Seven Days of Giveaways!

Oct 9

If you’ve been following along over on Instagram or Facebook, you know I’ve been hosting seven days of giveaways! On the seventh day, I announced and launched my NEW WEBSITE! So… welcome to my beautiful new website and blog! Sasha over at Mariposa Design Co. worked closely with me in designed and creating a fun, vibrant, and classy website that showcases my work! I’m so so sooo happy with it and I’m so thankful for all of her time making my website exactly what I envisioned! Thank you SO much Sasha!

For the second half of the FINAL giveaway item in my seven days of giveaways… I’m giving away a full hour long session with myself at a location here in Bakersfield, CA! Good to be used before May 2020. Heres how you can win a portrait session with Makenzie Photography…

First… follow me over on Instagram!

Second… comment below here on my blog and tell me WHY you’d love to win a portrait session with myself! I will announce the winner on Friday, October 11th before 6:00PM over on Instagram! Good luck everyone!

In the mean time… check out these incredible custom cookies Ashley over at Crumbs Custom Cookies made for the launch of my new website! Aren’t the gorgeous?! They’re too pretty to eat! 

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  1. Tahnee Roush says:

    I would LOVE to win the portrait session for a maternity session to capture this important milestone before my little family becomes a family of 4!

  2. Ashley morrow says:

    We would love to win this session because it would be to have our first family portraits done. We loved our wedding photo memories you captured two years ago, and now we have a baby girl due any day now. This portrait session would be perfect to capture the new memories of being a family of 3!

  3. Autumn Benton says:

    I would love to win a mini session with you because of how you incorporate colors into your photography. I love bright bold colors, which is why I am drawn to your photographs and artistry so much. Makenzie, you are such an inspiring person with all that life has thrown your way in the past few years.
    PS, you probably don’t remember me, but I got to tag along in a car ride back to camp from the redwoods, during summer camp a few years back, because Ruth fell and twisted her ankle. I believe we jammed out to “Your Welcome” from Moana with Holy, Taylor, and Kari.

  4. Katherine Thompson says:

    I would love to win a photo session for my family and in-laws. We’ve never had a photo session and it would be a great Christmas surprise!

  5. Brock Wiggins says:

    I want to win the portrait session so Melissa and I can have a beautiful family photo for our new house. Our kids are 14, 12, and 4 and we are long overdue. 🙂

  6. Ariel Anglin says:

    Hey Makenzie! I would love to win a session with you in order to get some family photos done with my sweet girl around her first birthday. My family faced the greatest tribulation we could have thought possible about a year and a half ago. I got pregnant with Presley less than a month later. I graduated college this past December and had her in February. She is the absolute light of our lives. She is the greatest reminder of God’s undying love for me and a gentle reminder that my life is truly on His timing. I want to capture this phase of her life because she is so rapidly growing and changing. I want to remember her this way and remember the child I prayed for so diligently and remember that she truly is my sunshine after such a dark and bitter storm.

  7. Taylor says:

    I would love to be able to win this because I don’t win much and it would be so amazing and to be able to get all dressed up and feel comfortable in my own skin in pictures of me. There is just something about makenzie photography pictures that make any person feel so special, loved and beautiful.

  8. Carissa Sproul says:

    I would love to win a family portrait session with the most amazing photographer in town! We love you, Makenzie Photography!

  9. Andrea Selvey says:

    Why, Oh Why, would I love to win a Session with Makenzie…? Heller!!?? She is amazing, THAT’s WHY! 🤣 Let me count the reasons why…
    1. She’s epic-ly creative and out of the box! 💃🏻
    2. She is true to herself and rocks the camera like nobody I know! 📷
    3. I trust her to capture every inch of inner beauty and the true tale of my soul in every picture she takes of me and my family! ♥️
    4. She’s got the coolest sidekick partner, William! 🕺🏼
    5. I trust her. Enough said about that. 🙌🏼
    6. She loves Jesus…with every inch of her lovely orange heart! 🧡

  10. Allison Burich says:

    It would be so amazing to have a portrait session with you! You take such great photographs and have come such a long way since you first started in high school! My family has not had family photos done in years. Like since I was maybe 5 and it was only me and my brother, there are 5 of us kids now! We need family photos done so badly.

  11. Emma Grimes says:

    I would love the portrait session! I have been following you on Instagram for quite a while now and worked on some weddings with you! I absolutely love your style especially for portraits! I will be graduating from CSUB in May 2020 and would love to get some photos done before graduation to remember this exciting time in my life.

  12. Pattie Yee says:

    Love to win a session with you. Since you photographed Payton’s high school graduation it is only right that you photograph her college graduation.

  13. Kim Espinoza says:

    So many reasons why I would love to win this amazing prize! We have had family photos done for most of our kids lives. Our photographer was the most creative amazing person. She retired due to medical issues. I started following anyone and everyone. No one could compare to my beloved photographer UNTIL I saw you Makenzie and felt like all was not lost in the world. Our kids are 23 and 20 it would be a beautiful way to start off a new relationship with what I hope to be our new and forever photographer. This is why I wish to win, because of you and your beautiful spirit and amazing eye for detail

  14. Brittany Branson says:

    From the moment I first saw your photos I longed to have you capture the love I feel for my husband and our children. We are a blended family and we don’t have that one photo, the photo that you see and immediately think “oh my gosh, that is my family!” It took us 20 years for my high school sweetheart and I to make our way back to each other, it wasn’t easy and I never thought in my life I would be this happy and feel this blessed or loved yet, here I am and now we get to spend the rest of our lives together as a family. I would love nothing more to have your talent capture what I feel for my family and for this life of mine.

  15. Lexie says:

    I’d love to win this photoshoot because I would love to have quality photos of my boyfriend and I. We have been together for over 3 years and have never had quality photos taken because we were never able to afford them. Every time we would save up and try to pick a photographer/date, something would come up and we would have to use the money we saved elsewhere. Having quality photos taken by Makenzie would mean the world to us (plus they’d be adorable in our apartment in the near future)!

  16. Rachel says:

    I would just love and be so blessed to win a photo session with you. I got sick a little over a year ago and we are still trying to figure out what is wrong. Through this process we were told we can’t have kids. At that moment, God helped us find a little puppy that someone threw in the dumpster. We’ve gone through so much grieving this past year, and I would just love some family photos with our pups to have around my house to keep me fighting everyday. Plus you’re an amazing photographer and we would be so lucky and blessed.

  17. Emily Galland says:

    I would L🧡VE to win a portrait session with you for my mom! We haven’t had family pictures done since I was in the 1st grade, 17 years ago!😱 The family pic on the mantel in my parents house is totally outdated and needs to be replaced. When people come over they ask who the people are in the picture because none of us look like that anymore! My mom has tried to do family pictures in the past but life has always gotten in the way and we keep putting it off. What better time then now with the most amazing photographer ever! 🧡🧡🧡

  18. Shanelle Aguayo says:

    I would love to win this photo session because there’s nothing better than making a moment last forever. I love seeing all the little moments on my walls and reminiscing about that day. Photos are so special and I like being able to share that with people when they visit.

  19. Patty Jensen says:

    Makenzie, you did an amazing job with my daughter’s senior portraits! I loved how you captured her many sides. I would LOVE if my family could get pictures done with you! We desperately need some new family shots as the last set of family pictures were MANY years ago.

  20. Marina says:

    I would LOVE to win a session, I always show my fiancé your Instagram page lol You have done two of my friends weddings and even one of their maternity pictures and you do an AMAZING job! I would feel honored if we won, photos are such a precious way of preserving memory for forever.

  21. Gwen Jacober says:

    Why do I wanna win a free portrait session? First off your photography skills are amazing and absolutely beautiful! Second, every single photo I’ve seen from you is pure beauty! Your senior portraits, weddings, couples, everything is absolutely gorgeous!!

    I’ve also been looking to get a cute photoshoot with a couple of my friends since none of us leave near eachother anymore since we’re all in college. So it would just be a cute memory! I’ve also been trying to convince my boyfriend to take photos with me for me to hang in my room!

  22. Haley Herrera says:

    I’ve never had a photo shoot with a professional photographer before and formal is coming up in a few months so I would LOVE to be able to have pictures taken for it because it will be the first formal I’ve gone to (I’m a junior in high school) and I want to always be able to remember it

  23. Erica Lynn says:

    I would LOVE to win a session with you simply because of how much I’ve wanted to work with you since I was in high school. For me, photos are such a special way of documenting different points in my life, and you create them in such a beautiful, amazing way. All of your vivid colors and beautiful lighting make the creativity in my brain the most excited!! My mom is also a huge fan of your work and would be the most excited to see photos of me taken by you!

  24. Sydney Wheeler says:

    Winning this session would be a DREAM! I would love to win this session with you because I admire everything you do and have been wanting to book a session with you for a while now. Joel and I have been together almost 4 years and do not have any professional photos of us. I would love to add some for our home. He knows how much I love you and we would feel HONORED to work with you 🙂

  25. Christina Pacheco says:

    I would live to win this session, I will be graduating this December with my BA! I would love to have this session with my son and parents since this degree is as much theirs as it is mine. It would be as a thank you for all their live and support and sacrifices they have made for me to get this degree. Plus it would be a blast to hangout with you! ☺️

  26. Julianna Hernandez says:

    For starters. Your new website is so freakn pretty. For some reason I like seeing things that look like they smell good lol And this website does just that. Anyways, bravo to you in all you do. Your absolutely amazing and I feel so fortunate that your in my area. Your truly talented. I would most definitely love to win a photoshoot. I’ve always wanted to take a mothers day photo session of just me and my babies. I just recently had my 5th child and I feel like I’ve reached a goal in my life since I’ve always said I wanted 5 children. It would be so amazing to actually get it done this time. Thank you for the opportunity.

    -Julianna Hernandez

  27. I’d love to win a session with you! I’ve never gotten the opportunity to get professional photos done other than senior pictures! You have an unique eye for color(especially orange😉) and all the details! You can tell photography is your passion and you are absolutely AMAZING at it! Ive always wanted to get to know you, outside of social media. You always have the best posts/stories about being positive and happy! Through all trials and tribulations, you keep a smile on your face and continue to make everyone feel beautiful behind your camera. Id love to document this time in my life as I’m growing daily. You can’t get moments back, but you can always have photos to look back on moments.❤️

  28. Angelica calvillo says:

    would love to win this for my sons senior pictures! I have IG stalked you for over a year (lol) and I knew you were the one who I wanted to capture my son as he

    I have IG stalked you for a year (lol) following you I knew you were the one to take my sons senior pictures
    I would love to win for my sons senior pictures and for you to help me capture the moments as he heads on to his next journey in life. I love your tenacity,
    your heart, and your personality. It’s shines through yourself and your work. You give back to the community and I love what you have done with the senior reps. I know you would do an amazing job in helping me capture the memories leaving high school. You have the biggest smile and your work is extraordinary! ❤️

  29. Paris Erwin says:

    I would love to win a photo session with Makenzie for many reasons, one major reason would be getting to spend time with this amazing and beautiful soul. She pours her heart and soul into every photo she takes. Our engagement photos and wedding photos are some of my favorite memories because she captured them so beautifully, and we had such a fun time with her. She has the most silly, fun personality and an uncanny way of making you feel comfortable, like you belong. If it is not evident, I LOVE Makenzie. We are a one income family, so sadly we normally don’t pay for professional photos of our family, because we just don’t have room for it in our budget (insert sad face here), but I would love to get some special photos taken of just me and my babies. I’m always the one behind the lens, snapping shots of my family, and I hardly have any pics with me in it. It would be such a blessing to have Makenzie capture some mommy and me photos while my babies are still young so I can savor these moments for years to come❤️

  30. Justine-Mae Blanton says:

    I would LOVE to win a photo session with you because you are ridiculously talented. I missed out on the opportunity to hire you as a wedding photographer because I went against my better judgement lol. I know better for next time😉😂 I would love photos of my daughter and I❤️

  31. Sasha says:

    Awesome giveaway Makenzie!

  32. Gina Lidgett says:

    I would love to win a photoshoot with you because I know how wonderful your work is and I’ve been such a huge fan of yours for so long. I look up to you as a photographer. I’ve done photography as a hobby for years and I love taking photos of other people. But I’ve never really had the same chance to get my photo taken and feel as beautiful and special as I love making others feel

  33. Shannon Mendrin says:

    It has been quite the year, full of big changes for my little family. I would love to have new photos to hang on my walls of just myself and the kids to represent our new beginning as a family of 3. They have been my strength in this tough time and I would love for you to capture my love for them and create new memories of better days to come.

  34. Lisa Farris says:

    I’ve following your journey with life and photography and I would only dream about winning something like this with you,since I could never afford it,would love to take pictures with me and my son

  35. Anna says:

    Being able to capture what life looks like right now would be such a blessing and Makenzie truly has an eye to capture true authentic moments. My husband and I have been married for six years and our wedding photos were the last photos we have had done. I kept saying once we got pregnant we would have photos done, but through struggling with infertility then finally getting pregnant and miscarrying. I have changed my mindset to why not celebrate and capture what God is doing in our lives now. His plan will unfold in His timing, and until then I choose to enjoy the beauty of today!

  36. Nikki Barksdale says:

    I would LOVE to have a session with my favorite photographer because I’m working really hard to be healthier and to feel more confident in my own skin. I would love to have a Christmas card picture that I love and feel confident in. I’m tired of shying away from taking pictures because I know I won’t like them. I’m working hard so I can make this dream a reality and I would love to get it captured by you!

  37. Wellllll 1) I miss your face 2) It’s been FIVE years this year since you rocked my face with the FIRST portraits of myself, EVER, at Pursuit that I finally felt looked like me….because you Curvy Posed me (before I even knew what you and I were doing was so different for our clients that it had a name!), and I believe it’s time I had some updated portraits I didn’t remote/self timer (hey, maybe that’s what my online dating profile is missing 😉)
    3) I hate Octobers. Everything bad happens to my family or myself in October….for the last 8 years in.a.row. and I’d greatly love to win something THIS GOOD to help spread joy over this awful month. A month that’s about to get monumentally worse any day now as we await a knock on the door to hopefully usher in rehab for a family member, four years after the 1st time I had to swear out an order of protection against them 💔🙏🏻
    Yeah, I really really hate Octobers, but I love your ball of sunshine, joyous spirit, and win or lose someday hopefully I’ll find my way back in front of your lens🥰

  38. Vanessa C. says:

    I would love to win a session with you because I’ve been working on my self-confidence for a long time now. I used to be my worst bully, always calling myself terrible things out loud and in my head. I finally got to the point where I realized I needed to change how I viewed myself. I began this journey in late 2017. Life changing events occurred in 2018 and now, nearing the end of 2019 I can proudly say that I have overcome more than I ever thought was possible. I’ve experienced old parts of myself fade away (the parts that were holding me back) and what is left behind is the real me. Sure, I have some more work to do, but I am now kind to myself because I’ve realized that life is too short to live with so much burden in my heart. I love my boyfriend to death, but lefts me real, he’s not the best photographer (lol!!). I’d love to see my image captured for what it has evolved into… to show the woman that I am… to show the strength of the woman that has overcome hopelessness
    against all odds. A resilient woman with a bright soul. That’s who I am and I know your camera would capture it beautifully. Thank you for reading and thank you for the opportunity Makenzie! 🙂

  39. Jennifer Newton says:

    I would love to win this session for my parents! They celebrated 36 years of marriage last month! I feel like a lot of times people miss out on pictures in the middle stage – we take lots of pictures in the early years and then we take a lot of pictures in the later years – but the middle gets skipped over. All of their kids are out of the house and it’s back to how it all began…the two of them. I would love to be able to gift them a photo session to capture this stage!

  40. Sheila morse says:

    In August of this year I was admitted to the hospital for a headache. one week later I was diagnosed with brain cancer, and scheduled to shave my head for brain surgery.Now I am starting week 3 of treatment of chemo and radiation with my newly unwanted look anxiously waiting for the giant patch of hair to fall out. Now for the reason id like to win, I’d love to win the session to capture this time in my family’s life . I want to show my kids (3&1) that even with life’s biggest obstacles if you keep your Faith God will provide, That beauty is truly from within, and to never sweat the small stuff cause it’s all small stuff. 🙌🙏 good luck everyone! Anyone who wins is gonna get some beautiful pictures!!