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duluth photography | mad chicken studio | wedding | newborns | seniors | boudoir | families | headshots | pets


Mad Chicken Studio is owned by Jes Hayes, and is an award winning, nationally published photography studio. We photograph engagements, weddings, newborns, babies, children, families, high school seniors, headshots, pets and boudoir. We are located at 2301 Woodland Avenue, in Duluth, Minnesota, just past the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

We are a full service boutique photography studio that prides itself on delivering high end prints and products to all of our clients. We offer prints, canvases, albums and a wide variety of specialty products. Our in studio sessions are well equipped to handle newborns, headshots, and boudoir; all other sessions are on location. We prefer to use natural light for most of our photography sessions, but are well educated in off camera lighting, as well. Our style is modern, classic and emotional. We strive to capture those special little moments that might go unnoticed in day to day life.

Our studio hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Portrait sessions are available evenings, outside in the Duluth area; and weekends are reserved for weddings or special events. Once your session is complete, we have you come back to view your images at your premiere ordering session. We are there to help with any questions you might have.

We have been published in magazines, such as Minnesota Bride, The Knot, Winds of Change, MyBusiness Magazine, plus countless online publications. We have won Editors' Choice Awards with Two Bright Lights in both 2014 and 2015, and was voted on of the top ten wedding photographers in Minneapolis from Style Unveiled.

Feel free to stop into our studio location to chat with us, or call us at 218-499-8226. If you are more comfortable with email, you can reach the studio at

Mad Chicken Studio is named after a dog toy who now resides in our studio.