About Me

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.

-Makayla Madden

Boise Senior Photographer Makayla Madden Photography Meridian Idaho Photographers Award Winning Senior Photographer Studio 870 Co Founder Boise Natural Light Studio

Hi there! My name is Makayla, and I'm a 5' nothing coffee and camera addict who loves telling peoples' stories. I've been shooting for 9 years, but ever since I was a little girl I knew I was made to be a photographer and visual storyteller. I also just opened and co-own a natural light studio in Meridian, Studio 870!

 While it may seem like all I do is live, sleep, eat, and breathe everything photography (and I do, believe me), I also love: 

  • Jesus

  • My husband

  • Plants (I have so many plant babies it's not even funny)

  • My studio

  • Traveling

  • Cats (I'm so sorry, dog lovers!)

  • Hot mulligan (And all alt-emo music)

  • The1975

  • Anime

  • Lord of the Rings

  • The Office

  • seinfeld

  • Collecting coffee mugs

  • All things botanical

  • Dancing/headbanging

  • Long car rides

  • Summer nights

  • Books 

  • Writing and reading

  • eating way too much sushi

  • Teaching

  • Helping other creatives pursue their passions

My Promise

My promise to you is that each session you have will capture the raw and real essence of you and those you love, and it won't take all your energy to get that. I am here to handle all the details, from the moment you contact me with a pricing inquiry to the day your prints arrive at your door. Together, we will capture the magic of your life on camera- the pure beauty of who you are as a perfectly imperfect human being. 


We need to meet! If you think we'd be a good fit and you want to invite me into your world, then let's do exactly that. Click the button below and we can set up a date to meet! Or, to find out more about session details, click the "learn more" button!