morgen hooper
morgen hooper designed in love photography

Nice to meet you!

Hiya! My name is Morgen and I’m the goof behind the camera. I know, goof is a weird way to introduce yourself on a professional website but I want you to get to know me. I love to have fun while I’m capturing moments because those are the ones I think we all remember most. I’ll still tell you to stand up straight and tilt your chin so no one knows how much you enjoy tacos (I love them too), but you won’t feel posed or stiff! Photo shoots should be FUN and include lots of PLAY, especially when working with the little ones!

Why I love photography!

I have always loved art in all forms but I REALLY fell in love with photography when my son was born. It was important for me to document the love for our son so he would know without a doubt that he was created, born, and raised with unconditional love.

He is 4 years old now and I’ve had a camera in his face since he looked like a bundled-up glow worm! I cannot get enough of that beautiful little face and I unapologetically fill my social feeds with our goofy and fun family photos.

Love is the single most important gift we give and receive as human beings and photos are proof of its existence. What I love most about photography is that it is an opportunity to document both special and ordinary moments that will create memories for families to cherish forever.

My Business!

In 2015, my maternity leave was over and I went back to work at my corporate, artless job. I quickly realized that I was miserable and could no longer leave my baby. With my husband’s support, I made the courageous decision to quit my job. I was inspired to CREATE a job to help provide for my family while staying home with my son. I sat on this idea for a bit and experimented with various creative projects – photos, crafts, sewing, etc. I even converted my dining room into a craft space!

One day, a friend of mine who was engaged asked me to take her pictures with my fancy hobbyist camera. I was incredibly nervous, but I did it and I instantly FELL IN LOVE! I decided to try some creative shoots, then booked a few family sessions…I was blown away by the positive response, so I just decided to run with it!

And this, my friends, is how DESIGNED IN LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY was born!

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My Style!

I am passionate about images that truly capture the love, laughter, and joy between people and creating lifelong memories for my clients during all stages of life.

My photo sessions are typically fun, candid, and casual. I love to laugh and be silly, at times! My personality is down-to-earth and approachable…and I like to engage my clients so they feel comfortable and at ease. I enjoy creative sessions, including crafting custom sets, and am not afraid to do almost anything to get the best shot!

Now that we’ve been properly introduced, I hope you’ll stay a while and poke around a bit. My goal is to give you photos that will fill your space with Love & Laughter every time you look at them. Thanks for stopping by! Now go book your first session!



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