Jacqie McKenzie

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Capturing love sets my soul on fire. I can't get enough of photographing people in love - couples and families alike. I want to create art that expresses the connections between people in love. I want emotion to arise inside when my clients see their images. I want you to drown in the happiness, smiles, and adoration captured in your photos. 
I work to build relationships with my clients so that I get to know the REAL people I'm working with. I photograph authenticity and REAL people, telling their unique story using insight on who they actually are. I capture candid moments as they were meant to be seen. 
I'm adventurous and constantly improving my craft. I push myself to learn new styles and techniques so that I can provide only the best photos for each client. Each person is unique, and their photos should reflect who they are. You aren't square, so I won't stick you in a box. 
All we have is NOW. Let's capture these fleeting moments and create heirlooms to be cherished for generations.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

I'm located in Western Maryland and cover all of Maryland and into Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania in the Collection cost. I also travel for Destination Weddings, so please email for more information. I'm up for wedding adventure worldwide!

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I've been in business since 2011 and have captured more than 50 weddings. I aim for a small number of weddings per year as opposed to booking all the weddings as I want to know my couples and capture them authentically.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

My style is warm, spontaneous, quirky, and most definitely REAL. I aim to capture raw emotion and authentic moments.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

Typical wedding coverage is approximately 8 hours with 2 photographers and a digital collection for $3-4k depending on add ons such as an Heirloom Album or engagement session. I encourage engagement sessions as our laid-back way to get to know one another. I find your angles, discover how you interact with one another, and we eliminate variables by practicing before the wedding.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

I love Skype! Call me, text me, Facetime me, Skype me, Zoom... We are living in the future!

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

I've attended several in person workshops and participated in many online courses. I belong to the PPA as well as several rocking groups such as Fearless Photographers. My formal education is in Biology and Chemistry. I am a geek. ;)

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

My goal is to eliminate stress and provide an amazing experience for you on your big day. I'm not the photographer for everyone but if we jive then let's do this. If not, I can help you find your match!


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