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Why I Rebranded to Using my Name as my Business

By now I’m sure you know (or have been annoyed by – sorry!) that I have officially rebranded from Mad Photo and Design to Maddie Peschong Photography. I am so excited about this change that comes after literal years of indecisiveness. It feels so good to not only have a shiny new business name, but […]

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My Wedding Photography Bucket List

I’m a firm believer in putting things out into the universe to make them happen. Yes, you have to work your booty off and hustle too, but I think there’s something to be said for just saying the thing out loud. You never know what will happen! I’ve had a running list in my head […]

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The Best iPhone Photo Editing Apps

As iPhone cameras get better and better, I have become a connoisseur of editing apps. I’m obsessed with making even iPhone photos look the best they can look, and I definitely have a few favorite apps to get the job done. Here are the best iPhone photo editing apps I’ve found – I hope you […]

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What’s in My Camera Bag?

I’m obsessed with knowing what tools other photographers use to get their best shots. I think it is so interesting to know what types of lenses different people gravitate toward, and which lenses made which photo. I don’t consider myself a big gear lover. I’m all about using the appropriate lenses for the right time […]

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48 Must Have Wedding Photos

When I first started as a wedding photographer, I had a general shot list that I worked off of for every wedding. I didn’t consult it much throughout the day, but it was a nice crutch as I figured out what shots most brides want to remember their day by.  As time has gone on, […]

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My Top Photos in the Shoot and Share Photo Contest

This year was the first year I entered the annual Shoot and Share Photo Contest, and it’s safe to say I am now addicted. The Shoot and Share Photo Contest is the only photography contest I’ve ever found that is completely about the photos. Voting goes on for the entire month of March, and you […]

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Why I Stopped Watermarking my Photos

In the photography world, some folks watermark their photos, and some folks don’t. It seems like a really small decision in the grand scheme of things, and while that might be true, it’s a very calculated one.  I watermarked my photos up until about nine months ago when I started sharing my photos without my […]

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Best Nikon DSLR Starter Camera

One of the most common questions I get asked by friends and family is what DSLR camera to buy. Whether you’re looking for something to get better images of your kids, snap photos at a sporting event, update product images in your shop, or become a photographer yourself, this seems to be the question everyone […]

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4 Tips to Better iPhone Photography

Even though I’m so thrilled I’ve developed my DSLR photography skills over the years to get to the point I am now, I am a firm believer that the best camera you have is the one you have on you. If you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on a fancy camera, and hundreds […]

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3 Mistakes Creative Entrepreneurs are Making on Facebook

You’re using Facebook to try and grow your creative business, but you’re frustrated because no one is seeing your posts–or worse, they’re seeing them but they just don’t care. So, why bother with a platform that’s not showing you any results? Chances are, Facebook is not the bad guy. With over two billion active monthly […]

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