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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Old Town Alexandria Engagement Session

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!

March 14, 2019

DC Couple Engagement Photography, DC Wedding Photography, Engagement

March 14, 2019

Manassas Battlefield Engagement Session

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!

March 12, 2019

DC Couple Engagement Photography, Engagement

March 12, 2019

Waterford Fair Oaks Engagement Ceremony – Priyal & Yash

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 […]

January 4, 2019

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

January 4, 2019

Stone Tower Winery Sunset Engagement Session

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 […]

December 28, 2018

DC Couple Engagement Photography, DC Wedding Photography, Engagement, Preferred Vendors, Weddings

December 28, 2018

Northern Virginia Proposal Photographer – VT Proposal

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 […]

November 27, 2018

Engagement, Proposal, Travel

November 27, 2018

Washington D.C. Monument Proposal – Josh & Katelyn

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 […]

November 20, 2018

DC Couple Engagement Photography, DC Wedding Photography, Engagement, Personal, Proposal

November 20, 2018

Old Town Alexandria Fall Engagement Session

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 […]

October 24, 2018

DC Couple Engagement Photography, Engagement, Preferred Vendors, Travel, UVA, Weddings

October 24, 2018

Afton Vineyard & Skyline Drive Engagement Session

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 […]

October 22, 2018

DC Couple Engagement Photography, Engagement, Preferred Vendors, Travel, UVA, Weddings

October 22, 2018

DC Proposal Photographer – Karan & Urvee’s Georgetown Waterfront Proposal

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 […]

July 23, 2018

DC Couple Engagement Photography, DC Wedding Photography, Engagement, Proposal

July 23, 2018

Jill & Nelson’s Spanish Steps & Kennedy Center D.C. Engagement Session

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 […]

July 15, 2018

DC Couple Engagement Photography, DC Wedding Photography, Engagement

July 15, 2018