you belong

You. Exactly the way you are. I love that shit. I’m here to turn the connections and personalities of you and yours into authentic art. Screw everything you thought you knew about traditional photo sessions (Forget ‘say cheese’ + plastered on smiles). Embrace all the flaws. celebrate big feelings. Let’s get muddy, dance party to Vanilla Ice and have some freakin’ fun. 

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- Tom petty


you feel free

Hey - I’m Maggie.

I know we just met. But I’m going to hug you.

I’m a Quad Cities based lifestyle photographer focusing on all things family storytelling based out of Moline, Illinois. I’m a mama to my sun-kissed high-energy toddler Abe and always smiling hugest-dimples-ever baby girl Ezra Jo. I married my best friend and our dates consist of checking out the local scene whether it be a vintage market, fundraising 5K, beer tapping, or a live show.

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MY WHY: To create safe spaces that make others feel comfortable enough to embrace their flaws and own their story.

raves // reviews

“Maggie is personable, kind, fun, down to earth, creative, & sweet! Both my husband and I felt so comfortable around her and really enjoyed our time together. I would highly recommend Maggie to any/all of my friends (and I already have). :) Thank you SO MUCH for capturing one of the best moments of my life. Being able to look back at pictures of that moment for years to come and being able to show our future kid(s) will be something I will always cherish forever.”

-Johanna Oleson

“Not only does Maggie capture the most breathtaking emotion, rawness, and beauty in her photos, but she’s one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. She made my family & I feel completely comfortable & confident in front of the camera, while capturing us in our element. The magic she is able to capture from behind the lens brings out all the feelings and is something I will treasure forever. Maggie’s skill and talent are unmatched in the industry, and she really captures the heart of who her clients are in a fun, light-hearted way.”

— Heather Ratliff

“Maggie is KICK ASS. Literally true talent and so incredibly fun to work with.”

— Mari Trancoso 

“Maggie made our session feel SO natural, it is something I’ve never felt during a shoot before. Her style is unmatched and really captures the personality of each and every quirky family or couple. We absolutely adore our images and can not wait to work with her again. She is a total boss lady at what she does!”

— Tessa Sutton