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Hello my name is…

Mackenzie

I was pretty much born with a camera in my hand. I have always loved documenting my life so it was just a natural transition to document others. I remember my first real camera was this beautiful purple kodak my parents gave me for my 8th birthday. It was to replace all the disposable cameras I was going through prior to that. I absolutely LOVED it. I still have a box of photos from that first roll of film. Mostly photos of my dolls at the park or my sibling’s hula hooping. My subjects have changed a little since then but my passion for photography hasn’t.

My first paid shoot was for my best friend when we were in high school. Her mom gave me $50 to take her senior photos and I was in heaven. The editing on them makes me cringe but thankfully she stills models for me! I then went on to major in photography. I also got a minor in graphic design as well as taught myself video. It’s amazing how much my business has grown since my senior year of high school to now. I offer both photo and video and I’ve built a team to join me at weddings including my husband and brother. I shoot anything involving people (fashion, weddings, head shots, families, etc.) with a nontraditional take on portraiture. I am very proud of my business!

 
 

-I am the youngest old person you will ever meet. I look incredibly young on the outside, but most of the time I feel (and act) like a little old lady.

-Ewoks are my spirit animal.

-Corny Dad jokes are my favorites. "I had a a dream last night I was a muffler. I woke up exhausted!"

-I am terrible at pronouncing words. It drives Lex (my handsome husband and second shooter) crazy.

-My obsession with Harry Potter and Superman is unmatched. (Wands may or may not be found…next to my Superman Under Armor football gloves).

- If I could eat french fries and Asian food every day for the rest of my life, I would.

-I am the kind of person who checks the stove a million times to make sure I turned it off before leaving the house. Admittedly I am the WORST at cooking. But my intentions are good.

-Elderly people in cute jumpsuits make me tear up without fail.

-Determined isn't a strong enough word for me, when I want to achieve something I make it a reality.

-I was born a brunette but always meant to be a redhead.

-Don’t be surprised if you catch a glimpse of my Superman amor Harry Potter tattoos on my arm! Like I said, I am a HUGE fan of both.

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MEET THE TEAM

 
 
You may or may not recognize this handsome man as my husband! We have been married since September 1, 2018 *insert all the heart eyes*! Lex is my main second shooter whether photographing or videoing a wedding. He thinks he is hilarious so prepare for lots of jokes.  Lex’s favorite food is Taco Bell. Whenever I am gone that is his go to meal. Though our favorite after a wedding is late night Portillos. We get that 99% of the time. When we aren’t shooting weddings, he is all about the video games. As he likes to say, “The World’s not gonna save itself!”. Lex also recently took up sketching so once he gets going you may see his drawings here!

You may or may not recognize this handsome man as my husband! We have been married since September 1, 2018 *insert all the heart eyes*! Lex is my main second shooter whether photographing or videoing a wedding. He thinks he is hilarious so prepare for lots of jokes.

Lex’s favorite food is Taco Bell. Whenever I am gone that is his go to meal. Though our favorite after a wedding is late night Portillos. We get that 99% of the time. When we aren’t shooting weddings, he is all about the video games. As he likes to say, “The World’s not gonna save itself!”. Lex also recently took up sketching so once he gets going you may see his drawings here!

 
Zachary is my not so little - little brother. I couldn’t believe he actually wanted to work with me! It is so much fun spending time with him at weddings and watching his skills grow. He is my main videographer so you will see him quite a bit when the whole team shoots! Zach has an adorable puppy named Lilah. I am her favorite aunt. He also recently graduated from NIU with his BFA in Graphic Communications. He’s a jack of all trades so when he isn’t working for me you can find him working on his new house he just bought or helping out my dad’s company or even working for a production company in Sycamore. He’s one busy guy!

Zachary is my not so little - little brother. I couldn’t believe he actually wanted to work with me! It is so much fun spending time with him at weddings and watching his skills grow. He is my main videographer so you will see him quite a bit when the whole team shoots! Zach has an adorable puppy named Lilah. I am her favorite aunt. He also recently graduated from NIU with his BFA in Graphic Communications. He’s a jack of all trades so when he isn’t working for me you can find him working on his new house he just bought or helping out my dad’s company or even working for a production company in Sycamore. He’s one busy guy!

 
 
 
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