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I'm Makenna!

Glad you're here! I am a self taught photographer and have been doing photography for over 10 years now. My love for photography started as a young girl taking pictures with my parents' film camera (throw back!). Around 11 I got my very first digital camera and took pictures of literally everything

(insert overly edited piknik picture of a dandelion). 

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I have a special place for family, lifestyle newborn and Fresh 48 sessions, since creating my own family. I married my high school sweetheart in 2017 and have since added to our family in the furry & human categories. We have 3 wild dogs, Theo, Finnley & Ruger and a cat, Mazikeen as well as our growing hobby farm consisting of 4 goats! We have 2 beautiful children (son & daughter) earth side and one perfect baby in heaven.

I was born in Omaha, Nebraska and raised in Park Rapids in North Central Minnesota. Before starting a family I spent my time playing hockey & snowboarding. I joined the United States Army at 17. After returning from training I started college in Duluth and the next year my husband and I purchased our first home. We have now lived in the Twin Ports Area for over 8 years & in 2020 relocated to "the boonies" south of Cloquet. We have loved making this area our home.

I have had a long photography journey. From starting out as a kid, to buying my first DSLR camera once I got back from Basic Training when I was a senior, taking a handful of friends senior pictures, being my company's photographer through AIT (military job training), after returning home started diving in to more family and senior photography. In college I was a sports photographer for 3 years, photographing everything from hockey to baseball to soccer, I sure loved that job! After having my son I started picking up more weddings and really focused on starting my business.

 

Since then I've had the honor of photographing so many important milestones in so many peoples lives, from engagements, to weddings, their first baby (or their fourth), birthdays, families, and seniors. And that's not even all of it! I truly love what I do and look forward to capturing these moments for you for years to come! Starting my career in photography has been one of the easiest choices I've made and haven't looked back since! 

Let's Chat!

Feel free to check out my Facebook page and Instagram! Those links can be found below, as well as my contact information. Let's chat & see what beautiful memories we can capture together!

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