Hi there, I'm Manali! A wedding & portrait photographer serving D.C. & Virginia! Click through for all my favorites from recent sessions, adventures and travels, as well as tips & tricks for clients! Grab a cup of coffee, relax, and feel free to connect with me elsewhere as well!
Melony & Mike met during their first year at UVA in their math class! And this part gets me because this is one of my FAVORITE spots in Charlottesville, but they actually had their first date at Sal’s downtown and get this, it was on Valentine’s Day and at the end of the dinner, Mike said “oh btw, we’re Dutch dating!”
Margaret and David were one of my first couples to book for 2022! I’m counting down the days to celebrate their wedding day with them at Stone Tower Winery! If you’ve been following along for some time you already know that Stone Tower is my favorite Northern Virginia winery and I’m so so excited to be able to capture what I know is going to be such a beautiful and emotional day for them there next year! They are both incredibly thoughtful and intentional people and not only do they love that about each other, but it shows to anyone that meets them!
After having to move their April wedding to November, Semir and Manal eventually decided to move their Carnegie Institute for Science DC wedding to be held at the National Arboretum.
How do I even put this into words?! My best friend is ENGAGED and it still feels surreal!! I was so grateful and excited that she asked me to take a couple of pictures so they would have options to send out their Save the Dates!
Stephanie & Joe’s day at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club was one to remember for years to come. They had waited so long and faced so many obstacles this year to make their wedding day happen! I was truly blessed to be by their families & guests sides to watch them tie the knot on the bayside!
This will hands down be my favorite shoot of 2020 and probably my favorite proposal ever because I’m biased and that girl down there is my BEST friend! We’ve known each other since before I was even two years old and to say we grew up together and that her family is like my family would be an understatement!
I am so incredibly fortunate to have a lot of friends turned clients for my 2020 wedding season! It’s so sweet to be able to walk alongside my friends through their engagement process, walk them through the photography experience and be there step by step with them on their wedding day, celebrating & capturing the […]
So you’ve decided to have your pictures taken which is kind of a big deal because I mean how often do we all really have our pictures taken?! One of the first things your mind probably goes to is “Oh gosh what do I even wear?” If you’re anything like me, a million questions run […]
Semir & Manal’s Washington D.C. Engagement Session I absolutely love getting to meet my couples and hear about them and what they’re most excited about for their wedding day! I also always appreciate when couples are able to convey what they value most on their wedding day and I loved Semir & Manal’s emphasis on […]
We had the most beautiful fall day out and spent the time sipping on some wine, taking a TON of cute pictures (these two are so much fun together) and I loved getting to know Steph and Joe a little bit better! Stephanie actually found me through one of her friends who works at Stone Tower so it was fun meeting for the first time in person at the very place that brought us together in the first place!