who's that girl? it's madeline

i’ve been an avid hobbyist for years— whether that be photography, writing, collecting rocks and shells, playing the piano, making art collages, traveling, curating playlists, you name it! throughout different seasons of my life, falling in and out of different hobbies and hyperfixations, one thing has remained the same: i’m the girl behind the lens. when i was nine years old, my mother bought me a small kodak camera, and i spent the next few years documenting life through my eyes, though my main subject was my little brother. from his steps to his first day of school, i quickly became obsessed with documenting THOSE moments in life that seem to slip away so fast. 

fast forward to getting my first ipod touch (that phrase definitely just aged me LOL) and i was THAT annoying friend who wouldn’t let anyone touch their food until i got a good aerial snapshot of it. 

in 2016, i had the amazing opportunity to document my best friends’ wedding. for you camera lovers out there, i photographed it on a canon rebel t3i with a kit lens, all in jpeg, and edited on my ipad on the vsco app. you have to start somewhere!!

in early 2021, i bought my first proper camera, my trusty canon 5d mark iii. i photographed anyone and everyone i could that year and officially launched my business in november 2021. like a damn fool in love, i quit my day job to pursue photography full time in january 2022 and i’ve never looked back! 

i love what i do and i wake up everyday pinching myself that i get to capture LOVE for a living. my favorite thing is getting to connect with my couples on a deeper level (enneagram 4 here!). my desire in telling your story through moments frozen in photographs is that the art we create together feels authentic to who you are as a couple. as someone who isn’t super comfortable in front of a camera, it’s important to me that you are comfortable and at ease, and i always strive to create fun, candid, happy, silly, goofy, tender, sweet, and emotional moments throughout our time together.

your wedding day is one of the happiest of your life, and often times it can be overshadowed by both external and internal stressors. my goal is to by your hype girl throughout the whole process, reminding you of what’s important: the love between you and your partner. so what are you waiting for? let’s do this!!

not your typical photographer

I am passionate about telling your story authentically.

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kind words 

Madeline was absolutely amazing to work with and we felt so lucky to find her! She was very responsive and so welcoming to all my ideas, and the family list that kept growing. During the photo shoot she welcomed my whole family (four dogs and all!) and made us feel right at ease. She made the photo shoot so much fun for my two young boys and captured all the special moments and smiles. She had such great ideas and got through our large bunch of 10+ family members of every generation! It was truly incredible to see her at work and get through the list I had prepared. It really meant a lot to be able to talk to her before, and during the photo shoot with any questions or ideas. I highly recommend her for any photography shoot you need! The photos are high quality, amazing angles, creative and capture the love between everyone. Thanks again Madeline for such a special day and capturing the love of my family!

Michelle C

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Madeline was very informative, as we are new(er) to the area, and we let her pick the location. Days before our shoot, she found a location that she felt would provide a better landscape for our photos, and was in communication the entire time. She made us at ease. Neither one of us likes to be in front of the camera, and we have a 9 month old, who can get fussy. Madeline was able to make our daughter laugh, and capture the best photos of her. The photos are remarkable! There was a quick turn around time of about a week. In that time frame, we were given preview photos, which got us even more excited to see the final album. Madeline was professional, and welcoming. She was able to capture the love and happiness of our family. This was our first time having a professional take our photos, and we will be using Madeline again for future shoots. Also, she is great with infants!

Justin C

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Joscelyn C

Absolutely loved working with Madeline Joan Photography! SO professional, super sweet & amazing at what she does. Made my family & I feel so comfortable throughout the entire session. She was also a natural with my 8 month old daughter! The photos came out so beautifully & I can’t wait to share them! Will 100% be coming back.