capturing the real. 

 the raw. 

 the beautiful. 

 those unscripted, in-between moments that make up who you are.

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The Girl Behind the Camera

McKenzie Shea Photography About Me

Hey there! My name is McKenzie. I am a wedding, couple’s, and family lifestyle photographer based on Vancouver Island but willing to travel.

I’m here to create authentic memories. I’ll give you pictures that make you feel something, and take you back to that moment. The messy, emotion-packed moments that make you smile.

My goal is not just to take your photo, but to bring out and capture your individual personalities, quirkiness, love, and emotions.

I love going on adventures with my husband Triston and our pup Watts, hiking, traveling, horseback riding, eating amazing food and drinking incredible cocktails, and documenting love and special memories for my wonderful clients!

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Billy & Tyler

“McKenzie was amazing! She photographed my surprise engagement in Rome, Italy! I cannot thank her enough for capturing one of the best moments of my life. She stayed totally incognito and made the moment not only special, but a great surprise! The quality of her photos is unreal and her edits came out so great! If you are looking for someone to enhance your special day and make it fun, she is the girl for you! Thank you McKenzie xoxo”

Rachel & Derek

“McKenzie has a distinct and beautiful style which we fell in love with when we first found her on Instagram. She also offered the best package compared to other photographers we looked into for our wedding. We had McKenzie take our engagement photos which was an awesome way to get to know her before the big day, though it doesn’t take much to fall in love with her sweet and professional personality! Every moment of our wedding is captured, and the photos she sent us are tastefully edited and picked through. I was thankful not to have to pick through thousands of photos myself which many of my friends told me would be the case from their experience. McKenzie did an amazing job of curating our wedding day photos on an easy to use and share link. We are beyond grateful to McKenzie and would definitely recommend her and hope to use her again to capture future milestones.”

Laura & Mathew

“My fiancé and I had previous engagement photos and we didn’t like them very much. We confided in McKenzie about this and she listened to everything and gave us good suggestions. When we did the Photoshoot she and her husband were very professional yet very friendly. They made us feel as if we were already good friends. We just got some previews today and they are absolutely stunning. I’m so happy I cried. Such an amazing and talented photographer! 1000/10 recommend!”

Hayley & Hayden & Huxley

“McKenzie took AMAZING photos of my partner and I and our little puppy! Neither of us had ever had professional photos taken and she made us feel so comfortable throughout the entire photoshoot! She’s so fun and friendly and I’m so happy with how our photos turned out :)”

Jacob & Lorissa

“We want to thank McKenzie for her amazing photos for our anniversary. She made sure we enjoyed ourselves the entire time and would tell us jokes or get us to do fun/silly things so that our smiles and laughs were genuine. McKenzie had a contagious high energy, and although she was excited and fun, she was extremely professional and didn’t take her attention off of us the entire time. She got to know us personally as a couple and learned about our love story to make sure we got the most out of our session and that we were comfortable the whole time. As for her photos….. breath taking. It’s impossible to pick just one favourite. Her style, use of lighting, and advice for us on how to pose made the photos look flawless, and really brought out our personalities. We could tell that photography is really her love and passion. I strongly recommend her and we will definitely be doing more sessions with her in the future.”