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

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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2016 in a Nutshell

It was really fun reflecting back on this year through photographs. I started reflecting back on 2016 this fall, still with a few months left, and started to see a theme. A word that was constant. Something we saw in our lives repeatedly. We sang about it at church. We talked about it with our […]

January 6, 2017

Makenzie's Thoughts, Personal

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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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A Way in the Wilderness-Pursuit Conference 2016

It’s been two and a half years since I stepped foot for the first time on the campus of WinShape in Rome, Georgia for the Pursuit Conference. I wasn’t sure what to expect this time. You see, in October of 2013, I attended as a broken and grieving person and a burned out photographer. We […]

April 13, 2016

Business, Makenzie's Thoughts, Personal, Travel

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Your Reception Timeline

Recently I blogged about your wedding day timeline and how to make your day smooth and stress free. Today, I’m focusing on the reception and giving tips on how to choose your order of events so it’s fun for everyone! You’ve probably been to a reception where things moved slow, transitions were awkward, you were bored, […]

April 17, 2015

For Brides, Makenzie's Thoughts, Weddings

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