Joann

"You know that feeling when you walk through the doors of your childhood home or a friends house, you kick off your shoes, and you instantly feel right at home? That's Morgan. She's the absolute best and working with her feels like home."

she is a breath of fresh air!

Affection is my love language and I truly care about you, your memories, and your experience. Your sessions are curated just for you with great love and intention. No one session is like another. I want your time behind my lens to feel like a casual hang with an old friend that's admiring from a distance, camera in hand, capturing you as you enjoy a favorite activity together. I ask only one thing of my clients- to have an open heart and an open mind. I draw inspiration from that vulnerability and find beauty in the moments unplanned, natural light, windblown hair, silly giggles, playfulness, and intimacy. 

So come as you are and unwind. We have all come from different walks of life and have stories to tell. Let down your walls and breathe in life! When you work with me, having a good time is mandatory, laughing uncontrollably is normal, and spontaneous dancing is always encouraged. So don’t be shy, love and happiness thrive in the safe haven environment I create for you!

my client-centered approach

- Oscar WIlde

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."

Are you feeling it too? That feeling that this is the start of something good. You know it friend! With a simple click of the button, you'll be on your way to the best freaking time you'll ever have taking photos. Just fill out the contact form and hit submit!

You'll receive a response within 24 hours or less letting you know if your date is available. Then we will hop on a quick discovery call to make sure I'm the right fit for you. After that, there are a few formalities before we get to planning!

Inquiry

The booking process

First, we need to make it official! After your date and time is confirmed, you'll receive a proposal form to submit along with your contract and invoice to secure your date/time. Everything is secure and available to you 24/7 in your client portal. 

With the formalities of booking out of the way, it's time to get the party started! I will send you a detailed client questionnaire to fill out so we can bring your vision and personalities to life for your session. You'll love my carefully crafted client guide that's jam packed with goodies to make planning your session a breeze. I am here to help you every step of the way. Let's do this! 

Planning

The booking process

We've poured our hearts and souls into planning this day. I always say, "leave room in your heart for the unexpected because there is magic in mess." Good times are about to be had and you're ready to live fully in the moment with the ones you love.

We're ready to do the dang thing so crank up the tunes and let's have some fun! With a customized playlist made with you in mind, we're sure to bust a few moves. We might be slightly embarrassing, but YOLO right?

Can you tell I'm a 90's baby with all my old school lingo? YOLO might be out of style, but your photos won't be! 

Session Day

The booking process

Heck yea! My second most favorite part of the process is finally here! I'm off to my editing cave for the foreseeable future- jk! I have an entire arsenal of snacks, Sprite, a cozy blanket, dogs snuggled up under my feet, and a bomb Spotify playlist blasting. I will be working diligently to deliver your gallery within 2 weeks! 

This is the time when my husband likes to be extra sneaky and take embarrassing videos of me attempting to sing and dance in my chair while editing away. No, you'll never get to see these! Just trust the process friends! 

Editing

The booking process

all my love- Morgan

To document your love story in a way that feels like it could only be yours.

with every session, there is one goal:

If you're a 90s baby, you remember growing up in a time where having a disposable camera in your hand was the norm. There was nothing like the excitement you felt taking pictures of just about anything, anywhere, anytime. There was no reason behind most of the pictures we took except for mostly just wanting to have fun and to remember.

There was no pressure to take the perfect photo or to pose perfectly. Honestly, there were a lot of peace signs, kissy faces, tongues out, and plenty of other embarrassing moments captured. Oh, and let's not neglect the classic food pic or the ones of mom and dad when they weren't looking! Sorry not sorry! The goal was simply to capture life as it was.

I want desperately to get us back to that level of vulnerability and prioritizing capturing every dang second of this wonderful life we're living. I'm here to show you that your investment is about so much more than just pretty pictures and just another year of taking photos.

RIGHT NOW are the moments you'll want to remember vividly years down the road. I want the messy, the silly, the emotional, the passionate, the chaos, ALL OF IT. All we really have is now, friend. What do ya say we bring back the nostalgia of taking photos for any and every reason and have some REAL FUN taking photos again?!?!


Let's bring the nostalgia back

Includes up to 60 minute experience
50-70 fully edited images
1 location
1-2 outfits

Includes up to 90 minute experience
75-95 fully edited images
1-2 locations
1-3 outfits

Unscripted |  $400

Styled |  $475

Includes up to 45 minute experience
35-55 fully edited images
1 location
1 outfit

Classic  |  $325

a storytelling portrait experience

All portrait experiences include a phone consultation, password protected online gallery, print release, 24/7 access to the print shop, and a carefully crafted client guide.

With each new season of life comes a new adventure and a new kind of chaos. I see you trying your best to be the best for your family every day while not missing a single moment. Documenting your time with them as they grow is priceless. I am here to make sure you get in the frame with your kids without worrying about perfectly posed photos. I am here for the real moments, capturing you naturally as a family, while having fun.

Dear parents,

Being the hopeless romantic that I am, working with couples is my jam! Those head-over-heels madly in love, can’t sleep, can’t eat without you lovebirds are my kinda people. Invite me into a day in the life with you and your lover so I can capture the goosebumps and the butterflies. I know you're giddy about one another so what are you waiting for?! Send me a short novel of your love story and let's tell it through the love of photographs.

Dear lovers,

Hey, momma! Your pregnancy is a true wonder of the world and deserves the utmost love and devotion. If no one has told you yet, you are INCREDIBLE. Growing new life is absolutely magical. Whether we are documenting moments from the time you carried your child, the moments after they enter the world, or all the moments as they grow, motherhood is sacred. I am here to ensure you can savor this time intensely.


Dear mommas to be,

I'm feeling the good vibes!

No more stressing. No more crazy rules. No more unreasonable expectations. No more feeling awkward. No more everyone shows up matching from head to toe. No more standing perfectly still forcing smiles for the camera just to hate every second. No more taking photos to please someone else. Take the photos because YOU want to. All you need to do is show up to your session ready to have fun and ready to bust out your best dance moves if the time calls for it! Everything that makes up this beautiful season of life you're living is already present. I will romanticize the heck out of every little detail leaving you with an artistic documentation and honest reflection of who you are. The time to change the way we view photos is now. Am I speaking your language?

Good Vibes Only!

"We were so grateful for Morgan's help in the planning process. It really took the stress off of me and made the entire experience more enjoyable. Best of all, she made us feel comfortable and confident."

Devan & Justin

Morgan made the entire process so easy and stress free!

Are you tired of having photos that feel forced? Do you feel like you have to be someone else just to capture the kind of memories you think you need? I am here to tell you that is NOT the vibe we're going for! I want the real, the messy, the fun, the weird, the laughs, the cries, the dancing, all of it! I want YOU to show up and to capture your memories like it's your own romantic movie. If that's a picnic in the back of your truck, a date night grabbing pizza and ice cream, painting your nursery, gardening with your kids, maternity pictures in a gorgeous field, or a comfy night at home or breakfast with your children, I am HERE FOR IT! The more creative and more true to you vibe, the better!

feel like you

How many times have you invested in photos and been left feeling stressed, alone, overwhelmed, tired, and ready for the whole process to just be over with? How many times have you felt this way and despite your love for the ones in the photos, you have a hard time not focusing on how complicated the whole thing was? I've been there and that is why your experience is so important to me. I am here for you every step of the way. Would you believe me if I said that my clients look forward to every step of the process? Gone are the days of overcomplicating and traditional standards. This is a time for you to unwind and be fully present in the moment with the people you love. I can promise you I will make this as enjoyable as possible for everyone! 

Be something you look forward to

Have you ever wanted to hold onto a single moment so bad that you try your hardest to tuck it away safely in your memory so you won't forget it? The hard truth is that time passes by and that memory slowly begins to fade. What if I told you that preserving these memories is as simple as having prints of your photographs? What if I told you that every time you hold these photographs you will cry happy tears because their value only grows greater with time? Printing your photos means you will always have them generation after generation. Your prints are the stories of your life and your love. They should fill both your heart and your home so that your memory will never waver- so you can always remember

be photographs you can't wait to print

You're here because you want your photos to finally:

Start packing!

Travel fees starting at $50

Are you planning your next getaway and desperately wishing someone could tag along to document all the fun? Say no more! I’m already packing my bags! Travel fees will vary situation to situation, but I’m ready to go! Traveling out of state is subject to flight and lodging fees. Anything over 3 hours away from my home in Knoxville, TN is considered a Destination Session.

Let's discuss what those fees might look like and let’s plan your next adventure. Check out my standard travel fee below!

Traveling soon?

I love this question because wardrobe and location go hand in hand when planning your session. I have a detailed client guide I will send you that breaks down how to choose the perfect location for your favorite activities and how to style for them.

There is an entire section dedicated to wardrobe! Styling you and your loved ones is incredibly exciting as we take an intimate look at your personalities, what you feel most "you" in, the location that best fits you, and things such as your favorite colors so we can customize your session to be the most honest reflection of you.

what do i wear to my session?

The short answer is no. I put the same amount of dedication towards mini sessions as any other session and therefore I found there's not much need for sessions that limit our time together or your image count. 

My best work comes from spending time getting to know you  intimately before your session, spending quality time with you the day of your session, and continuing to love you long after. 

I feel I can best serve you when your session aligns with my carefully crafted client experience.  

Do you offer mini sessions?

I hate to say it, but I have a passport that has never been used. I know, I know. Help a sister out and book me somewhere epic?! In all seriousness, I would love to travel and document your story somewhere that is special to you. 

As you read above, I am so ready to go somewhere with you friend! I have a travel guide I will send you that breaks down all the formalities. What better way to seriously make memories of a lifetime than at a destination location? Tell me all about your plans when you inquire and let's go on an adventure! 

Do you offer destination/Travel Sessions?

Absolutely! You should be asking any photographer you're considering hiring this question. I am super detailed about having multiple back up options on both my computer and on hard drives. Your images are backed up right away following your session. 

Your edited images are stored on a password protected online gallery for your convenience. I always recommend you download your gallery first thing in as many places as you want so you can access them anytime! Printing your photos is also a fool-proof way of ensuring the safety and longevity of your images.  

Do you back up my photos?

Investing in a photo session goes way beyond the click of my camera and a gallery full of images. These are the memories your family will be cherishing generation after generation. The value of your photos only increases over time.

I value the investment you're placing on documenting these memories which is why you have the choice to either pay in full when booking or to break your investment into two equal payments due in full before your session takes place. My books fill up very fast and the sooner you book, the longer you have until your entire balance is due.

do you offer payment options to choose from?

Trust me, I am as excited to see the final images as you are. The backing up process of your images begins the moment I get home from your session. I usually start editing the next day. Each individual image is carefully hand-edited by me.

My normal business hours are Monday-Friday and will be the days I am editing my little heart out. I value this time as it takes me back to how each image felt and I definitely cry happy tears along the way. You will receive your full online password protected gallery in two weeks or less. I am getting butterflies just thinking about you seeing your gallery for the first time!

How long will it take to see my images?

At this time, no. Don't get me wrong, I love some good family loving, but the more people that are involved, the less I can focus on the style of images that drew you to my work in the first place.

Over time, I have found that extended family sessions are not the best fit with my documentary style of photography. This approach allows room for concentrating on small details and savoring intimate moments. We need time to capture the true essence of who you are as a unit, but also individually. We simply can not do that with a large number of people. 

do you offer extended family sessions?

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FREQUENTLY ASKED

Your investment doesn't have to collect virtual dust on your phone or in a social media post that will soon fade into the depths of your feed. The time and money you invest deserves a more valuable return than that and should last forever. But you didn't make this investment just to let your images hide away in your gallery or to rely on social media to keep them safe, did you? Nothing compares to physically feeling the weight of your heirloom keepsakes in your hands. Albums stand the test of time and framed prints can adorn the walls that fill your home with love and memories. You will receive a private gallery where you can order prints from a professional lab and have them shipped safely to your home.  

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