Hello! I'm Maggie. 

I'm a professional artist and photographer. My passion is telling the visual story of human connection. My preferred pronouns are she/her/hers. Originally from Colorado, I am currently based in Madison, Wisconsin. Things I like that are not photography are: mezcal, leather, fall vibes, industrial spaces, cats, magic, anything Art Deco, and theatre of all kinds

Photography is a journey of trust and collaboration. Thank you for trusting me. Let's make something beautiful together!

FAQ's

What do you do when you're not shooting weddings?

During the off-season, when I'm not shooting every single weekend, I review my work from the season, put albums together, make client prints, and rest. I also spend time improving my craft. I study photography all of the time, as well as business, communication, psychology, movement, and directing. In the colder months, I both teach and attend classes and workshops to alter and improve how I do things, network, and create and promote community around photography. Currently, I teach photography and digital media to students at UW-Madison and Beloit College.

I am a founding member of a shared artistic identity that visualizes the trivialization of women's experiences, and I just finished directing a short documentary for a fantastic library program in Fitchburg. I work in my art studio, and make fine artworks that I exhibit around the country. Most recently, some of my work was honored with Madison Magazine's 2018 M-List Award for Innovation in the Arts and featured in the 2019 Wisconsin Triennial at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

What's the weirdest thing you've ever seen at a wedding?

I don't really like to photograph people kissing, and tell. To be honest, I've yet to see anything so egregiously weird that I can't not share it with everyone I meet. Mostly what I've seen is a lot of very emotional and happy people being themselves, which is exactly what I like to see. 

Then again, I went to art school. For six years. I have a higher weirdness threshold than most people.

What's your favorite thing about photographing weddings?

Getting to be a part of a very intense, very emotional transition in people's lives. I love seeing people being people, with all their beauty and strangeness and facets, but dressed up and expressing their feelings to the people that mean the most to them. And there's usually a lot of fairy lights involved and I dig that. I also really like (and encourage) to see people bucking tradition and blazing their own trails, especially here in the Midwest, where tradition seems to have quite the icy grip on everything. If you have a vision, I am here to help you make it happen.

I came to photography as a fine artist, creating in the studio for myself. I like that I've been able to expand my work to create in the world, for others, as well.

Do you like photographing weddings?

I often feel like wedding photography chose me, not the other way around. I didn't start doing weddings around other kinds of photography for the money; I started photographing weddings because I clicked with it in a way I wasn't clicking with working as a graphic designer for a small magazine, which is what I was doing at the time I accepted an internship at a wedding photography company in Colorado. 

When I started photographing weddings in 2012, it felt as though I had taken my cameras in hand, and stepped on one of those moving airport walkways, and starting flying forward, even though I was still just walking. It's now seven years later, and if anything, that feeling has only gotten stronger.

Do you do headshots, portraits, or video?

Yes! Reach out and let's chat about what you need!

Do you have any food allergies?

I do! I'm allergic to mangoes, pistachios, and eggplant. Such a bummer, as these things are delicious.

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