Our lives aside from the photography & videography business are just as crazy busy as wedding season!
March 2022 we decided to sell our home in Idaho and move 2,000 miles to buy 111 acres of our dream property! We call Kentucky home now and love to explore the property with our three dogs; Dixie, Hank & Brooks! With that much property there is always a project to be done so in free time we are improving what I like to call "The Homestead".
Gavin works full time as an Iron worker, and I dedicate my time to photography and to raising our son! So our lives are anything but dull and boring. We are constantly working and the property keeps us busy, but we wouldn't have it any other way!
Starting from the true beginning of my photo & video passion would mean going back to an 8-year-old version of myself, lining up my stuffed animals and using a disposable camera to take portraits of them, Fast forward about 5 years, my passion turned into taking some senior photos of my sister. Then 8 years after that it was editing my best friend's wedding photos, to current day photographing weddings for couples, curating stunning wedding videos and running a business I am proud of!
Gavin joined the team about 6 months into business, after I had asked him to take some photos of me for headshots. He quickly started enjoying the creativity that went into photography and videography. He is very detail oriented so there is no surprise that he has a great eye for composition.
Today we make a team that captures every moment of the wedding day and delivers galleries that are full of beautifully composed portraits, candid moments with your friends, and all of the emotional glimpses into your wedding day!
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And Lastly, your bride tribe! Find yourself the best hype girls and have them with you all day! You won't regret it, and I love to laugh with you and your best friends!
Have you thought out every detail, and planned your day to be unique and special to you and your partners love story?
I can't wait to capture it!
I love working with couples who share an undeniable connection. The couples who are the most authentic and at peace when they are together!
If you have a loving partner, and you all are ready to tie the knot, then you are half way there!
Do you and your partner value your photos, and dream of epic portraits of the two of you? Have you dreamed of your wedding day since you were a child? Can you imagine saying "I do" at a beautiful venue with everyone you love to support you?
Above everything, brides choose to be Mckinsey Murray Brides because they trust Us! They know that Gavin and I will capture every moment. They have faith that even on the rainiest of wedding days that our experience will still allow them to have epic photos. And lastly, they feel comfortable having us as their shadows all day because we ensure that we are more than your photographers but also your friends on your wedding day!
Being a Mckinsey Murray Bride is a choice and we are so thankful to those of you who love who we are as much as we love who you are!
Since I started Mckinsey Murray Photography I knew it was a calling. Something about capturing peoples love stories just set my soul on fire and felt like I had finally found my life passion.
I started this my business on a 10 year old laptop, with a borrowed camera, and a dream! I wanted to create something for families that meant something. And what a better way than capturing one of the biggest days of their lives.
Quickly I started realizing that wedding photography sometimes was more than just the ceremony shots. Often times it is the first time an entire family has been together for years, or the last time some loved ones would make it to a life celebration. It brings people from all across the country and sometimes world together to celebrate a binding of two people.
With that being said I started focusing on providing a legacy that provides an ever lasting memory!
I now capture not only the love story of my couple but also that of those closest in their lives! I try to give Grandma and Grandpa and photo to cherish and commemorate their marriage long after one of them is passed. I try to give your sister, brother-in-law, and their three kids a photo to document that time they all got dressed up, even when their day to day is chaotic! I try to give parents a portrait for them to look back on and be reminded of all the moments they have lived together!
These are the memories I want to capture for you. Not just beautiful photos the bride and groom with cherish but also moments that the entire family will look back on and be reminded of all the love that surrounds them daily!
The legacy of Mckinsey Murray photography will not only be the dream that I have for my life, and the amazing love that Gavin and I share, but it will be the culmination of all of the love stories and life dreams that I am able to share and capture!
What Brides say!
"Mckinsey was absolutely amazing to work with and we love, love, love our engagement and wedding photos! Mckinsey is not only the sweetest, she was very professional and organized. She helped me with setting up a timeline and worked with me on pricing options that fit my budget and gave me everything I wanted. I would highly recommend Mckinsey for any photography needs, Kentucky is lucky to have her ❤️" -Melissa
"Literally the best ! She literally captured everything we wanted and more ! She’s the sweetest person and she’s so caring and compassionate about what she does . Will definitely be using her for any future photos !" -Brooke
"Mckinsey is absolutely wonderful. She’s extremely laid back and makes you feel comfortable being in front of a camera. Her work is outstanding and so is her customer service/communication. Our wedding day went flawless and a big part of it goes to Mckinsey! It hasn’t even been two weeks since the big day and she’s already sent me the edited wedding gallery. If you’re looking for a friendly, easy going, professional photographer, Mckinsey is your girl!" -Kaitlin
McKinsey was absolutely AMAZING at our wedding. She will capture every moment of your big day and then some. Throughout the day she relieved some stress by coordinating the pictures so well and making us laugh as well. Not to mention she gave us a sneak peak the next day so we could relive our day so quickly! She is by far the best photographer there is, no one can change my mind! -Christie