Fall is a stunner in the Texas Hill Country! Summer’s dog days begin to tame and the great outdoors reflects that. Rainy days result in another flush of color to the countryside: yellows and a rich variety of greens that make for stunning backdrops.

Oh, and raise your hand if you’re looking forward to the cooler temps of fall! Because there’s that to look forward to.

Why not take the time for family photos? The timing couldn’t be better. Get in touch and we’ll happily make recommendations for locations that are not only gorgeous but fit your family’s vibe. You bring the love, sass and smiles and we’ll work the space and the light. Just don’t wait too long to schedule a session because spots can fill up quickly!

Photography sessions range from twenty minutes to one hour, for a variety of special occasions: 

-Family photo session
-Mini sessions
-Maternity photo sessions 
-Newborn sessions
-Senior photo session
-Quinceañera portraits

It's Fall, Y’all! 

Portraits for those special moments in life

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”

― Albert Camus

Your search for your Austin family photographer is over. It’s our goal to help you capture every milestone in your family’s life in real, lovely photographs. Capturing your interaction and the love between each of you at all the different ages and stages is what we do. With a full session, we have a choice of different locations including your own home where most of your family’s story happens and where you’re most comfortable.

Up to one hour
Option for multiple outfits
Perfect for large families, fur babies
Location of your choice
40 fully developed digital photographs
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We are your Austin and Texas Hill Country Family Photographers

family SESSION

Family Sessions include:

Featured family Sessions

Not everyone has a schedule with flexibility for a full session so these 20-minute Austin mini sessions are tailor-made for you! Sometimes, the tiny human beings have just as tiny attention spans so we need to keep things short and sweet. Taking place at our outdoor photo studio (indoors or out) or a nearby location with more urban backdrops, you choose which fits you best.

Mini Sessions Include:
Twenty minutes of photography
Best for groups of five or less
Located at our outdoor studio or nearby locations
Your choice of 10 fully developed digital photographs
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Short 20-minute Austin photography sessions


MIni Sessions include:

Featured Mini Sessions

The anticipation of meeting your little one after recording their first kick inside you can be pretty intense! The thought of how they’re growing and developing inside you can be a breathtaking one. As your Austin maternity photographer, let us craft for you images that bring you back those warm and fuzzy feels. We want you to have photographs that will show your little one just how intensely they are loved.

Up to one hour
Option for multiple outfits
Perfect for large families, fur babies
Location of your choice
40 fully developed digital photographs
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Remembering the time before you meet baby

maternity SESSION

Maternity Sessions include:

Featured Maternity Sessions

These documentary sessions are a perfect way to capture many of your baby’s firsts. They take place within 24-48 hours at your Austin-area hospital, birthing center or home. Celebrate and beautifully remember moments like baby’s weigh-in and check up, the first time their siblings and other family meet them and other special moments that make up your little one’s own story.

Up to one hour
Option for multiple outfits
Take place at your hospital, birthing center or home 40 fully developed digital photographs
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Approachable alternative to a birth session

fresh 48 SESSION

Fresh 48 Sessions include:

Featured fresh 48 Sessions

We will take the time to capture portraits of your little one that are unique as possible to them. Your interactions with baby, your touches, their sibling’s attention and baby’s reactions to it all —every one of those precious emotional connections should be captured beautifully. These sessions take place in your own home to make it easier for you and simpler to include little one’s special keepsakes and nursery. We also make sure enough time is allowed to include changes and feeding if little one needs them.

Up to two hours
Option for multiple outfits for baby
Located in your home
40 fully developed digital photographs
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Capture baby’s first moments and portraits


Newborn Sessions include:

Featured Newborn Sessions

Embarking on a new stage in your life is always an exciting time more than worth celebrating and remembering with great photography. We’ll consult with you to be sure to capture the essence of who you are now and those things you’re looking forward to. Do bring your cap and gown and multiple outfits if you like. Locations will depend on you and will be carefully chosen to support telling this part of your story.

Up to one hour
Option for multiple outfits
Perfect for large families, fur babies
Location of your choice
40 fully developed digital photographs
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Celebrate the beginning of a new part of your life

senior SESSION

Senior Sessions include:

Featured Senior Sessions

This rite of passage is a widely celebrates a young girl’s journey to maturity. We offer both a full portrait session with gown as well as photography coverage of the fiesta de quince años celebration. We can include your court in your portrait session and it can be scheduled on a different day from the fiesta. You can choose a location that’s special to you for your Austin quinceañera portrait session or we can help.

Custom packages available for formal portraits and event
40 fully developed digital photographs for portrait sessions
50-75 images per hour of event coverage
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Wall art pieces, albums and custom magazines available.

Portraits and cultural event to celebrate

quinceañera CELEBRATION

The Quinceañera Celebration include:

Featured quinceañera Sessions

What People are Saying

Thank you so much for the pictures. They are simply amazing. I love them all. All my family and friends love the pictures. I am in awe. I appreciate your patience and dedication. Your work is impeccable. I cannot thank you enough.

– Lashunda

“Mercedes Morgan Photography took our family photos with our three children and they were so wonderful and easy to work with. Their outdoor “studio” at their ranch is simply stunning and they was so engaging and sweet with our kids. Reasonably priced and an amazing talent – would highly recommend them.”

– M. Billick

Mercedes Morgan Photography is magical. We have 2 toddlers and picture day always is fraught with unforeseen no-nap takers and bad moods. But she has a way of taking a day where you thought you weren't going to get any good ones and voila! the pictures are AMAZING. I don't know how she does it. She is also super responsive and flexible and fun to work with. Can't recommend them enough!

– Shelley B.

What should we wear?
The short story: be comfortable!
The long answer: Some folks opt for dressy or super casual. Come in costume! Why not? Just bear a few things in mind when you’re deciding. First, we will be outdoors. So if you pick heels, be sure to bring flats with you to walk from the car to the site where we’ll be taking photos. Second: one outfit only, please.

How many people can we fit into one photo session?
The short story: as many as you bring.
The long answer: We can certainly fit in a big group. But since our time is limited, the number of poses may be limited as well. A full session would be best if you have a large family of six or more. That will ensure that we can get one or two poses for each smaller, immediate family group.

Can we bring any props?
The short story: of course!
The long answer: Please, do. Props to tell your 2020 story would be lovely to share with everyone who’ll see your images. I do recommend you limit how much you bring, though, and consider ease of carrying them so we don’t affect our shooting time. Also, please only bring what you can carry home with you. No confetti or things that are impossible to clean up. We want to be respectful of our surroundings, of course.


Fill out the form below or email us at smile@mercedesmorgan.com or call us at 512-289-4341. If you don’t hear back in 24 hours, please check your spam folder. Sometimes our emails can end up there. We understand you might be early in the planning and don’t yet have a wedding date. If that is the case just choose today’s date.

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