Makena Lee Photography
Makena Lee Photography

Makena Lee Photography

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Introduction: Hi! I’m Makena. A late-twenties photographer in the greater Indianapolis area. Originally from Wisconsin but made Indiana home back in 2019 along with my husband and 2 beagles, Arthur and Jonathan (Artie & Johnny). When not photographing people, I am photographing homes for real estate (yes – I know what you’re thinking… “Boring!” but hey, sometimes it’s nice to photography things that don’t move or run away from you.) But in my actual free time, I am editing photos, handing with my mini-family, going to F45 or crashing my neighbors pool. I would love to hear from you! Xoxo, Makena

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Hired 9 times

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1 year in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Exceptional 5.0

9 reviews


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Bradley V.
3 weeks ago

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Hired on Thumbtack

Did a personal photo shoot with Makena and had a great experience! She was really helpful and easy to coordinate with to plan our shoot. She gave good feedback/direction, made me feel comfortable to capture some great photos, and did a phenomenal job with the editing. 10/10 would recommend and will definitely hire again!

Details: Solo portrait • Candid (captured in the moment) • Artistic (focus on composition, lighting) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • High fashion (highlights style) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Makena Lee Photography's reply
Hey Brad! Thanks so much for the review. I loved your sessions - so fun!! Thanks again 😀
Portrait Photography
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Sarah P.
7 days ago

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Hired on Thumbtack

Makena was a blast to work with! She was enthusiastic and really cared about getting that “wow” picture. She takes her time with poses and finding the perfect setting. I couldn’t be happier with how the pictures turned out!

Details: Posed engagement photoshoot • Candid • Natural or environmental • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • At the pro’s location

Makena Lee Photography's reply
Hey Sarah!!! Thanks so much for the review. Put a big smile on my face. Loved working with you & congrats on the engagement 😊
Engagement Photography
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Sarah M.
Sep 21, 2021
Whether it’s dog photos, family photos, or headshots, Makena works her magic! I would know- she’s done them all for me. I keep coming back for more! She is punctual in her response time, listens to your wants & needs, and makes it happen. My dog, family, and myself always feel comfortable with Makena. She comes with ideas- but also allows time and room for your own ideas if you have/want them. I love how she always gives a “sneak peak” while editing so you can get hype before she finishes the package. On the note of editing and style- she’s talented, I 100% trust her-and again, she’s open to any ideas in the editing process (like getting rid of my grays). Book her, you’re wasting time reading any further, GO!
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Maggie A.
Sep 9, 2021
Makena did a newborn photo shoot for us and we couldn't have been happier with the shoot as well as the finished photos. Makena had great ideas for poses and shots that were unique and natural, and her lighting and editing style gave the photos a modern feel. We will be booking her again for our family Christmas card photos this year!
Makena Lee Photography's reply
Thank you Maggie! I love photographing your beautiful family.
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Erika w.
Sep 8, 2021
I usually hate having my picture taken, but Makena made it easy. In fact, she took my favorite picture ever and captured my real smile AND got my dogs to sit still and pose. It looks like a magazine cover. She’s truly talented and I’ve already scheduled my fall photo shoot with her!
Makena Lee Photography's reply
Hi Erika! Thank you for the kind words. I loved working with you & I cannot wait for your family photos. Makena
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  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    For all portrait photography services, I will email out a contract as well as a $100 deposit to secure your date.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Webinars, in-person photography AND photoshop workshops, Youtube leaning subscriptions, and more!

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