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Escondido, CA Wedding I love shooting at new Wedding Venues, and do you know what I love even more? When said Wedding Venue is less than ten minutes from my house! Becca and Dan’s Rustic Chic Forgotten Barrel Winery Wedding in Escondido, CA was so much fun! But I knew it would be because Becca […]

Weddings

Becca & Dan | The Forgotten Barrel Winery Wedding| Escondido, CA

February 4, 2020

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Couple snuggling in a field in Murrieta, CA holding a bouquet of lavender flowers

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I recently had the opportunity to attend a Dusty Lavender Styled Engagement in a Murrieta open field, hosted by my dear friend Janita Mestre! I love that she was able to incorporate some of Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year, classic blue! I’m so used to shooting ivory and blush, that some different colors felt extremely refreshing

Engagements

January 31, 2020

Jesse & Jonny Engagement Session| Murrieta Styled Shoot

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While I’ve only been a professional photographer for just over a year, I’ve been a self-proclaimed “amateur photographer” since 2008. From 2008 until 2018 I shot on a beginner DSLR, with a very inexpensive 50mm f/1.4 lens. But since deciding to become professional, I’ve spent most of my money purchasing my photography gear and equipment! […]

For Brides

Why is Wedding Photography So Expensive | Part 3 | Gear & Equipment

January 28, 2020

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Beautiful couple during their Redlands Anniversary Session

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Do you know what I love?! I love celebrating love! I love love in all of its forms! I believe that everlasting love is so underrated in everyday life! There are couples I know who have been married for 30+ years, and have never celebrated their love with a Wedding Anniversary Session! (Did you even […]

Weddings

January 24, 2020

Breeanna & Joe | Redlands Bridal Session

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Young Love I want you to remember who you were dating back in the 10th grade… Can you picture them? Now imagine you were married to them!!! Isn’t that a very weird and (sometimes) scary thought?! Carolyn and James started dating their sophomore year of high school and just recently married in an Elopement at […]

Weddings

Carolyn & James | San Diego Central Library Elopement

January 22, 2020

why is wedding photography so expensive? a wedding photographer breaks down business expenses showing how much it costs to run a wedding photography business

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Professional or Amature I mentioned in Part 1 of the Why is Wedding Photography so Expensive series that one of the most important things to consider when hiring a Wedding Photographer is deciding if you want a professional or an amateur. Before 2019, I was an amateur. I had a nice camera, I took photos, […]

For Brides

January 18, 2020

Why is Wedding Photography so Expensive? | Part 2 | Fixed Business Expenses

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There is a common misconception that Wedding Photographers are “rollin’ in the dough.” To be honest, I can see how people would come to that conclusion. It may look as if we spend 8-10 hours actually working a wedding day, charge anywhere from $2,000-$4,000+ and just pocket the cash! Talk about a dream job, right?

For Brides

Why is Wedding Photography So Expensive | Part 1 | Introduction

January 17, 2020

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Sunset cliffs engagement session

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Can I be 100% with you? This session was a struggle for me. Which is so disheartening to say, because Katie & Kyle are literally a DREAM! I wanted to begin this session at a Eucalyptus Grove near before moving over to the cliffs, but the trees were bulldozed sometime between the day I location […]

Engagements

January 14, 2020

Katie & Kyle | Sunset Cliffs Engagement Session

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I published my 2020 Business Goals blog post the other day, and it completely skipped my attention that maybe I should have mentioned some of my successes in 2019. #pregnancybrain I was always afraid to mention to clients that 2019 was actually Morgan Dove Photograpy’s first official year in business! Did you just gasp? But […]

Personal

2019 Year in Review

January 11, 2020

Morgan Dove Photography year in review wedding photographer at the fairmont grand Del Mar

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Birthdays are hard on moms Birthdays are always hard on moms. Today I’m pondering the old adage, “the days are long but the years are short,” and oh man is it true. My teeny tiny baby girl turns three today! Somedays I long to go back to when she was a baby. We found out […]

Personal

January 9, 2020

Happy 3rd Birthday, Baby Sis!