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meet the artist

madeline harpell

you are the love that you seek
WEDDINGS + ENGAGEMENT
MATERNITY + FAMILY
EMPOWERMENT + PERSONAL BRANDING

Hi, I'm Madeline. I'm an interdisciplinary artist specializing in digital and film photography. I love visual art, and have always been especially drawn to photos and videos. When I was a kid, I went through every photo my parents had of our family. To this day, the photos are out of order. I was fascinated with taking videos on our old camera -- seeing visions of my life, saved to view later, from afar. I could see my family grow in images. Film, the texture, was mesmerizing. I asked for a new point-and-shoot every year for my birthday and always had a disposable camera nearby. In college, couldn't help but be drawn to artists. It was all of my friends who inspired me to seek creative outlets. It quickly became the most important thing for me to create, to dream, to explore, to learn, and to grow. After graduating from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2018, I started taking and sharing photos of my roommates and friends, and soon people started hiring me to take photos of them. I've been growing in my craft immensely since then and have created a business that I can thrive in. I love taking photos of weddings, engagements, and maternity because I'm a sweet sucker for love! <3 Personal Branding sessions also means so much to me, it is so empowering for me to see people proudly sharing with the world who they are and what they do. To be part of your journey through any of these sessions, to capture your radiance, is why I do what I do. 

My aim is to create photos that radiate love, energy and style - photos that reflect who my clients are as their most joyful, courageous and whole selves. I want to work together to create true-to-you photographs that represent who you are, the love you share, your family or the things you create. I want to create something beautiful with our gathering. I welcome you to come as you are. 

 

Thanks for being here! 

When I'm not taking or editing photos, you can find me hanging out with my kitties Morrie, Monster and Maisie, my fiancé Max, planning our wedding, spending time outside and with my favorite people, listening to good music, sitting in a sauna, or working at Healing Elements in St. Paul, MN. Sometimes I write, make collages, knit, take a good bath, play games and do nothing, too : )

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TESTIMONIALS

WORKING WITH MADELINE WAS A DREAM! SHE EXECUTED OUR VISION PERFECTLY AND CAPTURED US IN THE SWEETEST WAY. SHE MADE US FEEL SO COMFORTABLE AND WE GENUINELY ENJOYED THE EXPERIENCE. WE WOULD RECOMMEND HOPE STUDIOS TO ANYONE WHO IS LOOKING FOR AN AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER.

CAL & LUKE

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