I'm Makayla Petersen!

I am a proud Alumni of The Ohio State University, where I studied Agriculture Communications. I am also an amateur graphic designer but my love for photography trumps all. Photography is more than just a job, it is a passion that I strive to better myself at every day. A few of my favorite things to do when I am not behind the camera is to explore new places, do at home DIY and spend time with my family. My favorite thing to do as a photographer is to take newborn and engagement photos to capture those perfect little moments. If you head over to my wedding and lifestyle pages you can see my collections!


When you hire me you instantly gain a new friend. It is very important to me that you feel comfortable not only in front of my camera but also comfortable with me. I want to know how you met, what makes you love each other, your passions in life, and what makes your story so special. It is my goal to create images that illustrate your real and raw emotions. I put my focus on not only getting the perfect shots but also the imperfect ones. I love capturing the in-between moments that truly describe who you are. 


A session with me is a chance to forget your stresses in life and enjoy each others company. I want you to focus on the love that you share, the future, the specialness of the new life you created and let me be there to capture it all. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will forget the world around you. When you leave your session I want you to feel just a little bit closer than when you arrived with me and with your loved ones.


Thank you for taking the time to explore my work. I sincerely hope that I have the opportunity to capture your moments!


photos by @MakaylaAutumnPhotography