rit•u•al / 'rituals serve as a bridge between inner & outer worlds, between the ordinary and extraordinary.'

Hey, I'm Maddie

28 year old goofy chick, body-love advocate, and nature lover. You'll find me in the woods, exploring somewhere abandoned, going to a concert, or hanging out at home with my cat watching horror movies when I don't have a camera in my hand. Self-love journeys and navigating through our perceptions are not always easy. The most important thing my photo journey has shown me is the value of a photograph.

by Alchemist Boudoir Studio

Through the art of intimacy

I photograph real bodies, real humans, and real moments. I believe that all bodies are worthy of documentation and celebration. We tend to vilify our bodies as they change, and I'm passionate about empowering any human in front of my camera. Our bodies deserve to be photographed now and later, today and tomorrow. My work is a celebration of womxn and their uniqueness, and no number on a scale determines how desirable you are. There is no age limit for being alluring or beautiful. All bodies are worthy and deserve to be celebrated and loved - you are absolutely extraordinary.

About my studio

Ritual Intimates is located in Downtown Akron, right in the heart of Canal Place. What was once part of the BF Goodrich tire factory, is now an industrial space transformed into my unique studio surrounded by awesome creative humans and local businesses. The R. Shea & Missing Falls breweries are right downstairs for a celebratory drink after your session <3

Publications + Features

Boudoir Culture Magazine (June 2020)

Xpressions Magazine

Feeling & Healing Exhibition at New Milk Studio's (2020 2nd Place Winner)

Blooming Creatives Artist Showcase

Sweet & Inked Magazine (Cover; issue #48)

by Bombshell Boudoir by Jamilyn

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