Hi-ya friend! My name is Madison, but I really love the nickname "Mads" so I sign everything off that way so that hopefully it sticks one day - hahaha! I grew up in Kansas City, and then went to college in Texas & quickly decided that I was meant to be a Texas girl. I'm currently based in Dallas, but I've found that I'm a bit stir-crazy. I'm always down for a spontaneous road trip or getaway, as long as the view is pretty !!!
I get to freeze time for a living. What a blessing it is to be a part of the moments that matter the most.
My love for photography & media started back in high school. I volunteered with my church & loved serving with the creative team. I went to school to study accounting & finance, but re-kindled my creative side & built this business with the heart to serve you.
My goal in this is to bring glory to the One who is the Author of all the good things. He is who led me to ditch the corporate life to pursue photography full-time, and I am oh so glad that He did! Everything that has to do with Him is beautiful & easy to capture. What a blessing it is to get to meet people like you (& get paid to do it - like what?!) !!
These are the most fun days. The days when you get to be YOU. Whether it's a portrait session, couples session, wedding, or anything in between, my style is whatever is in front of me. I have no agenda but to document what makes you, you.
Where do I begin? Sunsets (or the occasional sunrise) are what I plan my day around. In a life as comfortably chaotic as mine, the sun remains consistent. If you check out my Instagram, you'll probably see an image of the sunset on my story almost every night.
I don't go a moment without music - it inspires what I do, how I think, and the way that I see moments. Music ties itself to memories - like the feeling of driving the Road to Hana with the windows down (Doses & Mimosas vibes, for sure), or the feeling of driving to catch an early morning flight at sunrise (State Lines, obviously). Chances are, if we're friends, I'll find a song that reminds me of you <3
One more thing, this isn't really a "thing," but one of my favorite things is you. I mean, people, really. I just love being with you. My people are what make life worth living.
This is where it gets good. I get so excited when I get to chat with you about my approach to your session or wedding.
My goal is for you to feel like you're just living. The most beautiful part of your wedding day is not the flowers, the dress, the venue, or even the photos (hot take for a wedding photographer, I know) - but it's the LOVE that flows from you & your spouse & family & friends that make the day worth looking back on.
I never want you to look back on your wedding day and think, "dang, we just took photos all day!" Nooooo - I want you to look back and remember dancing your heart out at your reception, sneaking those three little hand squeezes while chatting with guests, & sweet moments with your grandparents that can't be duplicated. These are the moments that are meant to be remembered forever & ever. That's why I do what I do!!!