I am a cinematic self taught Senior, Bridal and Wedding photographer from Fredericksburg, Virginia. Photography started as a therapeutic hobby for me in 2011, and if someone told me that I would one day quit my hair dressing job to pursue my passion full time, I would have laughed. But so it goes, the plan for my life changed directions and I find myself here almost four years later. My job is equally as exciting as it is humbling and I would have it no other way.
I love spending my spare time crafting, reading history or philosophy books, typing on my old typewriter and you can almost always guarantee I'll be in the middle of a refurbishing or redecorating project. I'm a film fanatic and love to draw inspiration from movies. Ask anyone that knows me, Oscar season is my second Christmas! But few things do I love more than traveling, especially if it involves a road trip. You can find me in my favorite Fredericksburg coffee shop sipping on an almond cappuccino.
I married Joey in 2013 and he's been shooting weddings with me ever since! Don't let this guy fool you though, as handy as he is with a camera, he works as an electronic manufacturing technician during the week. His logical outlook perfectly compliments my creative, artistic persona. Together, we are humorous, easy going and talkative. We specialize in helping the camera shy feel comfortable, and every time we shoot a wedding together it takes us back to our own wedding day. It's our job to capture the special times for you, how you remember them. Currently, we are based between Fredericksburg and Richmond, Virginia. We love to travel and are available worldwide.
Our Senior photography is completely unique in the way that we capture exactly who you are, naturally. No heavy editing over here! No poses you wouldn't normally do. Just friendly talk, fun surroundings and light play. Each Senior portrait session includes two hours of shooting, three outfits and a gallery of digital images. No hidden fees.
*please inquire about elopement pricing
Our wedding package comes with 8 hours of coverage, multiple consultations, a bridal guide to better help our clients plan and a complimentary engagement or bridal session. Clicking with our wedding couples is so important to us. If you think we may be a great fit and would like to discuss your wedding date, let's chat!
"I can't say enough good things about Morgan and Joey. When we got engaged they were one of the first vendors we booked, and such an easy choice! They were very responsive any time we needed them, and such a pleasure to work with. Neither I or my husband had ever really had professional photos done, but when it came time for our engagement session Morgan and Joey made us feel so relaxed and comfortable and made the whole process fun! We were blown away with how great the engagement pictures turned out and even more so with our wedding photos. Our photos turned out so creative and beautiful and truly capture the fun and happiness from our wedding day. I will always recommend Hockensmith Portraits!"
Kelly Crisafulli Dodd
"Both Morgan and Joey do wonderful things with the camera. Out of everything that I planned for our wedding, the one thing I wouldn't budge on is our photographer. I've admired their work for years and I knew that they would kill it for our engagement portraits and wedding photos. They make it so easy to feel comfortable in front of the camera and have such a great eye for detail. I am over the moon and will always recommend these two!"
"WOW! Is all I can say! Morgan and Joey exceeded all my expectation and then some on our wedding day! They were truly amazing and captured moments that will last a lifetime and shine through their photos! I am so grateful I decided to use Morgan and Joey. I am completely obsessed with all our photos! I would recommend them to anyone seeking a photographer! Morgan and Joey are the sweetest and extremely professional! I loved working with them."
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