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A Fun Engagement Shoot in Encinitas, CA

I met JP surfing at Seaside Reef in Solana Beach a few years back and began a friendship with him and his now wife Lynn. They are such beautiful people and both have amazing skill sets and passion in life. I take photos at Surfinfire, JP’s surf school now and offered to do his engagement photos after he proposed to Lynn. We where able to create some unique and fun photos together. I call the one where JP is in the pit the, “Warrant, Cherry Pie,” photo. On our way to dinner after I played the song loud from my prius 80’s style and we had sushi and laughs. Thanks guys!

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Nepal Relief Effort 2015, Morse Report

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Stories I would be happy to tell you:
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A. 7.1 Earthquake in Thakani during medical clinic

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B. Remesh and his family

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C. Friendship with Bala

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D. Night Earthquakes

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G. Dogs and Searching for buried earthquake victims

Projects funded by generous donors of this trip:

1.Medical Clinics and Food Distrabution (the hardest hit regions of Nepal)
District of Sindhupalchok, cities: Kothe, Thokarpa, Palchowk, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Thakani, and Melamchi. I assisted a team of doctors logistically, practically and photographically throughout the region of Sindhupalchok. This region of Nepal suffered great losses of life and recourses during the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal. I personally shared responsibility for locating food to give away, planning and scouting locations associated with food distribution. I
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2.Dontated money to start rebuld of village home church in Kalika, ward before the monsoon rains arrived for tools, supplies, transport, and food.

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3.Gave money to help a new Nepali friend’s family rebuild their crushed home in rual viallage.

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4.Donated money and maps to Global Karuna. Our team worked with this amazing group. I believe are doing an amazing job in the disaster relief effort.

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5.Helped a close Nepali friend replace miscellaneous household items that where smashed in earthquake.

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I am inspired by your giving so I could go help people of Nepal, Thank you! I plan to complete an EMT course asap and will be saving money to respond to future disasters. Thanks for trusting me, joining me and believing together we can be the people of compassion we where created to be. Lets do this again when the need calls for it.
Sincerely,
Mike Morse

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Nepal Relief 2015, Beauty in the Ashes

“He who has an ear, Let him hear.”
Suffering is suffering, its effect is always pain filled,
Suffering cannot be avoided, so quite trying.
The good news is that great love and great suffering bring about transformation. The bitch of it is, that often we get great suffering as the mode to transformation.

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Nepal, USAR Dog Team and Village Medical Clinics

The first two days here in Nepal doing disaster first response has been meaningful and a very worthy effort to be apart of. Witnessing the U.S.A.R. Dog team and their handlers has been a privilege and assisting our first response team with Global Outreach Doctors. As we drive through the jungle or the city of Kathmandu, both crews are amazing to see in action and photograph. I’m very honored to be working with such talented and committed people here in Nepal! UO3A1473

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Bryce’s bar mitzvah portrait session

UO3A6857Last summer at Surfinfire Surf School in Carlsbad, CA I met Bryce while he learned to surf and I was doing surf portraits in the water. His parents needed a bar mitzvah photographer and I signed on for the job. We had a blast doing his portrait session and Im excited to for his bar mitzvah in August. You are awesome Bryce!
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Welcome! Aqua Ducks Swim School

I am happy to announce that I will be hosting underwater portrait session at Aqua Ducks, swim school very soon. Judy Reynolds, the owner is such a wonderful woman and a real hoot! I dig her Australian zazz, her cool demeanor and I know her clients must really enjoy having their kids taught at her swim school.

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Wilderness First Responder

 

So happy to accomplish my goal to become confidant in helping others and got certified as a Wilderness First Responder! 10 days, 10 hours a day… being back in class again was a real challenge, but stoked to use it in volunteering as a disaster first responder.

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San Clemente Underwater Portraits

 

I had so much fun creating these unique portraits with these families this morning at waterbabies swim school. I’m really enjoying using flash under water and my new aquatec water-housing.

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