Hey! I'm Mackenzie and I run this wedding and portrait business with my oh so handsome husband Lex and my brother Zach. We are a photo and video company based in Villa Park, IL but definitely open to travel. We believe in documentation over awkward stuff posing. Feeling uncomfortable and forced into a 3 hour shoot on your wedding day is not our style. We believe in capturing your day as it unfolds however that happens whether that be by exploring a forest preserve, getting drinks with your bridal party at a brewery, or busting a few moves on the dance floor. We are there for it all.
I started my business in 2010 and truly developed my love for working with couples when I graduated from college in 2015. Since then we have photographed weddings in Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, and more. You might have caught that we also offer video! My brother Zach is my main videographer but Lex and I also do video. These are highlight reels of you day set to music that have a coxy home video feel.
Our most popular collection is our photo and video combo. Couples typically spend about $4400 with us for both! My goal is to work with our couples so they get everything they want out of their photos or video so while I have a few collections created if you don't see one that fits your needs lets work together on creating something custom for you. Becuase every wedding is different and may not fit into one box.
47 Reviews for Mackenzie Maeder // Photo + Video
Recommended by 100% of couples
109 User photos
Julia M. · Getting married on 07/12/2023
No corny photos/poses here!
Mackenzie and her husband made my fiance and I feel so comfortable during our engagement shoot. I was so nervous about looking awkward in photos, as we did not want the typical corny poses that you see on countless save the dates & websites. Mackenzie had tricks up her sleeve that just felt like my fiance and I were hanging out with old friends, but those friends just so happened to be capturing our love on film. Before the shoot, we told Mackenzie what we wanted to accomplish with your photos, and she recommended places, types of photos and outfits that would work best. Needless to say, we are BEYOND thrilled with all of our photos, and my fiance and I look like models. That is the magic of Mackenzie! HIGHLY recommend - you will not be disappointed.Sent on 01/05/2021
Laura · Getting married on 06/06/2023
They captured to perfection my brand
I wanted to capture the experience of what it would be like to enter my Pop Up Gallery since Covid hit all of them were cancelled. It was crucial that the photos and the video captured my brand experience to make the audience feel like they are attending the event. I can't wait to use the video and photos to promote my upcoming virtual events. They captured it perfectly.Sent on 08/07/2020
Rebekah A. · Getting married on 08/06/2021
Fun, professional, and talented
We had so much fun with Mackenzie, and she made us feel so comfortable during our engagement shoot. She got our pictures back quickly, and they are gorgeous!!Sent on 02/18/2020
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