- THE Experience -
I'm Madeleine, and I'm so excited that you've connected with my work and want to learn more! This business is my absolute dream, as taking photos is the thing that I love to do most in the world. I started out in photography years ago when I wanted to be able to document my travels to different countries. I remember when I first told my father I was going to make this my career. He said "I'm so glad that you finally realized how perfect of a fit photography is. I've known that this is what you were meant to do for a while, but I wanted you to discover that on your own". It's been the most incredible experience on this adventure, and the
hands-down best part of everything is getting to meet and work with you. I am fortunate have the kindest, most fun, interesting clients, and I'd be honored to add you and your loved ones to that group! I'm grateful for the opportunity to share my passion with you, and help tell the stories of the most important days and people in your life. I come from a background of hospitality, customer service, and event management, and I use those skills to make your photography experience a seamless one. I believe in making things creative, collaborative and most of all... fun! So take a look below to get a sense of what you can expect:
- what the Press and clients are saying -
"If I could give Madeleine more than 5 stars, I certainly would! I found her back in June 2016 and as soon as we spoke over the phone, I knew she was the kind of person I want to work with - she's smart, personable, and extremely talented! She did our engagement shoot in Sept 2016, our 4 wedding events in Aug 2017, and our wedding reception in NY just a few weeks ago! She's made the entire process very smooth and stress-free for us. She would set up the meetings with us, she has a game plan, she asks questions and she is so organized and engaged! Madeleine genuinely wants the best for you on your special day! She goes BEYOND expectations with her talented photography, and the cherry on top is her bubbly personality, and professional, reliable, and timely behavior. She captures moments that you could not imagine it would look so good on camera! One of the best things I like about Madeleine's work is that her pictures don't look photoshopped, she uses natural lighting and captures true emotion and beauty through candid pictures. If you're looking for those things, then Madeleine is your girl! You will also love her as a person and want to book her for all your events from now to infinity and beyond! I can not say enough good things about her!!!!!"
"We found Madeleine online and were very impressed by her photos. From all of our communication with her via email and telephone it was obvious that she is very professional and well versed in all aspects of her job. She asked important questions that helped her understand what we were looking for, and on our wedding day it was clear she took all of our answers and suggestions into consideration. She made everything very tailored to us and our event. On site at the event she blew us away! She looked around and found places to take pictures that hadn't even occurred to us...and they were incredible! She made a point to be very conscientious of our timeline. Very respectful of times when we wanted to be enjoying the day and our friends and really made the most of our time for when we wanted posed photos. I loved how she prompted us to position ourselves in the posed photos. Always making sure we looked our best and that the rings were going to be captured in the photo. Also knows lighting and how to use it to the advantage of the photos she's taking. The long and short is that Madeleine is a pro! We wouldn't change a single thing. And more than that she's friendly, kind, and she felt like another friend at our wedding! If you have a chance, you should book her for your event!"
"We were thrilled with our decision to have Madeleine be our wedding photographer! She was friendly, thoughtful, and super well-organized from the very beginning. Madeleine made picture-taking relaxing and fun and had wonderful ideas for creative pictures. She was both easy-going and efficient and all of our family and friends spoke to how much they liked her. And, of course, her pictures were AMAZING! She went above and beyond to get incredible shots (even wading in the water to get a pic of us on the rocks) and everyone has been in awe of how beautiful, artistic, and romantic our pictures are. We give her our highest recommendation!"
"Madeleine is very talented and the photographs turned out beautiful! She was also very helpful in the planning process. Not really knowing what I was doing, Madeleine helped me with the timeline and her expertise really saved me with figuring out how much time to allow for prep photos, first look, etc. She is also so kind and accommodating and I really could not have found a better photographer."
"LOVE LOVE LOVED Madeleine! She is sweet, detail oriented, timely, and super fun to work with! I never stressed once while working with her. I loved her responsiveness and professionalism every time we chatted over the phone, through e-mail, or in person. And don't get me started on the pictures she took, just WOW (icing on the cake). She even turned lemons into lemonade when it started to rain, and she captured such powerful and fun moments at every turn. We could not have asked for a better photographer and would highly recommend her to anyone that may be looking! Thank you Madeleine for everything!"
"Madeleine did an excellent job photographing our wedding! She was communicative before the wedding, helping us figure out what we wanted, and was super helpful organizing and gathering during the actual event. Even our guests told us how great and kind she was. The photos look amazing and we highly recommend her!"
"What a pleasure to work with Madeleine to shoot our wedding. Her client service is top notch; she is responsive, kind, professional and you will feel at ease throughout the entire process. There was not one surprise and Madeleine delivered on everything she promised. She is flexible (accommodated a last-minute additional hour during our reception) and turned around “sneak peek” photos within 24 hours of our wedding. From the initial introductory phone call to her checking-in prior to the wedding to walk through the details; Madeleine does not disappoint. The photos are beautiful and we are so pleased. We highly recommend Madeleine for wedding or any other photo needs – she is a must hire."
"Madeleine shot our engagement photos in NYC and we couldn't be more pleased with how they turned out! She was in regular contact leading up to the shoot with helpful tips and suggestions, since this was a first for my fiancé and I. We were blown away by her attention to detail and eye for creating such beautiful images that captured the scenery around us perfectly. I can't wait to see her work her magic at our upcoming wedding!"
"It was a pleasure working with Madeleine on our wedding day. She was flexible when we were running behind schedule with hair and make up and ended up meeting us during our "getting ready" portion at the hotel while her second shooter went ahead with the guys to take groomsmen photos. Our group was large and disorderly, but she handled it them all with a smile. We have only seen the "sneak peek" photos so far, but they are lovely. My dad commented during the reception that he didn't know how much we were paying the photographer, but that regardless we were certainly getting our money's worth because she stayed busy the whole time. I have to agree. We would certainly recommend Madeleine to others and appreciate her work capturing our wedding day."
"Absolutely amazing. She definitely knows what she is doing. She can turn any atmosphere into the best background for your photos, and can see things your eye can't even imagine. Highly recommend her!"
"What an absolute pleasure! Madeleine is so professional and works with exactly what you want as a couple! She makes you feel incredibly comfortable and her talent is impeccable! We are in LOVE with our engagement photos and can't wait for our wedding photos! I wish I could rate higher than a 5!"
"Madeleine was great to work from start to finish. But most importantly the photos came out beautifully. I was a bit worried because it was cloudy during the photo shoot, but she did an amazing job with the lighting and the photos came out great. She also interacted well with the kids and we were able to have some fun shots of the family. I would definitely do another family session with her!!"
"The most patient, gracious, and creative photographer! Madeleine is extremely attentive before the wedding day. We spoke several times so she could gather what kind of pictures we wanted to take, the feeling of the wedding, the things that my husband and I find important. Planning a wedding can be stressful and it is nice to know the photographer is 100% on your side and on the same page. During the wedding she was everywhere and took shots that were important. I had a waterfront reception and Madeleine was conscious of shadows and capturing the best pictures. She was fantastic and very patient; I can't say enough good things about her. I would highly recommend."
"Madeleine and her partner were a delight to work with for our wedding day! We immediately felt comfortable with her and she really helped to put us at ease on a day when stress levels were high! We received preview pictures a few days after the wedding, and received a more full album about a week after the wedding, so turn around time was definitely speedy. I would highly recommend working with Madeleine!"
"Madeleine was so fantastic during the whole process. She literally coached me every day through phone calls and emails, as I constantly was asking her questions like: about what to wear, what makeup should my fiance have on, what color pallets work well together. Madeleine turned what I expected to be a very stressful experience into something that was quite enjoyable from start to finish. I cannot recommend her enough!”
“Madeleine is super helpful and responsive. It has been so nice to work with her since she has so much experience with weddings, and well this is my first (and hopefully only, haha) experience planning a wedding!”
“We absolutely loved working with Madeleine for our engagement photos in Washington DC! We couldn’t have asked for anything more and are so grateful to have found Madeleine. She 100% made our vision come true, I can’t say enough nice things. She was also extremely helpful in preparing for our shoot, sharing makeup and hair tips, as well as some super useful articles from her blog. Finally, Madeleine was very accessible via phone/email/text and accommodating to work around crazy weather!”