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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Downtown Mall Charlottesville Wedding Bre & Anthony

Breanne & Anthony found me through their wonderful planner Melanie of Details and Lace Wedding Events here in Charlottesville VA! I was so excited to celebrate them joining as husband and wife at the Charlottesville Common House on the Downtown Mall this past weekend! We shared the excitement with UVA’s reunion weekend which made things doubly fun!

October 20, 2021

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October 20, 2021

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

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October 27, 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

Manavi & Quan’s King Family Wedding Engagement Session

I may have done a little happy dance when Manavi’s email landed in my inbox! I saw her get engaged to Quan and was SO so happy when she reached out about wedding photography for their June Poplar Springs Manor wedding next year! They’ll be having a bit of a fusion wedding but have a Baraat through the poplars for them to see each other!!

July 15, 2020

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July 15, 2020

King Family Vineyards Photography – Meg of Captivating Complexion’s Branding Session

Meg of Captivating Complexion and I took her brand shoot pictures last week at King Family Vineyards and on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall! It was one of my first few portrait sessions back from quarantine and it was SO FUN!!!! I loved her different outfits, how she showcased her love for all things Disney If […]

July 7, 2020

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July 7, 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

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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

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June 1, 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

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April 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