Falling Water

I am a huge art and architecture fan. So my freshman year I took an Art History class to fulfill a gen-ed requirement. We spend a week discussing all of the art that is famous in and around Pittsburgh. Andy Warhol, Carnegie Museum of Art and Phipps Conservatory were big focuses – and I quickly made my way to all three. But until this weekend, I had been unable to get myself to (in my opinion) the most impressive house of all – Falling Water.

Built by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930’s for the Kaufmann family (of Kaufmann department stores), it sits literally over a waterfall in the mountains about two hours outside of Pittsburgh.

This house was absolutely amazing. Although we were not permitted to take picture inside the house, the pictures from the outside are what really captures the beautiful architecture and creativity at work. The trip was completely worth it.


Dancing Dreams

I have been dancing ever since I can remember. And as proof, I rummaged up this little gem from my very first dance recital (can you find me…?)

This weekend will be my third show with the Pitt Dance Ensemble. It’s a wonderful group of dancers with a passion and love for the art, and I cannot be more excited to watch my fellow performers dance their little hearts out. So as a little tribute, here are some shots I took during rehearsals of these talented ladies : )

If you’re in the Pittsburgh area, come out and support us!

My Love Affair with Water

The name Morgan means born by the sea. Born in a hospital in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, I was actually born about an hour from the sea. But no less, I have always had a love for water. It may have to do with raised on boats, on a swim team, and with a small creek that ran through my backyard, but I have always had a slight love affair with water.

When I became interested in photography, water shots were a complete fascination to me. There’s something utterly amazing about the way that the camera can capture the intriguing properties that water has, so I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite water shots I’ve stumbled across over a matter of time. *I do not claim to have taken any of the above photos

August Rain

August is one of my favorite months. Theres a certain calmness in the air as everyone soaks up that last bit of summer sun. As the clouds roll over around 5pm each day, the quick twenty minute shower cools of the day and leaves a crisp and breezy night in its place. Back to school commercials start to play and you wish that you were in grade school again so you had an excuse to get a whole new wardrobe for the season. That’s what this outfit reminds me of – pure August. A breezy button up shirt that can be rolled or tied in the day, or worn at night. And a rustic southwestern-esqe skirt. Paired with gold accents.

Happy August ya’ll : )


Inspiring Places Inspiring Faces

Hey Loves! How were your weekends?

I spent the weekend and half of last week in the beautiful city of Boston.

It’s by far one of my favorite places I have visited in my lifetime. There’s just something about the city and the surrounding areas that just all fit together into this beautiful picture of inspiration. I always feel at home in Boston – possibly because one of my favorite pieces of home resides there. Miss Emily of soanthro is the closest thing to a big sister I’ve ever had – guiding my lovingly through my torrential pre-teen and teen years. This lady is just as inspiring as the city that she resides, and I am always finding a reason to get up there and visit.

Just as beautiful as the city is the town that her family had just picked up and moved to – Scituate. It’s a darling little harbor town full of quirky little shops, fishing boats, and lots of beautiful scenery.

Of course, as sisters, we also share a love of fashion. So we tend to dress up for pretty much everything. Shown below are our dinner outfits. Emily in a crisp clean white sundress, with a bold coral clutch given as a birthday gift by yours truly. I am decked out in a floral sundress with a brown belt and some pearls. (P.S. this is the view from their backyard, awesome right?)

Although the distance keeps us apart for the majority of the year, this girl will always be the most inspiring person in my life, and we’ll find our way back to each other eventually : )

Chic Camera Bags

One of my biggest issues with my love of photography is that I never know what to carry my camera in.

Let’s be honest here – the black and yellow very technical looking bag that Nikon graciously provides with their camera purchases is not the most fashionable to be lugging all over town. But I always feel a little nervous just throwing my very expensive camera into my oversized purse or tote – as I obviously carry my entire life needs in that bag as well (often including water bottles or other liquids).

So I went on a search for the perfect camera bag today, and I think I found a few good options to invest in:

Kelly Moore "Libby" Bag in Lavender

Libby Moore "Boy" Bag in Natural Leather

"The Bowler" by Acme Made

"Incognito" Camera Bag by Courierware