Hi, I'm MK.

Let's be friends!

Ripped jeans, flowey tops, and green houses (the kind that hold plants, and also just houses painted green, I'm not picky) give me all the good vibes, and if I can't be exploring some exciting new place, I'm in my room editing my last shoot, curled up next to my pup Moose and kitten Lou. They're really the backbone of MKC Photography and carry all the weight around here.

Beyond the basic "I love to travel, eat pizza, and sit in cute coffee shops," the thing to know about me is I'm wild about my job. Working with outstanding people, photographing beautiful memories, and sharing those with the kindest community make my day, and I don't think I could ask for a better job.

I started shooting years ago..

I am an award-winning photographer from Alabama. From working in news rooms, to covering events and sports at The University of Alabama, to leading teams of journalists through foreign countries collecting travel magazine content, I've been in nearly every scenario and always come out with a story worth telling (and the photos to prove it.)

I picked up a camera over a decade ago, and every move forward in my life has happened with a camera in my hand. I've traveled the world, seen friends celebrate huge milestones, told my family's story, and worked with hundreds of outstanding individuals turning to the next chapter in their own story.

As cheesy as that sounds, it's what I love to do. I couldn't see myself doing anything else and being truly happy.

I'm not the only one tellin' the stories anymore...

Meet my associate team!

Matthew Wood

Matthew is a professional photographer for The University of Alabama, and one of the biggest people-persons I have ever met. With over a decade as a full time photographer, Matthew knows his way around the camera and makes his subject feel comfortable and confident with clear directions and all the positive reassurance. A graduate of Delta State University, Matthew is Mississippi born and raised! His goofy personality and attention to detail makes him an amazing photographer and person to be around!

Sarah Pennington

Sarah is a transplanted Yankee, having moved to Tuscaloosa from Michigan in 2014. She has been shooting professionally for 4 years, with a focus on families, newborns, seniors and grads. One of the most common pieces of feedback she receives is that she puts her clients at ease right away. She finds it tough to be serious, and is always working to keep the people around her feeling lighthearted and stress-free, too. She fell in love with portrait photography when she realized that she can capture those feelings and give them back to her clients as visible evidence of their confidence and beauty. (She's also a dog-lover, so if you're considering bringing your pup... do it!)

Hannah Grenier

Hannah is a 2018 graduate from The University of Alabama (and a former MKC Grad herself!) who lived in Boston after graduation but is now back here in Tuscaloosa working on taking her photography business full time. She has been shooting professionally for about a year, focusing on graduates, couples and intimate weddings.  Hannah loves to meet new people and will make you feel like you’ve known each other for years, she has a way of making her clients feel confident and comfortable! She loves capturing movement and emotion so expect to laugh and move a lot during a session with her. 

Rachel Nadeau

Rachel is a New Jersey native (30 mins to NYC!) and a student at the University of Alabama graduating in 2024! She has been shooting for over a year and has a heart for graduates and couples. Rachel and her fiancé Christian work with a campus ministry at UA and can’t wait to stay in Tuscaloosa after graduation!

What Clients Have to Say

Wedding Client

"I can not say enough great things about MKC Photography! She is professional, present, and knows exactly what she’s doing. She captured every special moment of our wedding day! I loved the range of photos I received from the portraits to the ceremony and reception, and all the details in between! Now only did she focus on photos of my husband and I but our guests as well! I am so happy we chose MKC Photography!" - Hannah Montgomery

Graduate Client

"MK is great and you really get every penny you pay for! Not only was I so happy with my gallery, my family was astounded with it. Looking back on the experience, I had so much fun! MK incorporated my personality into my gallery and even made me get out of my comfort zone to capture amazing shots. She also made it a priority to get the images and pictures that I wanted. In the beginning I was really timid and nervous and she made me feel so comfortable so quickly into the session. She is definitely one of the best Tuscaloosa has to offer!" - Connor Jefferson

Graduate Client

"Mary Kathryn is the absolute BEST!! She made my graduation photo session the best experience I could ask for. My pictures turned out so amazing and she made the session so fun. My friends and I all had MK for our grad photos and it was the best decision! She is such a talented photographer and such sweet girl!" - Holly Welch