It's Pretty SIMPLE
Whether you're welcoming a new baby into the world or simply want to capture this season of your life before your kids are too cool for family pictures, your moments — big and small — are worth documenting. And I want to be the one to do it for you. I won't force you to smile or do a cheesy pose, I won't decoratively swaddle your fresh, squishy newborn into oblivion, I definitely won't ask (or let) you wear matching outfits. But what I will do is capture you and your family as you actually are; the good, the bad, the funny, and maybe even the grumpy (kids can be moody and I know you know that, too!).
Your family memories deserve to be preserved.
Wife. Mama to a ginger girl. Professional child wrangler. Newborn & family photographer based in Cleveland.
I'm a Cleveland transplant by way of St. Louis, MO (my hometown), Denver, CO and Singapore. I left my job as a content director in food marketing to move to Asia with my husband, where I got super into photography and turned it from a side hustle to my career. I'm a wife, mama to a redhead named Ruby and a blind old dog named Reggie. I love walks outside, cookbooks, traveling, strong coffee, woodsy candles, bubble baths, a good book, a hard workout, early bedtimes and a clean house (which never seems to stay clean long because...toddlers, ya know?!).
As a parent, I know how quickly babies grow up; all the time in the world still doesn't feel like enough. And while I haven't yet figured out how to keep our those small, I do know that a picture does a pretty good job in the meantime.
my favorite part of my job? When a family gets their pictures and says, "That's so us."
"I was blown away."
Mackenzie did our newborn pictures and I was blown away by the entire experience as well as the pictures. My husband and I are really awkward, but we were extremely shocked to see how perfect and natural the pictures looked. I can’t recommend her enough, and we can’t wait to use her in the future!
— Julia K.
"I can't recommend Mackenzie highly enough."
I can only imagine that our family photo shoot was challenging, with a baby who did not want to smile, a dog who did not want to sit still, and crazy humidity. Mackenzie somehow managed to take a fantastic set of photos, and was so easy and pleasant to work with. We will definitely be in touch with her again for our next family photo.
— Britany S.
"My toddler felt so at ease."
She was a natural at capturing the perfect shots of him and my newborn. I felt extremely comfortable with her in my home and can not wait to have her back for more. We were absolutely in love with our gallery and so impressed with her talent! 10/10 would recommend.
— Rachel W.
I want you to have family pictures that you LOVE. No forced smiles, no corny poses, no intricately swaddled babies in baskets — just you and your family as you are. I promise to make it as easy, laidback and authentic as possible, and hopefully a little fun, too. I know, sounds pretty nice, doesn't it? And it's just a click away.
let's work together