Category archives: Blog

From My Perspective

From My Perspective XXXX   Life is entirely too short to not laugh, to not be silly. On very rare occasions it can be tricky to reach that magic point where guard is completely let down and personality is on full display...but with me/us, it doesn't happen very often. One of the secrets to great photography is actually very hard to define or pinpo[...]

From My Perspective

From My Perspective XXXIX   Over the years I thought I had seen brides do just about everything to relax before their wedding. As is always the case - however - I was thrilled to see something new.   Yoga, for those who practice and believe, is a powerful calming method...but not exactly convenient for brides in wedding dresses. This [...]

Humor + Photography

Groom: "Knock knock." Bride: "Who's there?" Groom: "Canoe." Bride: "Canoe who?" Groom: "Canoe imagine if we didn't hire Morton Photography to document our wedding day by weaving together visual moments captured with a style that's both artistic and photojournalistic?"   Friends, 2016 is filling up very quickly. Please let me know how Morton [...]

From My Perspective

From My Perspective XXXVII   How did you feel at that moment?   Wedding day emotions are difficult to remember…such a wide variety of feelings packed into such a small window of time, and that's where wedding photography flexes her muscle. I am oftentimes a broken record. Record. Record. Ahem. I want you to look at your wedding photos[...]

From My Perspective

From My Perspective XXXVI   I've shared this many times, but it never gets old: I love working moments of spontaneity. Time is very limited, so you 'clear the room,' rearrange some furniture, raise the blinds, and situate the bride…and the result is a gorgeous image of a beautiful bride that could very well have been a bridal portrait shot in a st[...]

The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It ~ Image XVIII   Multiple cases of storytelling eyes from the same couple! A photographer's dream. I love everything about this photo: her glossy eyes, her focus, his profile, the natural lighting...without question, an image that can hold your attention for a few moments. Once again, eyes are incredibly powerful. I always look the[...]

From My Perspective

From My Perspective XXXV Sometimes I feel repetitive. Sometimes I feel repetitive.   When photographing a wedding, I am a fly on the wall. We orchestrate and organize when necessary, but we are there to observe and document…to weave your story together with images. Father of the Bride arrives at the house beforehand and sees his daughter in her[...]

The Eyes Have It

Banging my drum once again. Eyes can tell a story...and if the composition of an image complements the story-telling eyes - you see her fixing his tie, etc - there's really no need for lengthy sentences and endless words...and I'm no stranger to wordiness. I love this photo, and I believe it tells its own story. Done.   Hope you enjoy this occasio[...]

From My Perspective

Elegance - in my personal opinion - is oftentimes in its most genuine form when the moment is simple.   Many wonderful photos are staged and assembled, choreographed and arranged. I enjoy that brand of photography for a myriad of reasons. But I truly adore those moments when you're on the fly, when time is limited and the schedule is tight. You th[...]

From My Perspective

The bride and groom will always be the stars of the wedding day, without question…but I also love photographing the 'crowd.'   So many couples emphasize their pleasure with our images of their friends having fun, catching their expressions, and providing photos that truly capture their guests being themselves…I love that, because it also means you[...]