ME: Where is your Alma Mater?
Madison: University of Memphis. I majored in International Business and Foreign Languages (French and Chinese)
ME: What sparked your interest in photography?
Madison: I was interested in photography because my dad had a photography business called Yen Studios. I first started to manage the business, book clients, and handle the marketing. When he passed away a little over a year ago, I decided to keep his business and continue booking clients. I have had to do a lot of learning in a very short period of time, but it’s been the most rewarding job I’ve ever had. I feel like I’m continuing on his legacy.
ME: What type of photography do you most enjoy?
Madison: My favorite type of photography changes with my mood. When I’m in the mood to see love and happiness, I LOVE photographing weddings and engagements. That’s like seeing a new rom-com everyday! When I’m feeling confident, I love head shots and finding people’s power pose. When I feel creative, fashion photography is perfect. The idea that you can create a scene and mood just from some clothes…I feel like the possibilities are limitless.
ME: What is your favorite quote?
Madison: Photography is a love affair with life. -Burke Uzzle
Sometimes I don’t even see things until I have a camera in front of my face. I’m not really seeing, until I’m looking through a lens. And when you look for things to be in love with, you’ll find them. That’s what photography does for me. It makes me see.
ME: WOW!!!! I LOVE that bag. Where can I get one?
Madison: My bag is a Kelly Moore bag. It’s made by a fellow photographer, so there are inserts, extra padding for lenses, dividers, and card holders – which is perfect for me. Have you seen some of those bags out there?? The fact that everywhere I go, I get compliments on it, is just a plus! I think my actual bag has since been discontinued, but her site has other swanky yet functional bags for photographers…or anyone who likes a bunch of different compartments.