Six years ago my husband took a chance on me. He bought me a 35mm SLR camera after years of listening to me say “that’s what I want to do” and he waited – now here I am and he’s very proud of what’s become his Valentine’s gift to me.
It started as a hobby and then grew into a passion and now career. We rolled the dice again when my “day job” was no more and I decided to make a career behind the lens and thankfully I had his wonderful support (and the support of great friends) and we’ve made this dream a reality. Angel Morton Photography LLC. is just as much a labor of love for my husband as it is for me. But that’s enough about him…
With each new venture came a new learning curve. While I have a degree in Sociology, I am primarily and proudly self-taught (with help from a mentor from a university photography instructor). I began in concert photography and moved into events and portraits. Finally I was brave enough to take on wedding photography. That’s where I am today; weddings, but I still mix in a little event, modeling and urban decay.
I am one of the lucky few who gets to boast that I love what I do for a living. I get to capture events – moments – emotions that will live with someone for a life time. That’s the idea of photography; to capture a story for life and that’s what I aim to do.
Besides photography, I am a wife of almost 13 years and the mother of a 12-year-old son. I love music, concerts, animals, eco-friendly causes, historical events, the New England Patriots, The University of Michigan and days spent on the beach or at a vineyard. I am originally from Independence, Kansas and attended school at Emporia State University where I met my husband. My photography goal is to take two trips to Africa – the first spending three months in Capetown and documenting the life of those living in the slums and living with AIDS. The second trip would be to Darfur to document the horrors of genocide.