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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Virginia Tech Graduation Portraits!!

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

May 17, 2018

Personal, Portraits, Seniors

May 17, 2018

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

Leah’s VCU Graduation Portraits – VCU Campus & James River Canal

After months of planning out my girl Leah’s shoot, I finally made it over to Richmond this past weekend to take her senior pictures!! It was so special because I had never shot in Richmond before or even been on VCU campus and I loved getting to photograph at a new place and draw creativity […]

May 1, 2018

DC Couple Engagement Photography, Seniors, Travel

May 1, 2018

Friday Fun – Hustle, Huskies & Prints

I haven’t done one of these in a while and I wanted to get back into the swing of them even despite the busy season that’s happening! April is the time where photographers’ busy summer season starts to kick into gear with most wedding photographers having pretty much a wedding every single weekend! My schedule […]

April 19, 2018

Personal, Seniors

April 19, 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

Helena’s Nautical Preppy Senior Shoot | Old Town Alexandria, Virginia | Senior Portrait Photography

Helena and I planned out her shoot for a summer evening by the docks in Old Town Alexandria! I was super excited to meet her after talking to her over email to plan out her navy and white nautical themed senior shoot!

June 29, 2017

Portraits, Seniors

June 29, 2017

Friday Fun | Take 2

Man this past week just flew by! If you’re new to Friday Fun on the blog, check out Take 1 first! This week’s memorable moments include a graduation party, going to a food festival TWICE, an unwanted creature, photo things and A PINEAPPLE!

June 23, 2017

Personal, Portraits, Seniors

June 23, 2017

Remembering UVA Class of 2017’s Graduation Weekend | Personal, Charlottesville VA

Graduation weekend at UVA really is a once in a lifetime thing :’) It’s an emotional rollercoaster throughout the entire weekend but you end up for the better on the other side! I have NEVER seen so many balloons, celebrations, hugs, and overall JOY before in one place, it was the craziest & happiest thing to witness. You try to soak it all in, take pictures, write a blog post and remember it for a lifetime!

June 21, 2017

Personal, Seniors, UVA

June 21, 2017

2017 UVA Senior Portraits – Part Two!

PART TWO IS HERE!! If you missed Part One of all my 2017 UVA Seniors, hop on over to this blog post here! Here are nine more seniors that I photographed at UVA during graduation season! If you look closely, one fabulous person happens to show up twice 🙂

June 15, 2017

Portraits, Seniors, UVA

June 15, 2017

Rupali’s Chic Downtown Georgetown Senior Shoot

I met up with Rupali for her senior photos at the metro station last Friday and we rode in together to Georgetown to take her senior photos! I got to catch up with her and hear about her summer plans and about CMU where she’ll be going in the fall while we took pictures in the cobblestreets, canals of Georgetown waterfront!

June 6, 2017

Portraits, Seniors

June 6, 2017