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

Emily & Brian’s Bears Den Engagement Session

Emily & Brian first met in Boston and went on a brewery tour and spent the afternoon in their beerhall getting to know each other! It’s only fitting that they’re coming back to Virginia to get married at Stone Tower Winery next spring 🙂 They absolutely love adventuring in new cities together making them a true MP couple with a love of traveling.

May 11, 2021

Engagement

May 11, 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

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

Arlington Engagement Session at Netherlands Carillon

Alex & Carter took their engagement session photos this past week at the Netherlands Carillon in Arlington! I always encourage my couples to choose a location that’s meaningful to my couples and so they chose where they got engaged 🙂

September 19, 2019

DC Couple Engagement Photography, Engagement, UVA

September 19, 2019

Belle Grove Plantation Engagement Session

We took Danielle & Connor’s BEAUTIFUL engagement session images at the Belle Grove Plantation in King George, VA! They’ll be getting married this upcoming April at the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth near Danielle’s hometown.

June 18, 2019

Engagement, Virginia Wedding, Virginia Wedding Photography

June 18, 2019

Downtown Fredericksburg Engagement Session

Getting to explore a new city is always fun for me but getting to explore Fredericksburg with Mary & Rory was such a treat! Rory grew up in the area and could point out little spots around the city that I wouldn’t have known on my own! I met Mary over video chat a couple […]

June 13, 2019

Engagement

June 13, 2019

Julie & Deep – Virginia Tech Blacksburg Wedding Photographer

I’m so excited to photograph Julie & Deep’s wedding in Blacksburg next year and after facetiming them initially I was super excited to meet them both IN PERSON at Virginia Tech for their engagement session! Julie & Deep met even before they actually started at Virginia Tech for college! They were both enrolled in a […]

April 25, 2019

Engagement, Virginia Wedding, Virginia Wedding Photography

April 25, 2019

Rachel & Ryan – Piedmont Country Club Wedding Photographer

Rachel and Ryan are getting married this fall at the Piedmont Country Club and I am so so excited to photograph their wedding!! I met these two at Starbucks and noticed just how easy-going they were from the very first couple of minutes I started talking to them! The both of them have little kiddos […]

April 22, 2019

Engagement, Virginia Wedding, Virginia Wedding Photography

April 22, 2019

DC District Wharf Engagement Session

Christine & Kenneth chose to have their engagement session at the Wharf since they had one of their first dates there! I love when couples choose a location that ties into their story. Their first date had involved ice cream (her love language she jokes) and lasted over 3 hours long!

March 26, 2019

DC Couple Engagement Photography, DC Wedding Photography, Engagement

March 26, 2019