A Look Back at 2016! | Personal & Photography

December 22, 2016

I’m Manali
Coach, editor & brand photographer based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. When I'm not behind a camera or teaching about systems, you'll find me at a vineyard or cuddled with my cat Keegan on our cozy couch!
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I’m super grateful to have shot a variety of portraits this year! I took on individual portraits, senior portraits (which have their own blog post, here if you missed it), group portraits, and couples’ portraits. I also got to second shoot weddings with Vanessa Smith Photography & Jontell Vanessa Photography and hope to second shoot more in 2017! Here’s a few of my favorites from 2016!

Thank you Nicky for braving the coldest photo shoot I’ve ever done, in a dress nonetheless! Her photoshoot is over here!

Best outfit award of the year goes to Nneoma above and Adi below! ^ v

The ones above are of Radhika, who I miss so much at UVA and the ones below are of Narotham & Shreya!

Prettiest flowers of the year at Kristina & Stephen’s wedding!

Cutest baby award of 2016, definitely stole SWE’s heart!

If you’re old to the blog, then I’m sure you’ve seen the favorites from David & Nicole’s wedding plenty of times. This wedding gave me ALL THE FEELS when second shooting with Jontell Vanessa Photography. It was so cool to be able to photograph a wedding even while in Charlottesville during the semester. I can’t wait to do it again in April!

Best dressed couple award goes to the two below! More of their fall Rotunda pictures are over on this blog post!

I’m so glad I got to take everyone’s photos this year and I can’t wait to see what my favorites from 2017 will be! I’m definitely jumping the gun here but a very early Merry Christmas to all and Happy Holidays!


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