I believe God has given everyone on earth a purpose and a story, and I believe my purpose is to help you tell your story.


ABOUT Makayla




I'm Makayla, and I'm a 5' nothing wife and mama who loves telling peoples' stories. I've been shooting for 13 years, (I know, I may look 12, but I promise I'm 28!), and ever since I was a little girl I knew photography was not only a passion or hobby but a calling. In between sessions, you'll find me either out in my garden with dirt smeared on my face, getting my yoga or weight lifting on at the Village, cooking and hosting backyard dinner parties with friends and loved ones (quality time is my love language), crowd surfing or headbanging in a mosh pit to Hot Mulligan, or snuggling and watching a new anime with my kitties, hubby, and son in our little micro homestead in Boise. I'm a tiny yet passionate individual who can't help but be a little "extra" when I am excited about something- so it bodes well that I do what I LOVE for a living! Below, you'll find a list of some of my other obsessions I could talk to you about for HOURS: 

  • Jesus
  • My husband
  • My son
  • Youth Ministry
  • Gardening (David Austin Roses have my heart!)
  • Fitness/Yoga 
  • Cats (I'm so sorry, dog lovers!)
  • Hot Mulligan (6 shows and counting, my favorite band to crowd surf to)
  • The1975
  • Alt emo + punk rock music
  • Anime (Parasyte, Fruits Basket, Attack on Titan, Spice and Wolf, to name a few of my faves!)
  • Lord of the Rings
  • The Office
  • Seinfeld
  • New Girl
  • Brooklyn 99
  • Community
  • ANDY SAMBERG (Hit me up if you ever want to do an Andy Samberg marathon!)
  • Collecting coffee mugs
  • Dancing/headbanging
  • Long car rides with the windows rolled down
  • Summer nights
  • Vintage clothes and old lady sweaters
  • Enneagram everything (hey, fellow 8w7s!) 
  • Eating way too much sushi
  • Baking sourdough 
  • FOOD. I've been a foodie since I was 3, and love cooking for others!
  • Helping other creatives pursue their passions
  • Reading reading reading 
  • Getting dirty or messy (Sorry for you type A personalities, I might give you a little heart attack!) 
  • All things birth & postpartum support 
  • Meeting a new friend and talking about life


My promise is that your session will capture the raw, real, intimate moments of your life, and you won't have to do anything but simply show up. I'm not just here to be your photographer, but to be a friend and love on you for a day. I won't just take your photo; we will create and capture memories of you and your life, tell your story in the most genuine, heartfelt way possible, and give you priceless moments you can bottle up and look back on forever and ever. 

I can't wait to work with you,

We need to meet! If you think I'd be a good fit for your needs and you want to invite me into your world, then let's do exactly that. Click the "Contact" button below and we can set up a date to meet! 

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