These are the days of our lives …

I’m kind of tired of trying to market my business.

Okay, five minutes just passed as I stared at that statement.  I’m feeling equal measures of panic and peace.  As a small business owner, a part of every day for the last 11 years has been spent trying to let the world (meaning Madison WI) know I’m here and to attract new clients.  I have the best web site designer who has created this beautiful site and I feel like I’m not using it to it’s full potential.  That ends right now.

Today marks the first day of the new blog here at  I will no longer be trying to sell or market anything on the blog section of the site.  There are hundreds of portrait samples in the Galleries.  If you want to know services, prices or specials – please click on the tabs above.  There is a ton of information throughout the site and if it’s not – then send me an email or give me a call.  I would love to talk to you!!  Better yet, stop by and we’ll chat over some of my fabulous coffee or tea – I may even have some Chex Mix to share.

So here’s how the blog is going to look from here on out.  Each weekday I will be sharing my photographs.  Not just wedding or kids pictures, I will be sharing it all – even personal photos.  I will share a bit of the story behind the photographs and in the case of my “Art” – I may even be showing you all a bit of the process by way of video (but only if it’s a good hair day).

Wednesday is now:  Share Random Photographs From The Past

These were taken backstage while the stylists prepared their models for a fashion/hair show in Milwaukee WI at the Art Museum.

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Wedding trends in Madison WI 2013

What’s trendy in 2013 for weddings?  Well to start with Pantone recently announced it’s “Color Of The Year” – Emerald Green!  We added some of this fabulous color to the site to help inspire those that visit us here.  They are already wearing the color on the Red Carpets in Hollywood and I’m thinking there will be a few bridesmaids wearing it this season as well.

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Also, cupcakes are still a hot ticket for those spunky couples that just can’t do traditional wedding cake.  I think it’s a great way to add flavors that everyone will love without all the leftover cake that will dry out while you’re on your honeymoon!

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And last but not least – 2013 is going glam!  Yes it’s true.  This year look for brides to be bringing back a bit of old Hollywood mixed in with today’s hot ticket designers.  Luxurious faux furs, sparkly bling in all the right places (then again, is there a wrong place for bling?) and some life changing shoes.

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Here comes the bride ….

Photographer in Madison WI finds haute coiffure

This weekend I had the opportunity to work with Matthew, owner of Wicked Beauty.  This is the second time I’ve had the pleasure of photographing his work which can only be described as “haute coiffure”.  He has a vision that reaches into the corporate offices of Madison WI to the runways of Fashion Week in New York.  I had such a blast working with him again!!

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Wedding photography in Madison WI

 How lucky am I to be able to share the most special moments with the coolest people on the planet?  Very lucky.

“If you are looking for a wedding photographer, I would highly recommend Sweeney Photography. Mary will be capturing all the special moments at our daughter’s wedding this summer. We have already received such gorgeous engagement photos that I can’t wait to see the wedding pictures. Mary has already been invaluable in helping us think through timelines and how to keep the evening flowing. Who needs a wedding planner when you can ask Mary about some of the details? (She suggested a button hook for my daughter’s dress, a small but important detail that I had overlooked on my many lists.) Her goal is to make the day special for the bride and groom: judging from the gorgeous photos on her website and many other glowing reviews, I am confident that our photos will be treasured memories of this wonderful day. Mary is the real deal. It is obvious she loves what she does. Her retouching is masterful and once you meet her, you will understand why Mary becomes the photographer that families rely on for all of their special events.”  – Sue P.

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