MEET MAKENNA BRYLEE
I started teaching myself about photography in high school, while managing being a 3.0 student athlete. I always thought that my hobbies and passions would never align with my future career. When I was a junior in college, however, that mindset shifted and I changed my emphasis to cinema arts. From there on, I have fervently prayed for my passions and creative talents to intertwine with my career, and so far God has answered.
I have always wanted to pursue photography since I was a little girl. I found myself magnetized to cameras and finding a light that no one could see. I remember getting my first Canon DLSR for Christmas and started bawling my eyes out! Since then I have made it a point to pursue photography, not just as a passion, but as a career.
I found my new love for wedding photography when my dear friends got engaged and I did a FREE photoshoot for them. I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out, but once I got there with them, I had a blast and I was instantly hooked on shooting couples. I love the moments when I say that I’m just “testing” the lighting and I actually capture raw moments of the couples and the moments where you take a photo and you think “damn, that was a good shot”. Since then I have focused all my attention on weddings and engagements, and can I say, it has been the best time of my life.
Some things that I love besides photography:
-Coffee…I have a coffee tattoo on my hand…
-Oh and I love tattoos
-Music. I cant have a moment with out it. Some of my favorite artists are: Hillsong United, Alabama Shakes, The Smiths, LANY, Petit Biscuit, Bon Iver, She & Him, and literally a million more.
-Running. I know I’m an anomaly. I just ran the Boston Marathon this past year and I’m running Mt. Charleston next May.
-My amazing family and boyfie
-Bella, my beautiful Bernese Mountain dog.
Based in San Diego, CA
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WHAT CLIENTS ARE RAVING ABOUT
“Makenna was truly amazing to work with. She shot both our engagement and wedding photos and they were nothing short of perfect. We enjoyed our time with her so much. She made us both feel so comfortable from the minute we got there. She really captured our love in the most beautiful way and we have enjoyed the photos we have received so far so very much. She kept in contact with me in such a timely manner from the start and we had our photos back super quick! I could not imagine our special day without her. We are to truly blessed to have worked with her and I HIGHLY recommend her for your wedding/engagement or just anything needs! Wonderful experience.”
– Haileigh Hopper
“Makenna is absolutely amazing! We did our engagement shoot with her and it was nothing short of incredible. She was so thoughtful towards us as a couple and made such an effort to capture who we were instead of just getting the standard engagement photos. She had pictures edited and a digital album put together in days and the picture variety and quality was perfect. I HIGHLY recommend Makenna and her company for any photos you need!”
– Abby May
“Makenna was the most amazing photographer to work with. She listened to what we wanted and exceeded our expectations! She was spontaneous and adventurous. My wife and I can not be more excited to have these photos for the rest of our lives! Book her!”
– DJ Batuyong