"if i can't scuba, then what's this all been about? what am i working towards?"
- Creed Bratton




though i specialize in elopement and wedding photography, i also have a passion for individual/creative portraits, and documenting whatever season of life you’re in. i offer maternity sessions, graduation portraits, and family sessions as well!

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i'm madeline

i’m so glad you’re here. the name’s madeline and i am a photographer based in the san francisco bay area, but ready to hop on a flight to photograph the destination elopement or wedding of your DREAMS! i’ve been privileged to travel to some of the most beautiful locations to capture love in its purest form and i cannot wait to add more places to my list!

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Madeline did an absolutely amazing job with our engagement photos. I am so in love with how they turned out!! She was so nice and made us feel really comfortable during the whole experience. I was a little nervous doing a photoshoot because I’m kind of awkward in front of the camera and don’t know how to pose myself, but she helped us through it and made us feel so natural it just happened so fluidly. There was never a moment where I second guessed myself - I felt confident and beautiful the whole time and trusted Madeline’s guidance and I’m so glad we did! We wanted super natural, naturey candid pics and that’s exactly what we got! I would 100% work with Madeline again :-)

Amanda + Eric

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She. Is. The. BEST!! Madeline was an absolute dream to work with. Her communication is fantastic, she keeps you in the loop for just about everything, and is so skilled. Even though we were initially bummed about the cloudy day, Madeline really made us shine in our photos. And the photos came out beautifully, we are so obsessed with them!!

Plus, Madeline is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. We honestly weren't super confident about the posing part, but Madeline made it a breeze.

If you're thinking about booking a shoot with Madeline, do it!! Don't think twice! She's amazing and you won't regret it.

Louisa + Gam

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I've been following Madeline's work on Instagram for years and always admired her style and aesthetic! I finally booked her as my lead wedding photographer and did an engagement session with her recently to get comfortable with each other before the big day. Madeline made us feel so much at ease with everything and expertly guided us to the best locations and poses, which was so helpful because we can definitely get nervous and awkward behind the camera sometimes. The photos came out absolutely stunning!! They are some of our favorite photos of us ever, and I can't wait for her to shoot our wedding in April. We also brought along our dog and she incorporated her into our photos so well and captured such sweet heartfelt moments with our pup. Beyond her amazing work, Madeline is also such a genuine, kind, and authentic person and I feel so lucky to have her in my life. Thank you!!

Michelle + Jordan

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My husband refuses to take photos for anyone…except Madeline. We first met her for our engagement shoot, and half way through he went from no photographer at the wedding, to only if it’s Madeline. Her style and personality made it so easy to be ourselves. She brought out my husband’s goofy side and truly made him shine. And on our wedding day, she not only made sure to capture our true essence in all its candidness (no posing allowed!), but delivered sneak peaks that brought my mom to tears, and made the day everything we wanted and more. I still cannot get over how perfect not only her eye for photography but approach with people is. I’m so excited we’ve found our photographer to capture all of life’s events.

Alex + Richard

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Madeleine is such a dream to work with. She went above and beyond to make my elopement one of the most incredible days of my life. She helped me with my make up, ran interference with family members, and put everyone so at ease in front of the camera.

Everyone was so comfortable and the pictures were Stunning!

She knows how to set up aesthetic shots, is incredibly professional, and puts her whole heart and soul into every shoot. If turn around times are ever extended, just trust the process because she is working overtime to make every detail perfect, every image flawless- never sending anything less than perfection in a frame.

She's worth every penny and every minute. Better than my wildest dreams. The only photographer I will ever trust for myself and my family.

Athena + Colin

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This is my second year in a row taking photos with Madeline; she is amazing! Everything from communication to the photoshoot to the how the photos turned out was exceptional. As a perfectionist myself, I especially appreciate how she has impeccable attention-to-detail; e.g. letting us know to remove stuff from pockets, fixing clothing/hair in the way, looking in a specific direction, etc.

She definitely knows her craft well. All in all, I'm extremely satisfied with Madeline's work, keep it up girl!

The Kam Family

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Madeline was AMAZING for our engagement photos. She was so flexible with the bad weather for our proposal. During our session, she made us feel so comfortable. It was like we had known her for years. I love her style and her communication. If you choose Madeline you won’t be disappointed!!

Kiyana + Logan

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