Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer





Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer

I love to photograph weddings, whether it is a small, intimate event or a gala affair with hundreds of guests. Either way you get my full attention to every detail and my unique combination of professionalism, artistic skill, and personal sensitivity. I am confident that through my gifted vision I will provide images of your wedding day that exceed your expectations. (Take a look at what others have said about my work.)

My photographic style for weddings includes: editorial, romantic, traditional, fashion, and artistic. You may choose to use any of these styles or any combination of them. I prepare sample photographs for each wedding prior to the special day so that I can cover the styles that you choose.

I am experienced in the wedding business and I know that the stress involved in putting together a wedding can, at times, be overwhelming and may create sensitive family challenges. You may rest assured that in these situations my demeanor will remain pleasant, unobtrusive, and professional. I'm always prepared to help smooth tense moments and bring out the joy of your wedding day in my images.

Being a seasoned professional I fully understand that even the most expensive equipment can and will eventually fail. As a result I always have professional backup equipment available on site. When necessary I retain the services of an experienced assistant so that I can provide the best possible coverage of your event.

Santa Barbara Kids Photography






Madeleine specializes in contemporary, unique natural light portraits of newborns, babies, children, tweens and teens. Her studio in Santa Barbara is perfect for the modern kid. She is available for editorial and commercial work nationwide.

If you are looking for a child photographer in Santa Barbara, California, please look at Madeleine's photography of Santa Barbara children. If you are planning a California vacation, please contact us as we love to travel to Los Angeles, San Diego, Carmel or Monterey to do family and children's photography.

Santa Barbara High School Senior Portrait



Santa Barbara High School Senior Photography

Madeleine's High School senior photography is artistic and palyfull. Her senior portraits are powerful, beautiful and filled with energy.

As your photographer, Madeleine creates a custom portrait photo session, just for you. You have a choice of many beautiful locations in Santa Barbara. Your senoir portrait session can be done at your home, or in Madeleine's studio. Madeleine has a background in fashion photography and professional modeling, she has been a professional photographer for over 20 years.

Madeleine's photography makes the most interesting high school senior photography images and is renowned, internationally, for her work. Madeleine's photo sessions are full of fun and very professional. You get to keep all your original images on a DVD.

Madeleine has been a professional photographer in Santa Barbara, Southern California for over twenty years. Her passion and expertise is in capturing the soul of a your children.


As a high school senior photographer, I am committed to providing you with a once in a lifetime experience as well as exceptional portraits and products tailored to your needs.
I create a fun and relaxed environment while working closely with you to capture your true personality in each of your lifestyle senior photos.

Madeleine


Santa Barbara High School Senior Portrait

My Name is Jordan, Madeleine created my senior portrtait in Santa Barbara. I did not know how to go about finding a great high school senior photographer in Santa Barbara. So, I searched the web and talked to friends here in town. I learned that Madeleine is the most creative non traditional photographer in Santa Barbara. Anyone who knew anything about photography recommended her.

I met with Madeleine at her studio and I knew right away that I was in the presence of a professional. She was very caring and understanding, I immediately felt comfortable with her. Madeleine set the mood with unique props and picked out the chothes to fit to my persionality. I could not believe how much fun the photo session turned out to be.

When we finished working in the studio and at the Santa Barbara location, Madeleine took me to her digital editing room and began to work on my pictures. She allowed me to help select the photos that I liked best. I was absolutely stunned by the quality of her work and what she was able to do with the photos in PhotoShop. Wow…I never realized how beautiful high school photography could be!

I will recommend Madeleine to all of my friends.

Jordan King, Santa Barbara, CA

Headshot Portraits for Business Professionals in Santa Barbara

Actors, artists and performers often include (or are required to include) a headshot, along with a bio and other photographs when auditioning for roles in theater, film, television, even radio voiceovers. A performer will often have several headshots (Portaits) featuring different poses and expressions to give a director or agent an idea of the subject's potential range of appearances.

These headshots or (lifstyle photos) can be very artistic in nature. Headshots may have the subject facing slightly off-center, possibly significantly so, or could be full on frontal as each individual's physical features are different, requiring poses that reflect a person's true visage.

Madeleine's Photography, of Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, excells at capturing, in photographs, the very essence of her subjects. She is a master of lighting and composition, allowing her to reach a plateau of unspoken communication that allows ones inner truth to be calmly revealed and held still in a moment of time.

In addition to serving the needs of performing artists, Madeleine's Photography offers corporate and business portrait photography services. Serving the Business, Professional and Political community for over twenty five years in Southern California.

Corporate/Business photography services include: headshots, executive portraits and photographs used for publicity and public relations.

Photo Tips from Madeleine's Photography: Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Southern California

Think about that first impression! Make sure your hair, makeup and overall look is the way you want to be perceived for an audition photo or when your photograph is used in a publication.

You can't slim down in 24 hours, but you can look thinner by making a few strategic clothing choices.
Go monochromatic; wearing one color from head to toe elongates your look. Dark tones enhance the effect. Wear what fits. Tight clothes can make you look heavier if you're not in perfect shape and clothing that is too loose may create an appearance of hiding something. If everything fits just right, you can give the illusion of being fit and in shape.
Bring a good selection of clothing! Never feel like you are bringing too much. When in doubt about what to bring, just bring it.
Dark outfits are recommended over light ones for theatrical headshots. Dark colors work beautifully and enhance skin tones. For commercial headshots or lifestyle photos bright colors work best.

Monday, March 9, 2009


Madeleine, the photos are wonderful. Thank you so much for all you did. Brady is feeling guilty about sending the pictures to married couples (our friends) because he thinks their wedding pictures won't compare. I have shown the album to more people here in santa barbara and everyone comments on how unique and great all the photos are. My friend Catherine said she got chills when she saw the photos. Thanks so much for preserving our day so grandly!....Mary Joe and Michael Rome

We are just crazy about the engagement photos!!! We had to go through them quickly so we are going to go through them again and then make them availble to our friends and family. They are just awesome! Thanks so much!........Brandy


Thank you for taking the great engagement pictures for us. Working with you was so natural and comptable. We are so excited to have the great fortune that you ar our wedding photographer. Every phototograph looks perfect and We both love them very much! .....................Lee J.

Santa Barbara Engagment Photographer

Madeleine's wedding photography and engagement photos are known for there cutting edge imagery in Santa Barbara and Southern California. Madeleine knows the important role that a photographer plays in the most exciting day of your lives. She listens to each bride and groom and plans the photographs so that she can capture the beautiful story of your day. Whether it's your engagement photos or your wedding day, Madeleine will create a lasting memory to cherish forever. Madeleine's Photography specializes in both studio photography and location photography in Santa Barbara. Madeleine's Photography offers black and white photography, and special effects such as sepia tone pictures and digitally enhanced photographs. Madeleine will work with you to customize a package that suits your individual needs. Madeleine captures images artistically, with an emphasis on fun. Madeleine is discreet and unobtrusive.

"The most frequent comment I hear is 'You were invisible!' "I take that as a compliment."

Madeleine's Photography...Engagement Photos:

A couples engagement is a momentous event and the beginning of a very special time in their relationship. As a couple plans their wedding, many choose to commemorate this step in life with engagement pictures. Madeleine is the number one wedding and engagement photographer in Santa Barbara and Southern California.

The engagement photo session provides an opportunity for Madeleine to become familiar with and gain a better understanding of the wedding couple's needs and style requirements, before the grand wedding day. Madeleine always takes special care to get to know and listen to the needs of the wedding couple. The engagement photography session provides the couple with beautiful photography that can be printed and displayed with the guest book at the wedding ceremony.

When planning a wedding in Santa Barbara, always consider having an engagement photo session prior to the wedding day.

Santa Barbara Family Portrait



Madeleine's family photographs are artistic and playfull. She excels at photographing children, babies, families and even your devoted family pet. Making portraits of babies and children can be challenging, but Madeleine has the skill and patience it takes to photograph children. She has mastered the art of the family portrait, as well as fine art portrait photography .

Madeleine creates a custom portrait photo session just for your family. You have a choice of many beautiful locations in Santa Barbara or your family portrait session can be taken at your home, or in Madeleine's studio. Madeleine will provide you with all your photos on a DVD, she also offers all your Family portrait photos on a website if you choose.

Madeleine has been a professional photographer, in Santa Barbara,and Southern California for over twenty years. Her passion and expertise is in capturing the sole of your entire family.

After the familie photo session, as your photographger I will spend several hours in my digital darkroom making sure that each photo is just right. Only then, do I consider a photo as being finished. I want to provide you with memories that will bring a smile to your face and warm your heart for years to come.

I want your Santa Barbara Family Portrait session to be fun for everyone! Whether your session is in the studio or a great Santa Barbara outdoor location, or even at your home, I am committed to capturing your family's best moments. I can also provide a traditional approach to my work, however; my natural talent lies in a more relaxed, photojournalistic approach. I work quickly and quiet to capture your family's natural moments.

Simple clothing is the best. Dress comfortable; avoiding busy patterns, large stripes, and large logos. Jeans or khakis for the entire family are always a favorite along with bare feet. If you're at a loss as to what to wear, you can always email for advice or bring several different outfits to the session and we will see what works best, for your Santa Barbara Family Portrait Session.

Family Photo Tip:

Typically, mid-morning is the best time for young children they tend to be at their happiest! Please remember when planning a session outdoors, early mornings or late evenings are the best time for the optimal lighting.

When you book a family photography session, we will discuss possible locations. Comfort and lighting are important considerations as well as the feeling you want your photos to have. Whether at the studio or outside on location in santa barbara, plan on the shoot taking an hour, sometimes two when working with newborns due to feedings and diapers changes. It takes a while for everyone to warm up, to relax, and just be themselves around the camera.

Santa Barbara Boudoir Photography



Madeleine's Photography is the professional studio to call when you want exceptional, upscale, artistic, lingerie and sensual images, from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles . She is known internationally and throughour Southern California for artistic; glamour, boudoir, and lingerie photography . Her artistic nudes are distributed by Z Gallery. Madeleine’s Photography has been displayed in the New Your Center of Fine Arts and numerous publications in the U.S. and on the international art scene. Madeleine provides a comfortable atmosphere for her clients, removing the rigidity that exists at so many other studios. Madeleine has a deep understanding of the female form and she knows how to translate her vision into images. The composition and artistic touch in every photograph she creates has an unsurpassed and beautiful aesthetic, resulting in truly breathtaking images. Madeleine's background is as a former fashion model and Play Boy Bunny.

Madeleine has been absolutely wonderful, I have done many glamour photography shoots with her and she is a pleasure to work with. She is a genuine, fun and easy-going person. Immediately, when you meet her, you will know you are working with a professional who is caring and puts you at ease. Madeleine provided me with such a wide range of photographs to choose from, as well as helping me to decide which outfits were right for my body. She even changed my make-up and hair for different looks. Madeleine showed me her great ideas that were customized just for me. She also had clothing for me to chose from, in the event that what I brought wouldn’t work. Madeleine is also fabulous at retouching the photos I chose. I am always amazed at how beautiful and glamorous she makes me look and feel. This is more then a photo session, it is a gift for my self-esteem,I know Madeleine can make anyone look great!
I recommend her to all my friends......
Jennifer
Santa Barbara

I have a great photography studio in Santa Barbara! As a professional glamour, lingerie and boudior photographer, it is my privlage and natural talent to make my client look and feel beautiful. My sensual imagery (in some casses nudes) are sexy, yet extremly tastful and artistic. I work with the form of the body and paint it with light to create pictures that you will have a hard time believing are of you. My clinets travel from all over the country to Santa Barbara, just to have sensual, boudoir or glamour photography created by me. I have over 25 years of photography experience. You will be amazed at how beautiful I can make you look. And, for the inner self, my photo sessions are better than going to a spa. After a photo shoot with me, you will feel like a star.



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You tell me exactly the type of adevertising or commercail photography that you need, then I either come to you on location or make the images in my studio. You receive a CD of all full resolution images. Choose the selection most desired for your site and keep the rest for your own use.The commercail images are also guaranteed to complement the expert design of your new site.

You recieve a DVD of your Photography

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Madeleine's Commercial and Artistic work is published internationaly. Her commercial work is used for: advertising, bilboards, magazines, websites, music CDs and DVD covers, posters, postcards, clandars, Brochures, catalogs, fine jewlwery illustration and fashion photography.

Clients Include:

Goleta Valley Athletic Club, Santa Barbara Aviation, Nike Hall of Fame, Day One Advertising, Audrey Wood, Eye Glass Factory, Santa Barbar Big Dog, Bravo Magazine (Germany) Visa Versateler, California Concepts, Lesley Ridley Tree, Michael Douglas, Santa Barbara Grand Opera, Backstage Magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine, L'Oreal, Catch Publication, ZBE Inc, Jeanne Graffy, Body Wize Magazine, Kitchen Magazine, Rock Report, Playgirl Magazine,Travle Magazine, Excutive Femaile Magazine, Fatherhood Coalition, Territory Ahead Inc, J.O.E.Sportswear, Arts Unlimited, Z Gallery, Quadram, Peacefull Tributes, Billy Crystal, Procter & Gamble, Paul Johnson...


Santa Barbara Commercial Photography

You tell me exactly the type of adevertising or commercail photography that you need, then I either come to you on location or make the images in my studio. You receive a CD of all full resolution images. Choose the selection most desired for your site and keep the rest for your own use.The commercail images are also guaranteed to complement the expert design of your new site.

You recieve a DVD of your Photography

To see more of: Commercail Photography, Website Photography, Adverting Photography in Santa Barbara, Southern California click here


Madeleine's photographs radiate the love and splendor of life’s deepest wonder. Her pregnancy portraits are powerful, graceful and and filled with truth. A baby is the beginning of all things, a source of hope and dreams.

Madeleine creates a custom pregnancy portrait photo session, just for you. You have a choice of many beautiful locations in Santa Barbara. Your pregnancy portrait session can be done on location, at your home, or in Madeleine's studio.

Madeleine makes the most interesting pregnancy portrait images and is renowned, internationally, for her work. Her maternity portraits have been selected by L'Oreal of Paris to be shown in a collection of images from the world's most gifted photographers, who shared their vision about women, their diversity and their self-worth.

Madeleine has been a professional photographer in Santa Barbara for over twenty years. Her passion and expertise is in capturing the soul of a woman.

View Madeleine's pregnancy portraits at http://santabarbarapregnancyportrait.com/
My wonderful husband has a Masters in Photography and assists me creating great images of  the men getting ready at large weddings.


Madeleine Photography (805) 967-9550


For twenty years I have been a successful, professional photographer, in Santa Barbara, California, where I operate a full service studio. My background is in fashion, commercial and fine art photography.

My work has been featured in the New York Center of Fine Arts, and the Chelsea Art Museum, New York.

My photographs have been published internationally in numerous magazines and books, postcards, and posters. Z Galleries distributed my posters nationally.

L'Oreal cosmetics chose one of my photographs to represent the thirty-year anniversary celebration of the advertising campaign "Because I'm Worth It". The image was auctioned for donation to ovarian cancer research.

My work attends acutely to the subject, whether it is carefully evoking someone's personality or capturing that element in everything we see.

Photography is the tool that I use to communicate my visual language.

I love to photograph weddings, whether it is a small, intimate event or a gala affair with hundreds of guests. Either way you get my full attention to every detail and my unique combination of professionalism, artistic skill, and personal sensitivity. I am confident that through my gifted vision I will provide images of your wedding day that exceed your expectations. (Take a look at what others have said about my work.)

My photographic style for weddings includes: editorial, romantic, traditional, fashion, and artistic. You may choose to use any of these styles or any combination of them. I prepare sample photographs for each wedding prior to the special day so that I can cover the styles that you choose.

I am experienced in the wedding business and I know that the stress involved in putting together a wedding can, at times, be overwhelming and may create sensitive family challenges. You may rest assured that in these situations my demeanor will remain pleasant, unobtrusive, and professional. I'm always prepared to help smooth tense moments and bring out the joy of your wedding day in my images.

Being a seasoned professional I fully understand that even the most expensive equipment can and will eventually fail. As a result I always have professional backup equipment available on site. When necessary I retain the services of an experienced assistant so that I can provide the best possible coverage of your event.

Best wishes,
Madeleine