"We LOVE Makenzie! When it comes to photography this girl really knows what she is doing and is to talented! She has an eye for unique shots and captures lighting in a sensational way! Everything about Makenzie is wonderful, from her gorgeous photos, to her bubbly and fun personality! She is so sweet and relatable, and made us feel so comfortable at both our engagement session and wedding day photos! We cannot speak highly enough about Makenzie and her husband William that we have been blessed to get to know over the past year while planning our wedding! They both have a heart for God and it is so refreshing to find business owners that are fellow believers. Makenzie doesn't treat you as just another customer, but she truly personalizes your experience with her and creates a relationship with you. We will definitely be using her for all of our future photography needs! Our engagement photos and wedding photos are amazing and we absolutely love them!"

- Paris Erwin, 2016 Bride


"We hired Makenzie to photograph our wedding as soon as we got engaged, because we had heard nothing but praise from family and friends who knew her. This was by far one of the best decisions we made (other than getting married of course!).

My husband and I live in Colorado, but our hometown is Bakersfield and naturally we wanted our wedding in our hometown. This was difficult when it came to planning details for the day of, but Makenzie made everything easy regarding photography. She recommended a videographer, Dominic Hure, who went above and beyond just like Makenzie did! 

We are Catholic, and Makenzie made time to learn about our Church and what the Mass and ceremony would look like the day of our wedding before hand. She visited the Church and really sought to understand our faith as to understand what was important to take pictures of. This meant so much to us and the pictures really did reflect the ceremony so well!

The day of, Makenzie and her crew were so professional and easy going- which is good when you’re nervous/excited/overwhelmed/freaking out. She was such a champ, because the day of our wedding happened to be 110 degrees outside… and our reception was outside (gotta love Bakersfield). Our pictures are so well done that you can’t even tell we were sweating... a lot. Not only that, later that evening a random rainstorm came through and Makenzie was able to capture the joy and chaos of the blazing heat and then the pouring rain. She deserves a medal for being able to adapt so well!

Seriously, if you are considering hiring Makenzie, you will certainly not regret it! We love her and consider her a friend now and I am so so happy to have beautiful pictures to remember this awesome day forever."

With Love and Gratitude,

Samantha and Paul James Pierce, 2017 

Pierce Wedding Rain Noriega House Bakersfield
Pierce Wedding Noriega House Bakersfield
Pierce Wedding Noriega House Bakersfield
Pierce Wedding Bridal Party Noriega House Bakersfield

Otten Wedding Stockdale Country Club Bakersfield

"Makenzie was the photographer for my engagement and wedding and my husband and I could not be happier with the outcome. A photographer is one of the most important decisions to make when planning a wedding because they attend to the life long details that stick with you forever and also are right by your side for the majority of the day. Makenzie has many years of experience and was extremely helpful when it came down to the fine details. She was very willing to come out of town with us for our engagement session and also made it so much fun! I was at ease on my wedding day having Makenzie by my side being confident in what she does best and helping to get things moving along. I will always recommend her to photograph anyone for any event! She is joyful, efficient, and an amazing photographer."

- Aubree Otten, 2017 Bride

Otten Wedding Stockdale Country Club Bakersfield
Otten Wedding Stockdale Country Club Bakersfield

"My husband and I hired Makenzie Photography for our engagement and wedding photos. After seeing her work on Instagram we could tell that her style was something we were interested in, so we set up a meeting with her to see some other work. We fell in love with all the the beautiful pictures she had taken of other couples and hired her on the spot. Makenzie is so passionate about her work and you can really tell by looking at her pictures. She was very attentive and asked us questions, so she would know exactly what we wanted. Makenzie makes even the smallest things so alluring. She is truly an artist and captures the perfect feelings and emotions in every picture. She went above and beyond to capture every perfect moment. At one point during a shoot my shoes broke, and she literally gave me the shoes off her feet. We couldn't have had a more selfless and genuine photographer. We loved every picture she captured of our special day. Makenzie made sure that everything was photographed in the most exquisite way possible. We are so thankful that our wedding was documented in such a beautiful and unique way, and we will cherish the pictures forever."

- Kaylee DeLeon, 2016 Bride



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