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Selecting which season to plan the wedding of your dreams may seem intuitive, but there are many things to consider for each season that uniquely influence the way those plans will come to life! It makes sense to have a look at each before automatically rushing into choosing a date. We took some time to […]

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  So excited to announce…                     SHE WORE FLOWERS IN HER HAIR A limited-edition portrait series celebrating women – artists, mothers, daughters, sisters, friends.   I don’t remember exactly when the idea for She Wore Flowers In Her Hair came to me—probably somewhere between running an extremely […]

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This past weekend history was made… the new artist space and Washington DC Wedding venue, REACH Kennedy Center, held its opening festival. The REACH Kennedy Center is the fulfillment of so many visions and dreams… including my own “I look forward to an America which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement […]

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A Sacred Experience Cherry Blossom Engagement Sessions are always a favorite, but as this Cherry Blossom season began to unfold, I knew that I wanted to change my approach. The blossoms are just too gorgeous and special to turn it into a mass product. It was my desire to find a couple who would take […]

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A Well Paced Timeline You’ve been there… stuck in the waiting for the meal to be served, in line at the bar, or even for your moment on the dance floor. As a guest, one thing that can quickly distract you from the purpose of the day is a poorly planned (and executed) reception timeline. […]

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  I am so excited to finally share Rachel and Michael’s Shore Wedding Story with you… please take a moment to read and comment on our feature over on Wedding Sparrow. TAKE ME ME THERE!   VENDOR LOVE Photographer: Manda Weaver Fine Art Weddings | Film lab: Find Lab with film supplier Film Supply Club | Event Design & Planning: White Oak […]

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“Let me see the ring!” “When are you getting married?”                                                                   E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E   You may already be tired of hearing that second question… […]

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“Svetlana & Tyler have a romance that is both electric and subtle at the same moment. They come from two very different backgrounds. Tyler from an American home filled with brothers, and Svetlana from an orphanage in Russia with her sister, Katya. In their teenage years, Svetlana & Katya came to The States for a […]

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This Belmont Manor Wedding featured an ethereal color palette of pale blush, seafoam, pale grays, dusty blues, champagne and gold set within a romantic “Tuscany” vibe complete with calligraphy, olive branch accents, menus, tables dressed in a pale blue stripe of vintage linen, olive oil favors, and a tent transformed with trees inside and floating […]

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You’re getting married and if you are anything like my friends and I, the first think you did after you got engaged was start pinning away your favorite gowns, hairs styles, and makeup looks for your Wedding Look. And why not? Your Bridal Style makes such a statement about who you are… you’ve dreamt and […]

WOW all I can say is WOW!!! Hiring Manda as my wedding photographer was the absolute best decision I made for my wedding!!!

If you are looking for a photographer who will instantly make you (and your not photo-loving fiancé) feel completely at ease, who has the kindest heart and who will make your wedding look like an absolute dream you want Manda!
                                                                       Svetlana & Tyler

Manda is
A creative genius!


I met Manda when she photographed a wedding I was maid of honor in. I got to know her throughout the wedding planning process and spent lots of time with her on the day of that wedding. Her demeanor, positive energy, and absolutely stunning shots made her a natural choice for me to select when I got engaged. She was an absolute joy to be around when she photographed my wedding. 
                                                                      Courtney & Mike

Manda was an absolute dream to work with! Capturing natural images of the joy and emotion on our wedding day was very important to us...
Manda excels at just that. 

 After looking at Manda's work and hearing story after story from others about how talented she is, we knew we had to have her capture our wedding. . She has the incredible ability to capture loving faces at just the right time and at just the right angle. She is thoughtful, courteous, and appreciates the value of a couple's wedding day. 
                                                Will & Kate

She is incredibly creative and it shows through her work. We highly (highly) recommend Manda!!!!

We LOVED having Manda as our photographer. Her calm, encouraging, and sweet disposition helped us feel at ease in front of the camera. Moreover, she is incredibly talented and catches the most beautiful moments. She is incredibly creative and it shows through her work. We highly (highly) recommend Manda!!!!

                                                                       -Janna + Sam