Whoa, I'm in. Take me to Marriage Stories.

You will be photographed the way your best friends and family see you. And they'll be photographed the way you see them. This is about more than pretty pictures - this is about who you truly are.

And how you truly love. 

Live your wedding day. With no interruptions.

real stories, no interruptions.

the approach

Who is The Autumn Dog?

It's so great
to meet you.

Hey, it's Makayla. I'm a Duluth, MN and Saint Paul, MN based wedding photojournalist.

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.

"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

WHAT THEY SAY

Our can't-miss guide for focusing on what matters

Pinterest, bridal magazines, Instagram, your second cousin, those weird targeted ads you're suddenly getting - everybody has opinions on what you need to have at your wedding.

The only things you need are what are essential to you. Cut through the noise with this values workbook to help you hone in on what matters most.

Plan your wedding based on your values.

A free at-home workbook.

Take me to the workbook.

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Here's all the things you're dying to know. Start here to learn more about working together, advice for wedding days, and more.

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EVERYDAY STORIES

STORIES AND TIPS

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