you. as-is.

It's simple, really. You bring nothing but yourself, and we'll make it even more gorgeous than it already is. 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 thing you already own, with emotions you're already feeling.

Because a photography session is more than just photographing you. It's showing who you are. Right now. As-is.

Tell me your ideal images and let's make them real. Honest. Real. Hands-down gorgeous.

Because you deserve nothing less.

What They Say

She captured my daughter’s beauty and personality.

We needed a senior portrait photographer and we found Makayla in Duluth. 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!

—  Kim, mom of 2018 + 2020 seniors

Kortnee loves Duluth and wanted senior portraits that felt like her - and she was ecstatic to see the results.

values

truth

There are so many little details about you that are absolutely flawless - my goal is to bring back the truth of who you are and the reality of your life. This is delivered in the form of photographing all the little things to help you remember the places you went and the things you experienced during our session.

meaning

The things you chose to incorporate into your session have a reason for being there - and that meaning matters. I'm here to photograph the multiple layers of things you've chosen to surround yourself with, to bring back value into your photographs.

intimacy

Without connection, a photograph can feel lost. By using a documentary truth-telling approach, I'm able to hone in on you to begin to understand who you are. Whether that includes huge happy laughs or more slow and calm smiles, every intimate moment is valuable enough to be captured.

the inspiration

It's pretty simple - it's you. It's the hugs you dole out and the people and animals you care about and the things that matter most.

And I'll use those to make art for you.

I believe that your story is important and worth telling: as-is. 

A lot of the photos I take aren't looking at the camera. They're meant to be more than just photos of you - they're photos about you.

Photographs are no longer a sit still look pretty notion. They can be filled with energy and light and warm goodness like never before. And we're going to make that together.

Because ultimately, we're here to show how amazing you are. And I'm there to do it because I completely agree with you and want to make sure that's what you have the biggest pleasure of remembering.

FAQ's

Q: Okay, that's cool, but what if we're really awkward in front of the camera?

A: To be in front of my camera, all you have to do is exist. Your hand doesn't have to go in specific places, your clothing doesn't have to be perfectly splayed out, you don't have to be anything you're not. What you're doing right this second is perfect. It's honest enough for me.

If you're worried, I can help you along. But I think you'll find it comes more natural than you expected.

real, honest stories

investment

Portrait investment varies based on what products and prints you choose to invest in. Sessions including digital image files start at 675, with most people investing between 1000-2000 for 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.

Where to next?

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.