California Lifestyle & Missions Photographer | Morgan-Raquel Photography

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Morgan-Raquel is a lifestyle photographer and photojournalist based in Central California; a storyteller of love, humanity across varying landscapes, and priceless moments.


hey there sweet friend!

For starters, my father named me Morgan because "he just knew that I was a boy" the entire time I was in utero and when I shocked his world and came out a girl, he was determined to stick with the name. Lol! I'm a highly extroverted, 37 yr. old 40' Jazz and worship music lovin', protein shake drinkin’, former active duty U.S. Marine. Jesus Christ is the most important Person in my life and His glory is the chief aim in all that I do. After taking a step of faith by walking away from the corporate sector to be more present in the life of my young ministry family, I began this artistic journey around 3am in a bathroom January 7th, 2014. 

I absolutely love that this is what I get to wake up and do every day! Toward that end, you'll find that I pour all of my energy into curating images that best display the sacred spaces and times of your life because these are your moments that speak to your legacy. And to my soul's yearning, I occasionally travel abroad to document the varying landscapes of humanity, to tell the stories that go untold, and to be His light in the darkest of places.

When I'm not holding your hand and praying with you before you say "I Do", peering behind a viewfinder or editing, I'm most likely enjoying my insanely gorgeous husband of 18 years, making memories with our trio, teaching in my church’s discipleship ministry, joyfully serving as a missionary, perusing the aisles of Hobby Lobby or Home Goods (don't tell my husband), hanging with my heart-tribe of women, or by the ocean. Working out in the gym before sunrise & time in my Bible is how I start each day, I love to read quotes, The Devil Wears Prada & Hidden Figures are two of my all-time fav movies, and the way to my heart is Amazon gift cards.

I believe that dreams are meant to be chased ferociously, that popcorn is a food group, that you shouldn't read this book or this book unless you want your life completely wrecked, that hugs are way better than handshakes, that the 80's & 90's were the best decades to be a kid, and that you haven't lived if you've never tried Baltimore's blue crabs. I also believe that you're never too old to flirt with your spouse (especially in public), or too old to create and go on adventures with your children, and that it's perfectly fine to break out in the most random dance when great music comes on. You better live this life!

That's the gist dearest one. This is what you're working with and I can't wait for you to get it touch because after all, we're going to be besties when it’s all said and done and we’re going create something pretty fantastic right? So let’s get to it!

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”

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