Hey there! My name is McKenzie. I am a wedding, engagements, and family lifestyle photographer based on Vancouver Island but available worldwide. I’m obsessed with traveling, horses, books, music, and obviously photography.
My love of photography started very young, through my parents’ passion for it. All growing up, my dad would teach me and my sister more about photography and all that goes into it on every trip we took. Just like every other kid, I went through many different phases of what I wanted to do when I grew up. But one thing always stayed the same. Photography. When I was 11, I had finally saved up enough for my first DSLR and started taking awkward pictures of my friends, dogs, and my sister (and her skateboard…?). After graduating high school, I immediately started taking a course with the New York Institute of Photography, then starting pursuing my passion as a business. I was born in Idaho and raised in California. When I was 14, my family and I moved to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. After spending 4 years living abroad, I moved back to California, started my business, moved to Washington… but that didn’t last long since I met my husband right after.
My husband Triston and I had a pretty whirlwind relationship, fell in love within the first couple weeks of knowing each other, and after long distance dating, we had the most beautiful wedding in Victoria, BC, where we have lived ever since! It took a while for me to be able to work here in Canada, but now that I can, we have started up my business again as ours. We could not be more excited!
Our goal is to travel the world. Not just to see it, but to really experience it. To live in other countries, to explore, and create art along the way. However, when I am in the midst of a gorgeous location, I immediately imagine people there. I want to put a couple in love right there and photograph their love story. Seeing the way two people who love each other interact with one another, make each other laugh, and look at the other with those heart eyes? THAT is what I am the most passionate about. Those in-between moments when you think no one is watching. I want to capture all these special moments, the ones that truly define your unique relationship.
If you would like to work with me, to learn more about my shooting process, or any other related information, shoot me an email! And if you don’t live in my area, reach out to me anyway! I am always down for an adventure, and I may be able to travel to you.
Let us share your love story.
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