So much of who I am and what I do comes from my ability to uncover and highlight the beauty around me... the beauty within the human experience. This belief and passion has driven me to devote my artwork to telling the love stories of couples. Guiding each couple through the Wedding process, helping them relax and be themselves in front of the camera, it is absolutely fuel for me as an artist. So many of my couples have never truly seen what they look like as they love each other. It is such a joy to create artwork that reveals and captures the unique and worthy love they have for one another.
The movement of water and the beauty of old-world architecture call to me... whenever possible I will choose to make them the backdrop for the love stories I capture. I can not get enough of French and Roman inspired architecture. I am relentlessly inspired by the work of Impressionist painters such as Manet, Monet, Cassatt. I often think of Degas' dancers when I photograph brides.
I live and work out of my historic house of dreams with my professor husband, Ryan, our two adventurous baseball playing sons, Ryland and Rance, along with our three sweet Boston Terries (Ellanor, Grayson, and Maggie). I began my adult life singing and acting on stage, then spent some years teaching music and theater. In September of 2019, I found my calling when I shot my first Wedding.
I adore watching the way people hold hands... it's such a simple connection that can have a profound and silent impact.
Each time I visited my grandmother she would greet me from her rose garden... flowers became the symbol of grace, beauty, and strength that my grandmother embodied.
The symbol of life and adventure... this California girl is intoxicated by tidal waters and salt air.
viels & Pretty Shoes
a well chosen pair of statement shoes, and a flowing veil are the crowing glory of the bridal look!
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
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
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.
- Kate & Will
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