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 vibrant, 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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Dec 17, 2017

It’s been almost nine months since this woodlands anniversary session!  Today, I’m finally sharing the last of the Kayla Coleman Workshop. Back in April I got lucky enough to head down to Wilmington, North Carolina for Kayla’s workshop and it made such a huge impact on how I approached my  2017 wedding season. Kayla’s advice on everything from […]

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 11, 2017

One of my big goals for this year is to focus more on at home sweetheart sessions! I first got to try my hand at these at the Kayla Coleman Workshop, and have been dying to do another since! While I’m still a huge fan of classic portraits at a beautiful outdoor location there’s something […]

Jun 13, 2017

With wedding season kicking off it took me a couple weeks to get to this Rust Manor House sweetheart session, but I’m so glad to have finally have these on the blog! Back in March my new Showit website launched and I did a session giveaway on Instagram. Katie’s been friends with my sister since […]

Jun 2, 2017

In between scheduling all my JMU grads a few weeks ago I got an email from Abby saying she was looking for a photographer for her grad photos and some couple photos of her and her boyfriend Austin at Bridgwater College. Despite living just twenty minutes down the road from Bridgewater for four years I’d never […]

Feb 15, 2017

The day of Amanda and Brian’s session we had some beautiful 60 degree weather in January that was perfect for a small shoot! Amanda and Brian started dating in high school and have been together six years!  Amanda and I met in class at JMU since we’re the same major, but Brian goes to school […]

Oct 26, 2016

We headed out of Harrisonburg at 6 a.m. and before the sun came up headed up the mountain to Storybook Trail. We were hoping for a sunrise session in the mountains, but unfortunately ended up with clouds instead! Luckily the views up there were spectacular and despite the chilly, gray weather and a dawn wakeup, Lily and […]

Oct 11, 2016

Okay but just wait until you see how cute Sarah and Mason are! These two have gone from high school sweethearts to seniors in college and I loved getting time to capture some photos of them! They suggested we venture out to Switzer Lake in Hinton, VA for their session and after an adventurous drive […]

Sep 20, 2016

If these two look familiar it’s because I shot with Molly and Ian back in May! Molly and I met while studying abroad in London and I shot her and Ian as my first shoot when I returned to the states! We met up at the campus arboretum and despite gloomy weather got some great […]

Sep 7, 2016

Amid all the craziness of my first week of senior year at JMU I headed to Fredericksburg, VA last week for a business intensive with the amazing Hope Taylor Photography! Hope answered so many of my questions about business, shooting and workflow and also helped me outline the next steps I should be taking with […]