HI, i'm manali!

I am fueled by hazelnut cappuccinos, am a dancer at heart, the epitome of short girl problems, proud alum of UVA (Go Hoos!), will laugh at just about anything, and love vineyards since they have wine AND cheese! Nothing makes me happier than capturing joyful, candid and affectionate photographs of your special moments!

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GET TO KNOW ME ⟶

A D.C. & Charlottesville wedding, proposal & senior photographer! Nothing makes me happier than capturing romantic, elegant & lively memories for my couples. I'm fueled by hazelnut cappuccinos, am a dancer at heart, proud UVA alum (Wahoowa!) and love documenting the small, candid moments on your biggest day! When I'm not photographing weddings, you can find me relaxing on a beach with a Bold Rock in hand or with family & friends at a vineyard with cheese & rosé to share! Cheers!!

GET TO KNOW ME ⟶

I'm Manali

HI THERE, IT'S NICE TO MEET YOU!

cheers!

Let’s get to know each other! I love capturing such a big moment in your story so it’s important that we establish a friendship first! This is SUCH an exciting time in your life, and I’m so excited to get to be a part of it! Moving forward with booking is made simple and easy online through HoneyBook which allows you to electronically sign a contract & pay your deposit! I require 100% upfront to book your date so we can get on to talking about all the details of the day!

We'll chat about your big day over video and get to hear ALL the details you have planned out!

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This way by the time you get to the day, all you have to worry about is proposing to the love of your life! As soon as you book, I'll send you your customized questionnaire and we'll plan out a video call to go through locations, outfit suggestions, figure out the perfect spot and much more! This will ensure that we're on the same page and that I can capture everything flawlessly & all you need to worry about is getting down on one knee and asking your best friend to be your wife!!

We'll plan out ALL the small things before!

I'll get there early to scope out my spot and capture everything as inconspicuously as I can! After I capture the moment we'll take a few newly engaged photos of the two of you, group pictures with any family and friends there for the celebration, and definitely grab a picture of that stunning ring! I'll coach you through everything so all you have to worry about is having fun! 


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The Couples Experience

I love being both interactive and discreet throughout the proposal experience. I stay out of the way until your fiancée has said yes! And from there I let you celebrate with family and friends before we take some group pictures with everyone and then some pictures of you two as a newly engaged couple!! I average 30-60 images per hour that I’m shooting. I love delivering my client’s high-resolution JPG images quickly and easily via an online gallery. You will have the ability to print, share and download your images as much as you want. 

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Once I have answered any questions you may have and you have decided that the Couples Experience is exactly what you’re looking for, I will create an online proposal that will walk you through the package and when you’re ready you can save your date by signing your contract and paying your deposit online through a system called HoneyBook. A hundred percent of the investment is required upfront to save your date, however payment plans are available on request. Acceptable forms of payment are bank account, credit card or check. 

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Manali retains the copyright information to all pictures taken on the wedding day, but the clients receive a print release in order to print and share their images in a personal, but not commercial capacity. I do have business insurance & will be more than happy to provide it to venues that ask.

If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at manalisontakkephotography@gmail.com! I'm more than happy to address any concerns you have!

Manali retains the copyright information to all pictures taken on the wedding day, but the clients receive a print release in order to print and share their images in a personal, but not commercial capacity. I do have business insurance & will be more than happy to provide it to venues that ask. 

I currently can’t accommodate venue walk throughs for proposals, however our video call meeting will ensure that I know exactly where to hide and where you’ll be proposing to capture the moment perfectly!

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Frequently Asked Questions


1.5 HourS on location of your choice
Up to three outfits

50+ High resolution digital images 
in an online gallery & PRINT RELEASE

25 miles travel included
Additional travel AT $50/hr

Proposals include A planning video call 
and 5 sneak peek images within 3 days!



collections begin at 

The MP Couples Experience Includes:

$350

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Tell me a little bit about you! What are you excited for and what are you looking for in your photographer? 

Drop me a line here or email me directly at manalisontakkephotography@gmail.com! I can't wait to talk with you! If you don't hear back in 48 bus. hours, please email me directly so I can reach back out. I currently only have 5 remaining spots for 2020 weddings and can't wait to see if we're the PERFECT fit!

Thank you so much for reaching out, 
I'll be in touch within 48 business hours unless i'm off covering a wedding or have run out of coffee!

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Drop me a line here or email me directly at manalisontakkephotography@gmail.com! I can't wait to talk with you! If you don't hear back in 48, please email me directly so I can reach back out. Currently accepting a limited number of 2020 weddings.

Thank you!

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