hello there, new friend!

I'm McKenna

I feel flattered that you want to get to know more about me and my business, so for that, I thank you.

I'm McKenna, the person behind the camera and a hopeless romantic.  I describe my photography style as candid, romantic, and timeless. My goal is to make a human connection with all my clients and deliver images that you'll love forever.


I started 1828 Collective (eighteen twenty-eight collective) in 2016 after I realized that capturing relationships and telling love stories was my passion. Four years later I'm so in love with my job that I often forget I'm working. I find joy in capturing love, hearing about how you met, and everything in between. 

I'm an Enneagram 6w5 so I'm always prepared for everything and will do anything for my couples!

I Travel! My favorite places to travel are the mountains, Charleston SC, and Nashville TN.

Sushi and poke are my ultimate comfort foods! Add a glass of pink wine and I'll be the happiest girl in the world.

I'm a morning person! I love waking up early and getting some "me time" in before life gets moving.

Zack is my second shooter and husband! He joined my business in 2019 to be a consistent face representing 1828 Collective. I love how well he meshes with groomsmen in the groom's suite and can anticipate how I need him to help me on wedding days before I even have to ask.


He's an all-around creative person being an *amazing* musician, artist, barber, and gets lots of fun and creative shots on wedding days. I taught him photography from being my "instagram husband" for the first year of our marriage. Ha! He's pinned on more boutonnieres and folded more pocket squares than I can count at this point!

Meet Zack

Let's Make Photo Magic!

Want to chat about making memories and capturing magic moments? Reach out! I love talking with couples about how I can best be a fit for you.