I specialize helping couples plan a stress-free wedding day &
capturing vibrant & joyful images that preserve your candid moments and your curated wedding day details
allowing you to be present with your
loved ones on your wedding day

Hi There, I'm tanali

As your wedding photographer, I’m your eyes on your wedding day to capture your happiest, candid and precious memories that will become your first family heirlooms. I help in planning before the big day to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible for you, your family & bridal party!

A stress-free wedding day timeline with enough time to capture all the big moments & all the ones in between! Less time tracking down second cousins for family pictures, less stress looking for scissors to clip that stray thread on your dress, I've got you covered! I’ll sweat the details so you don’t have to! 

More “just married” kisses with your love. More time on the dance floor as the new Mr. and Mrs! Cheers to that!

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Let’s get to know each other! We’re going to be chatting a lot over these next few months about everything from engagement session outfits, to timeline logistics, to those nitty gritty detail questions— this is SUCH an exciting time in your life, and I’m so excited to get to be a part of it!

As soon as we get you get your contract signed & initial deposit on its way, we'll start making your dream wedding day a reality!

You spill the details on how your partner popped the question & what you're envisioning for your DREAM wedding day over coffee or rosé!

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Your complimentary engagement session gives you a chance to warm up in front of the camera and makes taking portraits on your wedding day a total breeze and completely stress-free for you & your fiancé! I have tons of tips and tricks to help get ready for your engagement session & look your absolute best!

My couples often make a fun date night out of it! You'll be able to use your beautiful engagement session images for anything from save the dates, to a custom guest books for your big day, to printed photos to decorate your reception with...the possibilities are endless!

You'll snuggle up with your love as we capture the excitement of your engagement!

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I'll help craft the perfect customized wedding day timeline to capture beautiful portraits of you, your bridal party & family no matter where you put on your dress, say "I do!" and dance the night away!

I send out a questionnaire 2 months before your wedding day to make sure I have ALL the info to serve you and your family well on your wedding day!

We'll also video chat the week of your wedding to ensure that I have everything ready to perfectly capture your day from start to end!

You get to celebrate this season of being engaged while I take the planning off your plate with a photo-centric timeline that fits with your wedding day!

Before you know it, the wait is over, and it's your WEDDING DAY!!!! I'll be there from when you start getting ready to when you dance the night away as husband and wife!!

I'm there not only as your photographer but as a friend that makes sure the day runs smoothly so that you can ENJOY your day and be present and soak in each moment, rest assured that I'm capturing it for you!

You'll say "I do," toast to your future as a married couple, and dance the night away

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I know just how challenging it can be narrowing down all those precious memories for your album. If you choose to add a legacy album, I streamline the album design process by sending you a mockup design with about 200 images that tell the story of your day. 

You're able to make revisions to the mockup before your album is printed & shipped straight to your home! All my albums are high quality and designed to be tailored to each couple. You'll get your album just a few short months after your wedding day! You'll be able to share the memories of your special day with friends and family for years to come.

You'll get to hold your wedding images in you first family heirloom, your legacy wedding album

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Manali did an amazing job with our wedding photos! She always added a personal touch, is engaging and warm, and her photos turned out so lovely and emotional! She is a true Hoo (Wahoowa!!!) and a wonderful talent. I was so happy to have her work with us on our wedding day and strongly recommend her to any couple who wants beautiful, airy, and loving photos that capture your day perfectly :)

"Beautiful, airy, and loving photos that capture your day perfectly"

SUNIAH AND ADAM
10.14.18

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Manali did such a great job (as we expected) capturing our wedding and engagement pictures! We knew from her previous work that her photography was amazing but we were blown away when she was able to edit and send us finalized pictures so quickly. Everyone who sees our pictures comments on the quality and the little details that make them so great. I can’t thank Manali and her second photographer enough for being a part of our big day! All the guests really enjoyed her personality and her ability to capture the best moments of the day without getting in the way.

"We were blown away!"

JILL AND NELSON
8.25.18

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Manali was AMAZING to work with! My husband is a little camera shy, but she was very easily able to make him feel at ease. She is a fun ball of energy who got everyone smiling and kept our portraits moving quickly and looking GREAT! She tells you exactly what you need to do for each photo, so you don't have to do any guess work. She's so sweet and really put in the work to make sure she understands your vision, the family dynamics, the shots you absolutely want to get, etc. And she got us our photos back VERY quickly. 

"I would work with her again in a heartbeat!"

MORGAN & ZACH
09.06.18

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HEATHER AND DOUG
6.23.18

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Manali is an amazing photographer!! I am absolutely obsessed with my wedding photos! She is so easy going and fun to work with and was one of my favorite parts of my wedding day. I felt completely relaxed around the camera and it felt like hanging out with an old friend the whole day. I HIGHLY recommend Manali, she is the best!

"I am absolutely obsessed with my wedding photos!"

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EACH MP WEDDING COLLECTION INCLUDES EVERYTHING
YOU CAN DREAM OF


Engagement Session + Help Figuring Out Which Outfits are Best for You
1.5 HR Engagement Session at a Location Meaningful to you & your story

8 hours of continuous wedding day photography coverage
so no moment is missed!
2nd photographer to capture every angle so we can capture you, your family, your bridal party + your guests' reactions

10 sneak peek images within 24 hours of your wedding day
so you can share it with your friends & family right away 

Online digital gallery with high-resolution images
Images delivered within 3-5 weeks of your wedding day
Print release included for printing from 3rd party vendors

20 Page Custom Handcrafted Wedding Day Album
2 Rounds of Album Design Revisions 
Album Printing & Shipping Covered

Custom Wedding Day Timeline for a Stress-Free Day & So No Detail is Missed
Preferred Vendors Guide for Finding Your Dream Team To Bring your Vision to Life
60 page Wedding Photography Experience Guide to Plan for a Beautiful Day


I only take 15 weddings each year to ensure that each of my clients get the absolute best wedding photography experience, get in touch below for more information!

Your story, heartfelt moments & treasured details captured authentically
through vibrant & joyful images that you will cherish for a lifetime


A custom-tailored photography experience that allows lively, romantic couples
to be present with their loved ones during their wedding day

THE MP COUPLE SPENDS AN AVERAGE OF $4800
on THEIR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

I currently only take 15 wedding clients each year, I can't wait to see if we're the PERFECT fit! 

If you don't hear back in 48 bus. hours, go ahead and drop me a line at manalisontakkephotography@gmail.com! I can't wait to talk with you about your dream wedding day!


Let's work together to capture the wedding day of your dreams!