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meet the artist

madeline harpell

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

Hiii, 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. 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 love so dearly! I love working with such beautiful individuals and creating a new friendship from each of my photoshoots. I love taking photos of weddings, engagements, and maternity because I'm a sweet sucker for love! <3 Personal Branding sessions 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. I can't wait to be your friend! 

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. It fills me so deeply, and I am so grateful, to be part of so many people's lives through my photography!

 

Thanks for being here! 

When I'm not taking or editing photos, you can find me hanging out with my kitties Morrie, Monster, Maisie, and my fiancé Max, planning our summer 2024 wedding (!!!!!), spending time outside and with my favorite people, listening to good music, thrifting, sitting in a sauna, or working at Healing Elements in St. Paul, MN. Sometimes I write, make collages, take a good bath, play games and do nothing, too : )

Hawaii on Film

LOVE NOTES

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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