Me at Kiwi Loco in Rexburg, ID

Hi! I’m McKenzie Lyman. I was born and raised in Texas but have found myself in Rexburg, Idaho at Brigham Young University – Idaho for my education. I love it here, but hate the cold!

I’m 21 years old and this is my 4th semester in Idaho. I got back 4 months ago from being a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Juiz de Fora, Brazil and miss it every day!

I’m excited to learn more about photography and improve my skills, which are pretty nonexistent. I am more familiar with editing and am looking forward to brushing up those skills as well. I don’t have much experience with photography, but I enjoy taking pictures when I have a camera on me!




My past photos happen to all be from Brazil because of the beauty I found there. All the edits I made we small, only adjusting tone, color, and contrast. They were all either taken in Itatiaia, Varginha, or Teresópolis. Here are my favorites!


I love flowers. These were in Itatiaia, RJ. They were everywhere! Edits: tone, color, contrast


Moss on a tree. Taken in Teresópolis, RJ. Edits: tone, color, contrast


I love the sun in this photo. Me and my companion were overlooking the city of Teresópolis. Believe it or not, this was winter. I loved it! I miss these mountains. Edits: tone, color, contrast


These cute potted succulents were in Varginha, MG. Edits: tone, color, contrast


Slippery stairs in Teresópolis, RJ. They led down to a house with a mean dog. Edits: tone, color, contrast


The best dessert ever! Açaí with Paçoquita. Taken in Varginha, MG. Edits: tone, color, contrast


Flowers of Teresópolis. Edits: tone, color, contrast


Abandoned house in Teresópolis, RJ. Edits: tone, color, contrast


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  1. McKenzie, I’m loving the pictures of Brazil. I served my mission there so it brings back memories. I especially like the picture of the acai. I liked how you focused on one object and blurred the background. I like how your pictures were taking outside, giving it that natural authentic feeling. Can’t wait to see more of your pictures.

    Here is a link to my blog:

    Also check out Brittany’s blog who also used nature pictures.


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