Monday, August 13, 2012


Monday, July 9, 2012

Hello all! It's bee WAY too long since I've updated, I've been doing a lot of video work lately and just shooting random stills of friends and family. So, when I got to shoot some family pictures of my friend Maria and her cutie, Leron, I knew I'd need to update my blog to let you all see! I had so much fun with these two. They're both hilarious and so fun-loving!

check out their cuteness!

<3 morgan

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I havent updated in a while! Here is a portrait series I am working on. I miss my home a lot. Naturally I decided to use photo to mend. I know what is special about my home so I decided to ask others what is special about theirs.

I think you can click the photos to make them bigger, the quotes are probably hard to see without making the photo bigger.

Virginia Ayre has lived in the Bowling Green Retirement Village alone for four years. After her husband died 11 years ago she moved from Florida to be closer to her son. Virginia says she enjoys the connivence of the retirement village while she waits to join her husband in heaven.
Jay Sites has lived in his home in Bowling Green, KY for 26 years. He moved here with his second wife when the majority of the homes on the block were owned by families. Slowly college students started to move in and rent the homes around him. Jay and his wife are now one of three homeowners on the block, the rest are rented by college students. Jay says he feels proud to still be on the block but misses how it used to be.
Makyia Fowler lives in Bowling Green, KY with her mother and siblings. She moved into her home two years ago when she was 11. Before that she moved around a lot with her mother to wherever her boyfriends lived. Makyia says she feels the happiest now that she is in a real house with her real family.
Marry Ellen Lohr is a 34-year-old biology teacher in Bowling Green, KY. She purchased her first home three years ago after spending 2 years in Africa teaching english for the Peace Corps. Marry Ellen spent most of her twenties traveling. Her home is adorned with artwork from the countries she traveled to. Marry Ellen plans to keep her home as long as possible and rent it to students when she decides to leave Bowling Green. For now, she says "I am content with my home."
Larry Wimpee lives with his wife, Martha, and dog, Spike, in a two bedroom mobile home in the Kentucky Gardens mobile home park in Bowling Green, KY. After losing his home in the country at the age of 66 due to a financial crunch, Larry and his wife moved into the mobile home park to save money. They hope one day build a new home together.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

This is my last day in Buffalo and I feel pretty weird about it. I'm excited to get back to my dog and BG but I'll miss this place so much. I've learned and grown so much while being here and I feel so thankful to have had this experience. I think what I've learned about myself and how I've grown both as a photojournalist and as a person will help me in so many ways in the coming year. So as always, thanks for looking! :)

flash mob..

I was leaving one assignment and passing by a field where the town cheerleaders and football team were practicing so I stopped in and hung out for a while.. I had a good time with the kids..

<3 Morgan

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Just a small update from the last couple of days that I had to work before my family got in. I'm starting my last week in Buff and I'm kind of freaked out about how fast the summer went. I'll post something more final on my last day but for now here are a few frames I had fun shooting.
enjoy :)

I shot a flashmob.. which wasnt really a flashmob because only 7 people showed up. Regaurdless it was really fun and the people who showed had a great time!

I shoot festivals literally every other day.. this is from a festival in Eden, a small town outside of Buffalo. A zoologist came a did a performance with turtles, birds, and of course snakes!

Like every festival I shoot there are carnival rides.. I decided to get on one that spun and shot some frames of the girls behind me.. I liked what came from it

another festival! This time it was a hands on art festival in Williamsville

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

I thought I would give an update on my experience last night. I got the oppurtunity to shoot the first same sex marriage in New York because of my really wonderful internship at the Buffalo News. Because this is something I really personally am passionate about I was really excited to cover it. Not to mention I'd be witnessing history! I went into this assignment differently than I do most. I was definately assuming there would be a lot of media present but I was in no way prepared for how much press was there. As the night went on and I began to hustle harder and harder and I realized somewhere in between being knocked in the face with a 70-200 and being shoved in a place that I didnt even fit in to shoot that this isnt't where I want to be. Sure, hard hitting news is great and it's obviously important but I felt like this process took the grace out of what I do. I enjoy people, I relish in moments, I document happiness because I feel that same happiness. Last night I couldnt even find a moment to be happy for this couple till I was laying in bed. Last night was a huge learning experience for me. I understand and appriciate those AP guys who run around like maniacs with the brutal dog-eat-dog attitude, and I respect them (in some ways) but what I love most about photojournalism is being caring and sensitive and genuinly interested in more than just meeting my deadline and getting my photos in as many big time publications as possible. I wanted to celebrate with this couple by documenting them in a careful way, not an "all for one, screw you, get out of my way" mindset. Although I am extreamly thanksful for the oppurtunity given to me by my editors and I did have a lot of fun I realized last night that all the fame and glory of reporting on big news isn't worth it to me. I appriciate and genuinely care for all of my subjects and I want that in the rest of my work.
Also, you guys should check out the article by Kevin Bargnes here!
In any case, here are a few frames from the night..

Here are a few frames from today..

I shot a Jazz Festival whoop!

A few hot weather features.. nothing special but it's been abnormally hot for Buffalo the last couple of days

Thanks for looking! <3

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Its been ten days, I stink at updating. sorry! enjoy..

nothing going on in this photo but the colors are pretty! haha I spent the afternoon on a sailboat, too. so that was cool!

A "prayer team" in a bad part of buffalo offered up prayers for those who were victims of gang related violence. This was an intense night..

I met Cowboy on a day I was feeling pretty crummy at an assignment I wasnt too stoked on. We got to talking and he told me he had some stories on love for me, leaned in and kissed my cheek, and told me not to let anyone get me down. this is just another reason I am convinced I have the coolest most rewarding job around..


ha! This little guy was yelling "Miranda have my babies!"

Pretty little Liz Frantz came to visit me on her way back from her hometown and on her way back to her summer internship. It was unbelievably nice to have Liz here for lunch friends in Buffalo are few and far between so having lunch with another person was a treat. To see all of Liz's beautiful work visit her blog here

Thanks for looking!

Morgan <3