Hi, I’m Maddie, and I’m a Melbourne based wedding photographer available to shoot throughout Australia and worldwide. I put my heart and soul into my work because I absolutely love what I do, and I’m grateful for that every day. I travel all over the world shooting weddings, so no matter where you’re getting married, I can be there..
MY PHILOSOPHY + YOUR WEDDING DAY
Your wedding day is just that.. yours, and I aim to capture it in the most honest way possible. I’m all about what’s real. My aim is to shoot what’s there, what’s happening, while at the same time, doing it creatively. This is your day to shine, so smile and enjoy it while I capture your story.
I offer full-day wedding photography, because what’s a story without the details? The small stuff in between is just as important as the bigger moments, so nothing goes unnoticed. I will arrive in the morning when you’re getting ready, and won’t leave until I have some hilarious action shots of you and your besties busting out moves on the dance floor.
This is going to be such a fun day for you, and I like to arrive with a smile ready to join in on that fun. I won’t hide in the shadows and not say a word, because honestly, I love to chat, laugh and make you both feel relaxed while I work. We may have only met once before, but I hope that when I leave your wedding at the end of the night, you feel like you’ve gained a new friend, because I certainly feel that way about my clients. For this, I couldn’t be happier.
From the beginning, I have loved stories. Reading them, writing them and photographing them. I was fascinated by their endless possibility. Where they could take ones mind, and what the authors of these narratives could create through their own vision. Before long, I was exploring my own story telling and my love for the camera and all things visual, took over. I lived for art and photography classes at high school and university, refining my technique in both the analog and digital world, learning that the two could magically come together. The options were endless. This was true love.
Growing up in a small farming community in New Zealand, I was blessed to have endless countryside at my fingertips. I grew up surrounded by animals and nature, and learnt a lot of things living on the farm that have helped me get to where I am today. Being such a passionate person, every interest pursued was done so with complete heart. I have traveled the globe with my camera in hand. It’s been the tool that allowed me to capture the magic seen every day. It was soon just a question of how I would mix my love of documenting life, people and travel into one. It wasn’t until I shot my first wedding that I knew I’d found the answer.
I’m happy to say that Melbourne is home. I love this city for what it has to offer.. culture, coffee and food just to name a few! However, I don’t just work locally. I spend a lot of time travelling for work and am available to shoot all over Australia and the world. Check out my galleries page to see some amazing international weddings.
During Australia’s winter months (June-August), I head to the USA where I travel throughout the country photographing weddings. I’ve also been spotted shooting in Canada and Europe, so I guess you could say I’m not afraid to venture afar.
No matter where in the world you are thinking of getting married, I can be there, so feel free to get in touch.
Portrait by the wonderful Cassie Sullivan