Crafting unique photography experiences for artistic souls and tender spirits. 

Oregon Wedding Photographer - Serving Worldwide

As a photographer/low-key creep, I want to learn your story and make that the main focus of your wedding or photo session. I'm all about making this the best experience possible for you. Come exactly as you are. I want to turn your perfect human-ness into art. 

Your life is already art, I'm just here to witness it.

I'm a wedding photographer based in Portland, Oregon.
I want you to ask yourself, why are photos important to me? Dig deeper than wanting to have beautiful pictures of your wedding day. 

For me, it’s the beauty of connection. It’s the nostalgia of my mother’s 35 mm film from my childhood. It’s that I know my memory is unreliable and I want to know this big, vast beautiful life I get to live. It’s having a vessel for all of these wild human emotions to exist in. 

My reasons don’t have to be the same as yours. And I hope they aren’t. Variety makes life exciting. But I hope you take the time to consider what it really means to you to have these moments of your life documented.  

Travelling Wedding Photographer in Portland, Oregon

Hey, I'm Madi,

Here for all your wildest dreams. From the traditional to the exotic, I'm here to capture your love as honestly as possible - while always looking to incorporate that editorial twist. Not a stylist but in love with styling your personalized shoot. Not quite sure how to make your vision come to life? Don't worry, that's my favorite part. 

Life is short.
Let's take photos

i feel
like enough 

alone here with you, love

and live off your scent and the summer sun

i could move to the country side

make my life
so infinitely better

you and i 
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Kind Words

"Madi has the most beautiful vision and aesthetic. She makes it so easy to feel comfortable and she can capture any moment and make it magic. We get so many comments on the photos she took. No doubt she will be our go-to for any special moments."


"Madi was incredible from the first meeting. She listened, offered guidance that aligned with our vision, and never made us feel like just another client. You can clearly see her passion for professional photography through all of the intricate and beautiful photos she captures. Madi was always on the same page as us, and made sure that we were comfortable and taken care of the day of the wedding. No picture ever felt posed or fake because she works so hard to make a relationship with us so that we could be as comfortable and lose as possible in front of the camera. I will never stop recommending her for any and all photos needs!"

"Madi is such a wonderful talented photographer. Her artistic eye and design aesthetic are amazing, the way she captures the small details, and combines everything with the background and lighting are truly unique. Madi was also great to work with. She made us feel so comfortable. I would absolutely recommend her."


"Smoke and the Sea Photography was a 5 star experience for us. Madison is such a fun, energetic, and natural photographer. Taking photos can sometimes be an awkward experience but Madi changed that, she helped us feel comfortable and smile effortlessly throughout our shoot. I would 100% work with Madi again. Our pictures turned out better than we could have ever expected, we love them. Thank you Smoke and the Sea Photography”
-Emma & Clay

For real though, I might be a wedding photographer based in Oregon, but I will follow love wherever it takes me. From Ecuador to Australia to Thailand to Namibia and beyond, I've taken photos all over the globe and I'm yearning for more! I'm here for all of your travel questions and more (what kind of plugs do you need for Ireland again?). After months of couchsurfing through Europe in my early 20s, I definitely know how to travel on a budget. Reach out, planning a dream elopement or destination wedding might not be as tough (or as expensive) as you think. 

I'll travel to the ends of the Earth for you!

let's start planning your dream elopement!

Let's Get Retro Baby!

Ask me about film options!

It's no secret that film is making a major comeback, and I couldn't be happier about it. I love shooting film; there's something unequivocally timeless about it, and I would be SO stoked if you chose to include it in your package. With a passion for preserving memories in the most authentic way, I specialize in capturing the heart of your wedding day through the nostalgic art of 35mm film wedding photography.

Oregon Film Photographer