About Me

In 1995, I received my first purchase award from the Wisconsin Union. Two years later, I went on to earn my B.S. in Art from UW-Madison. In 2006, I founded Timothy Hughes Photographics to pursue my love of photography and visual art. I can easily be reached at (608) 345-9329 or by email (preferred):

I shoot with a full-frame digital SLR camera and prefer using prime lenses (fixed focal-length) when possible. My years of experience as a graphic designer has helped me understand how to deliver strong images that art directors and photo editors demand for kick-ass layouts. Rather than leaving things to chance, I take a systematic approach to assignments.

I run a small, full-service photo studio with a cargo elevator, makeup area, garment steamer, props & outdoor photo locations in downtown Madison. The historic, brick stone building (Bedford Square) is 100 years old but it hasn’t lost its charm!

Since becoming a photographer, I have had exhibitions at The Peter Jones Gallery (Chicago), Pico House Gallery (L.A.), Echo Gallery (Chicago), Los Angeles Center For Digital Art, Bert’s Warehouse Theatre (Detroit), Kimia Lounge, Infusion Gallery (L.A.), among others. I’ve received several awards for my photo work and have art residing in the Wisconsin Union, Kinsey Institute (Indiana University), and Wisconsin Historical Society permanent collections.

I work with an awesome network of industry professionals including: models, hair/makeup artists, wardrobe stylists & photo producers who can help on shoots as needed.

I’m very fortunate to have hundreds of pages of published photos which have appeared in such websites and magazines as: Glamour, Seventeen, Guitar World, Travel + Leisure, and Madison Magazine. Feel free to contact me to view my print portfolio or for reprint inquiries. I am able to travel internationally, my passport is current, and I love to work!

Click here for curriculum vitae (CV) in printable .pdf format.

Photography Services


Professional aerial photographer in the midwest & beyond. I shoot construction sites, tourism, agricultural, and luxury real estate photos.


I've shot editorial photography for a number of magazines, newspapers and web publications nationally over the years. Let's talk!


Product photographer in Madison, WI. This has included high-end photography for websites, billboards and print catalogs.


My team loves to shoot beauty photography at the studio. Some of the work has been published internationally in magazines and books.


I work with models, modeling agencies and makeup artists to create modern fashion photographs at my Madison photo studio or on location.


Action sports, athlete portraiture, fitness, and active lifestyles. We've got the equipment to freeze high-speed action if needed.


Studio and commercial photographer in Madison since 2006. Corporate staff photos, advertising and portrait photography (studio or location).


A good segment of my business is shooting head shots for executives, actors, models, professionals and sports teams.


I love shooting travel and lifestyle photography. Much of it is available to licence on Getty Images and has been published around the world.

Madison Wisconsin lake skyline at night

Visit me in Madison, Wisconsin

I’ve lived in Madison my entire life and it’s undoubtedly one of the best cities in the US. If you’re thinking of visiting here for a photo shoot with me, you’re in for a treat! Summer is probably the best time of year to see the city. There are seven luxury hotels within a mile of my studio and dozens of fantastic restaurants, art museums, bike/run paths, venues, and shopping options. Welcome to Madison, the fastest-growing city in Wisco!

Business Hours

Professional Headshots

Monday:                         8am-5pm

Tuesday:                        8am-5pm

Wednesday:                   8am-5pm

Thursday:                       8am-5pm

Friday:                            8am-5pm

Saturday:                        8am-5pm

Sunday:                          Closed

I am highly experienced in photographing headshots for individual clients as well as new hires for Wisconsin companies. If you are in need of updated photos for a job search, editorial feature, or social media feel free to contact me for my availability. I have several options for backgrounds at my studio or am available to visit your location for a unique environmental portrait. My current headshot rate is $235.00 (including tax). This includes a 30-minute session along with your favorite two (2) photos retouched. 


My team members and I have been vaccinated against Covid-19 and run a HEPA air purifier at the studio to help establish a safe, clean work environment.