Celebrating alongside elegant couples capturing memories to cherish for a lifetime



I specialize in helping you plan a stress-free wedding day 
& capturing vibrant, joyful images that preserve your wedding day memories for generations to come

Hi There, I'm Manali

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 you plan your 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 for you!

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! Get in touch today!

Hi friend!

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

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




You'll relive your day over and over through your sneak peeks & final digital gallery

I'll send you sneak peek images within 24 hours so you can relive the excitement, share with your friends & family, and post about your big day on social media!

While you and your new spouse settle into #newlywedlife, I'll be hard at work behind the scenes editing your gallery! Your final gallery is delivered 4 weeks after your wedding day through an online gallery & the images are yours to download, share, and print.

You get to sit back, relax and relive the best day of your life as a married couple :) Cheers to married life together!!


Before you know it, the wait is over, and it's your WEDDING DAY!!!! I'll be there from when you your final makeup touches are being done 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 & dance the night away


I'll 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 engagement season while I take planning off your plate with a photo-centric timeline that fits your wedding day vision!




Your 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 I capture the excitement of your engagement!


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!




Each Wedding Collection includes a Custom-Designed Handmade Legacy Album
to preserve your wedding day memories for generations

Why Invest?

One of your first big decisions after you say "yes!" to your fiancé will be to set what you priority & value both for your wedding day and marriage.

As a photographer, I believe in the power of photography. It has the ability to remind you of your love & dedication to each other on the day of your marriage.

When all is said and done after your big day, you will leave with each other & your wedding day images and that's it....

Your wedding day memories deserve to be preserved in an album & not left on your hard drive!

I offer custom-designed leather or linen bound Legacy Albums in every wedding collection for my clients to preserve these memories for life.

It’s a legacy keepsake that you will have in your home for decades & that will be shared for generations within your family.

Legacy Albums


lively, romantic, and thoughtful couples

for the

that love to

laugh, dance and share life with their people

that loves to

and CHOOSe

each other, every single day

and chooses


washington d.c. & charlottesville virginia


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"


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You were really great at prompting us on what to do and how to do it. We're not really photogenic and this was super helpful! We had more fun than we thought we were going to! She's just the best! [She's] Fun. Helpful. Patient. Your photos are so bright and full of light. [This was] exactly what we wanted for our wedding photos. You were able to capture us and all of the natural beauty surrounding us perfectly!

"We had more fun than we thought we were going to! This was exactly what we wanted for our wedding photos!"


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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!"


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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!"


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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 wedding package is custom-built for your unique wedding 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 all the details!

Your heartfelt moments & treasured details captured and preserved
through vibrant & joyful images that your family will cherish for generations

A custom wedding photography experience that takes care of you at each step allowing you to be present with your loved ones & celebrate this season

Full Wedding Day Collections with a custom-designed
Keepsake Album begin at $4200

I take a limited number of wedding clients each year and ensure that we're the PERFECT fit! There are only 8 spots left for 2021! 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!