Graduation portrait special extended!!!

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Due to the tremendous interest in the Senior Portrait special we offered ..

we have decided to extend the offer through July!!!

Call today!!!


Summer Special!!!

Class of 2018

To celebrate 15 years of Senior Portraits I’m offering the special to end all specials!!!! Indoor and outdoor session, proofed images on a jump drive, and 3 retouched images of your choice – all for the anniversary price of $500.00!!!!

Sessions are limited to the first 15 students. This is not a drill. Call NOW to schedule your appointment!!!

608-204-9454

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 sweeneysphotography.com.  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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Getting ready for Senior pictures in Madison WI

“What’s your favorite type of photograph to take?”

I get asked this question a lot.  Truth be told – I like everything.  I love the once in a lifetime energy of wedding photography.  Here are two people in love, surrounded by their families and friends, celebrating one of the biggest moments of their lives.  Happy – Happy – Happy!!  Then there are the kids and babies and pets.  I love the spontaneity of these sessions.  I love that they never worry about things like double chins when they give me a big smile.  They just have fun.

What I love about photographing high school seniors is that they fall somewhere in between kids and weddings.  I love that they have something to say and are willing to try new things.  Senior Portraits are a way of presenting themselves to the world as a young adult.  I love being a part of that.  And while I’m being honest, they can hold a pose and I don’t have to sing “The Wheels On The Bus” … that often.

Here are some faces that will be receiving a diploma and flipping a tassel this year.  I can’t wait to meet the Class of 2014!

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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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