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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. 

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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.