Aris // Northwest Indiana Portrait Photographer

Aris is the kind of person who makes others feel special- and that is an amazing trait to have. . Aris has been the person who has taught me what it is to be totally okay with being "you". She is fearless and never turns down the opportunity to wear a cool color of lipstick.  She is bold, brave, honest, and funny.

All in all I think she is pretty great. 

-Mackenzie Hope

In Which We Go To a Studio

So here's the thing: when you have three girls who are photographers, you must (must) take pictures together...and bring along other lovely people to take pictures of. So that's exactly what we did.

Donuts may have been involved as well.

-Mackenzie Hope- 

It's Finally Here! (and other stories)

(images by Sarah Kriner 

Back in January 2012 I started a little blog. I didn't know what I was doing - I just wanted to share my pictures with the world...or something like that. From there my story sounds much like your common photographer. I had been taking pictures for a couple of years before that and, after mulling over some clever brand name choices (like "Point of View Photography"...I kid you not),  had cleverly branded myself "Mackenzie Hope Photography". Sounded solid enough. I took pictures of anything and everything. Eventually buying myself a "big" camera (it wasn't that big) and continuing to grow. 

I shot my first wedding at 16 years of age. Bless the lovely couple that put their lives (or the life of their wedding photos)  in my incapable hands. I had no idea what I was doing but only what I had read in books and other blogs. From that day on I had a dream to become a wedding photographer. 

I honestly didn't what I was getting myself into - it has been quite the journey. 

So, here's to the start of something new and exciting! Join me as I continue to take pictures, learn new things, have plenty of adventures and drink lots of tea (very important you know). 

Yours truly,

Mackenzie Hope ("Kenzie" works too)