Unlike many of your other vendors, I'm with you two for nearly the entire day as your unofficial bridesmaid. Not only will I tell the story of your day through my photography, but I'll also make sure that you're having a good time. That means I'm hyping you up before all the big moments, getting you to laugh when you're feeling nervous, and being your cheerleader from start to finish.

I photograph every kind of wedding imaginable, from intimate lovers getting hitched at City Hall to massive celebrations with hundreds of your closest friends. I take great care to ensure that all of my couples are able to find a package that best suits their needs when it comes to photography coverage.

All packages include hi-res images delivered on a secure, online digital gallery with a print release. Most couples spend $6k - $8k for full day coverage.

Every detail you've put into wedding planning is personal and important to you. Choosing me as your photographer should feel just as meaningful. 

I strive to make our process feel easy, fun, and as stress-free as possible. Just like what you would expect when working with a close friend. Each and every couple is different when it comes to their needs and expectations, and it's my goal to make sure those are met while documenting your wedding day. I'm the photographer who holds your hand when you need it, who cries happy tears when you cry happy tears. I put my heart & soul into creating photos that represent you and your partner. 


Micro weddings


For couples looking to receive full day coverage for a large wedding

8, 9, or 10+ hours

40+ guests

Gatherings with friends + family at smaller venues, homes, and backyards

3 hour minimum

Less than 40 guests

City hall weddings and other intimate ceremonies with few people present

1-2 hours

6-10 guests

FAMILies + Maternity

engagements + proposals

Events + other projects

Extra Time  |  Second Shooter  |  Engagement Session
Wedding Albums  |  Rehearsal Dinner Coverage
Travel Availability (I'll go wherever you are!)



to have & to hold

Creating a wedding album is the best way to immortalize one of the most important days of your life. There's a special feeling that takes over when you physically hold an album in your hands– the flashbacks hit deeper than a post on Instagram or Facebook.

Remember what it was like to flip through your grandparent's wedding album on the couch? How your fingers ran over the photos of their smiling faces? Making an album means that you'll get to share that magic from your own wedding with friends, loved ones, or even kids + grandchildren in the future.

No internet, batteries, or power cords required. Even when memories start to fade as you grow older, all you'll need to do is reach into the bookshelf and everything will come flooding back.

I can't wait to create an album with you that will last a lifetime.

"Madi was awesome! The photos she took are so amazing and perfectly capture us! We were really impressed with her attitude - she was able to perfectly command our crowd for group photos, and was an expert at navigating busy spots where we wanted to take photos (the river front, Michigan Ave). We were so impressed at how she was able to commandeer a spot for us on the river front and make it look like not a soul was around in the photos. We also really appreciated her enthusiasm. We both were concerned we’d feel really awkward during our photos, but Madi was an awesome hype-person and made us feel natural and at ease. She also did a great job at navigating our changing timeline on the day of. We are so impressed and highly recommend her!!!"

Gianna + Tyler

"I'm telling you right now - you need to hire Madi! She was so easy to work with - from planning everything, to her communication, to how comfortable she made us feel in front of the camera. She is so knowledgeable about all things wedding and was so helpful to us in more ways than just photography. BUT THEN THE PHOTOGRAPHY!! Her photos were absolutely stunning. She captured our goofiness in such a beautiful way, caught all of the little moments between us and guests, nailed all of the little detail shots. She was so amazing to work with and we loved our experience with her."

Becca + Trevor

"We were worried about feeling awkward in front of the camera due to our lack of experience, but Madi is absolutely amazing at capturing breathtaking candid moments while also helping to pose you in a natural feeling way. We lost our reception venue 28 days before our wedding and Madi was able to use professional connections to help us secure a new and even better location. There is no amount of words I could use to over exaggerate Madi's professionalism, talent and dedication to her craft and to her clients. Out of all my vendors, working with Madi felt like we were working with a close friend who is fiercely loyal, supportive, and has the most magnetic energy that just draws you in. She goes above and beyond in everything she does and was the hero of our wedding."

Jessica + Nick

"Madi is amazing!!! Her photos are absolutely incredible and she managed to capture every single moment of our special day perfectly! Madi works hard to make the day enjoyable and effortless. She talked us through our timeline (as offered in one of her packages) literally by the half hour and ensured that we all were on the same page. She was able to direct our very large wedding party with ease throughout our group photos, and even managed to get my very shy flower girl to stick her tongue out at the camera!! Madi is professional, accountable, fun, and brings the best energy to your day."

Sophia + Eric

Will + Jeff

"When we told our venue vendor that we were working with Madi Ellis, her response was, 'the queen.' She was 100% right. I can't say enough good things about Madi. She was super engaged and responsive from the jump, and she went above and beyond to help us integrate our photo plans with our wedding day schedule, making sure we didn't miss out on opportunities to capture the night. On our wedding day, Madi was prompt, prepared, and ready with a contingency plan when downtown traffic threatened to throw off our shoot schedule. Throughout the night she helped our coordinator keep things rolling smoothly and was ready to take advantage of candid moments and set up group shots on the fly. And the PHOTOS! The photos are all stunning and captured us so well. Book Madi - you won't regret it."

"The experience I had with Madi was spectacular. She was rock solid, exceptionally ON it for months leading up to the event at planning meetings. 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."

Kate + Daniel

"The most important piece of our wedding was making sure we found the perfect photographer to capture our day, and Madi was it! When you have multiple wedding guests and family members saying multiple times during--and after--the wedding that 'your wedding photographer is so good. Can she take all my photos?!' you know you lucked out. Madi knows how to put everyone at ease in front of a camera; she corrals wayward folks; she makes everyone feel like a star; and she is an extra set of hands/eyes/ears to rely on to get through the most insane whirlwind of a day. Oh, and she also creates insanely drop-dead gorgeous photos."

Taraneh + James

"From the first call we had with Madi, we knew we were in good hands. She was the glue that held the whole day together, even going as far as providing bandaids to my bridesmaids and giving me her sunglasses when the sun was too bright! All of that is not even related to her photography - which was INCREDIBLE. We could go on and on about how grateful we are to have worked with Madi. The comment we received the most about our wedding was how amazing our photographer was, and we could not agree more. Not only is she an amazing wedding photographer, but she is also just a great person. We could not recommend Madi enough!!"

Monica + Pete

"Hire Madi as your wedding photographer right now. She is an incredibly talented artist and we are absolutely in love with her photographs. And maybe just as importantly, she is such a warm and kind person who immediately put everyone in the wedding at ease. Are you worried about being photographed for hours and made the center of attention? Hire Madi; she will make what could be an awkward encounter feel second nature. Are you worried that your venue has weird lighting? Hire Madi; from getting ready to the ceremony to the dance floor, every photo perfectly captures the emotion of the day. Are you stressed about logistics? Hire Madi; she was super-human levels of communicative leading up to the wedding and helped us plan and navigate various logistics without even batting an eye. Planning a wedding involves a lot of difficult decisions, but this one is easy."

Laura + Nathan

"Madi is quite literally one of the most talented, capable, and fun event photographers in the game. I believe her services are something else compared to other photographers, especially in the wedding industry. She works closely with you and your partner to tailor your experience based on your needs and preferences, and her institutional knowledge and experience of the wedding industry, best practices, and event flow. Her work is bar none. She has a warm personality that managed to calm my nerves and instill confidence. She even shows up on the day of the wedding with an "emergency kit" for anything that could go wrong! She's a star and thinks of it all - an excellent vendor to have in your corner. If you're on the fence, here's your sign to book Madi ASAP."

Rebecca + John