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Madison Kristine Photography

I'm Madison!!!

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I am a Portraiture photographer based in West Michigan and the Chicagoland area, but am open to traveling. I also love photographing couples, graduating seniors, and weddings most, but will take any opportunity to pick up my camera and shoot!

I am a Portraiture photographer based in West Michigan and the Chicagoland area, but am open to traveling. I also love photographing couples, graduating seniors, and weddings most, but will take any opportunity to pick up my camera and shoot!

When it comes to photography, taking photos of people has always been my passion! I love the closeness and personal connection that I make with the people I photograph. There is truly no better feeling in the world!!!

Ready to make some magic together?

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It all started as a requirement to graduate High School...

the rest was history

I was first introduced to photography when I was a sophomore in high school when I had to take an art elective to graduate. Going into the class, I was very skeptical and unsure of how I was going to like it. I remember when I was signing up for it, my counselor tried guiding me into a different direction on another elective due to many students not liking the class. However, I had my mind made up and wasn’t going to consider another option. For the years following my sophomore year in high school, I took many more photography classes and then continued to graduate from Grand Valley State University with my bachelors degree in photography.  

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I have a 5 year old cat named Lilly

AKA bean. AKA beanifer. AKA princess bean. AKA lillian. 

Her and I are like peanut butter and jelly! Where ever I go she goes.

I am a tattoo girl

Ask me about my most recent tattoo! 

If you need a tattoo artist recommendation I have just the woman for you!

I have an incredible support system

This is my partner in crime aka my fiancé Josh. He is my #1 supporter of my photography business. You might see him at a session or two helping me. Maybe one day, he will be holding a camera beside me.

I love anything coffee

Iced coffee fan year round. I love trying new coffee shops.

frequently asked questions

frequently asked questions

What kind of photography do you do?

In order to book Madison Kristine Photography, you must fill out an inquiry through my website. From there, I will email you to find out a little bit more about your desired session! Sometimes, we might even hop on the phone to talk things over. If you decide to move forward after discussing prices and details, I will send you a contract that must be signed and turned in with a 50% deposit. Your time and date are not fully reserved until both of these things are turned in. The other 50% of your session's total will be due either the day of or the day before of the shoot. After both the contract and deposit are in, let the planning and magic begin!

What is your booking process?

For weddings, my turnaround time on photos is about 6-8 weeks, and for most other sessions, is 2 weeks! I do my best to get them out to you as soon as I can, and send some previews out shortly after the session is over.

How long does it take to get my photos back?

I do a little bit of everything. Some of my favorite things to shoot are weddings, couples and graduates; however I also shoot families and brands.

How will my photos be delivered?

All photos will be delivered through an online gallery I will send to your email. Through your gallery, you can download as many of your high resolution photos as you want. I will also link a high quality print shop to your gallery to give you an opportunity to order prints. Every session comes with a print release, so it is not necessary to order prints with me if you prefer another method of printing.

Do you deliver RAW (unedited) photos?

Absolutely, under no circumstance, will RAW or unedited photos be given out. The editing process for any photographer is like the cherry on top of the cake to my photos. My editing style helps distinguish myself from other photographers and makes my business me!

Do you travel? How Far?

I will travel wherever my work takes me! if the location is more than 50 miles outside of Grand Rapids, MI, travel fess will apply.

What happens if we have to cancel or reschedule?

In the case you have to reschedule or cancel, no problem! The deposit is nonrefundable for cancelations. I am happy to accommodate a reschedule as long as I am available on the new date.

What kind of payment do you take?

All payments will be made by card on my Honey book website!

"Madison is absolutely wonderful!"

 She is kind, patient and attentive as she strives to create not only beautiful photos, but memories that last a lifetime. My fiancé and I had never had a professional photo shoot together before but Madison made it so much fun and really helped us get creative with our engagement photos. She made us feel so comfortable, it felt like she was an old friend! The pictures were beautiful, the turn around for photos extremely reasonable and I am beyond excited for her to shoot our wedding. Thank you, Madison, can’t wait to work with your further!

-Elizabeth L.

"I had the best experience with Madison taking professional pictures for my graduation."

She made me feel so happy and photogenic which made all of my pictures come out so natural. The communication leading up to the big day was amazing. She made sure I had all the props I wanted and went over the plan so I knew exactly what to expect. She was so quick to edit the photos and get them to me. My family members fell in love with how well she took my pictures so we booked her again to take photos for a graduation brunch I had with my family. She was so helpful and creative with each photo she took. I definitely recommend booking with her and will be booking with her again next year for my Master's graduation photoshoot!!!

-Selena C.

"Madison captured our engagement and wedding beautifully."

She met with us in person whenever we needed to make sure we had all the details just right. I never had to worry if the photos would turn out, even our sneak peaks were perfect! We moved our engagement session to 8am with short notice just to avoid the rain. She was so patient and very flexible with us! I recommended her to my recently engaged friends, and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a professional photographer.

-Mariel H.

"Madison is so great to work with and she is a natural at what she does!"

She helped us loosen up during the photoshoot, guided us on poses such as what to do with our hands, and she's great with kids!! My kid loved the experience and all of our photos turned out excellent. She is also responsive and did a great job with all the editing taking into account any concerns such as dark circles. I can't wait to do more family photoshoots in future with her!

-Abby H.

"She was AMAZING!!"

My girlfriend and I were having a hard time finding an open and LGBTQ+ inclusive photographer and a friend recommended Madison to take our pictures.She made us feel so comfortable and make our session a memorable experience. She was able to perfectly pose us and came prepared with everything we needed. When it started to rain at the end, she even had clear umbrellas for us to use!! She was able to work with our schedule and the turn around time to get our pictures was quick. I cannot recommend her enough. Thank you Madison!!

-Haleigh D.


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