2017 Year in Review

You guys, we made it! 2018 is officially here. It came so quickly and I'm not sure if I was a hundred percent ready for it, but ready of not, we are diving in face first. I feel like as I get older the years seem to fly by so fast and in my attempt to try and slow it down, I'm going to reflect on 2017 in my first post of the new year. I was part of some really amazing memories this past year,  and I feel like it would be wrong not to give some of those wonderful moments their time in the sun. On top of that, it's a new year and I have some big plans  for Chelsea Morgan Photography in 2018. I continue to explore my true intentions of running my business, and find ways to light the passion I found 5 years ago. Slowly, I feel like it has become so much more than just photography and that's why It makes me so excited to see where it continues to go. So cheers to 2018, an adventurous new year, before we get there, here's 2017 and all its glory.

If you recently got engaged, or have another story you would like captured I would love to start a conversation with you! It would be great to have you be part of the CMP family in 2018. Say hello by simply sending me an email at chelsea@chelseamorganphotos. Cannot wait to hear from you!

Colby & Amy

Engagement sessions like this are my favorite. Casually walking around, watching Wally the Scottie dog just follow behind and get in all sorts of trouble. Sessions like this are never meant to be stiff or stressful, they are actually supposed to be fun. And when a couple tells me “That was really easy” at the end of a session, then I have done my job successfully. Colby, Amy and I had fun chasing the sun and finding ways to make Amy laugh. The light that day was probably the prettiest I have ever seen, and it was just so easy for them to be themselves with each other. I cannot wait till their wedding in September where we get to do this all over again and they officially become husband & wife!

Lauren & Wes

It is always such an honor to receive requests to capture memories from people you met at the age of 3. Lauren and I have known each other since preschool. I feel when you grow up and live in Raleigh you have those people in your life where you follow the same path for a while and they become part of your story. We went to the same church growing up, the same preschool, the same elementary school, and to the same middle school. Also countless birthday parties, and endless sleepovers caused us to be great childhood friends. 

When I got an email from Lauren, I couldn’t believe after all these years of life after middle school, I was a person that she wanted to capture her special day. So I met her lovely Wes and we walked through downtown Raleigh in the frigid air. It was so much fun catching up, and seeing them together was so natural and good. Thankful for a windy afternoon, good light, the need for cuddles. So thrilled for these two and the new journey that lies ahead, and the opportunity to rekindle an old friendship ( I actually found they are practically our neighbors, because things go full circle, and it's a small world after all ).

Drew & Meg

Drew and Meg were some of the best clients to interact with. They were totally themselves, and it was so great to see them fall into that place of comfort when we started to get in the rhythm of our shoot. It was like goofy magic. It was a glorious fall day, and we actually explored the area behind the Haw River venue where they will be getting married in May. The brought their pooches, Christmas sweaters, and enough plaid to make my heart smile. It was a great day, nothing more to say. 

We had some extra time and got the chance to snap some Christmas photos of the whole family. Probably my favorite I will ever do. Christmas sweater for everyone! Including the pups!

Meghan & Ryan

Nothing is better than a fall engagement sessions. People start wearing layers, snuggling is a must, and rain or shine the leaves with always make you happy. Meghan and Ryan's session was no exception to the rule and with ever minute during our session they let their walls down, and the laughter started to come out. It happens every session and I wouldn't give that process up for the world. Never apologize to a photographer for showing how much you love another person. Never. 

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