My favorite candy is peanut butter MnMs. Twix are a close second.
I don't like scary movies. Or anything with lots of blood. Life is stressful enough. Lol
Flowers make me happy.
In high school, I had a legit fear of ordering at drive thru windows.
My main teen celeb crushes were Heath Ledger and Johnny Depp. But I have a healthy respect for a few others. ;)
My kids are all named after pop culture characters.
I'm kind of clumsy. It's not always cute, but it is what it is. Lol
How it all began...
I’ve always been a documenter. I have dozens of old videos, hundreds of pictures, and a closet full of memory boxes to prove it. Okay, so maybe “hoarder” is a more accurate term, but “documenting” sounds better. One of my favorite things to do is look through photo albums, especially ones that my sweet great-grandmother (aka “MamMaw Hagler”) owned. Those photos tell the story of growing up in a big family, life during the Great Depression, and wonderful moments frozen in time. I can easily get lost in old albums for hours.
Because of this, I strongly believe in the power of a printed product. In an age where hard drives crash, CD’s get scratched, and technology consistently becomes outdated; seeing those gorgeous memories hanging on the wall or flipping through a custom designed, high quality album is priceless.
My introduction to the art of photography began in 2010, simply as a desire to capture my new baby’s life… the beautiful and the messy. Boy, has there been plenty of messy! I wanted more than just the traditional studio portraits. I wanted to have images of my baby living. I fell in love with capturing the everyday moments, which in time, got the attention of friends and family. When I first picked up that camera, I never dreamed it would turn into a full fledged business!
In 2015, I began specializing in high school seniors. I photographed my little sister her senior year and instantly fell in love with that genre. While I make sure to get a few classic portrait poses, the majority of my senior style has a bit of an editorial flair. I love this age group so much that I launched my first Wildflower Model Team that year as well, although admittedly, I had no idea what I was doing! Lol. Over the years, I've come to make lasting relationships with a lot of my seniors, watching them take on the world and become adults. It's an honor to get to spend a little time with them before their life moves them in all different directions.
What I do is so much more than a job. It gives me sincere joy to spend time with my clients, while also providing them with images that will last a lifetime. Taking the time to get to know my clients, I do my best to capture the essence of who they are, turning real life moments into beautiful artwork to be enjoyed for years to come.
I needed someone who could understand what I wanted to do and bring me out of my shell a little more. And I am obsessed with how these pictures turned out! - Mackenzie, Class of 2020