I'm McKenzie- both photographer and painter working from my home studio near Baltimore, Maryland. There's a creek with a family of bluebirds, wildflowers in the meadow, and a cat named Cat. I specialize in journalistic wedding, elopement, and family photography. My illustrations seek to reflect the innocence of childhood. Whether documenting a love story with my camera or painting in my studio, it's important to me that the work I create is compassionate, honest, and adds joy to this world.
More than anything, I see the world as an artist. As a painter. It influences the moments I anticipate, that one frame I choose from a dozen, and the way I stitch those moments together to tell your story. Having beautiful, journalistic-style photographs is the equivalent of having a time machine.
My pricing is based on time, because budgets are a real thing and I have one too. Daydreaming about an elopement to your local court house with ice cream for dessert? Let me tag along for a couple hours. Planning a giant celebration with 300 people you love? I can be your photojournalist for the day!
My photographs tell joyful love stories; whether of a parent being adored by a child or of an intimate moment on your wedding day. I like being a fly on the wall and documenting the people you love interacting the way they always do. It's all about real connections, right? My style can be called candid and journalistic, and I love nothing more than sneaking off the beaten path to create magic with you.
"McKenzie had the guts to shoot my entire wedding party from a Baltimore City Rooftop! She kept us feeling calm and comfortable, despite the common fear of heights and having our picture taken. She took a multitude of shots from various angles and when I show people my beloved wedding album they can't believe we only had one photographer capture every pivotal moment."
©McKenzie Elizabeth Photography and Illustration, 2018, all rights reserved
Baltimore Wedding Photographer // candid, rustic, timeless storytelling