"We don't remember days, we remember moments." 


That’s why we’re here to help you remember every little thing! From baking cookies in your house on a Saturday afternoon, to the way your little ones wrap their arms around your neck after a long day. From capturing their new missing teeth, to their favorite hobbies, obsessions, and current silly faces they’re making; here at Makayla Madden Photography, we want to help you capture every little detail and have keepsakes to look back at for a lifetime. 

"On the way home our girls were saying how much fun they had taking pictures. Kim and Makayla made it such a fun experience and made it so EASY. I was expecting sass and meltdowns but our girls had such a good time. It was like they were out playing with their aunties!" 

-Erica W

meet kim

ASSOCIATE Family PHotographer

"Hello! I'm Kim, Makayla's official family photographer! I’m not terribly comfortable talking about myself, but I want you to know a little bit more about me. With a little direction and with guidance from Makayla and her brand and style, I will capture you interacting, laughing, and being yourselves. Our goal is to provide you with some beautiful ART that you can frame and display in your home.

In my spare time you can find me getting lost in a bookstore or sitting in a coffee shop sipping a half-sweet, no whip mocha. I also love March Madness like a crazy person and I watch every major tennis tournament. I look forward to getting to know you and your family, and it will be an honor to help you document your love for each other.”




This part of the process is a must for all my clients. After booking your session, I will send an email so you, me, and Kim can schedule a time to meet and discuss your family and your story! I’ll also send out a questionnaire before we meet- you’ll have time to come back to it if you need, and this is where we'll ask for your vulnerability and honesty so we can create a portrait session that captures your family's soul and story. We’ll then meet for your consultation at my private studio or online, where you can tell Kim and I even more about yourself, your “why” for your shoot, and we can continue the planning process to make sure your session 100% reflects who you all are. This will also be the time for you to see sample products and packages that I offer, so you can start thinking about how you’ll want to display and gift your images when all is said and done!


your session


I'll schedule your hair and makeup, carefully scout out a session location with Kim that best exemplifies YOU, help you with outfits and styling, then the day of your session the hair and makeup artist will arrive to start pampering you, Mom! After hair and makeup, you'll spend time together jamming to your favorite music as Kim or myself documents your life on camera! Your session will not just be the typical "stand here and smile" photo shoot (though we WILL be very directive, so no worries on your part!) Instead, prepare for lots of laughter and fun, all while watching us duck into ridiculous positions to get that perfect angle. We'll talk, we'll explore, we’ll dance, we’ll make memories, and we'll spend a day in the life of YOU, capturing YOU and your little family.




After we've finished shooting, I'll go home and 'soft' edit your pictures. 2 weeks after your session we’ll meet for your reveal and you'll get to see all your beautiful moments for the first time (Don’t worry, I keep lots of Kleenex on hand for this portion). This gallery reveal will be your opportunity to choose your favorite images and order your favorite products. I'll bring samples so you can touch and see what you’re ordering, and make sure that it will look amazing in your home. We'll place your order, I'll put the finishing touches on your final images, and your custom artwork will be on its' way!


I hired Kim to become my associate family photographer so that I can not only service more people in the Treasure Valley, but because there is truly no one that sees families like she does! If I ever had the ability to “clone myself”, then I’ve done it with Kim. While I am a portrait photographer that can definitely shoot families, Kim is a family photographer through and through, and together, Kim and I will help you get the most raw, real, and beautiful moments of you and your family! 



I (Makayla) will still be there with you every step of the way to help plan your session at your consultation, give guidance on outfits, location, and all other aspects of your session, and sit down with you after your session for your reveal! Kim will do what SHE does best- capture your family on camera- and I will do what I do best- Provide you with a full service experience you and your kids will never forget! 

Still have questions or want to learn more? Please don’t hesitate to fill out a contact form so Kim and I can make sure we’ll be the PERFECT fit for what you’re looking for!


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