You Can Find Me Where The Adventure Begins


26 Countries Visits

In all my adventures so far, I've been to 26 countries across 4 different continents! I can't wait to add even more to my list :)

20 States

In our own US of A I have had the pleasure of visiting 20 of our own amazing states, one of which includes Alaska!!

(BTW, it's a B.E.A.U-tiful state, I highly recommend it!)


About Me


I’m a destination elopement/wedding photographer, travel junkie, and proud cat mom! When I’m not documenting adorable love stories or traveling, I’m at home in my fuzzy socks with a fresh cup of coffee and probably binge watching some tv show with my cat curled up next to me.


There's something special about traveling and seeing the way the sun touches different parts of the earth that just makes my soul happy. I also get a similar feeling when I get to document peoples love stories, just that moment being able to capture what's so unique about them as a couple and the little moments that end up meaning so much to them... Both of these combines is the reason I got into destination wedding and elopement photography, it's what makes me feel most alive!


I'm not only here to document your wedding day, but all your unique and authentic moments that make you as a couple special. Whether you choose to get married on an epic cliff in New Zealand or even in your backyard, I’m your HYPE GIRL and your biggest ally.


Plus, I'm always looking for my next adventure, so no matter where your wedding/elopement is, COUNT ME IN.


I know what eloping/getting married actually means to you. I want to help you create an intentional experience, something that reflects the love between y'all in a unique way.


From the start, I'll be there to squeal in excitement when you send me a pic of your dress, or be there to reassure you if things get stressful. I also have a lot of experience travel planning and researching locations!


I'd love to help you make this day so fun, so intentional, and all about you!

Fun Facts

"I Started Taking Photos...

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"when I was young, anytime we went anywhere you could always find a camera in my hand, whether it was the throwable film camera from Walgreens, or the waterproof digital camera I got for my 12th birthday because I just had to be able to take photos of the 1000's of starfish I saw when snorkeling in Cozumel. Photographing my family, landscapes, and just any memory I could is how I spent my vacations :)"

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My Heart + Hope

I genuinely want to be a part of your big day and my hope is that I'll be more than just another vendor to check off on your list, because this decision is more than about photos, it's about the experience you two will have on this big day. And I feel like a super important part of this is having that relationship with each other so when it's time to say 'I do,' it' like you have another friend there to support you.


I'm all about y'all being comfortable with me, as well as in front of the camera, this way y'all get the most genuine photo experience. I'm talking all the laughs, all the kisses, all the in-between moments and shared looks that tell the story of YOU.


If this sounds like something you are ALL ABOUT, reach out now! Let's get this relationship started and maybe even grab a coffee ;)


"Makenzie is simply amazing and always going above and beyond. She understands how to connect with people and give direction that is also very fun to capture the type of expressions you want. Makenzie also is very well versed in how utilize lighting and space especially. Not only that, but when she’s at your wedding, you feel like family is at your event. She fits in so well and seamlessly. Her edits are also extremely beautiful. I can’t wait to hire her again. <3"

- Khushboo P.


"If you are camera shy like us, you NEED Makenzie! She helped us open up in front of the camera for our engagement photos, and we got some B-E-A-UTIFUL photos with poses that were both comfortable and flattering! I can't wait to have her at our wedding. "

- Hannah C.


"Makenzie did my wedding photos! She captured all of the moments so perfectly, and she was professional and sweet throughout the whole process!"

- Cassandra M.


"I used Makenzie and was not disappointed. She was flexible and her disposition made me loosen up and I felt entirely comfortable with her snapping away in front of me.Working with her was fantastic - she made the entire experience easy! I will absolutely be using her for other photography sessions!"

- Heather O.



Favorite Adventure So Far:


When I traveled through Italy and Greece.

Bucket list travel:


All of the beaches and glaciers of New Zealand <3


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