I'm a wedding, editorial portrait, and pet photographer in Madison, Wisconsin.
The things that bring me joy are weddings that are true to my clients, and are celebrating a union between two equals-whatever your family looks like and whoever you are. I love making something truly special and unique to each person and couple. Also, I love dogs. Please bring your dogs.
I also love working with local small businesses to help tell their stories in meaningful ways.
*About Image of Melanie with two of her dogs, Willow and Cedar, taken by McKenna Patterson Photo + Films (https://mckennapattersonphotography.com/)
Love is Love
Trans people belong
black Lives Matter
That kids are magical when they are allowed to just be themselves
That people are powerful when they are supported
Dogs are better than people
When I first started my photography journey, I only had a cheap point and shoot and was far away from home. I used that little camera to help me take in my surroundings and to help me process my homesickness.
When I look back at those images from India 15 years ago, I am immediately taken back to the sights, noise, smells of that overwhelming place. That's what I love: the visceral nature of photography and images.
I am a large lady who loves books, tattoos, gardening, and my animals. My favorite thing in the world is nerding out with clients and finding common ground. Also, creating an experience that puts you at ease.
If you need a cheerleader, I'm your person. If you need book recommendations, I've got you. If you need a photographer who will welcome and celebrate you, your family, and your dreams, lets talk.