honest images for grand gestures and intimate affairs




Because really, in all of this planning and decision making that you're doing, it's easily forgotten - this isn't just a wedding.


This is a marriage.


A marriage of families and friends and love - and this idea is what makes weddings more than just a day of gorgeous flowers and pretty views. There's so much more to your event than what it looks like. How does your family interact? Who are the party animals? How many times are you going to cry? (Or attempt not to?)


These are the things that are meant to be remembered. 


You're getting a photographer who's not afraid to be present for the awkward, the heavy, the real, the honest. You're getting intimate moments with the love of your life with photographs you didn't even realize were happening.

You're getting the opportunity for hikes and tramps through forests and trails and all of the gorgeous greenery you can imagine. You're getting the person who might accidentally stay late because the music is too good. You're getting a listener and an old friend. 

You're getting the photographs of your dreams. 

All without a single fake smile or a single interrupted moment.

This is wedding photojournalism.

We might be a great fit if:

You're excited by the thought of getting both of your families together.

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the story

It's pretty simple - it's you. It's the hugs you dole out and the soft touches on each others' backs. It's your parents squeezing you so tight it's like you're young again. These are the things I find home in.

And I'll use those to make lasting, tangible representations of your memories for you.

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

These aren't just photos of you: they're about you.

Because ultimately, on your wedding day, you're there to love people. And I'm there because I completely agree with you and want to make sure that's what you have the biggest pleasure of remembering.

humanity on display

"You have to own every square inch of your story.


Otherwise you have all these bits and pieces you don’t know what to do with.


Embarrassing stuff, the awkward stuff, heartbreaking stuff, stuff that’s locked in a black box at the bottom of the ocean.


and when you look back on your life – the awkward, embarrassing, heartbreaking tragic stuff – is often where the new life came."

- The Minimalists Podcast, Ep. 252

Marriage party coverage varies widely based on the size and scope of your event. Elopements and small weddings start at 1100, full day weddings start at 3000, with most couples investing an average of 3800. 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.

recent marriage stories

My best friend said she could look at the photos and see how much we loved each other.




I cannot begin to express how much of a joy Makayla has been to work with. Right from the beginning her kindness and talent made us positive she was the right choice for our wedding. Makayla did our engagement and wedding photos and I can say with absolute certainty that I adore them. They're gorgeous. So many of the pictures are of me and my husband laughing and having a good time together. My best friend said she could look at the photos and see how much we loved each other. Makayla is able to capture the emotion in every moment. She is so talented and has the most amazing style. There was never a dull moment with her. Especially all those times she laughed as my dog barked at her camera. We both loved working with Makayla. When I saw our photos for the first time, I cried because they had perfectly captured the emotion in every moment. I can't thank her enough. If you're looking for a fun loving and extremely talented photographer, Makayla is the one for you. Oh, and she LOVES dogs.

—  Teesha, 2019 Engagement + Bride


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.

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