The art of connection

Imagine a portrait session that’s intention and fun, honest and playful. You can be present with the people you love. You don’t need to be a model couple or family because these photos are about preserving something sacred between you.

I’m a photographer in Savannah for people who want to move beyond canned poses to create images that reflect their authentic selves. We’ll put presence and essence over perfection. Forget forcing your kids to be perfect angels. Let them roll in the sand and scoop up frogs. The more time passes, the more those imperfect photos will be your favorite. You can see their character developing. Those photos are endearing and real. 

A supportive experience

Your portrait session is a personalized experience. We’ll work together to set an intention for your session. From there, I can help with:

  • Styling
  • Date and location selection
  • Any activities you might want to incorporate

I want you to feel cared for so you can settle in and enjoy your experience. 

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I’m a photographer in Savannah who can help you capture:

  • Individual Portraits
  • Couples portraits
  • Engagement photos
  • Newborn photos
  • Maternity sessions
  • Branding photos
  • Headshots
  • Family portraits
  • End of life portraits
  • Vacation photos
  • Band photos


Mackensey photographed the last precious moments of my father's life before he passed due to his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis last December. The compassion and understanding she brought to the entire process was truly remarkable. Mackensey has an exceptional ability to blend artistry with genuine human connection. Despite the heavy emotional weight of the situation, she approached the photoshoot with sensitivity, ensuring that my father's dignity and spirit were beautifully preserved in every frame. The photographs she captured will forever hold a special place in our hearts, serving as a powerful reminder of the love and strength that defined my father's final days. If you are seeking a photographer who not only possesses a remarkable skill set but also understands the gravity of life's most profound moments, Mackensey is the artist you need. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Marianne, End-of-life portrait client

Mackensey’s photography is unparalleled and her talent is undeniable. Her authentic style and moody tones are what initially caught our eye, but our connection with her from the moment we met kept us coming back. From our engagement, to our wedding, to having children, and everything in between, she has been by our side to capture life’s biggest moments. We are so grateful for the beautiful memories she has documented for our family.

Caitlyn, wedding and family photography client

Mackensey is the most passionate, enthusiastic, and generous person. I get quite shy in front of a camera and she was able to make me feel comfortable and beautiful. I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing person to do our maternity photo shoot with. I cannot wait for the shoot I’ll be having with her to take pictures of my son once he’s born. Her photographs show the love and compassion she has for what she does and I am so thankful.

Charlie and sarah, maternity session client

Mackensey has a true gift. Not only is she a phenomenal photographer that takes excellent photos, there is also a permeating grace and soul to what she is able to capture. She is a truly talented individual. In addition to this, she is a pure delight to work with, highly professional yet light and playful at the same time. I can't say enough about how impressed I am with her level of integrity and quality of work


I cannot say enough about Mackensey! Her artistic eye and professionalism is counterbalanced with a casual ease, essential with babies! We are forever grateful she was able to capture our daughter’s ever changing personality and smiles. It’s not easy to document any and all photography needs.

BETH  and NAThaniel

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  • 90 minutes of coverage - 2 locations
  • Up to 3 outfits
  • Online gallery with 80+ edited high resolution images with printing rights
  • Custom Acrylic USB with Slide box + 20 archival prints
  • 8x8 Heirloom Album of 30 images (20 pages)

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  • 60 minutes of coverage - 1 location
  • 1-2 outfits
  • Online gallery with 50+ edited high resolution images with printing rights
  • Custom Acrylic USB with Slide box + 20 archival prints
  • Online gallery with 50+ edited high resolution images with printing rights

get in touch



  • 60 minutes of coverage - 1 location
  • 1-2 outfits
  • Online gallery with 50+ edited high resolution images with printing rights

get in touch



Love the warmth and nostalgia that film brings? Add 35mm and Polaroid film onto your portrait package.

  • 2 rolls of film with professional development + digital scans, 10 Polaroids

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I deeply value transparency in every part of your portrait photography experience. That starts here with a look at my booking process.

01 Location

Add more personality to your photos by choosing a location that has some sentiment to your relationship or personalities, and make sure its somewhere you know you will feel comfortable.

02 Payment

A 50% non-refundable retainer fee is required in order to secure your session. the remaining 50% of your balance is due the beginning of the session or before.

03 Schedule

Portrait sessions are scheduled 3-6 months in advance. Please keep in mind weekend dates book up very quickly during peak season. Most portrait session time slots are available on weekdays.

You deserve an experience as meaningful as your images.

Let’s craft a portrait session that centers your most important connections.

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A lot of people think that engagement photos are just a trendy thing that everyone does to celebrate their engagement or send out save the dates, but in reality the most beneficial reason to do an engagement session is to have a practice run with your photographer. It always takes people a while to warm up in front of the camera, so come your wedding day you will feel like a seasoned professional and will be more able to be present in the moment. I always suggest that you work with the same photographer for your engagement and wedding photos whenever possible!


I recommend choosing outfits that coordinate but do not match. It's great to mix solids and simple patterns instead of having everyone wear basic blue jeans or khakis, but I recommend only have 1-2 people with patterns and the rest more solid or more neutral. (If you are getting couples portraits, only one person should wear a pattern.) Bold accent colors and statement accessories are great, but avoid bright colors (especially neon) as they tend to cast colored light onto your skin. If you're coordinating outfits for the whole family, it's best to choose a small color palate and accessorize from there. 


I guarantee at least 50 edited images per hour. 35mm film can be added on and includes 5 rolls of film with professional development + digital scans, and 10 Polaroids.


Within 4 weeks of your session, you will receive an online gallery where all of your edited, high resolution images will be displayed. Clients are able to choose their own photos for printing, share the images with their loved ones, or download digital files. Depending on your package, soon after your gallery is delivered you will also receive a custom USB drive and slide box with 20 prints of your choice.


I allow up to 6 people per portrait session. For groups larger than 6, there will be an additional $75 per person added to the portrait package cost. If you are booking a couple's portrait session, I recommend coming alone. It's easier to capture authentic connection in your images when you don't have an audience.


My studio is located in Savannah, Georgia but I LOVE to travel! I am frequently in Los Angeles and Brooklyn, but I will travel anywhere. Stay connected with me on social media or visit my website to sign up for my newsletter to follow my travel dates. I am also available to shoot at retreats, and you won't have to beg me to hard to come on vacation with you. Reach out for a custom travel quote!