Calgary, alberta & Beyond
With photographs as magical as your wedding day
Documenting your Love Stories
Capturing all the big moments and little ones in between on a couples big day will never cease to excite me.
On your wedding day I'm there to photograph it all, but I'll also be there to hype you up, keep your timeline on track, and go above and beyond to make sure you have a great day.
And most importantly, know that no matter who you are, how you identify, and who you love, you will be accepted all the same 🏳️🌈
While there are 24 hours in a day, your wedding will pass by quickly as you marry the love of your life surrounded by friends and family.
You'll spend the morning getting ready, and the butterflies in your stomach will start. Then, your ceremony will take place, and you'll laugh, cry, say your "I do's," and then, just like that, you're married.
The rest of the day will be spent celebrating, talking with guests and dancing until it's finally time to go to bed exhausted, but with a smile on your face.
And then what? As time passes, your memory starts to fade as you forget all the little bits of the day that made it so special.
And that's where I come in; your memory may fade, but your photographs are forever. Every detail from your perfect, thought-out day is captured for you to see...
I met with Malyssa and Scott for the first time at their venue a year before their wedding. We quickly bonded over our shared interest in Harry Potter and Legend of Zelda, so you can imagine my excitement when our meeting led to them deciding to book.
My fiance and I had a blast photographing the two and their friends and family on their wedding day. By the end of the day, we had inside jokes (Hi Kevin!) and made new friends; but most importantly, we came away with gorgeous images to give our couple.
I also found my new favourite bakery thanks to their dessert table. (@prettysweetyyc) Their Cookies + Cream Blondies were worth breaking my diet for!
Canmore Nordic Centre
Makayla and Evan chose their wedding day to be right around their 10-year anniversary in the mountains – a special place to them.
The bouquet was one of the most stunning ones I've seen, as it featured crystals that also matched the groom's boutonniere.
The snow was coming down like crazy as we took portraits, and the wedding party were champs for braving the cold long enough to get some great shots.
And, of course, having the couple's dog join us for a few photos is always a favourite of mine!
Wild Wild West Event Centre
Emma grew up going to school with my older brother, and our moms have remained friends, so I was excited when I was asked to photograph this wedding!
As someone who grew up in the Calgary Showband, it made sense for Emma to choose the Wild Wild West Event Centre as the venue. The horse-drawn carriage they rode from their ceremony was a unique addition to their day and made for some beautiful photographs.
My highlights from the day included the wolfdog that lives on-site climbing ladders to be on the roof during the ceremony, two groomsmen shoving Crave cupcakes into their mouth, and all the groomsmen surprising the couple in dinosaur outfits at the end of the reception!
"Mckenzie is an excellent wedding photographer in these ways, and so many more. We've received just as many compliments from our guests about how much they enjoyed Mckenzie's company as we have regarding the photos. Don't get me wrong- the photos are absolutely fantastic. The truth is Mckenzie just goes far beyond being a wonderful photographer, she is also a wonderful person. We loved every moment of working with her, and this is coming from a guy who HATES having photos taken. Thank you so much Mckenzie (and Justin) cannot recommend her enough."
"Mckenzie was simply awesome, she made the whole experience very memorable. The photos were beautiful and she truly cares about her work. You can tell McKenzie has a passion for photography which makes getting your photos taken very easy and natural. Mckenzie will make sure she captures the perfect photo even if it means going waist deep in water to do so!"
"Great photos, fun and easy to work with. Would definitely recommend McKenzie for your wedding!
It's been sooo fun looking at them as they come up. So many funny ones and just amazingly beautiful ones. Thank you so, so much for all your hard work making us look so good!! Your style is incredibly and attention to detail really stands out."
"McKenzie had the site scoped out ahead of time and before I knew it an hour and about 400 shots had been taken all while laughing. Very much will tell you exactly where to go and how to place every muscle while making the poses look natural and candid. Had an engagement shoot and the photos were above and beyond what was expected.
If you want beautiful photos and a good time please ask McKenzie to be the photographer at your event!"