hello! I'm Makenzie!

I'm a wedding photographer and stationary designer in Western Kentucky. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog! This is where you can see my latest shoots & weddings, get some advice, or see what it's like behind the scenes! I hope you stay awhile. 

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a series of blog posts just for brides!

dear bride,

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Matt & Misty

A Downtown Paducah & Walker Hall Wedding This was a fun wedding! Matt & Misty did not stop smiling or laughing all. day. long. Apart they are calm and relaxed, but together they are even better. I think that’s how you know you’re suppose to be with someone…when you’re fine without them, but you’re 10x […]

May 17, 2017

For Photographers

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How I Shot My Best Friend’s Wedding

A Behind the Scenes Look at How I Shot my Best Friend’s Wedding as Matron of Honor I’ve been planning this fun post for a while, but it’s taken a while to get to it since the late summer and fall were so busy! Back in August, our best friends Jonathan & Maddie got married. During […]

December 7, 2016

Business, For Photographers, Makenzie's Thoughts, Personal, Weddings

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Preparing Your Groom for Engagements

I get it. I really do. Most guys don’t get excited about having their photo taken. They don’t show up to their engagement session jumping up and down! Most grooms come with some expectations. They may arrive feeling nervous or anxious, some think it’s going to be quick stand-and-smile then BOOM they’re done! The majority […]

September 28, 2016

For Brides, For Photographers

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Shooting the Bridal Details

It’s no secret that I enjoy shooting bridal details! I love it for several reasons… 1. It’s the first thing I start on when I arrive, after giving the bride a big hug, of course! It gets me in my groove and gets me ready for the rest of the day. 2. They pull together the […]

April 29, 2016

For Photographers

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Laura & Steven–Coaching Session Models

These two lovelies just recently graced my blog with their amazing New Year’s Eve Wedding! Now you get to see them again because they modeled for my latest Coaching Session! Laura and Steven were totally ok with only night shots for their wedding portraits, but because it was so cold, their guests were waiting, and […]

March 3, 2016

Coaching, For Photographers, Models, Weddings

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