Congrats on your engagement! I'm truly honored to be invited into this joyful chapter of your life. I can't wait to learn your love story, and share in your joy along the entire process. I grow to care about you as more than clients, and we typically connect as well on a more personal level!
My approach is simple. I shoot light and airy images, prioritizing the achievement of bright, classic skin tones. I focus on instigating real, genuine moments between my couples, paired with a heavy emphasis on the pretty little details to support your story.
We'll be spending a serious amount of time together on one of the most important days of your life thus far. I strongly believe that every couple deserves a photographer who is the perfect fit to tell the story of their day!
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Upon inquiry, you will receive a multi-page bridal pricing guide with collection information and pricing. From there, we'll set up a consultation to discuss details further to ensure we're a fabulous fit! Once we've met and decided the feeling is mutual, we'll make it official with a seamless and simple process, signed contract and 50% retainer.
Dates are typically reserved 8-12 months prior to your wedding, and availability decreases with shorter notice. Elopements are reserved 2-3 months prior to your date.
The Perfect Fit
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I gift my clients with an engagement session with every wedding collection I offer. You're not obligated to take advantage of this gift, but I sure hope you do! This session is a time for us to get to know one another before your big day, and it gives us a chance to get you comfortable in front of the camera.
We'll work together to decide on the perfect location for your shoot. Your only job during our session is to bring the love - I will educate you on everything from wardrobe to posing throughout this entire process.
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About 8 weeks prior to your wedding, we'll set up a pre-event consultation where we go over all the little details to ensure you're prepared for your special day. This is when we'll curate a timeline, together, that ensures you end up with gorgeous, magazine editorial images and genuine documentation of your day.
We'll also craft a list of family formal portraits. This list will help our team orchestrate, and get you through one of the most chaotic times on your wedding, without having to lift a finger.
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Your wedding means more to me than just an opportunity to produce captivating images. The memories you create on your day will last a lifetime. While I'm working to capture your spectacular images, I make every effort to create an atmosphere of positivity and encouragement that surrounds you. I ensure moments of solitude for my couples, allowing them to be present and reflective, alone together in the midst of a joy-filled day that will pass way too fast.
I capture all my wedding days with a mix of medium format film, along with duplicate digital copies for safety. All images are earnestly composed to capture a mix of genuine moments and editorial details.
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All collections include a gifted engagement session, minimum of 6 hours of wedding day coverage, a second photographer, planning consultation,, timeline curation, minimum of 80 images/hr edited and delivered in my signature style, and an online gallery that displays all of your high-resolution digital images. Investment costs and further information for wedding photography and a la carte portrait sessions can be provided with a simple email inquiry.
Collections with high resolution, digital galleries begin at $4400
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Nancy & Nick
"We were so happy we went with Mandy for our wedding photographer. She is professional, talented, and an overall joy to be around. She explains everything well and kept me calm and cool throughout the whole process. Our photos came out beautifully, and every time I look at them, I get transported back in time to that special day. Mandy, we are booking you for future milestones! Thank you!!!"
Ryan & Jamie
"Mandy has such a kind heart and an eye for the beauty in all things, so her photos turn out better than you could ever imagine! She was easy to work with and exceeded my expectations as a photographer. She stepped in to help in any way she could during the ceremony and reception to create a seamless timeline of events. She made sure the bride and groom had a moment alone to take in the magic of the day and captured moments we thought would only be left to our imagination."
Lake Tahoe Wedding At Dancing Pines
"Having Mandy photograph our wedding was the best decision we could have made. She is the most remarkable professional and her passion for photography shines through in every photo she captures. Mandy is warm, kindhearted, detail orientated, organized, and without a doubt super talented. Her photography skills are unparalleled and she has an amazing ability to instantly connect with her clients. She has a gift to fully capture every emotion and every detail and we are so lucky to have had her photograph our day. Mandy is the whole package and I am lucky to now call her my friend! Thank you Mandy!"
Hilton La Jolla WEdding
"Mandy is incredibly talented! I love her light and airy style and am SO happy with the way our engagement and wedding photos turned out. Mandy is warm and fun, and made us feel totally comfortable and not awkward at all when posing for pictures. She captured so many beautiful moments and did not miss one important thing in our gallery. I think her pictures speak for themselves, but to top it off, Mandy was absolutely great to work with from the moment we hired her. Thank you, Mandy!"