Welcome to my visual journal, makennaalyse.com. Hi, I am Makenna McReynolds. Based out of Salt Lake City, UT where I was born and raised. I am a lover of beautiful things and clever words. Lover of traveling, fresh flowers, music, good food, and creating. Married to the most amazing and supportive man, my British/Australian lover Aaron. I started this blog to share my favorite photos, ideas, outfits, bits and pieces of mine and Aaron’s life, and all the people and things that motivate me. My ultimate goal with Makenna Alyse is to inspire others to get creative, do what they love, and find the beauty and happiness in everything. I live to create and watch my ideas come to life.
Our Love Story
One night while I was dancing for the Utah Jazz, I spotted a handsome, well dressed guy and we kept making eye contact from across the basketball court. A few days later, he followed and direct messaged me on Instagram (see guys, social media isn’t ALL bad) and asked me to shoot with him for his friends clothing line. Truth be told, this was just a ploy to talk to me, and after months of nervously talking to each other and beating around the bush, he asked me out. When I opened the door for our first date, Aaron stood there with the cutest smile on his face. The first words out of his mouth were “you look beautiful” which, surprise, was said in this perfect British/Australian accent. I would have fallen over and married him right then and there if I could have. A road trip, summer, car accident, motorcycle accident and trip to the hospital later, Aaron proposed to me under a twinkling light filled teepee with the most perfect, thoughtful video on the best night of my life. Not too long after, I married my dream guy and had my dream wedding. It’s so crazy to look back and see where life has taken us! Life has definitely been an adventure with him ever since.
Thanks for reading and following along with me on this journey!