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Our Maui Rehearsal

For our destination wedding in Maui we made sure to schedule time before our rehearsal dinner to have a mini session with a photographer (&&she is my amazing friend!). I made sure to schedule my makeup trial with Meili for Meili Autumn Beauty before the session so that I could see the makeup in photos […]

Ingredients: 1 Bag of Chopped Kale Lemons Olive Oil Apple Cider Vinegar 1 shallot Thinly Sliced Hand full of sliced almonds or walnuts (or another nut) Hand full of dried sweet cherries (or blueberries, dates / cranberries) Parmesan Finely Grated Food processor (linked here) How to make: Start by putting the kale the food processor […]

You got engaged and now the planning frenzy has begun, but where do you even begin? Thankfully, I am here with all the tips and tricks to get you on the right start. Note: there is not one right way to plan a wedding. You have to do what is best for you both as […]

A lot of you have been asking if I have someone take my photos on trips or how I take “selfies” and photos with Brennan while traveling or even at home. I’m going to let you in on a secret: I grab my tripod, set up the shot, start the 10 second self-timer and run. […]

Kevin & Catie said their vows in Dixon, CA on their working family cattle ranch. Their property is rock throw away to her Dad’s where they threw one heck of a party to celebrate with family & friends. They were surrounded by so much love on their wedding day and I am so honored to […]

  We traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada for Ryan + Molly’s engagement session at the Neon Sign Museum and then to Red Rock Canyon in the desert for sunset photos. I had the best time capturing these two and running around the desert. Layers of Lovely made this stunning bouquet for Molly and it was […]

  Hi Y’all!   I figured it was about time to jump on here and give everyone an update on where I am at with life. I announced in January that I quit my full-time marketing job in Sacramento to pursue my passion. As of January 1st, I officially became a “full-time photographer”. This is […]

  This was an extra special engagement session for me to capture. Stefan and Alexis got engaged right before the new year and I was beyond thrilled to hear the news that my cousin got engaged! Alexis and I grew up next door to each other, and capturing their engagement while running around where we […]

  What is Valentine’s Day without a celebration with your best gals?! We had so much fun sipping champagne and eating a few too many desserts to celebrate.   Clothing/Outfits: @greyhanger Donuts: @bad.bakers Florals: @thistle.and.honey Ladies: @kendallmgeist & @leakristinaray Photography & Styling: @madisonlaurenphotography  

Madison Lauren Photography is a traveling California engagement and wedding photographer for couples that creates magic with modern, romantic wedding photos. She's based in Sacramento, but serves clients in Northern California, Lake Tahoe, and beyond.