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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UVA Lawn Proposal | Radhika & Varun

Photographing friends’ proposals and getting to be a plan of the planning process will never get old!! I consider myself so, so lucky to witness such an incredible moment that’ll be a part of their story forever.

January 13, 2021

Proposal, UVA

January 13, 2021

Favorite Charlottesville Restaurants

Today I’m bringing you a blog post I’ve been meaning to write for quite some time!! As many of you know, I went to undergrad at the University of Virginia and graduated a couple of years ago! I loved my time on Grounds but as someone who didn’t have a car for any part of my college time there, I didn’t feel like I got to experience everything that Charlottesville had to offer – including their incredible food scene!

December 8, 2020

UVA

December 8, 2020

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

Charlottesville VA Wedding Photographers, Charlottesville Wedding Photography, Charlottesville Wedding Venue, UVA

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