The Story behind Madalyn Yates Photography

I'm a NC based brand photographer (but I love to travel for work+fun). Joanna Gaines is my spirit animal, and in another life (maybe this one) I'd probably move to Waco, TX!

I'm always down to try a new local coffee shop (even better if they have lavender latte), and working on mastering the perfect at home brew recipe. 

I'M MADALYN!

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Hey, friends!

It’s the moment I have been waiting for for a while now and I am so excited to share my gorgeous branding film with you! Back in November, my sweet friend Megan came up to North Carolina to film me working a styled wedding, hanging around my home and giving you a little peak into what life is like with me and my passion behind my business. There isn’t much more to say, so sit back, relax and enjoy the film!

A little over 4 years ago the idea of pursuing what was a dream became a reality. I took a leap of faith to pursue my calling as a wedding photographer. What first inspired me to be a wedding photographer was photographing my grandmas wedding. The way people love each other through ups and downs, past relationships; love remains the same.

Through out the last four years being a small business owner definitely has had its valleys but what keeps me going is the love & joy, intentional relationships, unbelievable adventures & all the wonderful couples I get to serve and photograph.

From the first email to the delivery of their galleries my main purpose is to serve my clients. I want them know I am here for them. I am there to encourage them. I am there to make sure they know they are loved & valued.

One of my favorite moments during a wedding days the moment when the officiant announces the couple as husband and wife! To see the groom look at his bride with complete joy, to see their friends and family cheering, there is just so much life during that moment.

When a couple asks me how I feel about first looks, I say YES! By doing a first look we are able to do all the bridal party photos, husband and wife photos before the ceremony that way there is a sense of relief of less pressure to get to the reception. You are able to enjoy the process and the moments of excitement leading up to the ceremony.

There is a song by Jenn Johnson called Chasing You and I live for the lyrics. Gods given me this calling and He continues to lead me. Before the wedding, I spend time praying for my couples; I want their hearts to be so in love that they run towards God together. This song is a wonderful resemblance to marriage; a constant pursuit and as a wedding photographer I am constantly finding ways to serve and pursue the couples I work with.

We had so much fun filming this entire video! From the styled wedding at Winmock (definitely want to see & read more about that!) , to slow mornings at home editing and spending time with my sweet pup and then adventures downtown on the parking deck; all around an amazing experience.

Thank you for being YOU. Thank you for being a part of my passion. XO, Madalyn

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