Clients + Testimonials


UW Health

Middleton Community Bank

State Bank Of Cross Plains

Stark Realtors

Wilson Dow Group – Chicago

CSC – Los Angeles

BMO Harris Private Bank

Kiesel Carvin Guitars – San Diego

Jim Dunlop Manufacturing – Benicia, California

EMG Pickups

Airis Effects – Canada

Jimmy Clip

Select Specialty Hospital

Arnold & O’Sheridan

Banker’s Bank

North Central Group

Alliant Energy

American Girl

Starion Financial

Wisconsin Bank & Trust


American Girl
The “fun” photos rock! They are even better than I imagined….thanks so much for your great work. My team is going to love these. – Ellen Brothers

Stephanie S.
We are a local Middleton business and have used Sweeney Photography for photos of our management team. Mary is very easy to work with, reliable, and has great ideas to make the photos even better! Her prices are reasonable and quality of work is excellent.

Sue P

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.

Mike G

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!


My first experience with Sweeney Photography as a wedding photographer was at a wedding that our daughter was the maid of honor. The bridal party was quite large, and I was amazed at how the group and family/guest photos were taken so seamlessly. When helping to coordinate my niece’s wedding in the absence of her mother, I instantly thought of Sweeney Photography…and definitely made the right choice! Even though this was a more intimate ceremony, the pictures turned out spectacular. My niece and her new husband loved them as did the rest of the family. Mary managed to take photos that look both spontaneous and timeless at the same time. She was able to make the pictures take on a unique look for each individual couple and had a package to fit their very different needs. I believe that the photos are the things you will treasure the most from a wedding, and I’m so glad that we were able to have Sweeney Photography capture these memories!

Lynn H

Mary did a wonderful job with our family photos! We had family come in from all over the world, and Mary arranged her schedule to meet with us and take advantage of the rare opportunity when we were all together. We had so much fun during the session, and the pictures turned out beautiful. Thanks Mary 🙂


Mary did an awesome job with our wedding pictures! We love her! Our family loved the proof books. All of us liked them so much better than online proofs. With online photo proofing you have to hope that the monitor you are viewing them on is adjusted properly. With the printed books we knew that the photos were wonderful.


Mary did a great job at our wedding. She made sure that TWO photographers were taking pictures in order to capture every moment. Despite how particular the Groom’s family was, she was patient and respectful. She even suggested doing a “quick photo” of each of our guest’s tables. This allowed us to have every single person who attended the wedding in at least one photo. Very nice person, very pleased with our photos.

Belle J.

We hired Sweeney Photography for our wedding pictures & were both VERY IMPRESSED with how Mary Sweeney went way above & beyond any & all of our expectations!!! She was very professional, she met with me 3 months prior to our event to go over all of the details of our contract & to make a shot list detailing all of the various shots we had hoped to get. She also checked in with me at least once a month leading up to the event.The day of Mary showed up to the venue early to take detail shots of the decor, while there she noticed I was running behind & so she took initiative & offered to help me set up a few last minute things (thanks again Mary!). She then came back to the hotel with me & took shots of us getting ready & then throughout the hotel before the event. Her ideas for placements & poses were so unique & fun!! We arrived at the venue & right away we started taking family shots, Mary was so great at mixing & matching the different groups of people, making sure not to leave anyone out! Anytime our guests had asked to take pics with us Mary would kindly step aside to let them take their own pics, however she would be taking the picture as well – which was awesome because now we have all those unexpected pics too!! Mary stayed through the duration of our reception & did not leave until we assured her that we had all the pics of poses & people we could possibly think of. We really enjoyed Mary’s personality as well as her professionalism. The picture proofs were ready for us to view 2 weeks early, which was awesome, the only problem now is that they are all so amazing we are having a hard time choosing which to print!!! We’ll be sure to keep you posted on how the final prints turn out!!! 🙂


Mary has taken pictures for our family for over 8 years. I had originally met Mary when she was an accountant. She is both a fantastic photographer and also a very intelligent business person. You are in good hands all around with her! She has photographed our son every year for nearly 8 years and her pictures are all over our house. She has also photographed our daughter since birth. She has done our family pictures, our Christmas cards and my sister’s wedding. Her prices are very reasonable and she is extremely easy to work with. She has a very creative eye and is willing to go above and beyond to get the perfect shot. I highly recommend Mary and Sweeney Photography.

Jessica G.

Mary photographed my 40th birthday party. She was fun to work with, took excellent pictures and helped us create a photo memory book that I’ll always treasure. I would definitely work with Mary again!

Christie-Lee W.

Mary is a great photographer. I absolutely LOVE my photos from our wedding. She took so many creative and wonderful shots. And she is fabulous to work with!!!!


I went to Sweeney Photography for my Senior pictures and loved the experience. She made it a fun time and wanted to take pictures to capture my personality. I received my photos fast and she turned my picture into the yearbook for me. Later, we had a family photo which was another wonderful experience. I really appreciate Mary taking the formal pictures, but also wants to capture the personalities. I recommend Sweeney Photography for any photography need.

Josh and Stephanie

We utilized Sweeney Photography for our beach wedding. She took control to organize group shots when needed (almost like a wedding planner would!) and then lingered in the background and let us enjoy our day thereafter. Best of both worlds! Since then, Mary has also done photo shoots of our two kids that we have been extremely pleased with! Professional, reliable and artistic is the only way to describe my experiences with Sweeney Photography! Mary has great ideas, doesn’t take just the “standard” photos and is also open to suggestions of unique shots you are interested in. I highly recommend Sweeney Photography!

Kim and Tim

We got engagement pictures, a beautiful formal album, a DVD with music, two photographers all day and night, we got to keep our proofs AND a large framed portrait of our choice. This was a ton of stuff for a reasonable price. It is really rare to get a large framed portrait in a wedding package. She moved through the family pics really quickly so no one was bored and she knew everyone’s names in the wedding party and parents. Great with moving through the boring formals fast so we could get to our reception. I hate being photographed, but Mary and her assistants made us really comfortable!


Mary – you ARE a GREAT photographer! You take time to get to know your clients, have FUN with them, and through your hard work, amazing creativity and eye for detail – you capture the special moments and expressions and produce outstanding photos/art work that will be cherished for years to come. You add your personal touch to everything you do – Thank you.


My whole family has been using Sweeney Photography for all of our photography needs- weddings, Senior pictures, and baby photos. They are very creative and offer options that I haven’t seen at other studios. Love, love, love this place!!!


Sweeney Photography has been taking photographs of my grandchildren for five years. As soon as we enter the studio we are welcomed like family. We never feel rushed and she always makes sure the kids are comfortable before we start. Last summer she came to our home and created a tea party in the backyard that every princess would adore. My granddaughter had the time of her life! Mary was so patient and really captured the sweetness of this playful fantasy. She even put on the “party dress” my granddaughter asked her to wear. We can’t wait to see what wonderful ideas Mary comes up with for our next session!

Mary is the rock star of wedding photography. She does her home work well before your big day. That way you will get the photos you want plus Marys creative angles and all the standard images. Don’t hesitate to check her out.

Trance Halo
We enjoy the energy Mary Sweeney brings to every shoot!  Her creativity brings out the best in us all for every shot!  It’s hard to find a photographer who can capture the essence of music in a picture, which is exactly what she does every time! – TH

20 Reasons Taken
Mary Sweeney and her crew are always a pleasure to work with. Mary is willing to do whatever it takes to get the right shot, and every photo she takes is proof of that. We (20 Reasons Taken) experienced that first hand when we played at Summerfest. I watched her dig through the masses in the 100 degree weather to find every perfect angle. Whenever we have the chance to work with Mary it’s pretty much a no brainer; we won’t work with anyone else. – Mison / 20 Reasons Taken

Memory Lane Video Productions
Why you should choose SWEENEY PHOTOGRAPHY: As a prominent videographer in the Madison area, I am well aware of the special attention and careful consideration that a photographer should give to a bride and groom.  Mary Sweeney is like having a best friend or favorite relative at your side!
She admires your taste in your wedding attire and decorations. She brings out the best in your family’s presence on your special day. And how soon she puts a couple at ease with her winning photography style!  Her co-workers share her philosophy to make your wedding day creative and unique.- Joe Ptak / Memory Lane Video Productions

Alanna Buedding
Working with Mary provided a rare opportunity for me as a student artist to collaborate with an established professional. Mary has a great eye for composition, color, and lighting, and brings creative energy, spontaneity, and flexibility to a shoot, seeing new possibilities around every corner. I would love to work with her again!


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