based in california

FINE ART WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER 

        Hey there, My names Halli Makennah.
I'm glad that you found me here. I am a San Diego native & would travel just about anywhere to take your photo. I love my job- I mean I genuinely with my whole entire heart love my job. Classic & Bright imagery is what I desire to create. Pushing the limits & digging a little deeper to make something beautiful is & will always be worth it to me. I find so much joy in Capturing long lasting love stories.

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HALLI IS SUCH AN AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER! SHE HAS A TALENT FOR CAPTURING THE MOST BEAUTIFUL & NATURAL PHOTOS IN ANY SETTING. HALLI MAKES THE SHOOT FUN & FLY BY WHICH IS NECESSARY WHEN YOU HAVE KIDS & PETS PARTICIPATING. WE TRULY CHERISH ALL OF OUR PHOTOS & ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO OUR SESSIONS WITH HER. HALLI IS THE BEST AT WHAT SHE DOES & WE ARE SO HAPPY WE FOUND HER. 

-ERIN & PETE

My family is not the best when it comes to taking pictures. my kids  are all over the place,my husband is rolling his eyes, & I get upset that my hair & make-up are getting ruined in the process. I wanted to be able to cherish the present & also remember it in the future, but also wanted something real & authentic; photos that truly captured my family as we are- no posing, no prompting, no bribery. i told halli a little bit about my family & that she had her work cut out for her. Together, we decided on a perfect location that not only had meaning for my family, but was also very practical. HALLI IMMEDIATELY BEGAN SHOOTING & CAPTURING JUST RAW & CANDID IMAGES. MY KIDS WERE LAUGHING & PLAYING WHILE MY HUSBAND & I STOOD BACK WATCHING. SHE WALKED AROUND US, RAN BEHIND US, I THINK SHE EVEN CLIMBED A TREE & STOOD IN THE RIVER! EVERY ONCE A WHILE, SHE GAVE US SOME CREATIVE DIRECTION THAT IN THE END PROVED HER TALENT & NATURAL EYE IN THIS FIELD. SHE MADE OUR SHOOT LOOK EFFORTLESS & FUN. SHE WAS SMILING & GIGGLING RIGHT ALONG WITH MY KIDS. THE FINAL PRODUCT BROUGHT US TO TEARS. I WAS IN AWE THAT WE NOT ONLY MADE IT THROUGH A PHOTO SHOOT WITHOUT FIGHTING, TEARS, & CONSTANT BRIBERY, BUT THAT HALLI TRULY CAPTURED REAL HAPPINESS & JOY THAT I KNEW MY FAMILY POSSESSED. OUR FAMILY PHOTOS TURNED OUT SO BEAUTIFUL & I KNOW THAT NO ONE ELSE WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CAPTURE US AS HALLI DI. HALLI HAS A NATURAL TALENT IN PHOTOGRAPHY LIKE NONE OTHER.   

-CONLON FAMILY 

 WHERE DO I EVEN START? I CAME TO HALLI AFTER CONSTANT FRUSTRATION, LACK OF TIME, & PRESSURE TO KEEO UP WITH SOCIAL MEDIA. NOT TO MENTION THE QUALITY OF MY PHOTOS WERE SUBSTANDARD & LAME. HALLI HAD COMPLETELY TAKEN CHARGE OF MY INSTAGRAM, WHICH HAS BECOME SUCH A HUGE PART OF ANY BUSINESS, AND TOOK MY BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL. HER PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATION TREMENDOUSLY (SERIOUSLY, ARE SECRETLY PART UNICORN, NO HUMAN IS THAT GOOD!) HALLI I HAVE A LIFE AGAIN BECAUSE OF YOU, & AWESOME PHOTO TO PROVE IT.

-MEGAN DUBA 

my Fiancé & I booked halli for our wedding in january in fallbrook & could not be more happy that we did! she brought along one photographer who was also amazing. she was more than helpful whether it be tips for timing of the wedding, good ideas of where to shoot, & was more than comfortable to have around taking pictures of us & guests all night. our photos came back super quick & were absolutely stunning!! Can not say enough goog things! would absolutely recommend.

  

-emily & Cameron

I have worked with halli for the last three years. she has an impeccable eye & I am always so pleasantly surprised when i see how beautifully she has captured our design projects. what started out as a simple headshot shoot rapidly turned into a complete overhaul of our companies image. i feel as though through her vision we were able to elevate our internal and external perception and leap into another level of the luxury services we offer. i wouldn't just highly recommend her for whatever photography services you are seeking, i would say you would be missing out on a golden opportunity in not working with her. 

  

-maegan swabb

Halli is an unbelievably talented photographer with an eye for design. her work is beautiful & thoughtful & I always look forward to working with her! 

  

-morgan craft