“Madeleine did a photo shoot for me a few days ago. I was *extremely* pleased with the results. She was fabulous to work with, had great ideas, and the results were beyond my expectations (which were already high, having looked over her body of work). She had researched what I do, how to best convey that to my audience, and come up with original ideas for the execution of those ideas. I was thrilled with the results!!”

Donna Greene

“Having known Madeleine for over fifteen years, I have had the pleasure of seeing the evolution of her work. She is creative, innovative, her intuitive ability to capture “The Moment” is amazing! She is professional, reliable, timely and well worth every penny you spend for her services! Most importantly she is a joy to work with! If you need a professional photographer-she will give you what you want and more!”


“Several years ago I created a website for Madeline to promote her work and her talents. She was a pleasure to work with and we became good friends. I was continually impressed with her creativity and technical prowess. I would recommend Madeline to anyone looking for a friendly, personable, and extremely talented photographer.”

Peter Neuhaus

“Madeleine brought a wealth of experience to our Advertising campaign. We are very happy and impressed with her great results and top quality, not to mention out of the box Images that are stunning and creative. We would recommend Madeleine highly for your commercial or advertising photography needs; she is wonderful to work with and worth every cent and brings in the job on time.”

John K

“Simply put Madeleine is AMAZING! Madeleine photographed our wedding 4 years ago and we could not have been happier. To this day our friends and family cherish the photo’s she took on our very special wedding day. She is such an extraordinary talent and a wonderful person to work with. I just recently hired Madeleine (again) to take pregnancy photo’s for us. We were in absolute awe when we saw the final results! I never thought I would feel beautiful at 8 months pregnant, but somehow Madeleine not only made me look beautiful in the photo’s but also made me feel comfortable and beautiful taking the photo’s. We will continue to use Madeleine for ALL of the important events that take place in our lives and we highly recommend her to anyone looking for a creative, kind, and inspirational photographer. Once again, she is the best!”

Barb Beainy

“I have been very fortunate to work with many talented professional photographers across the world. Madeleine Vite is an extraordinary photographer. She blends an exceptional photographic “eye” and talents with creativity, risk, and a fresh passionate “edge”. She uniquely combines a photo-journalistic style with fantasy, fun and aspiration. She makes all people beautiful in her images. Due to her inspiration, creative insights, warmth and talent, her subjects reveal their energy, emotions and inner confidence. I asked Madeleine to shoot my wedding a year ago. She did a brilliant job. We had so many stunning images of everyone present during our special weekend to choose from for albums and gifts. Our guests were thrilled with her images. Additionally, Madeleine was delightful in her interactions with us, our families and friends before and during the events. Madeleine has also done some photo work for one of my businesses. She was creative, flexible, efficient and produced beautiful results. Madeleine Vite is wonderful. I heartedly recommend her. She is amazing.”

Karen Smith Bogart

“Madeleine, you did an absolute stunning jobs documenting our wedding day. Every one we show them to, comments on how they capture everyone’s emotions just like a romantic movie. The engagement photos are so editorial and playful, we love them as well. You really did a great job blending all different styles of wedding photos together. Mark went crazy over the boudoir photos and music CD you created of me. (I have to say it was a great ego boost and fun as well). I will highly recommend you to all of my friends. When I get pregnant I will call you for the black and white artistic pregnant images. Can’t thank you enough!”

Crystal Peterson

“For the past ten years, Madeleine’s Photography has been providing our company with excellent photographic products and she has been helping us to brand our company image. We are in the imaging business. We manufacture wide format photographic printing systems that are used world-wide in professional photographic labs. She does everything from advertising photography to giant 30 by 80 inch display photos for our trade shows that we do at Photokina in Cologne, Germany and PMA in Las Vegas. We use her images at trade shows to show off the quality of our printing systems. We highly recommend her for any commercial photography needs. Madeleine recently put together a very well done, retirement video for one of our senior executives, who is……retiring. She did video interviews of all employees and and combined the interviews with still images. She produced a fantastic show.”

M HudsonInt’l Sales ZBE

“Madeleine’s commercial photography has been the basis for our new product launch, packaging and branding and achieved great success. We set out to create a health and beauty brand with strong emotive pull and strong differentiation using unique, ethereal imagery. Madeleine’s photography achieved all of those things and our brand and packaging has since been recognized and embraced by major retailers, leading publications and consumers throughout the world. Madeleine captures the essence of who you are and adds to your core message with her creativity and ability to turn vision in to reality.”

Brian Chossek

“I have chosen to work with Madeleine’s Photography since 1985 for the many types of professional photography that I have needed- starting with an article that I wrote about Madeleine’s business in the Santa Barbara Independent Newspaper.

Since then, I have continuously hired her to provide professional headshots for me for my real estate business and for personal photographs that I’ve shared with friends and family. I also hired her to take several photographs that were published on the front covers of many phone books here in Southern California on behalf of the largest utility phone company.

Madeleine’s skills and work ethic are impeccable; her personality is warm and inviting; and her resulting photographs are of the highest quality. I will trust no one else for any of my photographic needs- commercial or personal.”

Laura Wills Ochoa

“I hired Madeleine to photograph a feature for Carpinteria Magazine. (The Winter 2015 issue just hit the streets.) Madeleine’s work was fabulous. You can check out the magazine at to see for yourself, or pick up a copy. Here’s the plus side to Madeleine’s extraordinary photos: she is the consummate professional. We discussed the project beforehand and when it was photo time Madeleine turned around the assignment in a timely manner. I didn’t have to chase after her at all. As a magazine editor, that is a welcome breath of fresh air. I look forward to working with Madeleine again and again. Madeleine set a new bar for Carpinteria Magazine contributing photographers.”

Amy O

“I hired Madeleine to do a photo shoot for my website, and I am beyond thrilled with her work! She is so professional, puts you at ease, and really gets the best out of you. She comes prepared and makes it effortless.

My mom and sister were so thrilled with my business photos, the three of us went back for a family photo shoot at a beautiful park!! Just not enough positive I can say about her. Thank you, Madeleine!!”
Michele FieldsonLaurmé Skin Care

“I needed a Professional Headshot in Santa Barbara-Goleta Calif, so I asked around and Madeleine’s photography was highly recommended . I was impressed by her website and videos and decided to give her a call. She was so accommodating from the very first sentences we exchanged.

I went over to her awesome studio which was so fitting. She made great suggestions for looks (I came with a few different shirts), and was so creative in making me laugh for some of the “excitement photos”. I am not always great at laughing easily, so what did she do? She played MUSIC in the background – and the perfect kind, which of course made me laugh.

I got the final products back within hours after the photo shoot. They turned out excellent.

I would highly, highly recommend her to colleagues and friends!”

NR Tolk

“Madeleine is an expert photographer!! We did an outdoor shoot at the beach that was the perfect setting. Her lighting was excellent. The images she captured were so natural and beautiful. She gave me clothes to wear that I would have never picked for myself and were perfect for what I wanted portrayed!! I needed something for my website that spoke to my brand, and she captured the vibe perfectly.

She put me at ease immediately in what would have ordinarily been a very awkward situation for me. I’m just not comfortable in front of a camera, yet I walked away thinking that I just had so much fun, and I’m so in love with my pictures!! 5 stars just does not do Madeleine justice.”

Michele Fieldson

“Astoundingly beautiful. Both in her work and as a human being, Madeleine is top notch. She took commercial pictures of me 25 years ago for a line of clothing. Since then, she has shot boudoir pictures of me and then pregnancy, family pictures, newborn and our baby pictures. Without question, she continues to outdo herself and is really in a league of her own. There is no comparison. Shooting with her is full of laughter and beautiful creativity. What stronger recommendation can I make than to tell you we have been clients for over 25 years and will continue to be. Frankly, I rave about her work every opportunity I get. It is the very lucky ones who shoot with her!”

25+ Year Client