I'm fueled by hazelnut cappuccinos, candles & top knots, am a dancer at heart, the epitome of short girl problems, proud UVA alum (Wahoowa!) and love documenting the big and small moments in life! 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! Nothing makes me happier than capturing vibrant, lively & romantic photographs here in the nation's capital!
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!
If you're ready to have your proposal captured beautifully, booking with me is made simple and easy! I'll send a proposal through HoneyBook which allows you to electronically sign a contract & pay your deposit! I require 50% upfront and the remainder 4 weeks from your proposal day!
After booking, I love getting to know you through a complimentary engagement session! These help you warm up to the camera so that taking portraits on your wedding day is a breeze! I have tons of tips and tricks to make getting ready and looking your absolute best stress-free and my couples often make a fun date night out of it!
We video chat the week before your wedding to make sure we're all on the same page and then before you know it, the wait is over, and it's your WEDDING DAY!!!! I'm there from when you start getting ready to dancing 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 as smoothly and is as fun for you two as possible!
I make sure to send you some sneak peeks of images from your wedding day within 3 days of your proposal so you have pictures to show all your friends & family!
Your final gallery is delivered 2 weeks after your proposal through an online gallery system called PASS! You get to sit back, relax and relive the best day of your life!!
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.
Once I have answered any questions you may have and you have decided that the Proposal
Experience is exactly what you’re looking for, the next step is a booking proposal. 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. Half of your total package price is required upfront to save your date and the remainder is paid 4 weeks before your wedding. Acceptable forms of payment are bank account, credit card or check. Alternate payment plans can be discussed!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org! I'm more than happy to address any concerns you have!