Hey there! My name is McKenzie. I am a wedding, engagements, and family lifestyle photographer based in Bellingham, Washington 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. Now two years later, I’ve graduated from NYIP and am using my photography passion as a business. I was born in Idaho and raised in Sonoma County, 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, and just moved to Washington!!
Growing up, I spent a great deal of time on a horse, in planes, behind the camera, and playing “detectives” with my best friend. My family and I are very close, and we still spend much of our time taking pictures together. Both my sister and I have gone on to be professional photographers! I love random things such as brick walls, office supplies, the sound of a page turning in a book, elbow patches, donuts, and pringles. I can eat pringles allll day.
My 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! I am always down for an adventure, and I may be able to travel to you.
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