Photographer in Madison WI & Milwaukee WI

Every now and then I get to do some pretty cool things.  Last week Saturday was one of those events.  Go to their website to find out more:

“The mission of The Pablove Foundation is to fund pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, educate and empower cancer families, and improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through hospital play, music and arts programs.

The Pablove Foundation is named after Pablo Thrailkill Castelaz, the son of Jo Ann Thrailkill and Jeff Castelaz and the little brother of Grady Gallagher. Pablo was six years old when he lost his valiant yearlong battle with bilateral Wilms Tumor, a rare form of childhood cancer. Imbued with his spirit and inspired by his strength, Pablove is dedicated to the daily, global fight against childhood cancer and the suffering that comes in its wake.

We fight on in order to amplify one simple message: kids get cancer too.

Your support of The Pablove Foundation helps us help kids with cancer.”

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Wedding photographer in Madison WI

I’ve been in business for almost 11 years.  I’ve photographed hundreds of babies, high school seniors, families and couples celebrating their wedding day.  I do what I do because I love it.

Last night I met with a couple to go over the images for their wedding album.  Seriously the nicest people ever.  We took care of business and then hung out for a while chatting about Star Wars and the fact that if you stick your finger in and out of your ear it will sound like Pacman.  (I still have not tried it because I don’t want to look silly – even if I’m the only one that sees it.)

This morning I came in and found a little note on Facebook saying they wrote a review and posted it on Google.  Thank you so much Mike and Amy!  This is why I love to do what I do.

“We hired Sweeney Photography for our wedding memories. The experience that Mary created was excellent. From the first time that we sat down with Mary to discuss the contract she showed that she was as invested in making our wedding as special as we were. She stayed in contact with us along the way to see how things were progressing and made sure that the closer we got to the event that all the bases were covered. On our wedding day she showed up early to get the preparation shots and even helped with some last minute details as the time got closer. She stayed at the reception until she was sure that we got all the shots we wanted. When we finally saw the end results of all the shots she had taken we were blown away by the quality and work she put into the final product. Mary’s professionalism, quality, and attention to detail is only matched by her great attitude and wanting to have fun while capturing your memories. I would highly recommend her to anyone who has a photography need. Thank you again Mary, you rock!” – Mike G.

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Business portraits in Madison WI

New Year – New Look for you and your business!

When was the last time you updated your professional portrait?  If it’s been more than two years you need to have a new one taken.  Seriously.  Styles change with the seasons – do you really want potential clients to think you’re not up with the latest trends?  I know that sounds a bit silly but most people want to know the professional they choose for any service is current and relevant in their industry.  People are visual.  If you look outdated – then maybe you aren’t that innovative person they are looking to hire.

Click on the the Publicity tab to find a couple of ways we can help YOU be more successful.





Sweeney Photography has been busy

Wonder what we’ve been up to lately?  You mean other than moving the studio to a brand new location?  Here’s a few of the faces we’ve had the pleasure of photographing.

There are still a few appointments available during the holidays.  Anyone optimistic enough to schedule their appointment on 12/22/12 will get a free 8×10 added to their portrait package.  🙂


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