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!

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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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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!



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As soon as you book, I'll send you your customized questionnaire to get to know you a little better & get ALL the details I need to cover your proposal!  


2. Questionnaire

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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!


3. Video call
Planning meeting

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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!


4. Proposal!!

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a streamlined process from start to end...

QUestionnaire for custom proposal experience
1 hour of proposal coverage
including 30 minutes of portraits

5 IMAGES WITHIN 3 DAYS of proposal 
DIGITAL IMAGES within 2 weekS 

30 miles travel included
additional travel to be quoted




Additional Coverage | $150 per HR
Full Separate Engagement Session | $300

50% package required to book your date
standard 6% SALES TAX applies
all contracts/payments made online through honeybook
payment plans available

Booking Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Shooting style:



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! I'm more than happy to address any concerns you have!


I am so glad that you contacted me! Enjoy this season of planning and get excited for your proposal because it’s going to be incredible and she is going to be THRILLED!! Plan and prepare but always remember that at the end of the day, you’re getting engaged to the love of your life and that’s all that really matters. Congratulations on your engagement and I look forward to hearing from you! Be sure to visit the blog to view recent proposals!


Thank You!