Hello, I'm Dean. 

I'm glad you're here.


I'm a wedding and fine art photographer, based near Joshua Tree, California, shooting unforgettable couples all over Southern California, including Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Temecula, everywhere in between, and beyond.  I can also be found in New York City,  Maine, and all along the New England coast. 

Each celebration is a sacred, once in a lifetime, celebration of love.   

I care about each couple that I work with.  I want to deliver you memories for a lifetime.  But, I'm not there just to take your pictures.  I'll be there to guide, and help you through the entire process, from our first conversation.  

I don't want miss a thing. 

I go above and beyond to learn very detail, and anticipate every moment. I want you to remember every detail like Grandma's flowers, your sister's surprise visit, or that special gift your soon to be Father-in-law gives you.  I want to see the nervous excited expression on your face as your mother helps with your veil, or put on your bow tie.  I want to capture that moment you first see each other, put a ring on each other's fingers, and kiss.  I want to celebrate each dance, each toast, and that first slice of cake.

I love what I do.  I'm passionate about weddings.  

I want to photograph yours. 

Learn More About Me

Your story is unlike anyone else's. 


Your wedding photographer should be, too

My style is mix of photojournalist for the ceremony, to capture each moment as it unfolds. I use a traditional style for the family formals, and ever evolving creativity for your bridal portraits, to produce images that are beautiful, timeless, and artistic.  I love to mix in a little black and white, too.  While I primarily shoot digital, I love it when I have an excuse to break out my film camera.  I love chasing the light, but I'm not afraid to break out the flash to make everything look just perfect.

MY SERVICES

Wedding
Make the most of this unforgettable day.
Portrait of a bride and groom staring into each others eyes  at their wedding in Temecula wine country california
Micro Weddings / Elopements
Intimate and sacred.
Boho bride poses with headband and flowers smiling and laughing while groom stands in background with hands on hips Hidden Valley Joshua Tree California
Engagement
Two people embarking on a lifetime of love.
On a rainy day husband and wife pose for a portrait in front a ship and palm trees after their wedding at San Diego City Hall

 

KIND WORDS FROM CLIENTS

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

"Dean is a true professional and captured our special day more beautifully than I could have hoped. He was caring and made us feel assured that we were in the best hands. On a day when there is so much to think about, Dean was a life saver and the end result was absolute perfection!"

— Ruben B. 

MALIBU, CALIFORNIA

"Fantastic wedding Photographer. Very personal kind and in tune with the event. Loved Dean!"

- Mira L.

PIONEERTOWN, CALIFORNIA

"Dean MacKay was wonderful! We didn't give him much time to prepare but it didn't affect his ability to create a wonderful album for us. He reached out to the property manager of the wedding site and he also reached out to the officiant and with their help Dean was able to come up with ideas before the wedding. On the day of our wedding, Dean worked with us to get some really cool shots and made us feel at ease. That's not easy for us because neither of us are very comfortable having our pictures taken. I would absolutely recommend Dean to anyone needing photos made."

-James M.

RICHARDSON, TEXAS

"Beautiful photographs!

I had some ideas that I showed Dean, and he was readily able to make them happen. Dean was easy to brainstorm with, and quickly got a feel for what I was looking for. His artistic nature really came through in his shots, and he did an amazing job of capturing the feel of the day. His easy going nature made it all feel fun and joyful."

- Robin P.

 

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