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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 […]

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2019 Year in Review

January 11, 2020

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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 […]

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January 9, 2020

Happy 3rd Birthday, Baby Sis!

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Something many of my clients don’t know is that 2019 was my first official full year in business! I’ve “taken pictures” (whether portraits or weddings) for more than 10 years, but not seriously, and definitely not consistently. I picked up my camera and started shooting in 2017, and people noticed. That autumn I began second […]

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New Year, New Decade, & New Business Goals

January 1, 2020

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  When I was 15, I received a special blessing. In it, it talked about how most of my gifts and talents as a person wouldn’t present themselves until I became a mother. Well let me tell you…. Being their mom is HARD. I cry now. I was never a crier. And now I cry […]

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May 12, 2019

Mother's Day 2019

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  Every couple has a story.  One of my favorite ice breakers when meeting new clients or friends, is to ask them two very important questions. “How did you meet?” and, “How did you get engaged?”   Every love story is different, but so great.  They usually end with me crying.    As a wedding photographer, […]

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Our Love Story | Chapter 4 | Wood, Silverware, and 5 Lessons Learned in 5 Years of Marriage

May 6, 2019

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He lives, and while he lives I’ll sing!✨ Happy Easter! I’m so thankful for His infinite and eternal sacrifice and for these sweet babes who are mine forever!   We celebrated the morning with the kid’s Easter egg hunt. Baby sis was double fisting eggs filled with jelly beans, and at one point, she probably […]

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April 22, 2019

Happy Easter!

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  It was January 11, 2017 at 4:00 am.  “Hmm…” said the Pediatrician listening to my newborn daughter’s heartbeat.  “It’s probably nothing, but it sounds like she may have a slight heart murmur.  I’m going to recommend some tests.”  As I said, it was 4:00 am, a day and a half after I delivered a […]

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Inspiration in the Most Unlikely of Places

April 4, 2019

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Every couple has a story.  One of my favorite ice breakers when meeting new clients or friends, is to ask them two very important questions. “How did you meet?” and, “How did you get engaged?”   Every love story is different, but so great.  They usually end with me crying.    As a wedding photographer, my […]

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April 1, 2019

Our Love Story | Chapter 3 | Our Wedding Day

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  Every couple has a story.  One of my favorite ice breakers when meeting new clients or friends, is to ask them two very important questions. “How did you meet?” and, “How did you get engaged?”   Every love story is different, but so great.  They usually end with me crying.    As a wedding photographer, […]

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Our Love Story | Chapter 2 | It's Magic!

March 20, 2019

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  Every couple has a story.  One of my favorite ice breakers when meeting new clients or friends, is to ask them two very important questions. “How did you meet?” and, “How did you get engaged?”   Every love story is different, but so great.  They usually end with me crying.    As a wedding photographer, […]

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March 15, 2019

Our Love Story | Chapter 1 | We've Met Before