Friday, September 14, 2018

Team Green Birth

2018 Birth Session Giveaway Winner!

Dad and Baby Bonding after Birth - Morning Owl Fine Art San Diego

Family 'H' won my birth session giveaway I was hosting on my Business page over on Facebook. We kept in touch until surprise baby wanted to enter the world. 

On Sunday Night we knew it was going to be a quick labor, being moms 3rd beautiful baby. 

What we did not know was babes gender! 

I got a text late that night and was ready to make the hour drive. Once there, I waited in the car for a few min to get that text until mom was completely ready for company. I waited a little longer in the lobby and shortly after doctors were ready to go and baby wanted to enter the world. 

Sadly, This hospital will only allow photographs of babe and mom AFTER babe is on moms chest screaming which sometimes is a bummer when mom may want crowning images.

Doctor pointing out gender of baby at birth - Morning Owl Fine Art Birth Photography San Diego

But boy, does this GIRL have lungs!

Mom and Baby Bonding directly after Birth covered in Vernix - Morning Owl Fine Art San Diego


Dad said he knew by the full head of dark hair as baby "H" was crowning that she just had to be a girl; he was right.

New parents holding newborn after birth - Morning Owl Fine Art Birth Photography San Diego

Mom and Baby Bonding through skin to skin directly after Birth - Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego


Dad cutting babies cord during Birth - Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego

Dad having skin to skin with Newborn after birth - Morning Owl Fine Art Birth Photography San Diego

Nurse scanning Newborns Tags - Morning Owl Fine Art Birth Photography San Diego


Nurse taking newborn foot prints - Morning Owl Fine Art Birth Photography San Diego

Newborns Foot - Morning Owl Fine Art Birth Photography San Diego

Newborn getting weighed after birth - Morning Owl Fine Art Birth Photography San Diego

Newborn in Hospital Bassinet - Morning Owl Fine Art Birth Photography San Diego

I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek <3

Dad holding baby right after birth - Morning Owl Fine Art Birth Photography San Diego


Thursday, August 30, 2018

I'll Never Stop Loving You

Blessed Beyond Measure 

A series of Self Portraits with our Rainbow Baby at 34 weeks.

Maternity Family Self Portraits in Bed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego

I am blessed beyond measure. This is my loving husband. He deals with my love for photography and self-portraits with SUCH enthusiasm; loves to send me ideas, and never complains; actually encourages me!

Maternity Family Self Portraits in Bed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego

Sometimes I have crazy ideas like ... Putting the camera on a tripod and tieing it to the headboard. 

Heres just a few of our many captures:


Maternity Family Self Portraits in Bed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego

Of course, embracing our "Mr. Elaphant" was also a must. He's been my comfort for the many long deployments and underways Anthony gets sent on and is a reminder of our son we lost last year. 

 Miscarriage Awareness Maternity Family Self Portraits in Bed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego

Then, why not make coffee for each other!? Baristas at heart, I made him his standard pour over with the V-60, I made sure to use the scale, timer, and the right single origin coffee.  

Coffee Maternity Family Self Portraits in Bed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego

He did the same, but used the espresso machine I got 'him' for Fathers Day this year ;) We won't judge his rusty latte art just yet; he was only home for a couple days. 

Coffee Maternity Family Self Portraits in Bed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego

Can't forget to mention: These are the same "Hot Momma and "Big Daddy" coffee cups we used for our Sons Pregnancy announcement this time last year.

Coffee Maternity Family Self Portraits in Bed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego

And here are some phone bloopers for laughs! I hope you enjoyed this photo thread as much as I did putting it together.  

Maternity Family Self Portraits in Bed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego

Love,
The Liberatores
Anthony, Morgan, Giovanni, and Novalee

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Featured on Jackie Jean Photography! - REFLECTION

WEEKLY TOP TEN - REFLECTION

couples reflection with doc martains on by Morning Owl Fine Art

We did it!! For the fourth time. I absolutely love the community I am in and the opportunity I have to be featured on Jackies Blog. 

To check out the other featured images, click here

Or to check out Jackies AMAZING group head over to this post:

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

National Rainbow Baby Day - August 22

Rainbow Baby Day is TODAY! 

In honor of today; I wanted to share images recently taken by my dear friends and colleagues. 
As you may already know or are soon to know, last year my family suffered a loss of our son, Giovanni, and are currently expecting our Rainbow. Pictured below at 35 weeks gestation. 

I am blessed that here in San Diego I am apart of MULTIPLE photography groups where Community Over Competition is very important. I was blessed to team up with an amazing woman, Monique Hoppe, who has various gowns and we put on a free shootout for our Photography Community. 

The gowns provided are from Chicaboo and Ana Brandt.

The first gown skirt is called The Promise Gown by Chicaboo. The under dress is also by Chicaboo and called Sienna in Lavender.

The second gown shown is by Ana Brandt - The Lindsy Rainbow Dress.

Here are the results of many amazing Photographers gathering together and adding their own style to their images:

Monique Hoppe
Website: Monique Hoppe
Facebook: Monique Hoppe
Instagram: @MoniqueHoppeMaternity

Maternity Fine Art Portrait by Monique Hoppe in San Diego area with chicaboo Rainbow Gown


Heather Shough Photography

Heather has been a close and dear friend my entire pregnancy. She has actually photographed Novalee (our Rainbow Girl) MULTIPLE times. Here is her creation and edit of the same gown during our shootout: 

Portrait of a maternity rainbow mom at windandsea beach wearing chicaboo rainbow gown san diego


Sweet Snappin Photography by Tanya Bras

Sweet Snappin Photographys maternity portrait in a rainbow gown
Portrait of mom wearing chicaboo rainbow gown on the beach San Diego Sweet Snappin Photogrpahy

Hidden Star Photography by Tamberly Slagle


Christina Ilene Photography

Christina Ilene Photography
Christina Ilene Photography 1 person, ocean, sky, cloud, outdoor, water and nature


Elizabeth Ratliff Photography and Designs


Of Course, there were SO many photographers present! And most are still editing so this is only an example of their work <3 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Before and After

Before and After


I'm sitting at Coffee and Tea Collective in North Park area of San Diego! Editing away at an engagement session and sipping on some lemonade and eating avocado toast with Chili Lemon powder on top.. YUM! 

Here's a quick little Before and After example of what I do to images when I have a vision, but the area does not really allow for it. 

This was taken in Downtown Yuma, AZ while visiting family. Was 105+ degrees outside, I am very much pregnant, but we made due with a puddle in between two cars in the parking lot:





 What do you think of the edit?

Monday, August 20, 2018

Featured on Jackie Jean Photography! - WINDOW LIGHT

WEEKLY TOP TEN - WINDOW LIGHT

couples portrait in bed photography self portrait ideas maternity morning owl fine art san diego
Self Portrait- Husband, Wife, Rainbow Baby at 34 Weeks
We have been blessed to be featured on Jackie Jeans Blog for window lighting. 

This is actually a self-portrait of Anthony and I that I absolutely love. It perfectly shows the true tender love and joy as we embrace our Rainbow baby girl at 34 weeks just before he has to leave on another underway.  

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Baby A's Nursing Portraits


Baby Fat Rolls Nursing Portrait mom and daughter nursing Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego

Nursing Portrait mom and daughter nursing Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego  Baby A's Nursing Portraits

Photographed on 4 August 2018

On the night of Friday August 3rd, I was itching to do breastfeeding portraits! 

I posted in a local mom group about my desire and quickly recieved messages of willing participants. Thank GOODNESS! At 8am the next morning I was headed to this families home to capture this sweet moment.

Mom wanted her sweet 3 month old naked for these and I could not have had a better sugestion for these beautiful bay windows they had in thier home. 

My artistic bucket filled so quickly after this session!

I hope you enjoy some of the gallery as much as I did photographing and editing it. 

Best wishes, 
Morgan L 

P.S. Make sure to scroll all the way down to see a great outake!


Nursing Portrait mom and daughter nursing Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego

Nursing Portrait mom and daughter nursing Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego

Nursing Portrait mom and daughter nursing Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego


Nursing Portrait mom and daughter nursing Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego

Nursing Portrait mom and daughter nursing Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego

Nursing Portrait mom and daughter nursing Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego