You will be photographed the way your best friends and family see you. Together we will make something that is so much more than just wedding or portrait photographs. Together we'll make your legacy

We'll focus on the memories you get to make instead of creating pose after pose, and you'll get to spend all of your wedding day at the bar, on the dancefloor, hugging your guests, and living your life - and all of these intimate, honest things are what you'll walk away with photographs of.

You and your families will be seen for who you are, as you are. Just honest candid images of the way things happened. And every step of the way you need a photographer that knows what matters and focuses on that - and nothing else. ​​No posing, no prompting, no directing and awkward whispers here:​ Just you. As-is.

It's so great
to meet you.

Hey, it's Makayla. I'm going to photograph the magic that is your everyday life.

I'm a Minnesota native who lives in a perpetual state of autumn and hot homemade cider and celebrating people exactly as they are. The people and experience that you will bring into our time together are SO important.

We have a lot to talk about. I'll go first.

Who is The Autumn Dog?

"Makayla was FABULOUS. My husband and I usually feel awkward in front of the camera, however Makayla made us feel so comfortable. She let the two of us simply hang out and soak in our wedding day together. No awkward poses involved!

Makayla truly captured us - and all of our family and friends. We are absolutely in love with all of our photos. They are stunning, and exactly what we were hoping for."

- Abby, 2020 Bride


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