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

Nicole & Jordan

A Downtown Murray & Arboretum Engagement Session They told me they were awkward and every part of their story is boring. Nicole knew I’d share their story on their engagement session post so every time I asked them about their relationship, they prefaced it with how boring it was. But I don’t think they’re awkward […]

October 26, 2017

For Photographers

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A Big Change Around Here…

I’m not sure where and how to begin this blog post. I never imagined I’d be writing it at this point…but the time has come. Due to a lot of other awesome things in our lives, I am retiring from wedding photography. Wow. I’ve told a lot of people in our lives, but to actually […]

October 23, 2017

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

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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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