Today we’d like to introduce you to Chelsea and Adam Morgan.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Chelsea and Adam. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
We both spent most of our lives in the theater industry and that’s actually how we met. I was working lights for our local production of A Christmas Carol and Adam was actually in it as an actor. After that, we both continued theater, and it wasn’t until a few years in that I figured I’d buy a camera and take headshots of all the actors to promote the shows more. Well, I ended up falling head over heels for it. I started experimenting more and taking more and more photos. With every photo I took I saw such power in it – the people felt amazing about themselves…I made THEM feel amazing. I couldn’t believe it. I saw the power of their stories being told in a single frame. I saw the power of what each photo would mean to them 10 years from now. I could go on and on.
We started getting bigger. The families at the theater started asking for me to take photos of them, or their kids, or their dogs and it just spiraled. I opened a business called Chelsea Ann Photography (which…I hated that name…but it’s another story for another day). Adam started coming along to help me out – carrying my gear, holding a family’s dog, whatever was needed. We kept getting bigger and bigger and family sessions turned into weddings. With the growth of the business, Adam started shooting WITH me as well as run more of the business end of things. He kept getting more and more involved and I just loved that. We got rid of Chelsea Ann Photography (thank god) and opened Dual Edge Photography. That name fits into who we are SO much more. Our lives have truly been so full of adventure ever since. We couldn’t imagine doing anything other than photography. We live, breathe, and sleep it! We now fully shoot and run the business together as one.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I really don’t believe that any business (especially a successful one) comes without its ups and downs. For the most part, we’ve been very lucky. Our business has been climbing and we thoroughly enjoy every part of our journey and career. I guess many of our obstacles are along the lines of just figuring stuff out. There’s always something new to figure out – whether it’s marketing, our pricing structure, how we plan to expand, and figuring out what works and what just doesn’t. There are ways we do things now that are newer and much better than how we used to do things and I am SURE the future will bring a newer and more efficient “us”. The more we grow in business and success, the more we learn. I think that’s a good thing, though. You should never stop learning and growing and becoming better.
Please tell us about Dual Edge Photography.
We are a husband-and-wife-run photography company. We specialize in weddings as well as portraits of all kinds, including your standard moments (high school seniors, families, maternity, etc.) as well as more artistic, fantasy type portraits. We are very well known for bringing characters to life in photographs such as Peter Pan, Snow White, Harley Quinn, Game of Thrones, and even telling full stories through these photographs. We just completed the entire telling of Peter Pan in over 150 photographs this past spring, showing the adventure from beginning to end. We also love incorporating special effects into our images such as colored smoke bombs, color run paint, confetti, and twinkle lights. Many of our brides and grooms come to us for that twist on the typical wedding photo and our portrait clients do too. Besides all that, I think what sets us apart from others is our interaction with clients. They become our friends. We are known to grab drinks or dinner often with our couples, come to their family events or see them perform in various school plays. Our clients are a big part of our life and we’re a big part of theirs.
- Our wedding packages begin at $3,500
- Our full portrait sessions start at $450
- We do run mini sessions at a discounted rate (which varies)
- Website: www.dualedgephotography.com
- Phone: 401-479-9261
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org