You realized this isn't just about portraits or perfectly posed images. This is about stories. This is about packed dancefloors and last hugs with family and that late-night pizza.
You saw real connection. Real moments. Photographs that showed the real story of what went down, and not a perfectly curated version of it.
You want to be able to focus on your people, your party, get your drinks and immerse yourself in your wedding day - and you're looking for a photographer that won't ask much of you. That won't interrupt you. That creates images out of the magic that already happens.
This matters. And you're in the right place.
Photographs that look and feel like the memory they represent - with little to no memory of the photographer that took them.
You'll get to hang with your family, your friends, do all the things you're looking forward to at your event.
And I'll be there, photographing it. Up close and personal. Intimately. But with no constant giving of direction, no "do that again". Only the way things unfold.
We'll create magic of the things as they are.
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 one of the most wild days of their lives: where they committed themselves to another person for the rest of ever. There is family and friends and dancing and crying and all of the things that come along with an emotionally charged day.
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.
Alexis K., 2020 Bride
"I am so glad that we chose Makayla to capture our elopement! She was SO amazing to work with! She captured us as our authentic selves in the true moment - you can tell that this is something that she has an incredible passion for. She knows exactly what she is doing and is extremely professional."
Anna J., 2019 Bride
"Choosing Makayla as our photographer was the best decision we made. She understood our needs without even asking. She danced and celebrated us at our reception. Our photo album has made us cry, laugh, and remember moments that we may have forgotten. We are forever grateful for Makayla and what she creates in the most beautiful and personal way."
Megan B., 2020 Bride
"Makayla is phenomenal! Everything about our wedding had to change due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, and Makayla showed such understanding and flexibility in everything she did. I am IN LOVE with our photographs and cannot stop showing them off! They are true works of art and capture my relationship perfectly."
Evelyn C., 2019 Bride
"We chose Makayla because we felt her style of photography, which captures the REAL moments of the day, would be the best fit for us. She surpassed all expectations. I would recommend her to anyone that wants to look back at their photo albums tomorrow, in 10 years, or 50 years from now and remember each real and amazing moment she captured."
These images aren't just for the "right now".
They're answering the future question of
what the hell happened that day.
When you've been married 10 years and your lives together feel like a blur.
When a friend brings up a wedding day memory that you don't remember.
When you're old and grey and get to tell these stories to children about their crazy grandparents/aunts/uncles.
Wedding photography is sometimes distracted by the flashy, by the gorgeous, by the latest trend in landscapes and colors and you-name-its.
But at its core, it should only be this: telling the real-life story of what the hell happened that day.
It might feel impossible to know what matters to you now. But decades from now you'll know. And you'll either have images that truly tell the story... or you won't. And wish you did.
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Marriage party coverage varies based on the size and scope of your event. Elopements and small weddings start at 1200, full day weddings start at 3400, with 2021/2022 couples investing an average of 4500. Nearly all wedding day coverage is customized, so you'll have only the best fit for you.
I recommend reaching out and having a conversation to make sure your wedding photographs are something out of your dreams.