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It's the small moments that hold extraordinary power, illuminating our lives with their profound significance and they deserve to be captured intentionally. Nothing fills me with more joy than bearing witness to the beauty of your love, in all its untamed, uninhibited glory. Let’s bottle up that feeling and encapsulate it for eternity.

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It’s pancakes on the kitchen floor at midnight. It’s a two-person dance party on the roof of the parking garage. It’s snuggling in for a sunset at the spot where you had your first date. The way your hands fit together just right. The way they look at you when you laugh. Promising forever with the mountains as your witnesses.

I’m here to capture the small, fleeting, ordinary, extraordinary moments that make up a life and a love story - not just how they looked, but how they felt. When you look back at your photos, you’ll feel the honesty and the intimacy that takes you back to the moment and reminds you of the life you’re building together, one tiny moment at a time. 

Your full, authentic self is always welcome here.


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road trips 

epic playlists //

ocean sunsets

fashion week //

true love

mountain ranges //

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In the words of Henry David Thoreau, “It’s not about what you look at. It’s what you see.” I believe in photographing those little things you might not even notice that capture your flow as a couple. The in-between moments, glances, crinkle-eye smiles, goosebumps. There’s nothing more beautiful and fascinating to me than the pure joy, excitement, and comfort of two people wildly in love. 

There’s no need for perfect poses, perfect weather, perfect outfits, or a perfect location to capture the perfect memory. It’s about a snapshot in time - those photos that allow you to hold a feeling in your hands.

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"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."

"We absolutely loved working with Kenzie during our engagement session! These were our first professional photos we've taken as a couple, and Kenzie was amazing about providing clear directions while still making it a super fun and comfortable experience. It felt like we were just hanging out with one of our friends! We are beyond happy with how our photos turned out— they reflect our personalities and relationship perfectly and feel very "us". We cannot wait for Kenzie to capture our big day next!!"

"It felt like we were just hanging out with one of our friends!"

"Working with Kenzie was amazing. She made us feel so comfortable and natural on the other side of the camera. We really enjoyed the different poses and they made us look really cute!! The way she was able to capture our love through the lens was outstanding. We told her the vibe we wanted and she killed it."

"She made us feel so comfortable and natural on the other side of the camera."

"Working with Mackenzie was the best decision we made! Not only is her work absolutely beautiful but she is such a pleasure to work with. We had guests calling us after the wedding just to talk about how amazing and kind she was. Mackenzie captured every single photo we asked for and wildly exceeded our expectations. She also edited and shared our preview gallery faster than any creative we have ever worked with. I cannot recommend working with her enough to capture life’s biggest moments."

"Working with Mackenzie was the best decision we made!."

I've worked with a lot of photographers in the past, and no one measures up to the kind of person Mackenzie is, nor do they measure up to her work ethic. My husband and I have worked with Mackenzie numerous times, which made the idea of having Callaghan Photography be a vendor for our wedding a no brainer. It's been almost 6 months from our wedding and our friends and family STILL talk about the photos and how impressed they were.

I could write a novel about how much of a pleasure it is to work with Mackenzie. She made our vision come to life in ways we didn't even know could happen. She truly takes all of your thoughts and ideas and runs with it. From shooting our graduation photos, to our engagement shoot, to our wedding -- she's so easy to talk to, and you can tell she cares so much about her clients. I cannot emphasize this enough, Mackenzie is so incredibly talented. Her work truly belongs in a magazine, and I know it won't be long until that happens -- so book Callaghan Photography while you can, and I promise you, you won't regret it. 

"THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER. Mackenzie is detail-oriented, passionate, caring, thoughtful, and puts 1000% into everything she does."




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