behind the camera...

Hello there! I am so happy you have found me! My name is Madeleine Schaffner. I am a portrait and wedding photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona and soon to be Denver, Colorado (but if you're not in Arizona or Colorado, not a problem - let's discuss travel!). You can usually find me in the plant section of any store or at Home Depot. I enjoy collecting cameras, gathering firewood in the forest, and making it my personal mission to pet as many animals as possible on any given day. I am deeply inspired by my wonderment for nature, and I believe each person's unique story is an expression of mother nature's beauty and complexity. Photography allows me to express my appreciation for all things living on this planet.

We are in this photographing process together. My goal is to create a comfortable environment for my clients where you can let your true self emerge, through prompts and questions that evoke genuine emotion instead of stiff poses. I want you to look back on your photos in 20 years and relive each precious moment in detail and remember exactly how you felt during that time in your life.

I guide each client through the entire process. I am here for tips on which location to choose, how to feel comfortable of the camera, what to wear, and literally anything else that might come up. Photography is much more to me than snapping and delivering pictures. I live for the artistic process, and making your session an uplifting and unforgettable experience. Please fill out my contact form if you would like to chat more about booking your session. I can’t wait to create photographs together!