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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Charlottesville Wedding UVA Rotunda Wedding Portraits

Sharing Leyla & Aziz’s wedding portraits that we took at the Rotunda back in September today!! They had to move their wedding plans back in DC a couple of times but Leyla wanted to make sure that she had some husband and wife portraits captured at the Rotunda since UVA is such a special place for her!

October 27, 2020

Charlottesville VA Wedding Photographers, UVA, Weddings

October 27, 2020

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

My Favorite Charlottesville Coffee Shops

Today’s post looks a little different! I’ve been asked time and time again what my favorite coffee shops in Charlottesville are and whenever I’m asked, I find myself listing AT LEAST five of them so I decided to put them together into a blog post so you can create your own mini coffee adventure to try out each one!

July 28, 2020

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July 28, 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

My Favorite Charlottesville Vineyards & Wineries

As spring rolls around and the weather warms up, I’m dreaming of getting back out to the beautiful Charlottesville vineyards! This is something that I’m really looking forward to post-quarantine and I think it’d be a GREAT way to celebrate being able to get back out and about whenever we are able to safely do so!

April 7, 2020

Charlottesville Wedding Photography, Personal, UVA, Virginia Wedding, Virginia Wedding Photography

April 7, 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

MOVING TO CHARLOTTESVILLE!

MOVING TO CHARLOTTESVILLE!!!! Some of you may have caught me hinting at the big news already but today’s the big announcement day! I’m moving to Charlottesville in 2020!! I’m excited to be back in Charlottesville this time as a resident and fully able to experience all that this vibrant little town has to offer! I […]

January 7, 2020

Charlottesville Wedding Photography, Personal, UVA

January 7, 2020

Richmond State Capitol Engagement Session

I absolutely love when I’m able to photograph friends and have friends turn into clients and clients turn into friends! I think it’s one of the coolest parts of my job!

November 28, 2019

Charlottesville Wedding Photography, Travel, UVA, Virginia Wedding Photography

November 28, 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