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Hey, I'm Madeline, an Illinois-based photographer-

My hubby Lucas & I have been working in the photography world for most of our adult lives. I'm a mom to two beautiful boys who have my whole heart and know that mom runs on family, hugs & positive light. 


At home in Bloomington, IL, you can usually find me kitchen dancing, listening to all the podcasts, or defending myself against my boys while playing soccer in the yard.

I want to build a genuine relationship with each person in front of my lens and capture what makes You {Your style.  Your Uniqueness.  Your Personality.}  Even after all these years as a photographer, I'll still get choked up at all the father-daughter moments, the groom seeing his bride for the first time, and feeling like we've made true, long-lasting friendships.

Ultimately, my spirituality and faith keep me in my why and gives me a purpose behind everything I do. I seek to serve others with the gifts given to me. I strive to walk in love, walk in light and walk in peace!

I believe that every story is beautiful and worthy of celebration. I feel like it's a huge privilege and honor to help others document special moments in their lives.  And I would be honored to document yours.

So, if you're about throwing out the old-school studio vibe, chasing after real moments that make you uniquely you, let's get together and make some incredible memories! 

“ I’ve been using peaces of you photography for many years. From modeling as a child, senior pictures, my sons baby to 3 years , to mine and his family pictures. Madelines patients with my son from the time he was a newborn to now being a rowdy 3 year old is out of this world and he just loves her! I trust her with every picture, every scene and every outfit! Truly blessed to have her as our photographer.”

Brittney Bands

"Our family has been using Peaces of You Photograpghy for many years.  Madeline is always the first one we contact when we want family memories captured. With unique settings, fun and big smiles, I trust Madeline’s suggestions and have never been disappointed.  From when my sons were babies through senior pictures and family gatherings, I cannot recommend Madeline enough and know she will give you the best of her and provide lasting images to treasure."

Lisa Schneider


POY goes above and beyond every time. Whether it’s our family of 10 or just my partner and I, the pictures and time we get is nothing short of amazing. Madeline has a spunky soul and is truly the easiest person to work with. She will truly make your vision come to life and the turn around time is great! Very highly recommended !

We loved having you around all day and the pictures turned out better than I could have ever imagined!

Love Love Love them!  Thank you again!!  Was nervous to have family pictures taken since it has been so long.  You both made us feel comfortable and most of all made the whole process enjoyable.  My kids actually asked next time we need pictures can we go to the crazy chicken lady!!

Family picture success thanks to Peaces of You. Can't wait to see them!!

☆☆☆☆☆ Amazing family to work with.  We always feel completely comfortable with them.  We have used them for every professional photo session since our engagement! Now we have a set of twin boys and just booked our 7 month Christmas session!

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