"You have to own every square inch of your story. Otherwise you have all these bits and pieces you don’t know what to do with. Embarrassing stuff, the awkward stuff, heartbreaking stuff, stuff that’s locked in a black box at the bottom of the ocean. And when you look back on your life – the awkward, embarrassing, heartbreaking tragic stuff – is often where the new life came."

Bring nothing but yourself, and together we'll celebrate your life.

What is your dream to always have remembered?

Imagine a session where your photographer asks very little of you, where you get to spend your time doing what you truly value. No portraits for hours on end. Getting to focus on your life, your loves, your dog squishes in the park. You don't need to shop for new clothing. You don't need to redecorate, to put on a fake smile. Everything we build together is based on things you already own, with emotions you're already feeling.

Getting to have the day you always do, with no interruption.

And photographs that will last a lifetime to tell this story. This is your life.

This is your legacy.

- The Minimalists Podcast, ep. 252

Looking for a portfolio? This is it. But this isn't just a collection of pretty people looking pretty in locations that are beautiful.

These are normal people, living out a story they've lived a thousand times before. Their favorite park with their dog, a downtown area they met for coffee while dating, all things that are celebrating their everyday.

Each of these images shares a real-life event, a truly lived story. Each of these stories was given as much attention and care as the next, and will live on to remind people of the happenings for long after we're gone.




Meredith D., 2020 Life Session

"Wow, Makayla we are speechless! We just opened the session package and are floored with appreciation for your talent. Thank you so much for helping us commemorate what was a really intense first year for us. Your conversation guidance made the session so much more than just photos of a moment in time."

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Kim, Mom of 2018 + 2020 Seniors

"We needed a senior portrait photographer and we found Makayla - she has a style that is out of this world. Her personal interaction with my daughter was so much fun to watch. She captured my daughter’s beauty and personality. We love every single picture and video she took. It was an experience to remember. We would highly recommend her for your senior pictures!"

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Anna J., 2018 Life Session

"Makayla has a way of making you feel like you've known her your entire life. When you hire Makayla, you gain a friend. She is warm, energetic, adventurous, and authentic. She doesn't direct you, she lets you be yourself. We are blown away by the photos. She captured the essence of us. We will treasure these photos forever."

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Kam, 2019 Life Session

"From the first email her amazing personality shines through! She made us feel comfortable and captured such sweet little moments without having us do "fake" or uncomfortable poses - five stars is not enough! HIGHLY RECOMMEND."

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Let's get started

Portrait investment varies based on what products and prints you choose to invest in. Sessions including digital image files start at 575, with many folks investing approximately 500 in printed heirlooms from their session. All sessions and products are customized, so don't hesitate to reach out to talk about what fits your needs.

I recommend reaching out and having a conversation to see what will fit you the best, to make sure your portrait photographs are something out of your dreams.