hello! I'm Makenzie!

I'm a wedding photographer and stationery 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,

Welcome to the MLP

Lindsey & Chris

A Paducah Engagement Session I’ve known Lindsey since she was pretty little. I played softball for years with her old sister and in my years of shooting weddings, our paths have crossed several times. Now it’s her turn to get married and it’s so exciting! We kicked off their engagement session at a location I’ve […]

May 28, 2019


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Cassidy & Andrew

A Murray Kentucky Engagement Session I’ve looked forward to this engagement session ever since Cassidy & Andrew booked with me. I’ve known Cass since she was in middle school at least and it has been a joy to watch her grow up and find the love of her life. Andrew is the perfect match for […]

May 16, 2019


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Kylie & Aaron

A Murray, Kentucky Engagement Session Kylie and Aaron met before she was coming to Murray State as a freshmen. Aaron had graduated and had a degree in Ag Business, which is the degree Kylie was planning to pursue as well. They hit it off since she was full of questions and they’ve been together ever […]

November 6, 2018


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Jana & Rick

A Paducah Kentucky Engagement Session This session was so fun! Jana and Rick recently moved from Murray to Paducah so they decided to choose some fun places around midtown and downtown to shoot. We started at the old Coke Plant building and finished downtown at Hotel 1857. I’ve known Jana for a while now, she […]

October 9, 2018


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Olivia & Wes

A Murray State University Engagement Session Everyone reading this is saying, “It’s about time!!” Wes & Olivia have been together for EIGHT years! I’ve known them for a long time since we attended the same church, until they moved last year. Olivia and I talked for several years about “…when Wes  proposes…” and we all […]

October 7, 2018


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