So my nephew here gave me a run for my money during this shoot...UNTIL my little bro asked him, “do you want aunt Morgan to put a tootsie roll up her nose?” What two year old says no to that? You better believe I shot this entire session shooting tootsie rolls out of my nostrils because I never back down from a challenge and I’m kind of the coolest aunt ever. 😎
Do you ever pray for patience and faith and then you get a million opportunities to practice patience and faith and you think to yourself...”I’m going to clarify next time”?... I’m going to need to definitely clarify next time.
School starts next week. My kids can no longer eat cheese nips and string cheese for lunch and they will need to bathe...basically what I’m asking for are a whole lot of thoughts and prayers.
“Perhaps when we face our Maker, we will not be asked, ‘How many positions did you hold,’ but rather, ‘How many people did you help?’” -Thomas S. Monson #hisday
So excited to announce FALL MINI SESSIONS! Yay!!! ❣️Utah County/ Salt Lake County  October 12th & 13th ❣️Southern Utah (Beaver County) October 5th & 6th $200- 20 edits! Email me to book and for all your questions! morgan@morganslade.co

Morgan Slade

I chase authenticity just as passionately as I chase light.I am fluent in tantrums, a champion of bathroom emergencies and I’ve got Daniel Tiger songs for just about every major life scenario. I promise to never put you in a box and to capture your family in such a way that shows the world your truth. Let’s write your story together.


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I have gone with local photographers to take family photos, since there was a family to take photos of. But there was always something missing from those photos, and thats when I stumbled upon Morgan’s photography. It was so genuine, I could feel the love emanating from images, I felt like I knew these people being photographed because how real, raw and beautifully captured they were. All of a sudden I knew Morgan was going to be the one to capture my family, my daughters grumpiness and dislike for the camera but her love for her dad. My sons vogue style poses and silly demeanor. And the love that I had for my littles and the love I had for our family. It could all be captured, and felt. Something as important as my children personalities that will fade and grow all at the same time, but in these photos I can look back and know exactly what we felt right then and there. I will return to Morgan over and over.
Our family has worked with Morgan a few times now and I love that I can be confident in the photos we will get back simply because she brings out the best in everyone there. She’s personable and funny and down to earth, which allows her clients to feel comfortable to be themselves. There’s something about her more candid style that brings out the love and reminds you why you’re wild about your family in the first place, and that love is so perfectly captured in her beautiful photos. Not only do you walk away with a stunning product, but you also have the memory of a special experience with the people you love. I always leave a shoot with Morgan with so much happiness in my heart and excitement to work with her again.
Using Morgan for our photos was (and is) THE best decision for capturing memories of our family. Morgan’s talent for capturing the right shot is incredible-- she’s got that knack and that feeling to make it just right. She constantly makes us feel like we are the most beautiful family in the world--shot after shot. She is so child-friendly and so full of fantastic ideas. Morgan is who I turn to time and time again as my children grown. Her photography is what I hang on my wall to remember each state of our beautifully documented life.
The hardest part of this entire session was finding a date that worked for all 28 of our crazy and fun family. After that, AK Studio worked their magic. They communicated every need and professional tip up until picture day. Morgan was amazing to work with and felt like family as she worked through individual pics, couple pics, family pics and a big group photo. We laughed. We joked. We teased. And she kept her camera ready. She felt like family as we walked away, and then we saw her vision and magic when the photos were ready. How do you thank someone that captured life and light and family!? We’re grateful, and we will be back!
I love how easy it is to get comfortable with Morgan. She is sweet and funny. She works very good with the kids and I love her personality you can't help but laugh and have a smile on your face the whole session cause of her fun outgoing personality.
Morgan is the best! She is not only amazingly talented, she is one of the most incredible people I have ever met.  She is fun, kind, thoughtful, talented, and patient. She has taken our family pictures three times and they have come out beautiful and every time.  I have a young and unique family.  Two boys, ages five and four and a little girl, age 2.  My two boys are also on the Autism Spectrum.  They have a hard time making eye contact with the camera. These unique and special little beings make taking pictures an extra fun challenge for all involved and while it is stressful, I absolutely love the chaos of it.  Thankfully, Morgan knows just how to match their energy and chaos with her excitement, playfulness, patience, and understanding.  Her ability to do this allows their fun and energetic personalities to be captured in every shot.  I have treasured pictures of my kids in a playful choke hold with each other, dancing, rolling down hills, being tossed in a blanket, and playing superheroes. 
Morgan was very flexible and kind to work with my crazy schedule. She switched my session for me and I couldn't thank her enough. This team is very professional and I felt like I could trust them and that my pictures would be worth the money spent. I would like other clients to know that the mini sessions are a steal and just right for annual pictures. When picking my proofs, they looked beautiful before even being edited. I've been wanting to try a mini session for a year and I am so glad I jumped on this season, so excited to get my edited pictures back!
I loved how easy you guys are to work with.  All email communication was very prompt and informative. When I had questions or concerns, they were immediately addressed. Everyone I interacted with was very kind and professional. I even had to reschedule because of a death in the family and Morgan could not have been more gracious and kind. Overall, it's been a fantastic experience!
Everyone I talked with or emailed was very polite, friendly and professional. I really appreciated the survey I filled out about our family so you may get to know us before the session. Everything went very smoothly. Transactions were done in a timely manner.  Our photographer, Morgan, was very friendly, talented, creative and her pictures were very unique. Editing was very prompt. You won’t regret working with AK Studio & Design!
We love our photographer!! Through many years of me torturing my family with pictures, Morgan has made the experience fun and happy.  They know she will be efficient and timely.  I love the way the photos reflect our families true silliness.  The environment is relaxed and allows for us to just be happy. They get a natural smile and honestly it's an enjoyable hour.  I love the results.  We keep coming back year after year.
Morgan has taken our family pictures the past two years and not only are the photos spectacular, they also do any awesome job at wrangling kids and taking great candid shots which are my favorite. She is accommodating, fun and kind!
The fact that we arrived at our destination 15 minutes early and Morgan was already there was telling. It felt that she was just as excited about taking our pictures as we were! We had a tight schedule and that was perfect for us.  After the initial greetings we took off down the path (at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, UT), and Morgan noticed that there happened to be a LOT of construction going on there. Quite a few of her favorite places had been closed off. That did not stop her though, she just kept walking until she reached a spot that was available and got to work! Morgan engaged my children and was able to showcase their personalities very well. She even got my stubborn 3 year old to dance and smile when neither myself nor my husband could. She was so patient when I felt like I might lose my cool, which in turn kept me patient. I am very pleased with the end results, especially seeing the beautiful way my children were portrayed. I will definitely have Morgan as our photographer again in the future.
Our session was really great! Morgan captured each one of our family members at their best. She knows just how to get real genuine smiles and moments that tell a story of who we really are as a family and as individuals. I appreciated her knowledge and experience as you can see as the result of our photography session.  The lighting, location and moments were perfect. She truly embraced the personalities of each of our children and even had a way of getting my husband and I to truly enjoy the moment. I absolutely love our pictures! My favorite moments captured were of my husband and I in a true moment of joy showing our admiration for each other.  Also, my children doing the things they love.  I appreciate that Morgan embraced our personalities and didn’t try making us do poses or things that weren’t like us. She was very observant in discovering the natural tendencies of each of us. Thank you so much for a great session and especially capturing our joy!


One of my favorite things is when people give me cards, especially thank you cards. I just love them. I keep them all forever in this box in my office. And on days when I’m feeling discouraged or even just cleaning up, I come across them and am reminded of my importance. My worth. That something I did mattered to someone.
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I think Heavenly Father knows how much I love these cards because they always seem to show up just when I need them.
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So for my service today I’m sending out a few cards of my own to a few people I want to know how much they mean to me. Does anyone else love cards too? 💛💛💛
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#shethatseeks #prayseekserverepeat #service #loveoneanother #100daychallenge
Here’s to a great Day Two! If you haven’t had a chance to download the fee guide yet, you should check it out! The link to download is in my bio 👌🏻 #prayseekserverepeat #shethatseeks #100daychallenge #servicewithasmile
The guide is LIVE! Twenty pages of ideas and inspiration for the #prayseekserverepeat challenge! Get yours in the link in my bio 🙌🏻
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The best part.... @biancamadsen_ designed some amazing quote pages you can print off and frame! 💛💛💛💛
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#prayseekserverepeat #shethatseeks #service #serviceideas #serviceproject #100daychallenge #christian #lds #mormon #dailyinspiration #dailyquotes #thoughtoftheday #beinspired
Part of what I hope to accomplish with the #prayseekserverepeat challenge is not only the chance to serve others but also to be more aware of those who are such a blessing in my life and my families life. And to make them aware of how much they mean to me. I think it’s just as important to see a blessing as it is to be a blessing.
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This is Rachel. She has been Tripp’s tutor for the last two plus years. She came into our lives in a moment when we so desperately needed her. Tripp had struggled a lot with reading and we were totally at a loss as to what to do. But she was an answer to prayers. She showed us the way. She not only taught him how to read, but she taught us how to help him, she advocated for him, she loved him and she did something for him that We as his parents were powerless to do. I can’t even imagine where we would be without her and I am so grateful for all the hours and hours and hours she poured into our little guy that was time spent away from her own family. She truly was in every sense of the word a true blessing to our lives.
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In just a few days she and her family are moving to Ireland 🇮🇪 and we are going to miss them so much! We love you @rachbott and can’t wait to come to see you 💛
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As we jump into this challenge, I invite you to show love to those who have blessed your life. And as you are out serving add #prayseekserverepeat to anything you share! I want to show others what you are doing to give them ideas 🙌🏻
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#seeablessingbeablessing #shethatseeks #service #loveoneanother
It's time to get started! Day One!
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I am so excited...and its so wonderful to have so many people here to join us! The Facebook group is growing! To join us just click the link in my bio! And please feel free to share what we are doing with your friends. We have also had a few people ask about including yw's groups. That is awesome! The more the merrier right...
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So getting started...here's how!
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If you haven't signed up to receive our guide yet, there is a link in my bio for that too. It will be going out later today. It is filled with thoughts, ideas and inspiration!
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As my family and I join in this challenge our goal is this:
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Pray - Each morning to find someone to serve
Seek - Work each day to master the art of awareness. See others and find who we can serve. 
Serve - Get to it! Don't let fear get in our way. 
Repeat - Try again tomorrow!
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We also are trying to remember that service can be much more than a
Two years ago I felt like I was out of step with my life, my faith, and just myself. I had been through two situations that really derailed me in so many ways as a person. I felt like I was in this place where I was broken and needed healing. I kept waiting for God to notice me and fix my problems, waiting for someone else to notice me and fix my problems, waiting for anyone to come along and
Fall ball with this little guy starts today...and can I just point out how perfect his hair is💛⚾️🙌🏻 #baseball #baseballmom #gobraves #braves #baseballislife
A few months ago I sat in a meeting as the speaker shared that each day she prayed to find someone to serve. At the time I was in a weird place. I felt out of step with my life. What she said spoke to me. So I tried it. And then things started to happen. I haven’t changed the world by anything I’ve done but I can see how my small acts of service helped others and how they are changing me. It’s like each small act of service is getting me closer to being in step with who I want to be. I’ve also become acutely aware of all those around me who bless me, my family, and my life by their small acts of service. I truly believe that real joy is found in gratitude and the more we seek to be grateful the more we find the joy we are seeking. 💛 #shethatseeks #joy #service #gratitude #prayer #ldsliving #findingjoy #choosingjoy #serveothers
My feelings about the fact that yesterday I got a call that said school starts in two weeks.
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I made a goal last September that I was going to create unforgettable magical summers with my kids. Heck, I started a whole business to motivate me to make it happen (#sevensummers).
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There were so many times I worried that it wouldn’t happen. That we wouldn’t have enough money to do what I wanted to do and for me to be able to just take three months off. That I wouldn’t have enough patience with my kids to be that plugged in and present with them for that long.
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But...here we are almost to the end and I’m pretty proud of how we did. I feel like we have a bucket full of great memories. I wasn’t a cruise director they did chores (truthfully they could start their own cleaning service now 😂) and we had a lot of “entertain yourself” time. But I feel like we created that feeling of summer where the days are long and you go to bed tired, dirty, and happy.
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I asked Jackson yesterday if he had a good summer and he said, “Yeah it was awesome.”
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Then I asked him to tell me all his favorite things and he said, “That’ll take too long.” 😂 So I think we won at summer.
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But I’d still like to have more of it. So I’ll probably just keep posting all the summer photos I took this year until next May.
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#sevensummers #summertime #unpluggedchildhood #childhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #motherhood
We were hanging out earlier and I asked him who his favorite person on the planet is.
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He paused for a minute and said, “That’s a hard one to answer.”
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“Why?” I asked.
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“Because a lot of time I think it’s you but then you act like this and I just question everything.”
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“This” being that I told him he had to read a book I got for him. 🙄😂🤦🏼‍♀️
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He might be as sarcastic as can be, but truthfully I kinda love it. I love who he is right now. Everyday we talk and joke around and he’s becoming so much more than just my son. He’s becoming one of my favorite friends. I just love being around him. As much as I hate that he’s growing up, I’m so excited too. I don’t know how I got so lucky to have such a great boy.
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#mommasboy #childhoodunplugged #nevergrowup
One week away! Can’t wait to share all my best tips and ideas for taking control of technology in our families. If you want to join us just join the @shethatseeks Facebook group. Link is in my profile. 🙌🏻💛
I have unanswered prayers
I have trouble I wish wasn't there
And I have asked a thousand ways
That You would take my pain away
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I am trying to understand
How to walk this weary land
Make straight the paths that crooked lie
Oh Lord, before these feet of mine
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When my world is shaking, heaven stands
When my heart is breaking 
I never leave your hands
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When you walked upon the earth
You healed the broken, lost and hurt
I know you hate to see me cry
One day you will set all things right
Yeah, one day you will set all things right
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When my world is shaking, heaven stands
When my heart is breaking 
I never leave your hands
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Your hands that shaped the world
Are holding me
They hold me still
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I just love this song from @jjhellermusic. It’s seriously one of my favorites. She is so talented and amazing. I have been looking lately for great songs to add to my #soundsofsunday playlist. What are your favorites?
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#shethatseeks #sunday #music #christian #lds #mormon
“I used to think you had to be special for God to use you, but now I know you simply have to say yes.” - Bob Goff
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I’ve spent a good amount of my life not feeling good enough. I didn’t grow up in the “right” kind of family, I wasn’t active enough in church in my youth, I didn’t know enough about the scriptures, I made too many mistakes, the list went on and on. How could God do anything through me?
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It took me a long time to realize that all the things that I had deemed “wrong” with me were actually my most powerful resources...if I was willing to lean in and use them.
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The older I get the more I realize how imperfect most everyone’s lives are. That my broken pieces match other peoples broken pieces and together we could heal together and make each other strong.
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I truly believe that each of us are here to fulfill a unique mission that only we have the abilities and experiences and knowledge to carry out. If we don’t step out and step up there will be a piece of this great plan of happiness that will go unfulfilled.
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And that piece, I guarantee, is another person who needs us. Someone waiting for us to love them in the right way. Someone who needs a service only we can offer. Someone’s whose broken pieces only we can heal.
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We all have something to give, something to share, the ability to serve and help. We just have to rise up and let God use us.
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#shethatseeks #christian #serve #love #faithfilled #sayyes #lds #mormon #ldsliving
Got a beach date with this gal tomorrow and the rest of my peeps 🙌🏻😎☀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏖...and yes, we do have matching red swimsuits. ‘Cause that’s how we roll.
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#bearlake #summertime #beach #unpluggedchildhood #childhoodunplugged #sunshine #familytime #twinsies
Sometimes owning your own business is like ☝🏻🙄 It can be overwhelming and exhausting and you can feel like you are running in circles.
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But sometimes it’s like 🙌🏻😍🤩👏🏻🎉🤸‍♀️🏆💡✨❤️🥇
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Today was one of those days. I took most the summer off to be with my kids and make a million memories with them. But in between baseball games and beach trips and swimming pool afternoons, I worked a bit here and there. Earlier this year I had this vision for what I wanted #theblueprint™ to be...which meant a total overhaul basically. @biancamadsen_ and I have been brainstorming and praying and planning and preparing and I am seriously so excited with how everything has come together. This is seriously going to be amazing for our students. And today we had a huge breakthrough that is going to make it even more manageable and achievable and give them back even more time in their lives that they can accomplish more and be more present with their families.
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So I just want to throw a little instaparty right now for what can happen when you slow your pace and make space for great things to come together.
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#grateful #celebrating #makespace #slowyourpace #theblueprint™ #photography #business
He sent me a meme last night that said the following:
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Friend: What does your husband do for a living?
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Me: He’s the President of Putting Up With My Crap 😂😂😂
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This couldn’t be more true.
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It’s no walk in the park to be married to me sometimes. I’m ambitious. I’m bossy. I’m either a workaholic or the laziest person on the planet. I’m a total homebody. I’m messy, opinionated, and about a million other less than desirable traits.
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But because of him I’m also fearless, bold, and brave. I’m unbelievably (especially if you knew me when I was younger) patient. I’m confident. I’m never afraid to take a risk. I laugh every single day. I know what home is. I’m happier than I ever thought was possible. I can be all these things because no matter what I know he’s there.
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I think sometimes it’s so easy for me to take him for granted and forget just how incredibly blessed I am. He doesn’t just put up with me. He makes me better. 💛 #grateful #marriage
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Anyone else married to a #mrwonderful??? Raise your 👋🏻
Since I can’t be everywhere and my in-person calendar has been filling up so quickly (only a few dates left for 2018), I have decided to do a FB LIVE presentation of my Dealing With Digital Distractions class.
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Here are some details on what I will be teaching on...
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I cover how technology can be good in our lives, but also how it can be dangerous for us and our families. I go through some alarming facts about the effects that the time we spend on technology can have on our bodies, minds, spiritual lives and more. Then I share seven ways we can start to take steps to be more time-wise with technology in our families.
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It’s going to be on August 12th at 7pm MST. If you want to tune in, all you have to do is join our #shethatseeks Facebook group (link in my profile).
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And no worries if you can’t watch it live that night, no worries. We will be keeping it as a video in the group that you can watch anytime.
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#timewise #techwise #dealingwithdigitaldistractions #family #unpluggedchildhood #childhoodunplugged #unpluggedfamily