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Welcome to Designed In Love Photography! My name is Morgen Hooper and I’m a Story-Telling family photographer based in sunny Southern California. If you are looking for a more natural and unposed portrait, you’ve come to the right place.  My style is very play centric which allows families to find their natural rhythm and removes the perceived pressure of a “photoshoot”. Through play and connection to your environment, the laughs are more genuine, your children more engaged, your moments more authentic.  Our time together is not a fast photo, it’s a moment in time you experience with those you cherish most. I hope you’ll stay a moment longer and watch the video below of a family beach session to get a feel for what you might receive as a client. 

Did I mention that I travel all over Southern California? That means almost nothing is off limits! Beach photos, grassy knolls, urban landscapes, in home lifestyle portraits etc.  Head over to my inquiry page & tell me all about your dream session. I can’t wait to work with you! 


Maternity + Newborn Package (Save over $500)

Maternity and newborn photos are so special! They capture the love, anticipation, and joy that comes with new life. Don’t miss the opportunity to leave this legacy for your child and document just how much they were loved before and after birth!

Book your Maternity + Newborn Photo Sessions Together and Save!

The Bundle of Joy package includes:

    • 2 Sessions at a discounted rate with more images
      • Video Slideshow & Customized USB with all images
        • Over 40 high resolution digital images 

Client Love

Morgen did a beautiful “Up” themed photo shoot for my little toddler girl. She is SO especially good with small children, as she is patient, and loving and the little ones love her! The images were beautiful, and I am so happy that we chose Designed in Love. —

Tiare R.

1st off I would like to say how much I loved working with Morgen! She is such a professional and I love her fun, bubbly personality! We did a photoshoot back in December and the turn around time was quicker than I thought to receive our photos. My fiance and I absolutely loved every photo we received back! I honestly will recommend Morgen to my friends and family! —

Karina Orellana-Branch

We absolutely LOVE Morgen and Designed in Love photography. She provides great quality material without needing to break the bank all the while making us feel comfortable to be ourselves and capture our personalities in beautiful and creative ways. Will definitely be booking her again for future events! Couldn’t recommend her enough to any and all people looking for a photographer within the Los Angeles area !!! —

Bridgette S

We had a great experience working with Morgen for our large family photo shoot. We had about 11 people young and old and she was so patient with everyone. The photos came out great. I would definitely recommend her for family photo shoots! —

Amanda C.

Morgen is very talented and has definitely found her calling! She was so easy going and put us all at ease! She thought of everything and even had little props/distractions for the kiddos! She was so patient when my daughters shoes were not working out and she was upset! Can’t wait to do another shoot with her in the future! —

Arlena Gray

Seriously my favorite family photos ever taken. Can’t wait to hire her again!! —

Michele Williamson Velazquez


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