Capturing the real and authentic moments of your love. I specialize in candid imagery and documenting the inspiring and little moments as they unfold on your wedding day. If you're a fun and laid back couple, I'm the photographer for you! I love working with my unique couples to make them feel amazing and confident in front of the camera to remember their day well. 1828 Collective's photography style is candid-romantic.
What Makes 1828 Collective Unique
Wedding photography is one of the only things you can take with you to remember your day, so don't settle! 1828 Collective captures your story that you'll want to tell for the rest of your lives. Photography should feel personal, if you've looked through my weddings and feel a connection to my work, reach out! I'd love to chat about working together.
I'm a hopeless romantic who loves capturing love, hearing about how you met, and everything in between. I love to work with adventurous couples who are fiercely in love. Let's make photo magic together. Your love is unlike anyone else's and we're here to capture each little moment of it.
1828 Collective offers a second photographer, engagement sessions, couples photography, wedding portraits, and additional hours that can be added to a package. Destination weddings are accommodated. With each package, the couple receives an online gallery and exclusive printing rights for their images.
12 Reviews for 1828 Collective
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Ariel · Married on 10/24/2020
The Absolute BEST!!
McKenna was the best photographer we could have chosen to capture our wedding day! From the beginning, she was incredibly responsive and very flexible. She even helped come up with a timeline to make the most of our event! She is fun, super sweet, and incredibly talented. Once we received our preview pictures, we were blown away. We knew she would do a brilliant job, but she went above and beyond our expectations. I cannot say enough positive things about McKenna!Sent on 10/27/2020
1828 Collective's reply:Thank you Ariel! You and Jess made my job easy by being so laidback and fun. Thank you again for choosing me to capture your love story!
Holly · Getting married on 04/03/2022
The Best Photographer!
I cannot say enough about how amazing our experience with 1828 Collective was! McKenna is an incredible photographer who was so fun to work with! The sessions were laid back and fun, and the pictures turned out beautifully. On top of that, McKenna was super flexible in the midst of the current pandemic. In the weeks leading up to the wedding, she was super helpful as we were trying to decide how to proceed considering the pandemic going on and, even though we moved the date up a week, she was still there and captured every moment. If I could give more than 5 stars I would!Sent on 04/24/2020
Kristen · Married on 11/07/2020
1828 Collective is an AMAZING photographer!
McKenna and Zack were both great! They were so energetic and fun getting all aspects of our wedding photographed! They did absolutely amazing! The pictures turned out absolutely perfect, the exact style we were looking for! I would 110% recommend them to anyone! Love this couple!Sent on 01/31/2021
1828 Collective Price Rates
All full day wedding packages booked receive a 45-minute complimentary engagement session.
Team of 1828 Collective
Hello there, new friend!
I'm McKenna, the person behind the camera and a hopeless romantic. I describe my photography style as candid, romantic, and timeless. My goal is to make a human connection with all my clients and deliver images that you'll love forever.
I started 1828 Collective (eighteen twenty-eight collective) in 2016 after I realized that capturing relationships and telling love stories was my passion. Four years later I'm so in love with my job that I often forget I'm working. I find joy in capturing love, hearing about how you met, and everything in between.
Some random facts about me:
1. I'm an Enneagram 6w5 so I'm always prepared for everything and will do anything for my couples!
2. I Travel! My favorite places to travel are the mountains, Charleston SC, and Nashville TN.
3. Sushi and poke are my ultimate comfort foods! Add a glass of pink wine and I'll be the happiest girl in the world.
4. I'm a morning person! I love waking up early and getting some "me time" in before life gets moving.
Want to talk about working together? I'd love to chat and get to know you better too! Reach out :)
Second Shooter/Hype Man
Zack is my second shooter and husband! He joined my business in 2019 to be a consistent face representing 1828 Collective. I love how well he meshes with groomsmen in the groom's suite and can anticipate how I need him to help me on wedding days before I even have to ask.
He's an all-around creative person being an *amazing* musician, artist, barber, and gets lots of fun and creative shots on wedding days. I taught him photography from being my "instagram husband" for the first year of our marriage. Ha! He's pinned on more boutonnieres and folded more pocket squares than I can count at this point!