I am a California raised visual storyteller. After moving around as a teenager, I finally found roots in the beautiful city of Chicago. 

I approach photography from a documentary and journalistic viewpoint. I view this medium as a bridge that connects me to the world. I choose to document through film and digital, so whatever season you find yourself in, I want to be there with you so that your stories live on forever.


Life is about the happy times, the sad times, and everything in between. My approach to this craft is to meet you where you are. Your voice matters, and I want to know your heart so that I can give a space to let your story be visualized.

I’m based in Chicago but I will run to wherever you are! I’ve traveled all around the world documenting stories. A few past travels include California, Utah, Florida, Slovakia, Germany, and Israel. Let me know where you find yourself and I’ll meet you there.


Fill out the form on the 'contact' page and tell me everything on your heart! I am ready and excited to give your story a visual dwelling place. 

Client Testimonials

"These photos are so beautiful! McKayla's instinct is on point. We're so excited to hang these on our wall, share them with family, and admire them for our whole lives."

-Cam & Alex

"McKayla has gone above and beyond all expectations with the multiple sessions we've had with her. Not only is she professional, fun and easy to work with, but she is also passionate about the work she does. She's a master!"

-Graham & Natalia

Ready to tell your story?



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