About this Vendor
Creative Fine Art Wedding and Boudoir Photography
Glenda Madaris is a Photo Artist specializing in "Fine Art" Wedding Photography with a feel of "real life". Her sensitive and natural style is a combination of Candid, Photo Journalism, Portrait and Fine Art Imagery, thus portraying the whole story of your day in a unique and artistic way...
Artistic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Vintage
Trash The Dress
Getting Engaged, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Weddings, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing
Glenda recently photographed our wedding on October 17th, and we will try to put into words how incredible she was, but honestly, words will never do justice to her passion, character, abilities, and love she has for what she does. Glenda was able to make us feel comfortable from the first time we met her, which is necessary for the best photos. I (Whitney) found her through The Knot, and after looking at her work with Ben and meeting her at a bridal show, we knew she was the perfect match for us. It was made even more clear that we made the best photographer decision when Glenda took our engagement photos. From the very beginning, she was smiling from ear to ear, which in turn helped us relax and feel at ease while she was posing us, giving us advice, and taking pictures. When it came to our wedding, we didn't have to worry about a thing with her. We completely trusted her and knew that her passion and keen eye for taking the best shots and also coming up with something unique would really capture our big day. She also made sure to include our little personal details that were special to us as a couple, which further showed how much she cared about us. We are so thankful to Glenda for all the work she did for us, and giving us the most amazing pictures to look back on. We highly recommend Artistic Photography by Glenda, and we promise you will not regret your decision if you go with her! Whitney and Ben Hamilton
A blessing!Reviewed on 10/13/2015 Sara
Glenda was an amazing photographer, and so much fun! From the first time we met her, we knew her vision was going to be perfect to capture the best day of our lives. We started with an engagement session that had all of our friends and family talking and raving about the photos for the next months to come. When it came time for the wedding, we couldn't be more excited. She was there from beginning to end and every moment in between! She captured EVERY detail of my wedding, including very special moments with my grandma, who passed away a week later. I cannot express what a blessing it is to now have these beautiful works of art. She also had a wonderful assistant that helped to make our images even more unique with dramatic lighting and a great second opinion. All in all, it was an amazing experience and worth every penny. I cannot wait to receive my beautiful album!!
Memories of the best day of my life captured by beautiful photos!Reviewed on 9/23/2013 HEIDI S
After researching local photographers, visitng with many, and always walking away not 100% satisfied with the creativity....I found Glenda! I attended a bridal show in hopes of finding the perfect photographer. I was so distracted by all of the other things that those bridal shows have to offer that the photos became the last thing on my mind, but when I came upon The Artistic Photography display I knew I struck gold. Glenda was so nice and sweet when I met her and she seemed so passionate about her work. After our meeting with her after the show, we hired her on the spot! The advice and help with preparation up to the wedding was fantastic- she is a true professional! She was AWESOME on our wedding day. She was very considerate to others and got some really creative shots. The perfect pictures I was hoping for- A little tradition with a whole lot of art and creativity! And of course something that not all my friends have, which is the repetitive boring wedding photos you always see. I have gotten so many compliments on my photos as they are on social media, displayed at our family's houses, and all over our house. I have even received many compliments from my family in Germany who say, "These photos are so nice and so classy. We are so impressed because we don't have this type of wedding photographer around at an affordable price." I would recommend Glenda with two thumbs up! I wouldn't have asked for anything different, and her professionalism and great package options are above the rest!
Amazing photographer who takes her work very seriously, but has the most amazing, friendly, and laid back demeanor that makes you feel at ease. I would recommend Glenda to anyone!!
My husband and I chose Glenda to photograph our wedding and we couldn't be happier with our decision. From the moment I met Glenda she was so warm and made me feel so comfortable. She really listened to what I was looking for for a photographer and the whole process start to finish was seemless. I first heard of her at a bridal convention in Cleveland. Her prices were reasonable and her pictures were gorgeous. We met over coffee prior to hiring her and she brought albums so I could see a "hard copy" of her work. Glenda photographed our engagement pictures and did a beautiful job so I was really looking forward to her capturing our big day. Highly recommend !! :)
Super nice and accommodating
One of the most stressful part of planning my wedding was trying to find just the right photographer to capture the beauty and emotion of our day. I found Glenda here on The Knot and fell in love with her work! After meeting her, I immediately felt comfortable and confident that she was the artist we were looking for. Glenda did such an amazing job! Her artistic ability and attention to detail along with her fun and creative personality, makes her a joy to work with. My husband and I as well as our families, cant thank Glenda enough for giving us beautiful images to preserve the memories of our wedding day! We will cherish these for years to come!
As a minister, I’ve been performing weddings for over 40 years. I’ve lost count of how many exactly, but I’m in a plethora of photo albums as the Officiant. So when I decided to get married myself, I reevaluated the typical Marital Ceremony and the usual elements of just about every Holy Union. Not only did I alter the Service, but I was most concerned about the lasting memories - - photographs. I have worked with a host of professionals through the decades. Actually, I could predict the poses well in advance. This time, for me and my bride, I desired an artist, an individual who looked not only through the lens but beyond. That is, to see the family and friends, to capture the sacred and the joyful, to record the where and the when of it all. Glenda was an amazing artisan of her craft, exceeding my expectations, revealing in her pictures what most photographers either ignore or just plain miss. Thank you, Glenda, for everything and more!
Having been married to a wedding photographer the first time around, I was keenly aware of the role Glenda would play in my special day this past July. Not only did Glenda facilitate a seamless wedding day, completely flawless, but she beautifully and fully captured the emotions of myself, my new husband, family and friends. Firs time around I never looked at my photos. This time I'm surprised the images aren't worn out. At any moment that I want to relive our wedding and get right back into the hearfelt moments of our day, I just take a peak and there we are. I've never seen such special photos nor viewed any that so artistically captured the priceless moments of the bride and groom. We're just thrilled that these photos are of our wedding day. Just thrilled! Glenda, you're amazing!!
I met Glenda in 2006 when I hired her for my twin daughters sweet sixteen photos and our experience was perfect from her professionalism to the excellent work quality. Now 2016 one of my twin girls was getting married and having a wedding so I knew no one else could do their pictures but Glenda and that is just what we did, contact her. She was the same professional hard working woman and the quality of her work is just perfect. We will definitely use her for any life event that we need a professional photographer for, I recommend her 100%.
Glenda has such an amazing talent for capturing moments which is exactly what you want on your wedding day. It’s not the formal photos that remind you how great your day was – it’s the natural fun and excitement that is so important to be documented. Glenda's ability not to miss a moment is incredible, and her passion comes across in the photos as she is creating art. We could not recommend Glenda more!! Thank you for creating, and documenting Michael and l's forever cherished memories!
I do not think just a review can truly express how incredibly happy me, my husband, and entire family were with Glenda Madaris as our photographer. This woman rocks! She is a legitimate artist to the core, incredibly creative, inventive and fun. She is so professional and will make you feel extremely comfortable while being photographed. I love that she gets so excited about her work, and you can tell she has a passion for what she does. Her sister and assistant Devona is also very helpful and so kind! If you are on the hunt for a photographer (and the best in my opinion) for your special day, then Glenda is the lady for you! You will not have to worry about a thing!
Glenda's work is utterly amazing!! When I saw the pictures she did for my friend's wedding I knew we had to hire her. She is wonderful to work with and really listened to the ideas we had. Our engagement photos turned out exactly like we had envisioned and can't wait for the wedding photos!!! She also created gift certificates for our guests to purchase and put towards our photography package which has been a huge help. We are absolutely in love with her work and highly recommend checking her out.
From the moment we first met Glenda to discuss our wedding pictures, we knew that she was going to be extremely helpful and courteous to our wishes. She offered an excellent service and went far beyond our expectations. Her website was easy to use and readily available after the wedding, and my wife and I had wonderful time looking at the incredible pictures that Glenda captured. Her many suggestions that have come from years of experience as a photographer turned out to be both my wife and and I's most favorite pictures. Glenda's joy that she takes out of her art shows in both her personality and the quality of her photographs. My only regret is that I failed to provide Glenda with enough time to take even more pictures (especially considering the beautiful park Glenda suggested to us). Despite this the pictures turned out incredible, and my wife and I are most pleased with both her and her assistant's hard work and skill. Should you be seeking a high quality, experienced, and courteous photographer look no further than Glenda. Happily Married and Most Grateful, The Stringers
Glenda is by far the BEST!!! She was prompt! Detailed oriented! She genuinely cared! She was able to wrangle in my crazy bridal party and family and capture BEAUTIFUL moments! She went above and beyond to ensure each moment was special even in the midst of all the hectic activities of the day! Our wedding day pictures are our most prized possession! Glenda will always have a special place in our hearts. She took some of the most precious and special moments of our lives and made them timeless through photography. I will be able to share the story of our wedding day through visual representation because of her! She is the BEST!!! If I could rate her infinity stars I would because five stars does her no justice.
My niece married last August 2015. It was up on the lake in Cleveland. Her 2 uncles one being my husband gave her away. Besides the happiness of the wedding there was some sadness due to the fact my husband was fighting lung cancer. He thought the world of his niece. He was sick that day but you would never had known that. The pictures Glenda captured of him coming in with his niece were awesome. He was smiling so big and looked so handsome in his tux. All he wedding photos were beautiful. Glenda also works well with what the family wants and makes sure we also get our pictures with our own cameras. I have also seen pictures she has taken of others and again she really out does herself. I thank her for making our family that day get to see the beautiful wedding and I was so happy to finally see my husband smile so much. I am afraid I did lose him in November. He really gave it a fight but the cancer won. Every time I look at the pictures I cry. But it is with happiness because that day my niece was the most beautiful bride with her uncle beaming. Again it was the work of Glenda who was able to catch everything. I am in Pa. but I would really advise anyone to have her due your special weddings or anything. She is just the best. Thank-You.
All in the details...Reviewed on 10/30/2015 Jessica H
Every bride knows that the magic of her wedding day is all in the details. From the briefest shared glance between the newlyweds, to the wonderful chaos of the reception, a good photographer will capture those moments in time for you. Glenda not only understands this, she has a way of drawing forth the romance and enchantment of each situation to give you the most stunning photographs! Her eye for detail and imagination for set up is unparalleled- I have no doubt I made the right choice. We had her for a full 10 hours (which many photographers won't do). She scoped out photo locations at our ceremony and reception sites, and used extra lighting to highlight and create shadows for beautiful scenes.The rainy weather couldn't even dampen her artistic vision! I loved how she guided the bridal party in some creative and playful shots, making it fun for everyone, even the stubborn (but adorable) little flower girl. So many people have commented that my photos look like they were taken right out of a magazine... I can't even tell you how good that makes me feel! I still get teary-eyed looking through my pictures, just remembering each amazing moment, and reliving it through the perfectly captured details!
Great photographerReviewed on 10/29/2015 Ashley G
Glenda, is amazing to work with and very passionate about her work!
Tastefully captured important momentsReviewed on 10/29/2015
I worked with Glenda on couple weddings… her images capture moments, emotions so tastefully! Pictures are timeless pieces of art work!
Breathtaking & BeautifulReviewed on 10/28/2015 Celina G
I heard about Glenda when a close friend of mine used her for her engagement and wedding pictures. I was amazed at what I saw and I knew I needed to have her for my pictures. Glenda is so easy to work with and has great ideas for poses and for picture locations. Her pictures are a work of art. No two are the same. I love how my engagement and wedding pictures came out! She captured one of the most important days of my life just beautifully. I would recommend her to everyone!
View from the GroomReviewed on 10/27/2015 Cody P
Like many grooms I didn't have very strong opinions of how I wanted our wedding to be or to look like. I just wanted whatever would make my future wife happy. I trusted her vision. When she asked my opinion of a photographer I didn't really care who she chose I figured they were pretty much the same. Once we met with Glenda I could tell right away that she loved what she did and that she was quite different than what I had anticipated. She was extremely considerate of both of our opinions and did a great job of capturing what we both wanted in our engagement and wedding pictures. I would definitely recommend her to others. My side of the family asked me time and time again who our wedding photographer was! Cody Peacock
Love Love Love!!!Reviewed on 10/24/2015 Megan G
I am getting married in December so I can't quote her work for the wedding just yet but I've done an engagement shoot as well as a boudoir shoot with her and she's fabulous!!! At the engagement shoot, she showed us a lot of fun energy as well as her passion for photography. She was even patient enough to sneak our dog into our pictures which was not an easy task! She's fun and makes taking professional photos (which can be awkward) very fun and relaxing! The pictures turned out ABSOLUTELY perfect!!! Then we had our boudoir shoot together and let me tell ya- I've never done anything like that and was VERY nervous! But she took the time to make me feel at ease as well as beautiful and ended up having a really good time! I know my hubby will just love his book when I give it to him for Christmas! She also helped us pick both venues for our pictures- she really has great taste and is knowledgeable about many of the great picture venues around Ohio! So far, I've been VERY satisfied/happy with Glenda and cannot wait to see how amazing our wedding pictures will look! Two Thumbs up!HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! :)
Best Photographer!Reviewed on 10/11/2015 Jessica G
My wedding was 2 years ago and I'm still obsessed with my wedding and engagement photos! My pictures look like you ripped them out of a magazine, meaning they were fabulous! But my love of the pictures goes way beyond just the finished product. Glenda Madaris was amazing! Unlike some of my other wedding vendors, Glenda was personable, fun, cared about my feelings and the quality of her work, polite to everyone, and very engaging with me and all the wedding party and guests. She made my entire wedding experience unforgettable. I have recommended Glenda to several friends, and I would recommend her again! I also look forward to working with her for family pictures in the future!Thank you Glenda! Sincerely,Jessica George
The thought of selecting the perfect wedding photographer seemed like such a shot-in-the-dark decision... But when we found Glenda and Artistic Photography, we new that we had struck gold! Our wedding day was filled with hiccups and tight timelines... A little chaotic to say the least! But Glenda rolled with every moment and managed to capture stunning images that are truly breathtaking. Everyone who has viewed our photos has commented that they should be in a magazine! Selecting the perfect photographer is one of the most important choices when planning a wedding... After all, once the day is over and the confetti settles, it's the photographs that will endure... Glenda will ensure that your memories are immortalized with the perfect blend of romance, artistry and candor. She truly is an artist!
MemorableReviewed on 10/09/2015
Glenda was incredible from beginning to end! She did our engagement and wedding shots and never hesitated to meet with us to understand our vision of what we wanted each step of the way. Her own vision is one that is unique and priceless. She creates a beautiful story through her photography unlike any other photographer. Her ability to capture a love story is truly an art. She is hilariously stealthy in her picture taking and had the incredible ability to create a sense of organization and calmness to our hectic day! I would not hesitate to recommend her time and time again. I also have to mention our gorgeous albums that she had bound in Italy. They are so beautiful and unlike an other album I have ever seen from another photographer. They are affordable and created with amazing quality that I know will last a lifetime. My husband and I are so incredibly happy with our photos and find ourselves (and our family) 2 years still looking through them from time to time! -Mallory Peacock
Meet The Owner
I've had a camera in my hands since I was 7yrs old. Photography is not only my profession but my passion as well..... Glenda Madaris Photo Artist Artistic Photography, Inc. 888-774-5677