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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Shivani’s VT Graduation Portraits!

I got so lucky as to visit VT a couple of days before all the graduation festivities began to take Shivani’s graduation portraits! Shivani, I wish you the best of luck in the next chapter of your life, I can’t wait to hear ALL about it whenever we catch up with the other “goats” this summer! And I’m so very sure that you’re going to make another incredible set of friends wherever you go and that you’ll become their “glue” as well!

May 15, 2018

Personal, Portraits, Seniors

May 15, 2018

Friday Fun – All the rosé, art prints & popcorn!

Welcome to what seems to be like the longest week ever!! I suppose coming off of a super fun and busy weekend filled with taking pictures and hanging out with friends and family will do that to you during the week after! Thank you to Vanessa for the fun behind the scenes picture above! This […]

April 27, 2018

DC Wedding Photography, Personal, Portraits

April 27, 2018

D.C. Capitol Hill Engagement Session – Sayali & Pulkit!

If you’ve been following along for a bit you probably recognize the two peeps above from their PROPOSAL at the National Arborteum in D.C. at the Capitol Columns from just a few weeks ago! I was SO excited to help their proposal come to life and you can see ALL the behind the scenes from […]

April 11, 2018

DC Couple Engagement Photography, DC Wedding Photography, Engagement, Personal, Portraits

April 11, 2018

Hope Taylor Workshop – Part 2 Seniors

Day two of Hope Taylor’s workshop started off with delving into marketing and structuring a senior representative photography program to elevate your business and specialize in senior photography! I actually ended up enjoying day two a lot more than I had originally anticipated since we got a lot of time to practice posing and all […]

February 21, 2018

Personal, Photography, Portraits, Seniors

February 21, 2018

The Best of 2017 – Weddings & Couples

As this year comes to a close, I made it a goal during the down season this winter to make a plan for what I want to accomplish photography wise in 2018. And then I realized that I tend to always be looking forward and not really reflect and appreciate what has been accomplished so […]

December 16, 2017

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

December 16, 2017

Laura’s Fall Headshot Session in Georgetown, D.C.

I first met Laura a couple of months ago at a Rising Tide Society Tuesdays Together meeting. For those that haven’t heard of it, the Rising Tide Society is a group of creative entrepreneurs that meet up monthly to discuss one topic that pertains to effectively running a small businesses. The topic changes monthly but […]

November 27, 2017

DC Wedding Photography, Personal, Photography, Portraits, Preferred Vendors

November 27, 2017

Brittney & Malcolm’s Fall Couple Portraits, Georgetown D.C.

Brittney reached out to me after I had posted on a forum to see if she could have some portraits taken of her and her husband together. Since I was still in the planning stages of putting together my fall mini sessions, I got to work with her to figure out what date would work […]

November 22, 2017

DC Couple Engagement Photography, DC Wedding Photography, Photography, Portraits

November 22, 2017

What Is a Styled Shoot?

Over the course of the past couple of weeks, whenever I mentioned to my friends and family that I was preparing for a fall themed styled shoot with Jontell I got a bunch of funny looks. Such happens when you start throwing out wedding industry jargon and then realize that it’s not a common term. […]

October 31, 2017

Personal, Photography, Portraits, Preferred Vendors

October 31, 2017

Friday Fun Take 12 – Announcing Fall Mini Sessions!

Wrapping up this week with another Friday Fun! Keeping these highlights a little shorter because I want to let people know a bit about the fall mini portrait sessions I’ll be offering this season! On Saturday, November 18th in Georgetown, D.C. I’ll be offering portrait sessions of any kind for couples, families, or business owners that need new headshots at a discounted price!

October 27, 2017

Personal, Photography, Portraits, Uncategorized

October 27, 2017

Caroline Zhang – Kennedy Center Rooftop Portraits

A while ago I responded to a photographer about doing a headshot swap in D.C. and after having to reschedule a couple of times, Caroline and I finally met during THE most perfect summer evening at the Kennedy Center to take pictures!

September 7, 2017

Personal, Photography, Portraits

September 7, 2017