honest images for grand gestures and intimate affairs




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


The details of your favorite people are so precious to me, and they will be photographed with such care.


You and your families will be seen for who you are, as you are. Just honest candid images of the way things happened.

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.

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 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. 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.