for photographs that bring back the reality of it all

A believer in the honest and a photographer of the true moments that surround your life.

Duluth, Minneapolis, Madison, Wedding and Portrait Photographer

The Manifesto

I will photograph you the way your best friends and family sees you. Together we will make something that is so much more than just wedding or portrait photographs. Together we'll make your legacy.


And every step of the way you need a photographer that know what matters and focuses on that - and nothing else.

And that person is me.

And we're going to do this together.

photographs of all the loves in your life


There are so many little pieces to your life, from the people you love to the things that matter to you. There are a lot of things you're feeling at this point in your life (whether that's an upcoming marriage, a newfound love, a new project, or the like).

I believe you are meant to feel every bit of your excitement and nervousness, of your anxiousness and joy. You are meant to feel every feeling to the fullest extent.

Whether that's through a wedding day, an in-home session, a self-love session, you name it. Together we'll do this thing that stops you in your tracks just for a moment to say "damn, we're in love" or "damn, I'm resilient" or "damn, I've got a great thing here".

Because whatever that is, wherever you find it, however it manifests in your life, that's a thing worth celebrating.


It's so great to meet you xx

Hey, it's Makayla. We're going to make magic.

I'm a Minnesota native who lives in a perpetual state of autumn and hot homemade cider and celebrating people exactly as they are. The light that streams through trees is the juiciest light of all, and the people and experience that you will bring into our time together are SO important.

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

“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. I didn't have a single moment of doubt or hesitation during our engagement session. Makayla helps you create intimate and genuine moments. She doesn't direct you, she lets you be yourself and creates a really fun experience. We are blown away by the photos. She captured the essence of us. We will treasure these photos forever. We can't wait to have Makayla at our wedding, not only as our photographer, but as our friend” 

—  Anna, 2018 Engagement, 2019 Bride

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A wedding and portrait photographer based in Duluth + Minneapolis MN, traveling outward.

A believer in the honest and a photographer of the true moments that surround your life.