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I'm a Saint Louis Native, travel enthusiast, hardcore animal lover, advocate for social justice, tree hugger, and hands-on maker.

My journey into photography began during a film class in college, where I felt like I had won the lottery watching my images slowly develop under the red-light glow of the darkroom. It's evolved since then, and that passion translated to digital work. I'm experienced in portraits, animals, landscapes, nature, products, events, and real estate. 

I'm obsessed with video. Always have been, always will be.  What started as a childhood hobby of homemade music videos has become a refined craft, an avenue for storytelling, and a means of communicating. Walking through the world, I imagine the best ways to film every moment. I geek out about my cutting edge equipment, including: Sony A7iii & A7iv, Zhiyun gimbals, DJI drones, and GoPro cameras.

Makenna Burton


I paint, a lot. I started working primarily with oils at the start of 2021 and fell in love - hard. However, I still dabble in other mediums and love to experiment.  When I'm painting, I'm *in the zone* and tend to forget about the world around me. I've been fortunate to have much of my work featured around the St. Louis area in shows and galleries. I also sell original works of arts, prints, and have done many commissions for people that run the gamut, but my favorites are people and pet portraits.  


Drawing is where it all began. I began my lifelong journey into art at the kitchen table of my childhood home, sketching. It's been the foundation for all my artistic endeavors and given me invaluable knowledge in composition, lighting, and all around knowing how to see like an artist. Lately, I've been focusing on line drawings. They're great gifts for friends and family, check them out!



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