He was driving an old white Lincoln town car when he pulled up next to me at a stop light. He clearly knew the people I was with though I didn't know him. He had the kind of smile that made his eyes shine and I could smell his cloves from where I sat. He asked me to be his girlfriend on a Friday night after the homecoming football game, I was 15 years old. We married 13 years later on a stormy April evening and welcomed our honeymoon baby the following January.

Our Story

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not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.

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Hi, I'm Timmy. Or you can call me Tim. I've loved film all my life.  I began making my own films in elementary school on hand me down cameras. I saved up and bought my first cannon video camera in high school. I attended the University of Central Florida to study film and followed it out west to San Francisco then back east to Philadelphia. While in Philly, Alli and I made the difficult decision to move back home to Florida and work with my families business. It was a very difficult time to be pursuing a creative career and much of the country especially the north east was still recovering from the 2008 recession. A few years after coming home I asked Alli to marry me, and shortly after that we had our first son Henry. When Alli brought up the idea of a photography and videography company to me I wasn't immediately all in, I figured it was something she may pursue while home with the baby. I could not have seen then what it would grow to be but God has a way of bringing you to things you didn't know you wanted or needed. I pull a lot of inspiration from the work of directors like Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, and artists such as Francisco Goya, Charles Webster Hawthorne, and Monet.

Alli

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I grew up LOVING books. Always reading them, dreaming of writing them, creating stories though words, pictures, and eventually though style. I studied fashion marketing and costume design in college and went on to become a cosmetologist and makeup artist. 
 I've always known what I love, but I was never quite sure how to turn that into anything resembling a career that I actually wanted.  
The closest I've come to a proper career was the years I spent in social media marketing. In 2009 while I was still at university I started doing social media for the restaurant I worked for before social media "marketing" was what it is today. Then I did it for another restaurant, and then another. I was offered my first social media titled position with a fortune 500 company in 2015 and became a department director in 2016. Between 2015 and 2017 I contributed to or created more than 10 national campaigns. Some for big names you may recognize like Applebee's. I finally had the kind of career I believed I should want. An Office, benefits, a dependable salary, a respectable answer when someone asks me "what do you do?.....but I found little joy in the corporate world full of florescent lighting and spreadsheets. Enter my first son Henry, The moment I saw his face I knew I'd never allow my example to teach him to place money and titles over happiness. SO....I quit. A whole lot of praying and a year of working for free later, and "The Mannix Company" was born. My first love was reading, my second was photography, and my third was design, but the love that swept me off my feet, the one I didn't see coming, was motherhood. So who/what am I?  I am a lover of nature, a curator of style, a believer in magic, a hunter of good buys and great books. I am a wife, I am a storyteller. And to one little boy, I am everything. Hi, I'm Alli. It's nice to meet you. 

 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

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Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Ephesians 4:32

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 Life’s most persistent and urgent question, 
is what are you doing for others? 
Martin Luther King

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Shame says that because I am flawed,
 I am unexceptable. 
Grace says that though I am flawed, 
I am cherished.

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 Do all the good you can, 
and make as little fuss about it as possible.  
Charles Dickens

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What three events made the biggest impact on who you are today?  1.My mom showing me raiders of the lost ark as a kid which really began my love of film. 2.The day I  met my wife, we were so young it really reshaped the course of my life. 3.Definitely becoming a Dad.

If you could go back in time when would you chose?  Colonial America!

Fondest memory of childhood?  A family trip we took up the east coast from Florida to Maine.

What is your secret superpower?  I'm like a human compass, I always know which way is north.

Favorite holiday tradition? Everything about the Christmas tree from picking one out to decorating it. 

What is one thing you hope to most pass on to your children? God.
 
Biggest pet peeve?  When my wife forgets wet clothes in the washing machine, which is almost every time she does laundry.

A few of my favs: Star Wars, Coffee, a good bon fire, Film, Homemade gravy (the Italian kind not the biscuit kind), Christmas.

I'm much more myself, when I am with you.

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I'm much more myself, when I am with you.

His & Hers

What three events made the biggest impact on who you are today?  1. Reading as a kid 2. The entire experience of pregnancy from feeling the first kick to holding my son for the first time. 3. My husbands face during our wedding vows.

What is the most interesting piece of trivia you know?  I can tell you from memory the elevation of most major mountains and Citites in North America and some from other countries as well. 

What does it mean to live a good life?  I think to live a good life you have to live a life of service. All the best things, love, loyalty, security, joy, faith, they seem to come back ten fold to those who give it away freely in service of others. 

Most out of the box life goal? To have tastefully themed throw pillows for every season. I'm totally serious, I just don't have anywhere to store them all yet. Oh, I'd also love a christmas tree in pretty much every room of my house. 

What is the best thing about getting older? Confidence! Losing that fear of what others may think and just being yourself.

If you could live in a book which one would it be?  Harry Potter, no questions asked!.... Outlander if I could chose a back up!
 
What is one thing you hope to most pass on to your children?  An imagination! And books, the ones I didn't write and the ones I do!

A few of my favorites: Books, Fashion, The change of season's, My husbands white clam sauce, Christmas sweaters. 

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