Hey, I’m Madalyn.
I’m the type of person who doesn’t give my real name at Starbucks because I don’t want them to spell it wrong (there are a million wrong versions of Madalyn let me tell you). I’m not intrusive at all; I hate being the center of attention; and you’ll never find me being the life of the party. I’m an INFJ; did you guess?
I’m not really trendy or hip, except for the fact that I own a corgi. I was born a 42 year old, which would make me well into my 60s at this point. A homebody, dog mom, and a pretty decent baker/cook, my favorite places to get lost in are libraries and used bookstores. I’m domestic AF but super feminist (we can chat about emotional labor anytime, girllll).
I’m not really a risk-taker but that’s been my life the last three years: I started this business in 2017 while working full time in marketing and in 2019, both my husband and I quit our full time jobs to travel the US in a small travel trailer because it was something we wanted to do and the time was right. I love to travel domestically and abroad; let’s swap travel stories if you have ’em! But I do love living in Metro Detroit and am a native to the area. Michigan will always be home.
My husband, Josh, and I enjoy trying new brews, spirits, and wines, walking Nora the Corgi to the Dairy O in the summer, cooking new things, doing DIY home renovation projects, and continuing to try to be woke AF in this life.
what i’m all about
When I was just 8 years old, I would steal my mom’s point and shoot Nikon and take it to school to photograph my classmates. I’m the oldest child but I’m actually not in most of our family photos because I was the one taking them. I never connected the dots between my love of photography and making it a possible career choice until I found myself nearly five years into a career in corporate marketing.
I love capturing connection between humans; nothing forced or coerced, but people just genuinely being themselves. There are so many moments that matter on a wedding day and I can promise you that none of them are staged by a photographer. Your wedding would happen whether I was there or not, and it’s my job to document and serve you and your people as well as I can.
Shooting with me is non-stressful. There’s no pressure to perform a certain way or be a certain person other than yourself. I know we are constantly inundated with images of what love SHOULD look like or what photos we SHOULD have, but I’m not interested in that. Come as you are and be open to sharing that with me. I’m all about making people super comfy with some deprecating humor (and that always works trust me).
It truly felt like Madalyn was just as invested in our wedding as we were, and helped us execute the perfect timeline, made us comfortable, and became our bff. The only wrong choice about Madalyn would be to not choose her. Our day absolutely could not have been better, and a lot of that credit goes to Madalyn.
a few things you may not know
– The best gift I’ve ever been given is the wind chimes outside my office window. They’re soothing AF (told you I’m old).
– I hate birds. I think they’re gross.
-If I could drink slurpees every single day, I would without a second thought.
-I always try to have fresh flowers around.
– I have a degree in English and am actually trained as a writer.
– My favorite food is popcorn. But let’s be real, I love food in general.
-I have written two novels. No, they’re not that great, but yes it was fun.