Hey, y’all!

Nice to meet ya.

My name is Maddie, and I'm a queer photographer and storyteller living in Portland, Oregon.

I picked up my first camera as a teenager and it feels like I’ve had one in hand ever since. I’ve been photographing my favorite people and places for eight years now (!!) and I feel lucky every single day. I get to explore the west coast and beyond with a backpack full of film and memory cards, making really cool stuff with really cool people.

In 2016, I graduated from the Pacific Northwest College of Art with a B.F.A. in Photography, but I’ve learned the most about my craft from practice and collaboration.

I believe in capturing the real and the raw, the honest and the messy. Every beautiful gritty detail that makes us who we are. I’m a documentary photographer with a fine art feel. I’m obsessed with light and shadow. With a background in film photography, I believe in preserving the true mood of each moment with rich, natural hues and true-to-life tones. I let your story determine the look of your photos— because you’re more important than any photographer’s ‘style.’

When I’m not making photographs, I’m probably watching Chopped with my girlfriend, organizing with youth-led climate action group Sunrise Movement PDX, or working as a freelance writer and communications director. I wear a lot of hats, but I love them all.

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All people + all bodies are welcome here.

Every love story is worth sharing.

While I’m based in Portland, I am always willing (and thrilled!) to travel. I love a good road trip, and I’m ready for adventure.


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My partner and I did a couples lifestyle session at home and we were blown away with our photographs! They felt so much like “us” and we will treasure them for a long time...
— Hailey Lamb
 
 
Maddie took my senior photos and I adore them. Truly a treasure years later. Not only is she immensely talented she is a kind and wonderful person to work with. Highly recommend and I would definitely book her again!
— Kelly Phelan

Here’s a little more about me…

Education

2016 B.F.A. Media Arts, Photography — Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

Publications
2019: “Mayoral Candidate Sarah Iannarone Releases Climate Policy,” The Skanner

2019: “Portland's Youth Bring Demands for City Government to Friday Climate Strike,” Portland Mercury

2019: “Youth Activists Demand Metro Remove Highways From its Transportation Bond,” Willamette Week

2019: “Artsy engagement photos in downtown Los Angeles,” Equally Wed

2019: “A Rainy Elopement in Downtown Portland: Linda + Moreno,” Catalyst Wedding Co.

Group Exhibitions

2019: UNTITLED: Juried Exhibition, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

2019: The Marriage Expo, The Waiting Room, Portland, OR

2017: Juried Alumni Exhibition, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

2016 : B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

2014 : Polyester Zine Launch Party, Doomed Gallery, East London

2014 : All the Time Even Right Now: Juried Show, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2014 : Snapshot!, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2013 : The Unfolding Hours, SUM Gallery, Portland, OR

2013 : BFA Juried Show, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

Creative Direction

2015 : Director of Photography for Beryl Allee, Boundary Crossings, Portland, OR

2014 : Cover Story, "The Last Medium," The California Sunday Magazine, Photographed by Holly Andres


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