About

Photo by: Alicia Hoyt Photography

Photo by: Alicia Hoyt Photography

 

Hey there! My name is Alyssa MacKinnon and I'm the creator behind the lens. You can find me in my hometown of Sydney, Nova Scotia, but I'm more than willing to travel near and far to accommodate your photography and videography needs. It's no secret amongst my friends and family that I spend more of my time traveling than I do at home (this girl is definitely not a homebody). In fact, my desire to start a career creating videos and taking photos began on my last journey through Central America. I spent the few months I was gone filming all of my adventures, and threw together a subpar video of GoPro footage that got quite the traction from my social media following. I immediately asked myself "why couldn't I create stuff like this all the time, for a living?" And when I couldn't come up with an adequate response, I decided that there was no reason I couldn't at least try. I mean, I had the talent, I had the passion, and the equipment was only waiting for me at the nearest camera shop. It was time that I turned my lifelong passion into something I could do for the rest of my life. Things started to happen when a friend of mine and fellow photographer, Alicia Hoyt, asked me to come along with her to second shoot a few weddings. We immediately realized that we worked together seamlessly, and decided that a partnership had to be formed. This partnership still goes strong today, and because of the great opportunity she presented me, I was able to start accepting bookings of my own. 

This hopeless romantic with a very keen eye for detail also possesses the eye for tear-jerking, heartfelt, joyful, and truly real moments. Through my work, you learn who I am. You learn of my emotional vulnerability, my quirkiness, my hilarious personality, and my love for love. If you would take the time to get to know me, I'd love to return the favour. Allow me to capture your special moments so that your memories stay with you for years to come.