Hi I'm Maddy and I'm a Virginia wedding and senior portraits photographer. I'm a London loving, cat snuggling JMU alum who thrives capturing modern, romantic and joyful photos for the amazing high school seniors and couples in love I get to work with. More than anything I love history, storytelling, and documenting special moments. You can explore some of my favorite stories below! 

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Sep 26, 2017

This summer I’ve captured seven beautiful senior sessions! Around half of the girls decided to have professional hair and makeup done for the portraits. Investing in hair and makeup for your senior session makes a huge difference! While it is an expensive addition it’s worthwhile to make the most of your experience. How often do […]

Sep 21, 2017

Last weekend I got to meet Macy for her Claude Moore Park senior session! Macy’s mom had reached out to me a couple months ago after I photographed Macy’s cousin Kara’s wedding. I’ve never had a senior and a bride who are related!  It was tons of fun to capture another member of their family […]

Sep 19, 2017

All through the month of September I’m offering a free bridal session to any brides that book their 2018 wedding with Maddy Williams Photography. Bridal sessions are a Southern tradition, but recently I’ve had more brides inquire about them. Bridal sessions are usually booked in the spring. This gives you time to pick out your […]

Sep 14, 2017

The third senior spokesmodel session is up! Last weekend Kelly choose to have her photos done at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA. I’ve been lucky enough to do a few sessions at Meadowlark this year, and each time I feel like I’m finding new tucked away spots to explore. The park grounds are huge […]

Sep 12, 2017

Of all the wedding traditions out there first looks are probably one of the newest traditions!  Many couples are unsure of if they want to have a first look when they first start planning for the wedding day because they don’t know all of the benefits of including it in your big day. It can […]

Sep 7, 2017

Last weekend I got to capture Alina & Jarrod’s beautiful wedding at Lydia Mountain in Stanardsville, Virginia. Before the wedding day I had actually never met Alina & Jarrod! These two were one of my very first 2017 couples to book last September, but since they chose not to do an engagement session we never […]

Sep 5, 2017

Last week I shared an amazing forest bridal session on the blog and this week it’s a cozy at home sweetheart session! Just like last week’s photos I’ve been sitting on these since back in April when I went to the Kayla Coleman Workshop in Wilmington, North Carolina. At the time I was right in the middle […]

Aug 31, 2017

This forest bridal session has been sitting waiting to be shared for a while! I’m so excited to get to finally share all the images! Back in April I got to travel to the Kayla Coleman Workshop in Wilmington, North Carolina. Kayla’s one of my favorite photographers– her work is beautiful! Getting to meet her […]

Aug 29, 2017

Cate’s beautiful Meadowlark Botanical Garden senior session has hit the blog! Over the past few months it has been so wonderful to get to know Cate as I’ve worked with her on my 2018 senior spokesmodel program. She’s been an amazing spokesmodel and I know she’s going to have a great senior year! After a few shoots […]

Aug 24, 2017

Last weekend I got to meet up with Riley for her Georgetown senior session! Riley is the first one of my 2018 senior spokesmodels to have her solo shoot and it was so nice to spend more time getting to know her better and letting her personality shine through in the photos! Riley wanted a […]