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Four State's Luxury Photographer

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HI, I’M MAKALA

Luxury wedding, senior portrait and boudoir photographer

Photographer and Mentor. Curious and Kind. Big fan of elevating small talk. Wine lover. Adventurist at heart. Give me all the raw and real. I strive to create imagery that evokes feeling. Something unique and authentic to that person, place, or element and brings back how it FELT. Emotional storytelling.

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"Creativity doesn't wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones." -- Bruce Garrabrandt

Makala did our engagement shoot, a boudoir shoot, and was our wedding photographer and she was phenomenal! She’s super friendly and does an excellent job of making you feel comfortable in front of the camera. We did our engagement shoot first and when we got our photos back we immediately booked her for our wedding because we loved them. She does a great job both with the poses and lighting and the editing after the fact. I was a little nervous for the boudoir shoot but it turned out to be a lot of fun and I left feeling so much more confident. Our wedding photos also turned out amazing. She did a great job getting all of the big moments & typical “wedding” photographs, and somehow managed to get some really great candid photos as well (those are my favorite). I cannot recommend her enough.

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— Sage Bradbeer

Joplin, MO

We booked Makala for our engagement photo shoot! She made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera, had great ideas for shots and let us use our ideas too! Did not feel rushed and took her time to get great shots! We got our photos back after 1.5 weeks and could not be happier with the way they turned out. Would definitely recommend Makala and we will be using her in the future for our photography needs!

— Rikki Roach

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