Mackensey is a wedding and portrait photographer whose focus as an artist is to capture authentic connections, whether it be between lovers, family or even the connection between an individual and their own inner beauty. A true seeker at heart, she has always been inspired by nature and the human experience.
In 2005 Mackensey fell in love with photography when she traveled overseas for the first time. As a young woman from the Midwest, she was incredibly inspired by the diversity of culture she found herself immersed in. Each person she connected with drastically broadened her awareness with their unique perspectives, beliefs and customs. It was an experience she continues to carry with her on her journey as a professional photographer and she remains always open to the powerful impact that random ‘strangers’ can have on her life.
Since establishing her business in 2011, Mackensey has photographed over one hundred weddings and countless families and portraits. In order to ensure that her clients end up with not only gorgeous images but also an overall amazing experience she makes it her top priority to personally give her fullest heart and attention. She strives to create a space where her clients feel seen and valued. Because of this only a limited number of weddings are booked per year.
Her work has been featured in several popular wedding blogs and magazines such as Green Wedding Shoes, Junebug Weddings, 100 Layer Cake, Style Me Pretty, Black Sheep Bride, Ruffled, Wedding Unveiled, Rock n’Roll Bride, Swooned, and Smitten.
Mackensey believes that every person’s unique presence and all flavors of love are beautiful and should shine through their photos. To help her create the relaxed environment for these intimate moments, Mackensey finds it incredibly helpful to connect as much as possible before a portrait session or wedding. She is available for in person consultations, phone, and Skype or FaceTime consultations.
When she’s not working, Mackensey enjoys spending her time with her partner Timothy and daughter Ophelia, traveling, spending time in nature, dancing, singing, writing and attempting to learn the guitar. Although she loves visiting big cities, her biggest dream is to one day own a peaceful cabin in the woods. She and her family are currently rooted in Asheville, North Carolina and also spend lots of time in the mossy marsh land of Savannah, Georgia. Mackensey is available for travel worldwide.
26 Reviews for Mackensey Alexander Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Robert Sprayberry · Married on 12/30/2018
In the midst of one of the most overwhelming days of our lives, Mackensey captures our joy perfectly. She came into a situation not knowing the venue (being from out of town), or the photo locations we had chosen, and she made them work beautifully. She also found a second shooter in a town that’s not her own that was absolutely amazing. Her editing elicits the exact vibe we were shooting for, and we got “sneak peaks” less than 48 hrs after the wedding. Trust me, you may not think you want pictures immediately, but the moment you get them you’ll obsess for days. She was the perfect mixture of directive and responsive. We are forever grateful that she was the one to capture our day.Sent on 01/05/2019
Holly Breeding · Married on 10/13/2018
Beautiful work and beautiful person!
Mackensey was the first person we hired for our wedding and one of the most cherished members of our wedding team by a landslide! Her work is truly an art and I still sit in awe as we look back at the beauty she captured on our special day. She was such a huge help from the moment we added her to our team.Sent on 01/14/2019
Let’s be honest, taking pictures with your significant other in front of someone you’ve never met can seem a little nerve-wracking. Not with Mackensey! She was the most calming presence from our engagement shoot to the moment she walked into our bridal house on our big day. Even in the moments of the inevitable chaos, her sincerity and the ease with which she does her work ensured we were focused on enjoying our big day while she managed to capture every detail in the most amazing way. Her ability to capture the authenticity and emotion in each and every moment never ceases to amaze me. I would spend every penny a hundred times over to continue to cherish the moments she captured on our wedding day. She is so much more than a photographer and I cannot recommend her enough!
Melissa · Married on 07/14/2018
Mackensey is so gifted at the art of photography. Her artistic ability goes above-and-beyond to capture all dimensions of the beauty of the special moments in your life. Hiring her for my wedding was one of the best decisions I made. She is so professional, calming, and savvy at what she does. I had a worry-free, fun, and happy experience having her as our photographer. The photos she took were GORGEOUS with highest quality artistry. A+, 5-stars, 5/5, essential, highly recommend!Sent on 08/23/2018
Mackensey is a wonderful photographer. Her work is very pure and natural and she is such a laid back and calm person who has such a great aura. She will make you feel super comfortable during your wedding and will also take absolutely gorgeous photographs. We love Mackensey and would highly recommend to any couple!
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I can't say enough about how truly amazingly talented Mackensey is at her art of photography. She is as beautiful inside as she is outside and she truly always brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the room when she is there. Her images are nothing short of spectacular and I am always blown away at how she captures just the right moment every time and it looks so perfect and beautiful. Definitely do not wait to call on her for your event, she gets booked fast:) Everyone loves her:)