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 one another. 

Live your wedding day. Immerse yourself in the experience, the people, the few hours you have together.

All with no interruptions from your photographer

Some people call it 
"documentary photography"
"wedding photojournalism"
"completely candid coverage"

but we just call it

real life.

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

I can see the magic in everything.

I'm a Minnesota native who lives in a perpetual state of autumn and hot homemade cider and celebrating people exactly as they are. In my decade of photographing weddings, I've always come back to this: the people and the relationships are the real story. And that story is best told by letting it tell itself.

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

It's so great
to meet you.


"I would recommend Makayla without hesitation."

"My jaw was on the ground when M revealed our photos to us."

"We would choose Makayla one hundred times over for our wedding photographs."

"It was so unlike anything we could have expected."

"Makayla is perfect at what she does."

"Thank you TAD and Makayla for capturing not just our wedding but

who we are as people."

"Makayla is perfect at what she does. She rolls with the punches, somehow manages to be everywhere but never feels intrusive, makes you feel comfortable, and provides an experience that just exudes casual luxury and care; and she delivers top notch pictures.

Her style is to capture your day as it happens - even when it gets messy or sad or downright hilarious. We did a quick set of photos with family and wedding party, but then let the rest of the day buck.

We are absolutely obsessed with all of the pictures and all of the personal touches Makayla included on the journey to our wedding day. Hiring The Autumn Dog Studio was the easiest decision we made while planning our wedding.

It was so unlike anything we could have expected."

- Kenie + Jeff, 2021 Marriage

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