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!
This past weekend, after having to reschedule too many times because of Virginia weather, I finally got to spend the afternoon photographing Jen & Patrick’s engagement session in Old Town Alexandria!
I got to meet Caitlyn & John this past weekend to take their engagement session portraits at Manassas Battlefield Park! I’d never shot there before but it truly matches Caitlyn & John’s love of nature and was so perfect for the backdrop of their engagement session!
Ok, so when you end up staying somewhere for a lot LATER than you were supposed to, that’s a sign of a good time!! I walked into the Waterford at Fair Oaks a little early on one of the last days of 2018 and was STUNNED!! The entire place was decorated in a gorgeous blush […]
If you can’t already tell from the very first picture, these two absolutely love being engaged!! Jolene & Peter both went to Virginia Tech and then moved to the area after college! They were family friends growing up, both having been raised in Buffalo, NY, and had always kept in touch throughout the years. As […]
This proposal is super special because this one has been in the works for MONTHS! Pallavi, Surabhi’s sister, reached out to me SUPER excited back in the summer. Her and Anish have been planning out every detail for months and months it was amazing to finally see it come to life! Anish had decided to propose […]
On Saturday, November 17th, Josh was wearing his lucky socks. As him and Katelyn were strolling around after brunch, Katelyn could tell something was different about the day! If she had seen the socks, she might have had even more of an inkling of what was about to go down. But Josh had mentioned that […]
My last session STARTED over a bottle of wine but this one ended with Maya & Darian GIFTING me a bottle of their favorite kind of white wine! Maya heard about me through her mom who knows Nakul’s mom, Arathi Aunty, which is so classic! If you’ve read through the blog you probably recognize Nakul […]
You know an engagement session that starts off with sharing a bottle of wine is going to be a good one! I usually will either meet my couples in person or over video chat but I met Ky and Tatiana over the phone so I’ll admit that as an introvert I was a little nervous […]
This proposal had been in the talks for months!! Karan initially reached out to me after his friend Pulkit had referred me! You may remember Sayali and Pulkit’s ceremony, engagement session, or proposal and I’m so glad he passed my name along! Karan and I started talking and emailing back and forth. He told me […]
I met Jill almost five years ago when I first tried out for UVA ‘s Bhangra team and got to know her from joining at the same time! We had nine hours of practice as a team, went to competitions on the weekends and hung out with each other even in the free time that […]