Hey there- I am Madeline Trent, a fine art wedding photographer based near Asheville, North Carolina. I approach my work with a romantic, organic, and timeless aesthetic. I specialize in destination weddings and using natural light in my images. My journey into photography began on a mission trip in Africa, while photographing some very special children. A creative at heart, I feel blessed that God has entrusted me with a gift to serve others.
Inspired by my grandparent's wedding album, I use medium format film to create dreamy images that are timeless. I use an editorial style to create beautiful and luminous images that will make your heart flutter.
My camera allows me to transform a once in a lifetime moment into a piece of art that can be shared across generations. I am all about creating beautiful heirlooms which evoke emotion and transport your heart back to the moment I took your photograph.
Initially, I began my photography business to financially partner with ministries in Africa. However, as it quickly grew and as my season of life changed- I decided to transition from portraits into weddings. A true romantic at heart, I quickly knew that wedding photography was where I was meant to be.
I am married to my handsome husband Matt, and together we have a beautiful daughter- Emmalyn Rose. We love playing outside together, slow dancing in the kitchen, and going on as many adventures as we can find.
When I was a little girl, I would sit for hours with a Polaroid camera inside my grandmother's flower garden taking pictures. I loved the sound of the shutter and waiting for the film to develop so that I could see what I had captured.
After college, I began my career in the legal field thinking I would become an attorney since I have always been drawn to helping others. After spending time with some special children in Kenyan orphanages, my life changed forever.
I believe that images are meant to be more than just a pretty picture. It has been a blessing that God has entrusted me with a gift of creativity that I am able to use as a way to love and serve other people. I feel so honored to share this gift with the couples I work with.
The couples I work with are much more to me than clients to earn business from, they become dear friends I stay close to long after their wedding. By building a close relationship with each of my couples, I am able to understand the priorities for their wedding day and deliver them the photos they've been dreaming of. Since I put my heart and soul into each and every wedding, I take a limited number of weddings per year so that I am able to focus completely on each couple.
Most of the couples I work with love the outdoors as much as I do, and deeply care about their friends and family. It is so important to me that you relax with the people you love on your wedding day.
I am very passionate about seeing photographs as more than a digital image, and appreciating them as a tangible memory that is mean to be a beautiful treasure in your home for years to come. As a storyteller of romance and precious moments, I approach my work from the perspective that it will long outlast the moment- just as your marriage will long outlast your wedding day.
Since I specialize in destination weddings, I am often assisting my couples and their wedding planner with every detail to deliver them the wedding gallery of their dreams. One of the first things each of my wedding clients will receive is a welcome gift that includes a step-by-step wedding planning guide and also an engagement session style guide which will help you to get the most out of your engagement pictures. Since you've probably never planned a wedding before, the wedding guide I send you will help you to understand the importance of creating a timeline for your wedding day, as well as brainstorm unique ways to personalize the details of your wedding day. You can expect to meet with me, and your wedding planner, to go over your timeline and for me to be available to help you with any questions you may have during the planning process. If I don't live in the same location as my couple, we schedule video calls to go over details.
The third collection has 10 hours of wedding day coverage, an engagement session, includes a second photographer for your wedding day, an online digital viewing gallery, a USB drive of all your images, as well as an heirloom fine art wedding album and parent album.
This collection has 8 hours of wedding day coverage. It includes an engagement session, a second photographer for your wedding day, an online digital viewing gallery, and a USB drive of all your images, and an heirloom fine art wedding album.
My first collection is for intimate weddings & elopements, with less than 25 guests. It includes an engagement session, six hours of coverage, and an online digital gallery for downloading images.
"Madeline went above and beyond in every possible way! Not only was she incredibly organized, professional & flexible in scheduling and tailoring our photography sessions, but she delivers incredible photographs. She did a great job at making us feel comfortable...I could sing her praises all day, but I'll leave it at this. She is super creative & has a photography style that is so unique and beautiful. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer. She is just a really awesome person!"
"Madeline made our wedding planning and day perfect! She went above and beyond any expectation I could have for a photographer. She quickly became a friend in the beginning. Her talent and passion shines through her work and character. She recognized our needs without having to ask us. I have already recommended her to family and friends."
"Madeline was so wonderful from start to finish! When I found Madeline on Instagram, I fell in love with her style! She was so responsive and helpful from the moment I contacted her. Madeline was full of energy and so fun during our engagement pictures and my bridal session. She made us both feel at ease! Our wedding was small and intimate, and Madeline captured every moment perfectly from getting hair and makeup done to the time we exited the venue. She was quick to give us sneak peaks and delivered our full wedding gallery in a timely manner. I love every picture! I would recommend Madeline to anyone looking for a fun and creative photographer!"
"I found Madeline's photography business on Instagram and loved her style immediately! The soft lighting makes the photographs so much sweeter, and we especially appreciated her use of film and digital photography. She was professional, caring, genuine, easy to work with, and passionate about her work. Madeline took photos for our engagement, bridal portraits, and wedding day, so she helped us from start to finish with knowing what to expect at the sessions and answering questions. Madeline went above and beyond what we expected from a photographer, and we couldn't be happier with the result!"
"Madeline is amazing!!!! Her photography is stunning, and she has an incredible eye and instinct. Her light and airy style is perfect for a wedding. It makes us feel like we're right back in that moment. On top of her photography skills, she's incredibly professional, patient, and helpful. Throughout the entire process, she helped me make decisions on our wedding aesthetic, colors, etc. In Madeline, we were able to find someone we trusted 100% and she exceeded all our expectations. I cannot recommend her enough!"