Overall, the photos and experience I had with Madi was spectacular. She was rock solid, exceptionally ON it for months leading up to the event at planning meetings- and when basically half our wedding fell apart for various reasons...
, Madi was there and our most solid advocate that day along with our amazing wedding planner! She even called us an Uber to leave our own wedding after our original plans bailed on us when we were one minute late!! Seriously the most solid photographer you could ask for. Thank you, Madi, thank you!!
The photos themselves made us cry, laugh, giggle, and overall have so much love! My family has bought prints already and I’m planning to purchase a ton more. They’re stunning! Truly captured the magic we felt that day.
Leading up to the event, though, I had a lot of difficulties with a bridal party member. In short, Madi tried her best to protect me from that toxic person but it still ended up backfiring and causing the friendship to be severed shortly after the wedding. Despite this, Madi did her job brilliantly and smoothed over so if you have any difficult people in your life Madi will work her magic. I’m not sure if that difficult person led to Madi not liking the photos (this is all purely conjecture from here on out and not verified so grain of salt), but I was a bit disappointed that Madi never included our photos in her Instagram feed or portfolio. I thought her work was worthy of her feed or portfolio, but instead it was forgotten about. Though, two pictures went on her story, one that was gorgeous and featured my bridesmaids. Sooo many people loved that one, especially me! I hold that picture in high regard. The other one was an embarrassing picture from when I Iost my footing during our shaky first dance and I made a weird face. I know she probably meant it in jest and was lighthearted but it sort of hurt my feelings. I’m super self-conscious and not confident about dancing at all so it was a bit of a bummer to be reminded of how not graceful I can be sometimes. I’m a heavy set tattooed woman so I guess grace was always lacking for me, but I just didn’t want to be reminded of that fact after my wedding day by someone I consider a friend.
So, all in all, my mixed feelings about personal issues associated with the photos are probably coming through in this review. I knew Madi for several years before she transitioned to wedding photography and made me feel like a client she cared about and was always going above and beyond for. Thank you for getting beautiful, natural, candid pictures of our wedding!
I just wish I had gotten a candid photo with my brother- the family shot list was quickly done one after another. An essential for a busy wedding day FOR SURE. However, hindsight being 20/20 I wish there had been a bit more flexibility because I had forgotten to write it on the sheet when I was writing it, and that translated to no picture with my brother on my wedding day. Again, this was my fault because it wasn’t explicitly written down, but i can’t help but think the rigidity around the shot list contributed to this photo that now feels like a missing void. Again, hindsight is 20/20 so take it for what you will. I have a lot of gratitude for these photos as I know my family and I will treasure them for years to come.