There's a thousand marketing ploys and tactics you can implement to make quick cash this week - but none of them will feel grounding. Stable. Intentional.

The Intention Academy is designed to help creative business owners, new and experienced, find stability and roots in how they operate their business. It's designed to guide you in streamlining your processes, organizing your workflow, and using communication to create the best experience for your clients.

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

I photographed my first wedding in 2014 and what came after could only be described as an endless pursuit to only do that, for the rest of my life.

I started photographing professionally in 2012, which means I'm coming up on my 10th year in the photography industry. And there's a lot that feels like home, but a lot that's ready for change.


Together, we're going to create that wave. We're going to be those photographers that focus on creating images with intention, on building businesses with space for growth, on timeless principles and only praising what matters.

There's no hustle here, no burnout here, no late-night editing or having to say, "sorry, (honey, baby, puppy) I'm busy".


Together, we're building businesses that leave room for breathing.

It's so great
to meet you.

COMING SOON

THE TWO QUESTIONNAIRES THAT ALL WEDDING CLIENTS ANSWER FOR ME TO BETTER GET TO KNOW THEIR EVENT (AND PEOPLE)

WEDDING QUESTIONNAIRES

COMING SOON

the start-to-finish process for every wedding client, including email templates

WEDDING WORKFLOW

COMING SOON

The grayscale preset that creates emphasis on emotion and that gut-punch of life to images

DEPTH/STUDIO GRAYSCALE PRESET

COMING SOON

MY start-to-finish process for all regular engagement, pet story, and other sessions (including gifts, gallery delivery, and more)

ULTIMATE SESSION WORKFLOW

COMING SOON

THE QUESTIONNAIRE THAT ALL MY ENGAGED, FAMILY, AND OTHER SESSION CLIENTS ANSWER

SESSION QUESTIONNAIRE

COMING SOON

MY START-TO-FINISH PROCESS OF EDITING A GALLERY IN LIGHTROOM (WITH WORKFLOW BONUSES FOR EASY BLOGGING, PORTFOLIO UPDATING, PRINTING, AND MORE)

ULTIMATE LIGHTROOM WORKFLOW

$500/HR

AN in-PERSON MEETUP TO ANSWER ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS, AND/OR PRACTICE TECHNICAL + INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

IN-PERSON MENTORSHIP

$250/HOUR

A VIRTUAL MEETUP TO ANSWER ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS

VIRTUAL MENTORSHIP

In search of particular advice, a listening ear, customized answers? This one-on-one mentorship will help you clear the fog for smooth sailing ahead. 

be the captain of your own ship.

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This community is focused on less social media, and more connection. On the first of every month, The Intention Academy sends out a newsletter with our newest blog posts, latest resources, and other items we found of value in the previous 30 days. We want you to find more intention and less noise in your life, so this is where all of our newest materials can be found.
 
We'd love you to join the community. A more balanced business life is ahead of you.
We're about to get to know each other really well. Thanks for joining the journey.