I'm Makenzie! I'm a follower of Jesus Christ and lover of my hilarious husband William. I am a fifth generation native of Bakersfield, CA and have grown to love the Central Valley and the community it cultivates. I’ve been a photographer for 11 years now, shooting my first wedding when I was 16 years old. Over 200 weddings and hundreds of clients later, I’m so thankful I took the leap to go full time into photography when I was 21.
I almost always order a chai tea instead of coffee, I adore anything Kate Spade, I have always LOVED the color orange, and I'm obsessed with my malti-poo pup Elsie and our rescue mut, Oliver. I am often found decorating our home, shopping at Home Goods, binge watching Fixer Upper, consuming mashed potatoes, or making plans to travel to new places. Most of all, I love going anywhere with my husband, especially when it includes an incredible hike with a view that justifies the sore legs at the end of the day!
I believe in being honest, being real, being vulnerable, and sharing about where God has taken you and how He has brought you to where you are today. I am a firm believer that there is no message without some mess, and no testimony without a test. Growing up with a family heavily involved in ministry for 18 years, I've learned a lot about myself. I learned the most about myself when I was in a near fatal car accident in March of 2013. Since then, photography and my faith has taken on a new role... I believe it is my honor and responsibility to remind and show others just how beautiful and powerful they truly are. My creativity is a gift, a reflection of His workmanship, and I am ecstatic to share it with you. I would love to hear YOUR story and help you show it to the world through my art.