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!
Getting to work with couples that have hired me in the past is one of the greatest honors and my favorite parts of my job! They come back as FRIENDS and are so comfortable in front of the camera since I’ve walked them through the posing basics before and they’ve SEEN the end results of their images and trust me to do the same the next time around!
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 […]
Every year I love getting the chance to go back to UVA for taking graduation pictures! I can’t believe I get to do that as my JOB now!! It always reminds me of exactly what it felt like when I was graduating two years ago and reminds me of how far I’ve come since then! […]
Jontell’s Downtown Fredericksburg Portraits I met Jontell in person last week and took some quick portraits in Downtown Fredericksburg! It was so nice to be able to talk to her in PERSON about all things business instead of over Messenger & FaceTime (as much as I love how convenient technology makes this). I so wholeheartedly […]
My brother Sohum and I are only two years apart so when he joined me at college at UVA it felt natural and like we were both just in the next phase of life. From growing up asking if we’re twins or if he’s older than I am, to his maturity as well, I’ve always […]
After months of planning out her senior session and having to reschedule due to, you guessed it, D.C. thunderstorms, we finally got to do Tanvi’s senior session! She had mentioned to me when she first emailed me that she wished she had gotten more pictures in her prom dress and so I knew she was […]
Because of how CRAZY the day was, I didn’t even get to appreciate this until when I was in Lightroom editing my heart out being SO happy with how the shoot turned out the night after! The whole team really rallied despite less than ideal (aka 30-40 mph wind gusts and cold!!) conditions for a […]
VT graduation was SUCH an important and memorable time because Sachi, Lori & Kunal graduated!!! I loved getting to celebrate with them & their friends and take ALL the pictures!! They had a GIANT group of friends travel from all over to come watch them graduate, it was so touching to see <3