maddie mills photography

Edwards Family Session at Cape Spear in St. John's // Newfoundland Family Photographers

On a foggy Sunday, these 3 (with me in tow!) headed to Cape Spear for some fun, adventurous family photos. I am once again offering family sessions, and I can't think of a better way to kick that off than with this adorable bunch. 

FROM THE CLIENT: 

I couldn't be happier with how our family pictures turned out. Maddie made the whole experience fun and super easy going. She completely captured the love in our little family and the curious free spirit that is our daughter. Maddie is incredibly talented and we can't wait to work with her again!

If you are looking to have some candid, fun, free spirited family photos of your own, get in touch!

Thanks again guys for an amazing session! I can't wait to photograph your engagement shoot this summer, and your wedding in the fall! Until next time, xx

Shirley + Chi's Modern & quirky Engagement Session in St. John's // Newfoundland Engagement Photographers

Chi and Shirley grew up in the same city in China and never met... until they came here to attend Memorial University years ago! Once they started dating, the rest was history! The lovebirds are going home to get married next month, and wanted some engagement photos in Downtown St. John's before their trip! Thanks for an amazing day and an amazing session C+S, your love for each other is so evident and it was a pleasure to capture :)

FROM THE CLIENT

I received your email with our photos when I was sitting in the airport waiting for my flight, and oh my gosh are they ever gorgeous!! I personally love every single one of them... I called Shirley and asked her to take a look as well, and she was amazed by the quality of the photos-  she loves all of them! We cant say more to thank you, and you are very much appreciated for making our memories so beautiful. You are a young, passionate photographer, and we are grateful to have had you shoot our photos.

Just look at this dress the bride to be picked up for her session!! I was swooning all morning!

I love me a good fuzzy black and white!!!!

I love me a good fuzzy black and white!!!!

Their little baby blue beetle is the sweetest!!

This bouquet by Flower Studio is just absolutely stunning!!!

We ended the morning with a little stroll in the park... with their sheepdog Oreo of course!!

Thank you for trusting me with your images Chi and Shirley, it was an amazing shoot and I hope you two have a beautiful wedding back home. :)

XO // Maddie

The Best Kept Secret to a Great Wedding

Above is one of my favourite images of a couple that I have ever captured. It shows no colour, no show-stopping scenery, not even any gorgeous gowns. Despite all that, this photo remains one that I go back to every time I reflect on weddings past. Why?

Because it shows pure, raw, connection.

I am able to get images like this for my amazing wedding clients using one little secret, that I like to call:

"Falling in love with your wedding photographer".

OK, you're confused. Allow me to explain!

These days, there are hundreds of photographers at a couple's disposal to capture their wedding day. And while it's great that there's so many options out there for The Engaged, it can get very confusing trying to narrow down who you're going to trust to be by your side when you say "I Do". 

My advice? Go with the photographer you fall in love with. Honestly!

Sure, you know that feeling, you're about to get married! The butterflies, the way they make you laugh, the way you trust them wholeheartedly. You need those feelings when you are picking a photographer. Your photographer will make or break your wedding, and the memories thereafter! Everyone has a budget, everyone has limitations when it comes to 'needs' and 'wants' for the wedding day. However, choosing someone to preserve your memories should take other things into consideration, such as experience, talent, style, and PERSONALITY. After all, the rings, the marriage, and the photos are all you're going to have left! 

If you feel a connection with me, as your photographer, as your friend, and as your guide, your wedding will truly be breezy and fun! I am all about adventure, fun, silliness, mad love, and raw emotion. I will ALWAYS sacrifice my dignity to get the shot, and I will always cherish each and every couple.

Windy hair, sore muscles, and lots of smiles post wedding! I make a point to always take a photo with every couple .

Windy hair, sore muscles, and lots of smiles post wedding! I make a point to always take a photo with every couple .

I make it my mission to work with couples with whom I can really forge a connection. If the three of us all get along great, then I will be able to create emotional, beautiful images of the two of you. Being comfortable in front of the camera starts with being comfortable around your photographer.

Top Reasons Why You Need To Fall In Love With Your Photographer

(as told by a photographer...)

1. They are going to be with you the whole day. I always joke with my clients that I'm literally going to be their stalker. Think about it! We will be with you the ENTIRE day, on the sidelines, capturing it all. You need to like the person you're going to be closely spending 8-10 hours with. Would you go on the Signal Hill Hike with that co-worker you hate? I hope not! Love your adventure buddy. Happy adventure, happy wedding, happy life. 

2. A photographer is more than a person who clicks a button and "takes a few snaps". Leading up to your wedding, your photog will spend countless hours emailing, planning, and meeting with you to secure all the details for the big day. Then, they day of, they have to strategically capture EVERYTHING. I will also lift your dress, fold pocket hankies, fix your veil, feed you snacks and water, be your friend, fix minor malfunctions with my sewing kit, and more.

3. You need to trust your photographer immensely! To do this, you need to love them as a person too- not just as part of your hired entourage! Your photographer is responsible for your cherished wedding images, which requires that we work together, and that your trust and lean on me before, during, and after the wedding day.


So, whether we are exploring Newfoundland at your engagement session...

or rocking out on the best day ever...!

...follow your heart. Choose your photographer based on connection, passion, and your gut feeling! You won't regret it. 

THAT is the secret to the Greatest Wedding Ever. 

XO ALWAYS
Maddie

Shelly and Scott's Blizzard Engagement Session || Newfoundland Engagement Photographers

Being a St. John's engagement photographer has so many perks. One of the amazing ones is when you meet clients like Shelly and Scott who are willing to go ahead with their session regardless of our crazy local weather... In Sunday's case, it was a blustering blizzard.

S&S met home in Ontario, and have lived here together for almost a year. They will be going back home one day, and wanted some Newfoundland engagement photos to commemorate their time here together, and the travels their love story has taken. 

All my love, Shelly and Scott! XO

We finished the day with some much needed brew from Coffee Matters. :)

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St. John's Wedding Photographers || Danni + Zack Said I Do, PART 2

HOLD UP! :) If you missed part one of this beautiful, heartfelt wedding, click this link to go check it out, then come right back here for more- >>> https://maddiemills-photography.squarespace.com/.../st...

Now, are you ready for part two of this amazing love story? It was a freezing, windy day on the bluffs of Newfoundland... 

Well, THE END (as far as my perspective into the fairytale!). Danni and Zack, I love you together, and I am honoured to have been part of your life and to have given you this gift. I wish you nothing but faith, trust, and pixie dust! Just kidding. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness, wonderful challenges, laughs, and as many adventures as you guys and your sweet dog can handle. :)

PS Thanks for taking a photo with me and my sweaty, crazy, wind-attacked hair (and self in general!) There will always be a very fond place in my soul for both of you. All my love. XOX.