Looking for a photographer that feels like a friend?

Consider me like an extra bridesmaid helping make your day special & memorable. I'll be there during each step of your wedding day to capture the moments you see & even the ones you don't...

I help my couples with planning along the way & keeping the photography process simple and fun allowing you to soak in and celebrate each moment with your fiancé, family & friends! 

A job well done is allowing you to share your beautiful images with friends & families through your gallery, prints, canvases & legacy albums in your home.

I want you to be able to relive your big day through your images & remember it like it was yesterday,
no matter how many years down the road.

I believe in celebrating with my couples to capture & preserve your precious wedding day memories for generations! 

CELEBRATING ALONGSIDE JOYFUL MODERN MULTICULTURAL COUPLES CAPTURING THE HIGHLIGHTS & THE CANDIDS!

i can't wait to cheer you on!

WEDDING EXPERIENCE ⟶

A FEW FAVES AROUND
 THE MP OFFICE

POP QUIZ...

Next                to:

AMALFI COAST, ITALY

BOLD ROCK CIDER FROM CARTER'S

SANTORINI & OIA, GREECE

VEUVE CLIQUOT FOR CELEBRATING!

THAILAND & SINGAPORE

Pour me a              of:

COFFEE WITH HAZELNUT, PLEASE

glass

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WHAT DO WE HAVE IN COMMON? 

On my             daily:

SIMPLIFIED PLANNER BY EMILY LEY

PILOT G2 PENS!

KEEGAN, my fuzzy lil kitten!

desk

READING ON THE PORCH OR AT THE POOL

TRYING OUT NEW CVILLE RESTAURANTS (OR EATING BOOM CHICKA POP AT HOME!)

Most likely              :

AT A VINEYARD WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS WITH BUBBLY IN ONE HAND & CHEESE IN THE OTHER

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I'm Manali (CS major turned photographer & coach)

I started just like most photographers - spending late nights Googling how to photograph in manual, masking my nerves learning to pose and figuring out the business side of things. 

The beginnings of MP might sound familiar to you if you're a photographer:
- Late nights, early mornings over Grande Venti Starbucks runs
- Combatting the whispers of “am I good enough to really DO this thing?!” inside my head
- Juggling jobs & multiple commitments ( trying to work a consulting job, commuting 3 hours a day & following my OTHER passion as a nationally competitive dancer) 

hi fellow photog!

I’m so grateful for the photographers that truly took me under their wing (& believed in me more than I did!) when I was first starting. They graciously answered my every little question on car rides back from second shooting weddings!


I was sooo nervous to charge $600 for my first wedding 

Now, I find myself confidently photographing $5K weddings
at vineyards across VA.

I can't wait to help you build the business of your dreams & live out your unique definition of success!


RESOURCES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS, THIS WAY! ⟶