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The Oblinger Family

My friend Katie is a photographer in the Atlanta area, and like many of my photographer friends, we first met online. We have chatted back and forth about business and personal stuff and followed each others’ work for a long time now. I’ve always loved her sense of humor and her down-to-earth attitude about life in general, so when she asked if I’d be up for visiting her family in Georgia to take photos for them, I was all over it! It’s always an incredible honor to be entrusted to capture another talented photographer’s memories, but on top of that, I knew we’d have a lot of fun together.

And oh, how right I was! Katie and her husband Ashley have a precious son, Camden, and he and I hit it off right away. (Which always makes shooting toddlers a lot easier! I always have mad respect for child photographers after doing family sessions… you gotta have a lot of energy to keep up with the young ones. :)) We headed to a nearby park and spent the evening running around, playing, and listening to Camden serenade us while playing his guitar. The kid is destined for musical greatness, I just know it!

Enjoy some of my favorite captures from our time together. Thank you for having me out, Oblinger family! <3


Caili - That first shot is classic! I smiled the entire way through this post. Just perfect!

Lyn - Morgan,
Again I commend you on the fabulous photos you took of Camden and his parents. To show you how much I liked them you’d have to see how many I bought and have framed in my home. But, I’d also like to thank you for the kind words you wrote about Katie, her photography, and her family. We’re extremely proud of her and her work, and more than happy that the 2 of you got together. Thanks again for the awesome pictures of the Oblingers.

Brooke - Been a fan of your work for a few years now, Morgan, and I have to photographed Katie’s family perfectly! That Camden is the sweetest and his personality just shines through – and Katie and Ashley aren’t too shabby either. ;)

katie - Love these from the bottom of my heart. Not sure anyone could have truly captured our family the way you did. Kind of obvious Camden totally loved you too. You are the best Morgan!!!

Barbara Oblinger - Hi Morgan,

I’m Katie Oblinger’s mother in law. Your work with the family is just fabulous. They’re so happy with the photos. Could I please order a set from you? Just email me with pricing.

Thanks so much,
Barbara Oblinger

kristen - these capture the oblinger family to a T! such great photos!! love those smiles and little camden playing his guitar!

Charity + Reid // A Carnival-Themed Wedding

I totally feel like a broken record when I say this, but one of the things I love the most about shooting weddings is just getting to witness how different each one is. Each and every couple is so unique, and their weddings are the perfect vehicle for sharing their story with their friends and family (and of course the strangers like me who are allowed an insider’s glimpse– a backstage pass, if you will– into it all).

So when Charity first emailed me and shared the vision that she and Reid had for their wedding day, I was 100% on board after hearing the words “carnival” and “costumes.” As two people who met at an anime convention and ended up having their first kiss later that night at a costume contest, and who enjoy going to renaissance festivals and burlesque shows together, it just only seemed fitting that they would celebrate their marriage in such a fun way. In fact, my lovely second shooter Molly (of Simply M Photography) and I found ourselves having a hard time keeping up with all the references throughout the day, like the ring bearer’s Doctor Who sonic screwdriver (but don’t you worry, we got schooled really fast). However, there were some characters we recognized right away, like Belle (Charity’s best friend and maid of honor Glenda) and Rapunzel (another of Charity’s friends who MADE her crazy amazing braid out of faux hair… incredible). It was hard not to have a perma-smile around all the whimsy and fun!

And to make things even better, Charity and Reid are just the kindest people ever. They welcomed us in as part of the family from the moment we walked in, and it was an honor to document their wedding. :)


Just love, love, love these portraits. Aren’t they adorable together?!

Congratulations and best wishes, you two! <3


Carmen - So cool to see a truly original wedding! They look so sweet together and I love her train!

Kelly Cummings - Love the shot of her dress going through the door and all the fun details!

Kelly + Ross // A Sweet Southern Wedding at the Donnelly House

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When I posted a sneak peek of Kelly and Ross’s wedding on Facebook, I said that even though it’s probably one of the most overused words ever, “sweet” was the most fitting term I could think of to describe their day. Everything about it, start to finish, was just laid back, low key, and brimming with a soft-spoken kind of joy and love. From the lovely shades of soft peach and pink, to the way Kelly’s dress hugged her teeny little frame perfectly, to the romantic backdrop of the historic Donnelly House, every detail worked together to create a perfectly sweet day. So I shouldn’t have been surprised when Kelly and Ross topped it all off by waltzing around to the Beatles’ “When I’m 64” for their first dance. *happy sigh*

You may remember from their engagement session that these two live in an adorable apartment in the historic Highlands district. It’s actually right across the street from the Donnelly House, so we were able to walk back and forth while the girls got ready in the apartment. How convenient is that! They’ve since moved to Atlanta for a job opportunity, but I know they’ll always have such amazing memories attached to this one little block of Birmingham.

Huge thanks to the always amazing Mary Margaret Smith for second shooting, and to Elizabeth Bacon (of EB Photography) who is interning with me this fall and came along to assist. I had such a great time with these ladies, and you’ll see some of their lovely shots throughout this post.


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I want to marry this dress.

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Um, stop. You two are entirely too good-looking.

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The way to my heart? Four words: KRISPY KREME GROOM’S “CAKE.”

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Love these shots Elizabeth captured of Kelly hugging her dad and the flower girl nuzzling this precious baby’s head.

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Congratulations Kelly and Ross! Best of luck with your next chapter together in Atlanta! :)


Sarah Becker Lillard - LOVE! Perfect light, beautiful couple, absolutely gorgeous captures Morgan! xo

Kimber - GORGEOUS! Love, love that dress!

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