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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Leyla’s UVA Grad Portrait Session

I was so glad I got to photograph Leyla’s UVA grad portrait session! We had originally planned to shoot in early spring but had to cancel due to coronavirus. I was so happy when she reached out in June to see if we could still photographer her grad portraits.

August 4, 2020

UVA, UVA Graduation Portraits

August 4, 2020

Devin’s UVA Grad Law Portraits

I FINALLY got to get back to shooting a little bit during quarantine for Meghan’s UVA graduation portrait experience!! I am so glad that I got to hang out with her (and her mom!) to snap some pictures to celebrate this beautiful (but definitely different!) season of life! Meghan graduated online like the rest of 2020 but came back to Grounds to move out of her apartment the day before her session. We had originally planned to take her pictures in March but obviously had to push back to when it was a little safer to do so. We also almosttt rescheduled yet again due to the weather but ended up lucking out with the most beautiful day on the Lawn!

June 11, 2020

Charlottesville VA Wedding Photographers, UVA, UVA Graduation Portraits

June 11, 2020

Meghan’s UVA Grad Portrait Session

I FINALLY got to get back to shooting a little bit during quarantine for Meghan’s UVA graduation portrait experience!! I am so glad that I got to hang out with her (and her mom!) to snap some pictures to celebrate this beautiful (but definitely different!) season of life! Meghan graduated online like the rest of 2020 but came back to Grounds to move out of her apartment the day before her session. We had originally planned to take her pictures in March but obviously had to push back to when it was a little safer to do so. We also almosttt rescheduled yet again due to the weather but ended up lucking out with the most beautiful day on the Lawn!

June 1, 2020

Charlottesville VA Wedding Photographers, UVA, UVA Graduation Portraits

June 1, 2020

UVA 2020 Graduation Portraits – Charlottesville, Virginia!

Congratulations to UVA Class of 2020, my Hoos, it’s finally time to take your UVA graduation portraits!!

March 10, 2020

Personal, Photography, Portraits, Seniors, UVA

March 10, 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

UVA Graduation Portrait Session – Ashlee

Any chance to do UVA graduation portraits on the Lawn and at the Rotunda is so much fun! I absolutely love doing these each and every year and generally have a TON scheduled back to back whenever I travel to Charlottesville in the spring around graduation season. But whenever I get the chance to do them for students in the fall is even more special 🙂 Nothing beats the perfect fall day on the Lawn!!

November 12, 2019

UVA, UVA Graduation Portraits

November 12, 2019

UVA Graduation Photography Class of 2019 Portraits

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! […]

May 21, 2019

Portraits, UVA, UVA Graduation Portraits

May 21, 2019

GMU Graduation Portraits – Esther

GMU Graduation Portrait Photography and Senior Photography Session at George Mason University by Manali Photography

April 18, 2019

Graduation Portraits, Portraits, Seniors

April 18, 2019

Namrata’s Summer Georgetown Senior Session

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 […]

September 8, 2018

DC Wedding Photography, Personal, Portraits, Seniors

September 8, 2018

Capitol Hill Sunset Senior Session – Tanvi

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 […]

August 18, 2018

DC Wedding Photography, Portraits, Seniors

August 18, 2018