A Santa Barbara photographer capturing a beach photoshoot with a couple standing in the sand.


How do I give Madeleines photography of madphoto.com more than 5 stars???? It’s hard to express in words, how amazing Madeleine Vite is — as a person & as a photographer. I love how passionate she is about her work, from head shots (Portraits) to branding your business though high quality images. I have used Madeleine’s Photography over the years for family and portrait photography. I have endless friends that compliment my photos and can hardly wait to see the recent photos from my photography shot. Madeleine is the best photographer to work with!
The absolute best!! More than willing to work with your schedule, and puts in the extra time to be early and get absolutely every shot you could ever want! She is great at finding nice locations and excellent poses. The pictures couldn’t have been better!! I have already highly recommended her to my friends and co workers who have and will be using her, and I couldn’t recommend Madeleine photography more highly!!

Lindsay L.

San Diego, CA

My experience was amazing start to finish! She coached me through the whole process and made sure I had plenty of options to choose from. She sent over my fixed-up photos just a couple of hours after our photoshoot and they turned out fantastic. I highly recommend her!
“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)....”
Donna Greene
"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!"
"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 photos she took on our very special wedding day. She is such an extraordinary talent and a wonderful person to work with....:
Barb Beainy
“..Madeleine Vite is an extraordinary photographer. She blends an exceptional photographic “eye” and talents with creativity, risk, and a fresh passionate “edge”...
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."
Crystal Peterson
"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."
M Hudson
Int’l Sales ZBE
"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."
Brian Chossek
"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 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."
NR Tolk
"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."
25+ Year Client
I had my pre-wedding photos and wedding photos done by Madeleine's Photography (madphoto.com). The pre-shoot was super creative and enjoyable. She took the time to come up with awesome poses and ideas, for both inside of and outside of her studio. She is absolutely, hands-down the best photographer I have ever dealt with! She works so well with people and was especially kind to me and my Fiancé. Madeleine knows how to get just the right angles, and just the right positioning in her photography. She also knows how to find the perfect timing to get the right light needed in photos. It was nothing but a positive experience with Madeleine's Photography, and I highly recommend that you use her for your photos as well! She put all of our needs first before her own, and it was overall an outstanding experience. The photos were edited extremely quickly (within days) and the ones I have framed so far, look amazing in our new home. I would give six stars if I could.
Jordan King
I have had several professional photography sessions over the years and never once was I as impressed with the photographer or images as I was with Madeleine. She has an extraordinary eye and really listens to what you are looking for. I felt at ease the entire session and was astounded that I liked the majority of the photos she took. Usually, I am lucky if there are one or two I am happy with. She is also very talented with photography makeup, and taught me something I didn't know about skin types with my heritage. I highly recommend Madeleine for professional head shots and for any of her other photography services. Thank you, Madeleine!!!
Kate Juiano
Madeleine was great! Very professional. I am kind of camera shy so I really appreciated her directions, telling me what to do. I didn't feel rushed and brought a few different outfits to the shoot. She also took the time to sit with me before I left and let me select as many photos as I wanted. She sent me full resolution of over 100 photos and also did touch up of my favorite ones. Her lighting and background were already perfect so most pictures looked good as they were, before touch ups... My goal was to get a few headshots and some branding photos for my social media. I got plenty of options that will last me for quite a while. I highly recommend her!
Marcia Ribeiro
Santa Barbara Corporate Services