Hi there, I'm Manali!

I'm an engineer & cogsci nerd turned wedding photographer & photography mentor based in Charlottesville, VA! Nothing makes me happier than celebrating alongside elegant & lively couples and helping other photographers with their dreams of growing a business!

I'm a proud UVA album (Wahoowa!) fueled by hazelnut cappuccinos, will never turn down a vineyard day & will talk business strategy all day long!

If you need a girl that pays attention to the details and knows how to make you comfortable in front of the camera, we're the perfect fit! I can't wait to hear about how you're celebrating this season of life & I can't wait to cheer you on and capture your memories as you do!

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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

Up to 1.5 Hours of Photography
1 Location
Up to 2 outfits


150+ High resolution digital images 
in an online gallery & Print Release

2 Hours Round Trip travel included
Additional travel AT $50/hr

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



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The MP Couples Experience Includes:

$500

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!