About me

 

about me

Positano, Italy – September 2019

Joy is contagious. Especially that radiant, tangible, giddy kind of joy that makes your face hurt because you’re smiling or laughing too much. Joy isn’t just a visual emotion or a state of mind. You can hear it through laughter and singing and feel it through a tight hug, affirming pat on the back, or happy tears gliding down your face. Pictures, while individually capturing slivers of those moments, should honestly and wholly portray what you’re feeling, what you’re experiencing, and even what you’re saying. As a photographer, I want to capture who you are as you are. It’s a great responsibility, but a precious one that I would be honored to have. I believe God has granted us with life— beautiful, challenging, wild, tough, and extraordinary life. Here I am, wanting to capture those moments and all the little and big ones in between. Let me tell your story.

Before we meet, I’ll just give you a glimpse of who I am. I’m originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, but am a Navy kid, so I’ve moved around a bit. After living in Italy for nearly three years, I developed a love for constant travel, other cultures, magnificent old buildings, and true Neapolitan pizza. In May of 2018, I graduated from Covenant College with a major in English and a minor in sociology. (Just know, if you make a grammatical mistake, I won’t call you out on it…at least not out loud.) That May was a pretty significant month because I married my adventurous and selfless husband Chris, who I met our freshman year of college. We both played collegiate tennis together, and he’s now a tennis pro and assistant tennis coach at our alma mater . (If you’ve always wanted a one-handed backhand, then hit him up, but first, you have to be a Roger Federer fan.) I love playing piano, finding cute new coffee shops, and hunting down the Anthropologie in each city I go to. Above all, I desire to glorify God and share His love with others because He is the ultimate Giver of lasting joy and irresistible love.

So let’s traipse around together, chase golden light, exchange silly stories, and even become friends.

Love,

Mackenzie