Hey there, I'm Morgan! I'm documentary-style storyteller photographing weddings, elopement + adventures in LA and beyond. I’m a sweet tea addict from Atlanta trying to figure out this crazy life in LA. I'm an old soul at heart with a passion for unconventional love stories. I first fell in love with documenting weddings through my Yaya (great-grandmother) and Papa Pinkie's elopement photos. They tied the knot on St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah, Georgia on the rooftop of their bar, Pinkie Master’s. I guess you could say that going against the grain comes naturally! I used to sneak into her desk drawers to flip through every photo I could get my hands on, feeling as if time travel were possible and knowing the world was full of love stories like this one. In January 2018 my (now) husband Krisz and I eloped in Joshua Tree, California and it was the best ever.
about kept record
I’m a pretty laid-back person and my process reflects that. I won’t be up in your face with a bazillion flashes and reflectors - I’ll capture the day as it unfolds organically, using as much natural light as possible. After working years in the hospitality industry, I know how to handle high-stress situations with grace, and I hear from a lot of couples that I’m a friendly, calming presence on such a chaotic day. When it comes time for portraits, I direct in a way that creates captivating, genuine moments without feeling pushy or prom-posey.
Kept Record was founded in 2017, but it was a long time coming! I had been following a passion for photography since childhood. Growing up I played with polaroids, point-and-shoots, and SLRs before joining the highschool yearbook staff. I got my hands on a DSLR for the first time in that classroom and the stoke was REAL, y’all. I continued to practice as a hobby, but after graduating with a BFA I decided to pursue it professionally. Now I use my ability to capture authentic emotions to help tell love stories. Interested in having me help tell yours? click that button + make my inbox sing!