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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For Brides: To Do or Not To Do a First Look

There has lately been a trend that has kind of grown within the wedding industry called the First Look. A First Look is when a bride and groom choose to see each other BEFORE their ceremony and spend some time together alone.

May 19, 2020

For Brides, Tips, Weddings

May 19, 2020

For Brides – Tips for Getting Ready On Your Wedding Day!

I’m hoping to kick off a mini series of blog posts within the upcoming weeks focusing on tips for brides to help them ensure that their wedding day runs smoothly! Today, I’m including a bunch of these tips (plus some more, because you know how I get with these informational posts) for you 2018 brides to consider about the getting ready portion of their day on the blog so let me jump right in!

April 28, 2020

Charlottesville VA Wedding Photographers, For Brides, Tips, Weddings

April 28, 2020

My 5 Tips for A Great Photography Client Experience

Providing a great client experience is one of my FAVORITE parts of being a wedding photographer and just a creative business owner in general! I truly believe that personal referrals are the strongest and best source of business that you can get. So, I’m constantly working on how to provide an incredible experience that helps me stand out from the crowd and keep my clients referring their friends and family back to me. I love my clients and getting to work with their friends that are like them is such a gift and makes my job super enjoyable!

February 17, 2020

Business, Photography, Photography Education, Tips

February 17, 2020

Photography Website Tips

As critical as it is to show up on social platforms to market your business, I think one of the most overlooked essential components of marketing is actually YOUR WEBSITE! A good website signifies that you’re established, your business is still running and gives your clients a feel for what working with you will be like.

January 28, 2020

Business, Personal, Photography, Photography Education, Tips

January 28, 2020

3 Lessons I’ve Learned in 3 Years as a Wedding Photographer

My best three business tips that I’ve learned over 3 years. Practical wedding photography tips

January 21, 2020

Business, Charlottesville VA Wedding Photographers, Photography, Photography Education, Tips

January 21, 2020

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

How I Use Trello For Life & Business

KEEPING TRACK OF MY LIFE – TRELLO My most effective business tool is not my camera, my equipment, editing software or any online applications! It’s actually my Day Designer Planner in combination with Google Calendar and Trello! I’m a self proclaimed organizational nut with a total love of implementing systems in my business in order […]

September 8, 2019

Business, Photography, Tips

September 8, 2019

Virginia Wedding Photography Workshop

One of my big pipe dream kind of goals for this year was to host my very first all day workshop for wedding photography! Just seven months later, I can’t believe it’s come and gone!

August 1, 2019

Business, DC Wedding Photography, Photography, Preferred Vendors, Tips, Weddings

August 1, 2019

14 Gift Ideas for Her!

This is a bit of a different post than usual, but honestly I love putting together these types of things so I might be doing more of these if they’re helpful for any of you people out there! I’m not much of a Valentine’s day person at all, not a huge fan of getting flowers […]

February 11, 2019

Personal, Tips, Travel

February 11, 2019

For Brides – Tips for Your Reception

RECEPTION SPACE & EVENTS You made it to your reception on your wedding day! Now you can finally take a breather, relax, and enjoy the rest of your night as a newly wed couple! There are so many options for mini-events to include in your reception. Here are a couple of options that I’ve seen […]

January 19, 2018

Photography, Tips, Weddings

January 19, 2018