There are very few things we do just for ourselves.
We all carry responsibilities in the roles we play being a mother, wife, daughter, sister, boss, employee, student, teacher, caregiver, and so on. But who are you outside of these roles?
Private Room is more than a photo shoot. It is a moment to be intentional and celebrate your truth. It is an opportunity to get in touch with yourself and who you are at the core; a feminine force.
We do this by creating shapes + movement with you as the subject.
You, my beauty, are art.
By showing up to this experience you tune into your courageous heart because of the vulnerability this experience asks of you. With that comes unbound freedom.
Also, we just have a really good time.
The Private Room Photo Shoot Experience
The Private Room Photo Shoot experience starts by us getting together preferably in-person or on a video call well before the shoot. I want to get to know you better and learn why now.
Our conversation will also cover logistics such as location, wardrobe, styling, and any questions you might have for me.
Then we shoot! Well first we sip champagne while you get your hair and make-up done… then we shoot.
After shooting we will sit down together to look through the images so you can make your final selections. This is often the clients favorite part.
Finally I will hand-deliver the art we created together. I love when we meet for coffee, look through the prints + just talk for a bit about the experience.
Below are a handful of incredible women I’ve had the pleasure of working with and a little insight into how we created these images together. To see their full galleries, click on the button below each description.
J A C K R I Y A
Not long before our shoot, Jackriya had given birth to her third little girl. I was 8 months pregnant with my first child during this shoot. I couldn't have even imagined how I would feel about my body after such a massive physical and emotional transformation.
Jackriya was a total inspiration for me. She told me, "I want my daughters to know that beauty is who you already are not who you’re trying to change into."
Women often reach out to me expressing they’d love to book a shoot once they lose 5/10/20 lbs. Trust me, I get it. I just hope you also know that whatever your number or thing to lose/shape/change/gain is, you are also 100% perfect just as you are in this exact moment.
M A R Y
I always ask my clients to write down three things they are feeling before then shoot then again after the shoot.
Mary’s before: rowdy
Mary’s after: more rowdy
Mary’s before: rowdy
Mary’s after: more rowdy
Everyone walks into this experience with different expectations or feelings. The best advice I can give, just like anything you might do that requires some vulnerability, is to be open to any/endless possibilities. Shake the ‘what ifs’ and give yourself permission to ride the wave.
This is your opportunity to move, breathe, dance, surrender + maybe even get a little rowdy ;)
"I really love having art around that has me as the subject...it serves as a reminder that I am a fucking badass. The response is usually that people find them to be beautiful. Sometimes they are surprised that it is me. My favorite responses are when my friends show their children. It has happened twice now where a friend has brought young daughters over and used the photographs to talk about art and our bodies and how sometimes we create things to show the beauty that everyone has, that those creations honor the strength and beauty that is there." | Mary
K H A R I S
Kharis told me after our shoot that she felt big, in a good way, like a skyscraper. I equate that to the feeling of taking up space + owning all that you are.
Like a skyscraper we all have layers + levels. We are built from the ground up and a lot can happen on that journey to the sky.
Kharis was exactly that metaphor from the moment I met her. Boldly showing up, recognizing her past and aware of the tools she has to keep standing tall + unapologetically true.
I dream that these photos serve as a reminder to her of that skyscraper feeling as she continues to build on + up.
"Morgan plays with light very dramatically and the end product is always something unexpected. It’s fun to see yourself in a new light (pun intended) via her lens." | Kharis
B R E E Z E
I’ve had the opportunity to work with Breeze twice now and it was like working with two completely different women each time.
Of course the more I get to work with a client the easier we flow together, but that’s not what I am talking about in this situation. During this second shoot Breeze was in such a different place in her life that I could hardly recognize her when she walked through the door. It was a like a light had turned on and the way she was showing up was electric this second time around.
She told me how she would reference the prints from our first Private Room Photo Shoot to empower herself to know she would never again allow herself less than what she needs or deserves.
My goal in the physical setting of our photo shoot is to give you space in order to feel alive within yourself as a feminine force. The power of prints is that they help keep that feeling alive.
"Sharing the pictures you take will be a very intimate experience. If you truly let yourself be free in the moment then you will be left with something that is very special to you. It is important, if you are going to share, that it be with someone who understands you and cares for you because only then will they appreciate the gift. If this is the case, then they will be very grateful ;) " | Breeze
D E B B Y
I photographed Debbie shortly before she left for a six week journey to India to study Ayurveda. She was looking forward to sharing these photos with her boyfriend on his birthday which happened to be the same day she was leaving for Asia.
I loved how Debbie brought some conceptual ideas that she knew he would appreciate along with ideas that had specific meaning to her.
I think it is amazing if you have someone specific in your life who you are connected strongly enough with that you do this with them in mind. I also think you just being you in this raw form can be an incredibly powerful way to be seen, no matter to whom or how you decide to let these photos live.
"It was so much fun, Morgan is amazing at what she does! I felt relaxed, feminine, sexy, and beautiful during and after. I think my only fear was stepping out of my comfort zone because I've never done anything like this, but you made that part super easy. " | Debby