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Makayla McGarvey Photography Reviews
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Reviewed On 11/21/2020 by Chloe C
If you are in Sedona & looking for an engagement shoot photographer...LOOK NO FURTHER. Makayla met me & my fiancé at 5:30 AM to hike up to the top up Cathedral Rock & let me tell you...it was so worth it. A few highlights about our time with Ma...
In case you skimmed over it...she met us at 5:30 AM for this shoot & hiked up a mountain with us (who does that!).
She guided us up the rocks like a pro.
She found the perfect spots for photos, along the trail & at the top & captured a beautiful sunrise.
She was so incredibly friendly and made the atmosphere comfortable.
She used techniques to crack us up to make sure we had authentic emotions showing in our photos (I was very nervous about being awkward with poses but she was a pro at making sure this was not a concern).
She got us all of our photos on THE SAME DAY.
You can tell she truly loves the work that she does & loves getting to know the people she works with. My fiancé & I are so lucky & appreciative to have crossed paths with Makayla!
Reviewed On 5/05/2020 by Rory M
Makayla is a true professional and artist. She not only captured our day beautifully, but she also contributed so much joy to the atmosphere. It was like having a bonus friend, making the day all the more special because she was there. We could...
not have been more thrilled with Makayla and with the photos we have cherished each day since our wedding!
Reviewed On 4/13/2020 by Karrisa D
We have had Makayla for 2 sessions, a family session and our 1 year old's birthday shoot and she captured the most incredible photos. She guided us into the most perfect natural photos. We will cherish these forever.
Reviewed On 2/08/2020 by Cody J
Makayla was absolutely fantastic! Less than a month out from our wedding, our other photographer cancelled, which was a total blessing in disguise. Makayla saved the day in so many ways! She’s so kind, and did an excellent job at directing the ...
madness that is wedding photos. It was very clear that she put in the time and effort to plan for our day to go smoothly. She was very communicative throughout our process and made sure that leading up to the wedding, as well as the day of, my wife and I were getting the experience that we wanted. She went above and beyond and even helped my wife get into her wedding dress! Thanks to her artful direction and skillful eye, we received so many gorgeous photos (which, by the way, she had uploaded to our gallery within ONE WEEK!). All that being said, she is a true professional. She’s organized and knows very well how to manage people in the midst of a wedding, and do so with a smile. We can’t say enough about how wonderful our experience was with her. We have already recommended her to our friends and family, and would recommend her for anyone looking for a photographer. You’d be lucky to have her! Thank you so much, Makayla!
Reviewed On 1/05/2020 by Vienna N
Recently had engagement and wedding photos taken by Makayla, all of the photos turned out absolutely dreamy. We could not have found a better photographer, my now husband and I are so happy we decided to go with her! She is very personable an...
d makes you feel as comfortable as possible during the sessions!! Thanks for the stunning photos Makayla!
Reviewed On 12/04/2019 by Brianna M
Makayla did my photography in Maui, Hawaii. What a dream to work with! She is amazing. I love the direction she gives, how personable she is, and of course her talent is the icing on the cake. I loved all of the photos and highly recommend Mak...
ayla. I even referred her for my sisters wedding in Mexico because she's the best! Once again, she did not disappoint and my sister's photos turned out amazing as well. Thank you Makayla!!
Reviewed On 11/13/2019 by Rylee P
Makayla McGarvey is your dream photographer, she knows every pose in the book on the spot, she makes you feel very comfortable and relaxed for us non photogenic people. There was not a single photo that I received back from her that I wasn’t ha...
ppy with. All of the photos looked very natural and she always made sure to get the best side of you. It was a blast getting photos done by her and I would never go to anyone else. The quality of her photos are amazing and she has the perfect eye to capture all the perfect moments. I’m sure if you have scrolled through her albums you already know what I’m talking about. If your like me looking through her albums you just don’t want to stop scrolling, you think you have a favorite and then you just keep scrolling and continue to find more and are amazed by all of her photos. Whether it’s her African safari, her wedding photos of the couple with the airplane, her Ireland trip, her water photos, Colorado photos or Sedona photos... the list goes on and she will continue to amaze you. Makayla goes everywhere and is the best wherever she goes. Whats even better than looking through her albums of everyone else is when you get to go through your own album and fall not only in love with beautiful photos you got back but also the memories you made getting them taken. Makayla gets your photos back to you very fast and sends you seek peeks along the way which is very exciting as you’re anxiously waiting to see how they turned out. Also don’t even worry about location, Makayla knows the land. She is one heck of a gal and explores for the best locations for her photography sessions. She can make a bare dry desert even look beautiful and if your worried about the weather or timing, don’t be Makayla comes packed with all the gear you could need for any situation whether it be rain, darkness or the lighting. Makayla doesn’t let the weather get in her way or in the way of the quality of the photos she captures, she embraces it and is equipped with all the gear to continue shooting. She is my go to girl and I mean just look at her albums and they speak for themselves! 100% recommend Makayla McGarvey Photography if you are looking to get quality photos taken, have a great time doing it, and get all your photos back in a timely manner. Makayla McGarvey is your go to gal for any and all occasions!!!!
Reviewed On 10/29/2019 by Jeanette M
Makayla was incredible and easily one of the most responsive and professional vendors we worked with for our wedding. She captured our engagement photos, rehearsal, and wedding day beautifully and we feel so lucky to have these great photos to ...
look back on. She went above and beyond to help everything run smoothly and to make sure she captured the important moments of both days. We were very nervous about having professional pictures taken and did not want them to look staged but Makayla was able to make us feel totally comfortable and captured pictures that were truly reflections of us instead of trying to make it look like a staged bridal magazine. We couldn’t have picked a better photographer and we are so happy with the outcome.
Reviewed On 10/29/2019 by Marco C
Makayla was one of the first photographers to respond to my request and was able to squeeze us in on such short notice. She gave simple directions so she can get a better understanding on what we expected on the phot shoot. Very professional. U...
pon first meet, she is social and inviting. She was patient and gave us direction when taking our photos. She also contacted the place where we were taking pictures just to make sure it was okay. Definitely stress free. She communicated and was very professional. I recommend Makayla all the way!
Reviewed On 10/27/2019 by Isabel D
We loved working with Makayla. She was friendly, fun, easy to work with and super professional. We felt comfortable in front of the camera and it was all thanks to her :-)
Reviewed On 10/26/2019 by Breanna S
Makayla has been a friend of mine since high school, so when it came time for my fiancé and I to get our engagement pictures taken she was the obvious choice. My fiancé was very nervous and did not know what to expect but she made him feel so n...
atural and comfortable it was amazing. We took our pictures at sunrise on a rainy cloudy day at a river. Makayla took photos of us in our boots and jeans and had so much fun acting ourselves. Then we changed clothes and took romantic photos in the water which was FREEZING but so much fun, and Makayla was right there with us in the water sacrificing her warmth for the best shot. These are my most favorite photos and we have used them everywhere; social media, printed it on a canvas, on our save the dates, and invites. I can not speak more highly of Makaylas personality and her ability to capture the most perfect photos. She will make you and significant other feel so special and you will love the photos she gives back! Another thing is that she is so fast at getting photos back, we got ours back not even 24 hours later! Definitely book her for any wedding photos you are planning to take!
Reviewed On 10/25/2019 by Carly O
Working with Makayla is a dream! She photographed our engagement, and we knew we had to fly her to our destination wedding after we had our photo shoot and saw the finished images. She's very professional and direct, ensuring we got the photos ...
and emotion we were looking to capture. At the wedding, she captured everything from the first looks, to the sunset veil shots, all the way down to the dance floor dips and guests having a blast. We can't imagine anyone else being there with us, and wouldn't recommend anyone else to capture such special moments. Makayla, thank you for your quick response times and attention to detail. You made us feel comfortable and gave us ever-lasting memories. You are amazing!
Reviewed On 10/25/2019 by Nathan L
Makayla is an amazing photographer. She has a way of capturing beauty in a way that few can, and seems to somehow capture the right angles in every situation. My girlfriend and I not only felt comfortable with her, but were able to laugh with h...
er and have a great time. We did a hike up a (really steep) mountain for our photo location, and Makayla made it into a ton of fun. She's down for any sort of adventure and truly has an eye for photography. When we received our final album we were insanely impressed with the quality of photos and with the sheer number of amazing photos that she got. Would definitely recommend Makayla McGarvey Photography to anyone who needs quality photos, and would love to shoot with her again!
Reviewed On 10/25/2019 by Stefanie F
Makayla is an AMAZING photographer. She was a surprise to us when my husband proposed and the photos were awesome. We knew that we had to have her shoot our wedding. She has such a keen eye for special moments. Makayla was able to get my husban...
d to actually enjoy take photos!! She is welcoming and supportive with figuring out plans and set ups. I couldn't recommend her enough!!
Reviewed On 10/25/2019 by Josephine P
Makayla is an absolutely INCREDIBLE photographer. She took engagement photos for me, and she really captured exactly what I was looking for. She took the time to really make sure the photos turned out perfectly and were exactly what I wanted.
She was also great at making me feel comfortable during the shoot. I had never had pictures taken like this before, so I was a little nervous! But Makayla kept everything light and fun, and I ended up having the greatest time.
Also, it took barely any time at all for her to edit the photos and get them sent out to me. I thought it may take a lot longer, but they were done so quickly!
Makayla is clearly extremely passionate and talented at what she does. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer whether that be for wedding photos, engagement photos, senior photos, you name it! She’s just wonderful at it all.
Reviewed On 10/25/2019 by Lauren C
If I could give 10 stars I would! We have done 2 sessions with her so far and every time we got our pictures back we are in complete awe! It’s like she never took a bad picture? She finds ways to always lighten the mood and make you laugh and ...
capture the happiness within the photo without making it feel staged. She hears what you want and makes sure she captures that while finding things you may not realize you wanted captured but are happy to have. I absolutely love having her as our photographer and highly recommend her to anyone!
Reviewed On 10/25/2019 by Ina F
Loved my photos, loved Makalya’s flexibility and how she really captured our special day! Very professional and personable too. Highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 10/25/2019 by Rachael M
Makayla is easily my favorite photographer I have worked with! She took my senior photos for college as well as sports photos for my volleyball team. Makayla has fun at every shoot and has a way of making people feel comfortable and confident. ...
I highly recommend Makayla to anybody with photography needs, whether it be family photos, weddings, or just a fun spontaneous shoot.
Reviewed On 10/25/2019 by Daniel F
Makayla is a true professional! She walked us through our pictures because we had no idea what to do. I’m not a guy that likes to take pictures, but I can say that I was truly blown away by how enjoyable she made the process. On top of that, th...
e pictures were beyond incredible and we will hold on to them forever!
Reviewed On 10/25/2019 by Lisa G
Where do I begin! Makayla is incredible!!
My husband and I wanted her for our destination wedding in Ireland because we felt we could really trust her with our big day and we knew she could get the job done with the time we had at our venue! M...
y husband and I are both so awkward infront of the camera and having her help us through the day and make us feel comfortable made the whole day so special!
We are so incredibly thankful for Makayla and her work, I still cannot stop gushing over our wedding photos!
Reviewed On 10/25/2019 by Haley K
We're so happy we were able to have Makayla as our wedding photographer! She was so fun and easy to work with. Having photos of our wedding day that captured all the emotions and candid moments of the day was really important to us and Makayla ...
did just that! Our photos turned our better than we could have imagined. I would highly recommend Makayla!
Reviewed On 10/24/2019 by Kenzie F
Makayla is AMAZING! Not only did we get a ton of beautiful pictures, but we also had so much fun taking them! She made the whole experience so enjoyable. I will continue to recommend her to anyone who is looking for a photographer. Thank you, t...
hank you, THANK YOU!!
Reviewed On 10/24/2019 by Amy P
Makayla was the photographer for our engagement photos and our wedding, and she did a wonderful job! She was great to work with. She was very professional and really captured what we were looking for. The photos came out beautiful! We loved how...
she really captured our story through her photography. We have received so many compliments on our wedding pictures from friends and family. I would highly recommend Makayla and would definitely hire her again!
Reviewed On 10/24/2019 by Julie R
Could not ask for a better photographer than Makayla. She goes above and beyond every step of the way. I am the most indecisive person EVER and she helped plan my wedding by giving ideas and recommendations based on her experience. I love Mak...
ayla and am lucky have our beautiful pictures to look at every day for the rest of forever!
Reviewed On 10/24/2019 by Mariah D
Makayla is an absolute joy to work with. She does a wonderful job of capturing genuine moments, and definitely knows what she's doing when it comes to posing couples. My husband and I are so happy with the photos that Makayla has taken for us, ...
and will definitely reach out to her again in the future for all of our photography needs! Thank you Makayla!
Reviewed On 10/24/2019 by Natasha H
We have had the pleasure of using Makayla several times for her beautiful photography. During our initial couples/ portrait session, we loved how effortlessly Makayla captured such precious moments. We then used her for our engagement and will ...
be using her for our wedding in the Bahamas soon. I could not feel more comfortable as a bride knowing that Makayla has it covered and will produce great products. Her personality and goofy quirks will be sure to get you the best pictures possible! I would highly recommend her to any other bride, family or individual!!