  
As trying as some days can be, when you look back, I want you to have a tangible memory of your incredibly motherhood journey. I want you to have an image or a video of the times when your little one's hands still fit within yours, when they willingly crawled into your lap and joyfully threw their arms around you.

If we're being honest I 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 and laughter.
You know the kind.

Each moment, whether chaotic or peaceful, should remind you that
it's all worth it. And remind you that you are, in fact, raising incredible children.
  
As trying as some days can be, when you look back, I want you to have a tangible memory of your incredibly motherhood journey. I want you to have an image or a video of the times when your little one's hands still fit within yours, when they willingly crawled into your lap and joyfully threw their arms around you.

For these are the days we will cherish forever.

For these are the day you will cherish forever.

SO WHEN IT COMES TO PHOTOGRAPHY,

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

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

As a mom myself, I know that this is what your future self
is already thanking you for freezing in time. 
  
One of my all-time biggest mistakes was not hiring a photographer
to take newborn photos of my oldest son.

What I didn't know before walking into parenthood was how fleeting
that time would be. I didn't know how quickly he'd change. I didn't
know how much I would regret not investing in something that would allow
me to relive those days and feel those feelings of the newness of
motherhood years after it all passed.

Because time is a thief, but it shouldn't steal your memories.

As a mom myself, I know that this is what your future self
is already thanking you for freezing in time. 
  
One of my all-time biggest mistakes was not hiring a photographer
to take newborn photos of my oldest son.

What I didn't know before walking into parenthood was how fleeting
that time would be. I didn't know how quickly he'd change. I didn't
know how much I would regret not investing in something that would allow me to relive those days and feel those feelings of the newness of motherhood years after it all passed.

Because time is a thief, but it shouldn't steal your memories.

and then I had missed my chance...

and then I had missed my chance...

...when he was nearly a month old and had already changed
so much. More regrettably, though, I have no photos that
represent what it felt like for all three of us to be in that
new chapter together.

It breaks my heart knowing I can never get a redo and have
the feelings and vulnerability of that season documented. 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 nearly a month old and had already changed so much. More regrettably, though, I have no photos that represent what it felt like for all three of us to be in that
new chapter together.

It breaks my heart knowing I can never get a redo and have the feelings and vulnerability of that season documented. 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 some of the most memorable moments with our children are born amidst chaos.
  
I believe that family is a lot of things, but more than anything it's very comfortable. These are your people - your soft spot to land.
  
I believe in FUN and JOY! Whether it's having an impromptu kitchen dance party with my family or enjoying a conversation with a friend over a glass of wine, I believe there's joy to be found in nearly every situation.

I believe that some of the most memorable moments with our children are born amidst chaos.
  
I believe that family is a lot of things, but more than anything it's very comfortable. These are your people - your soft spot to land.
  
I believe in FUN and JOY! Whether it's having an impromptu kitchen dance party with my family or enjoying a conversation with a friend over a glass of wine, I believe there's joy to be found in nearly every situation.

SOUND LIKE YOU TOO? LET’S MEET

DON’T TAKE IT FROM ME...

Zach + Megan

"The true character and personalities of my little tribe were painted through her camera lens."

"Morgan came into our home prepared and professional for what I thought would be the average family photo session. IT WAS SO MUCH MORE THAN AVERAGE. In preparing for our Legacy Session, she asked the right questions to draw our natural interactions and moments that my family of 6 share regularly. Somehow, with patience and grace she was able to capture my favorite photos of our family EVER. My kids were unruly, I had some moments of insecurity, but it all became part of this beautiful portrayal of who my family really is. This session produced works of art that I hope are passed down through generations. The true character and personalities of my little tribe were painted through her camera lens. The only problem I have now is choosing my favorites, ha! They are all so good! Highly recommend. It's worth the investment and time it took to capture the heart beat in our home. I'm so thankful!"

"The true character and personalities of my little tribe were painted through her camera lens."

"Morgan came into our home prepared and professional for what I thought would be the average family photo session. IT WAS SO MUCH MORE THAN AVERAGE. In preparing for our Legacy Session, she asked the right questions to draw our natural interactions and moments that my family of 6 share regularly. Somehow, with patience and grace she was able to capture my favorite photos of our family EVER. My kids were unruly, I had some moments of insecurity, but it all became part of this beautiful portrayal of who my family really is. This session produced works of art that I hope are passed down through generations. The true character and personalities of my little tribe were painted through her camera lens. The only problem I have now is choosing my favorites, ha! They are all so good! Highly recommend. It's worth the investment and time it took to capture the heart beat in our home. I'm so thankful!"

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!"

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

Wood
Family

No. 2

Eisen
Family

No. 3

Puskar
Family

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