hello there!

I'm Maddie.

A 21 year old photographer and visual storyteller from DeKalb, Illinois, currently finishing up my final semester studying Public Relations and Spanish at Iowa State University.

I have had a passion for photography and visual communication for as long as I can remember. Always mindful of the little details, I seek to find beauty in the ordinary & overlooked. 

Forever eager to explore new places, my dream is to travel this Earth, photographing its hidden gems and the people that make them special. 

My other loves include music, plants, languages and my English Bulldog, Baby. 

This website is my creative space for me to share all my latest photos, travels and work with you all. I hope you enjoy.  :-)


my ethics


To me, kindness is rooted in empathy. It is being able to understand someone else's situation and feelings, and act without an expectation of reciprocity or recognition. It is treating others the way you would want to be treated. I was raised to follow this golden rule, and will continue to do so in my professional life. 


As someone in the field of communications, I will always be honest and open when communicating messages to my audience. My goal is always to gain the trust of who I am working with, and to do so requires complete honesty. 


All humans are equal and deserve to be treated with respect. This is regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, age, ability, whatever it may be. I will never stray from this mindset. 


As humans, we are constantly growing and learning. I am always looking for opportunities to grow as a person, and I look for those opportunities to help others grow, too. In my eyes, there is always room for improvement.