Mackenzie is insanely talented. She makes you feel so comfortable in front of a camera and you start to feel like it’s not even there and that your just hanging out with a good friend.

I was so happy that she was available to do my small wedding in June. She got every special moment and memory of the ceremony. It was so special to be able to sit down with my family over coffee and go through each picture and be able to talk and share what we were thinking and the precious memory attached with each photo that Mackenzie took.

She is an amazing person and an amazing photographer. She will capture all the special and natural moments of your day or engagement shoot. I will treasure these photographs for years and be able to look back and feel what I was feeling just from looking at her pictures.

So incredibly happy to have Mackenzie as my photographer! :) - Mollie + Adam

We could not have imagined our wedding without Mackenzie, Lex, and Zach. She makes you feel so comfortable during the day and is the perfect balance of fun and professionalism. Not to mention she emailed me back with lightning speed whenever I had a question! When she sent us our photos back we had the biggest smiles on our faces. You can quite literally feel and relive the day just through looking through all of the photos. They are so vivid and beautiful. I cannot wait to get our video footage back! I know it will be just as amazing. We received so many compliments on how great of a job she did. You cannot go wrong with Mackenzie Maeder and her team. Thank you SO much for being such a special part of our wedding day. - Cierra + Ty

Love Notes

I can not say enough good things about her, her husband Lex, and their team. Everyone was personable, polite, and friendly. They did a phenomenal job capturing all the special moments, and we LOVED the sneak peeks she posts to social media while editing the photos.

Neither Kaitlyn or I are very artistic so taking couples photos can be awkward at times. Where should I stand? Does my face look weird? What do I do with my hands? Mackenzie did an incredible job of guiding us through all of our painfully basic questions and made us feel extremely comfortable during our engagement and wedding photos.

It was soooooooo much fun working with them!!!!! I HIGHLY recommend Mackenzie and her team to anyone who is looking for a fun, friendly, and highly professional photographer to capture any and all of the special moments in their life. - Kaitlyn + Mark

We had Mackenzie and her crew capture our whole wedding day. During the planning process, Mackenzie would respond to emails almost immediately, making planning a whole lot easier. She asked for a list of formal photos from us, so they wouldn't miss any important family/friends. She was very flexible in accommodating what we wanted and a price to go with it. The day of the wedding, the crew got there right on time and were even kind enough to let us ride in their cars to get to a park nearby to take photos. Even though we met them that day, it felt like we knew them all! They were so fun to work with, yet still very professional. Because of that, no one felt like they had a camera in their face, it just felt natural. The whole team kept the wedding party on track and aware of the time, which was quite helpful. Mackenzie had some creative and fun ideas for photos with the wedding party after the ceremony. After the wedding they still had the same response time and kept us updated with edited photos and when we'd get the finished products. The photos are absolutely beautiful! The whole team is very talented! We would highly recommend Mackenzie for a wedding, or any event worthy of excellent photos/videos! - Katie + Jason

It is hard to explain just how amazing Mackenzie, Lex, and Zach are! I found them through a wedding website, and am so glad I reached out because working with them has been amazing! One thing you should know is that my husband and I are not exactly the most natural in front of the camera (read SO awkward), yet they made us feel instantly comfortable and we LOVE our photos! From our engagement shoot to the wedding day it felt like I was emailing with a friend and I was so grateful for the suggestions and the detailed planning Mackenzie did. There was never a moment of feeling like we didn’t know what to do. She is also always up for any ideas! From having our incredibly squirrly dog involved in the pictures to being outside in sub-zero weather, they were down! I often read reviews looking for someone to affirm my choice, and if you are reading looking for that, this is it! Seriously, I researched a ton and am SO glad we chose Mackenzie and her team. They made our wedding day that much more special, and we will be forever grateful to them. I will absolutely use them for all future celebrations and moments we want to remember - Caleen + Ryan

Mackenzie's work is flawless! She makes every picture look incredibly special through her unique perspective and editing skills! Mackenzie has captured every life changing event in mine and my husbands life together and we have loved and felt very comfortable during every session with her. Mackenzie is very down to earth, listens to what is most important to you, and brings such a fun energy to your special day! You will not be disappointed! :) - Nick + Ariel

Working with Mackenzie and Lex was absolutely awesome. Not only did they work with our crazy schedule (and our 3 crazy children) but they perfectly captured our love and family in their photos. They volunteered to include our girls in the engagement shoot, which I really appreciated. Our kids are our entire life and they were so great with them! The day of the wedding they were there to help everything run smoothly. They coordinated our bridal party, family and even guests to get the most awesome shots (again my favorites were the photos of our girls!) They are friendly, professional and SO helpful and easy going! It is hard to even come up with words to describe how in love I am with the video as well. The artfulness of it combined with the perfect music choice helps us re-live our magical day over and over. I would recommend Mackenzie (and her team and lovely fiancé) to anyone looking for a reliable, quality photographer/videographer! -Jill + Eric

I can't say enough good things about our session with Mackenzie. She made us so comfortable---we never felt "posed"; just happy and laughing and so natural. She has a wonderful understanding of lighting and "the perfect angle". We were overjoyed at our beautiful pictures. I'd recommend her again and again to everyone! -Dayna + Tony

Mackenzie has photographed several couples’ shoots for my boyfriend and I over the past two years and I LOVE them! She made us feel so comfortable and it shows in all our pictures. We were laughing and having fun the whole time so we were completely natural and being ourselves. She perfectly captured our relationship and the in-the-moment fun that we were having. She had great ideas for pictures and was open to our ideas as well. Over all she had so any great ideas and it never felt posed or that she was repeating what she’d done in other shoots because we were a unique relationship. She also had ideas for locations that were reflective of our relationship which I loved. I would recommend Mackenzie to anyone! She knows how to create amazing pictures that are authentic and reflective of each relationship. Also, she sends you sneak peeks so fast!
-Anna + Pat

Mackenzie is such an amazing photographer. Not only is she so talented, she makes you feel such at ease when she is photographing you. She did our 1st wedding anniversary shoot and I could not have been happier with the photos. Mackenzie did a great job at directing us into natural poses and capturing those moments of pure happiness. Her lighting and colors are a dream. I love how she photographs and will definitely be using her again in the future. - Sarah + Andrew

Mackenzie is always a blast to work with for all my photo needs! From family shoots, couples photos, or just a fun mini session, Mackenzie always delivers a awesome product. She is personable and cares about her customers interests and ideas. Every shoot I've had with her is an adventure and I'm always excited to see the pictures! It's a photo experience unlike any other. I highly recommend Mackenzie for any event or special occasion. She's fantastic! - Nicole + Ben

My husband and I have been friends with Mackenzie for years, we have always loved her work! I always knew that when we got married that we would want her to capture our wedding day. Mackenzie was the first wedding vendor I contacted after we got engaged! We were so excited to work with her, she did our engagement session which we loved, we had the best day catching up and taking photos. On our wedding day, Mackenzie and her second shooter, Lex, went above and beyond to make sure we got all of the shots we wanted, and she captured so many wonderful moments for us! We could not have chosen a better wedding photographer, Mackenzie does amazing work! -Devon + Danielle

My Fiance & I hired Mackenzie for photos & videography for our wedding this coming September. She has been amazing since we first spoke, & we decided to take some engagement photos with her. In the snowstorm of Chicago she still tended to make our photos look amazing & she truly captures the love & expressions of the couple. In any type of weather she comes prepared. The way she brings out the colors in the photos are truly amazing. She made us feel so comfortable with our first photoshoot & we cannot wait to see what she captures on our wedding day. -Annemarie + Lawson

Mackenzie is fabulous. I've never felt so comfortable with a photographer in my life. She encourages me to do my thing, then gives soft suggestion when needed. Her photos always turn out phenomenally, but the experience of taking them is just as important to me. I'll always LOVE my photos from her because I enjoy each and every experience working with her. -Madison

My husband and I hired Mackenzie as the videographer for our wedding and we are SO HAPPY that we did! From what I understand, Mackenzie has been doing photography longer than videography, but I am telling you, it is a shock. The montage turnout out AMAZING, and we also ordered separate videos of the ceremony + speeches, and they were absolutely perfect. She and her brother, Zach (who was also a joy to work with), captured everything without ever being over-bearing or in-your-face. They were very professional and made us feel comfortable the entire time. I would like to reiterate that the montage was A-MA-ZING. I swear I have watched it every day since she sent it to us, and I just love it more and more every time. These videos are something that we will treasure for the rest of our lives and we are so thankful for the hard work that Mackenzie put into them. I will recommend Mackenzie in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a videographer/photographer for their wedding! -Abby + Corey

Working with Mackenzie is an unforgettable experience. She is professional and keeps the shoot fun and interesting. I’ve never felt more comfortable around a photographer. She gives great direction on how to pose next if you are feeling unsure what to do. I’ve never had a photo come back that I didn’t love. Every time I get compliments I make sure to tell people its because of Mackenzie, I never look this good! The turn around on the session is super quick. She is beyond talent. -Cassie

Mackenzie was the videographer for my wedding. She was so professional and made everyone feel very comfortable with her presence. I was married on December 11, 2015 and as I sit here in June of 2016, I still am brought to tears by the video Mackenzie made for us. She thought of every little detail and picked the perfect music to go along with it. To this day, my husband and I associate the first song in our video with our wedding more than the song we first danced to. I recommend Mackenzie for any of your photo and video won't be disappointed. -Megan + Andrew

Where do I even begin? My husband and I hired Mackenzie as our wedding photographer & we're SO glad we did. She is a genuinely kind person & has such a talent for photography. Mackenzie, I can't thank you & your team enough for such amazing pictures! You guys are so awesome! I hope we get together again in the near future :)  -Carol + Erik

Mackenzie is amazing to work with! Me and my fiancé are super indecisive so she really took the reigns of our mini shoot and helped us with getting some amazing photos! We booked her already for our engagement photos and our wedding photos and video! I can’t wait to work with her again!!! - Emily + Evan