Kristin Mackler photographer and owner of MacklerMediaHi, I’m Kristin, travel lover, design junkie, gardening enthusiast, and the photographer behind MacklerMedia. We provide wedding and portrait photography services and are based in the Washington D.C. area.

I am a photojournalist who got into photography to capture and tell important stories through images. It is an honor to work with people to document some of the happiest and most important memories of their lives, from engagements, to weddings, to growing families. I use a candid approach to photography because I believe it is the best way to capture true emotion, moments, beauty, and most importantly, love. Photography has this unique power to instantly and permanently capture a moment in time. And I think the most meaningful and beautiful moments happen when people relax, be themselves, have fun, and forget that the camera is even there. The most powerful photography tells a visual story that resonates with people who see it. This is why I believe there is so much value in photojournalism. This is why I strive to capture the most important moments of people’s lives in an honest, straightforward way. And this is why I love being a photographer!

husband and wife photography duoI have previously worked as a newspaper photographer and still work as a freelance photojournalist for publications in the Washington D.C. area and beyond. You can view my photojournalism portfolio here. I graduated with a degree in photojournalism from Ohio University. In fact, I met my husband, Chris, (who is also a photojournalist) while working for Ohio University’s student-run newspaper. So I can easily say that becoming a photographer was the best decision of my life! Chris is wonderful enough to assist me on shoots when needed. You can view his photojournalism work here.

But enough about me! I want to know about your story and how I can help capture it in photos. If you are interested in working together please contact me! I look forward to hearing from you.