20 Under 40 Q&A: Chelsea MorganPhotographer/owner of Magic Box Photography.
Get to know Chelsea Morgan
Occupation: Photographer/owner of Magic Box Photography.
What do you actually do? My time is spent photographing children and their families, proofing and editing the images, sales, marketing, office tasks, anything to do with running a small business.
Years in your job: 8
Education: Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Family: Three children, Lukas, 9; Sasha, 6; and Mattea, 1.
Community involvement: Birth and Baby Fair, Northland Birth Network, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community and many others.
What brought you to the greater Twin Ports?
I have lived in Duluth since I was 8 years old. Since then, I have moved away for 10 years but came back to raise a family.
What do you like to do during your free time?
I love spending time with my family. We love to bike, camp, swim, eat ice cream, hike in the woods and play in the snow.
Describe your favorite place in the Twin Ports.
Anywhere near Lake Superior.
What do you like most about the Northland?
I love living near my family, having my children grow up knowing their grandparents and all their aunts, uncles and cousins. I also love the parks, woods, trails, creeks, wild animals that are just a short walk away from my house, and I don’t even live in the country, I live in Central Hillside.
How can the Northland retain younger people?
By keeping the area safe and beautiful, people will want to be here.
Who or what has made the biggest impact on your life?
My mom has. She has always been the strongest person I know. She’s very resourceful and can get the job done, no matter what. Whenever I think that something might be too hard, I stop and think about how my mom would do it. She has taught me to believe I can do anything.
What are you most passionate about?
I love families, I love photography, I love observing the relationship people have with each other and being able to document it.
How have social and business networking sites changed your life?
I only use Facebook, but it’s huge with a visual medium such as photography. No-cost advertising doesn’t get any better.
What is your biggest accomplishment?
My three children. They amaze me every day and make life so wonderful.
What goals have you set for the next 5-10 years?
I want to continue to build my business and watch my children grow.
What advice would you give other young people?
If you can’t find a job you like, make one up. Worked for me!