A wise young man once said, “Life does move pretty fast and if you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”

Ferris Bueller may have been slightly delusional (don’t @ me on that), but he was RIGHT. Whether it’s your wedding day, a new family addition, a new home, your engagement, or just because you’re another year older, each chapter of life goes quicker than you’d ever imagine. Photos are a way of freezing time and allowing you to stop and look back on those fleeting moments. Memories are flimsy, but images last. Your story deserves to be told through high-quality images and not forgotten on the latest social network. 

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hi, i’m madalyn

detroit-based wedding & lifestyle photographer

So good to meet you.

If you’re into personalities, I’m an INFJ and an enneagram type one. But I think humans are pretty complex creatures and there’s always more to us than fitting us into these boxes and stereotypes. I’m a wife to Joshua, dog mom to Nora the Corgi, dark beer drinker, bookworm, world traveler, and lover of all things Michigan. I’m really not trendy (I just asked someone what tiktok is…do you know? I still don’t, sorry), but into things that last and stand the test of time. 


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From the beginning, Madalyn was easy to talk to, down to earth, organized, and asked us all the right questions. She is the perfect combination of being organized and flexible. Our wedding day came and we had awful weather predictions. She called us early that morning, offered us some plan B options and came up with a plan for us. Then Madalyn arrived to take photos…and we changed the plan on her! We are so thankful she was able to work with us when things kept changing back and forth. She made us laugh and not feel awkward at all!

-Leanne & Scott

Madalyn is simply amazing! We fully trusted her ability to capture the look we were envisioning within our engagement pictures and wedding day, and without a doubt highly recommend her. She is caring, professional, personable, and incredibly creative, easy to work with, and talented. Through her expertise and guidance, we felt at ease taking pictures in very public areas, and through her diligence and organization, we felt at ease leading up to the big day. Our pictures are something we will always treasure, and we thank Madalyn for her top notch photography skills.

-Lauren & Bill

Madalyn was so organized and captured every shot I wanted and then much more. Being an out of state bride, I was a little stressed about planning, but Madalyn was always available by email or phone to help me with timeline planning and any questions I had. The day of the wedding ran so smoothly and she helped me stay calm and really enjoy the moment. She really made me and my husband feel comfortable in front of the camera and to have fun with it. Madalyn is so talented and I absolutely love her style. The photos turned out amazing. I’ll definitely be flying all the way back to MI just to work with Madalyn again when its time for maternity and baby photos!

-Renee & Jim

We hired Madalyn just 12 days before our wedding after our original photographer flaked out. Of course, I was a frantic bride and Madalyn was so comforting. After our initial meeting she went and checked out our church and picture locations and did all the work for us… when we got there she had tons of ideas that I would have never thought of and was able to pose the bridal party so easily. I got way more photos than I expected and could not be more happy with how they came out. I would recommend Madalyn to absolutely anyone! My only regret is that I didn’t hire her earlier so she could have done my engagement photos also!

-Shelley & Dominic

My now husband and I absolutely loved Madalyn and her work! She was so friendly and had wonderful ideas when we weren’t able to be super creative with photo ideas, and she would make us laugh during the photos! Greatly appreciated! Her work is fantastic and she is so easy going (makes standing in front of someone while you’re kissing your significant other super easy). I loved how she was calm and made everything less awkward during every part of our photos (engagement all the way to wedding!) My husband and I would absolutely recommend Madalyn for all photo events!

-Abby & Justin


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