MANALI PHOTOGRAPHY

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!

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Melony & Mike’s DC Engagement Session

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!”

May 17, 2021

DC Couple Engagement Photography, Engagement

May 17, 2021

Blagden Alley Engagement Session Stone Tower Winery Wedding

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!

April 13, 2021

DC Couple Engagement Photography, Engagement

April 13, 2021

Spring Cherry Blossom National Arboretum Wedding

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.

April 6, 2021

Charlottesville Wedding Photography, DC Couple Engagement Photography, DC Wedding, DC Wedding Photography, For Brides, Photography, Virginia Wedding, Virginia Wedding Photography

April 6, 2021

Lake Audobon Engagement Session

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!

December 1, 2020

DC Couple Engagement Photography

December 1, 2020

Stephanie & Joe’s Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding

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!

November 17, 2020

DC Couple Engagement Photography, DC Wedding, DC Wedding Photography, Weddings

November 17, 2020

Old Town Alexandria Styled Shoot Turned Proposal

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!

July 29, 2020

DC Couple Engagement Photography, DC Wedding Photography, Virginia Wedding, Virginia Wedding Photography

July 29, 2020

Supreme Court Washington DC Engagement Session

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 […]

December 26, 2019

DC Couple Engagement Photography, DC Wedding Photography

December 26, 2019

What To Wear to Your Engagement Session!

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 […]

November 21, 2019

DC Couple Engagement Photography, Engagement, For Brides, Photography, Portraits, Seniors, Tips

November 21, 2019

Washington D.C. Engagement Session

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 […]

November 18, 2019

DC Couple Engagement Photography, DC Wedding, DC Wedding Photography

November 18, 2019

Stone Tower Winery Engagement Session

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!

November 7, 2019

DC Couple Engagement Photography, Virginia Wedding

November 7, 2019