Some couples love A LOT of images and want five versions of every shot. Others trust me to curate it down to the best two or three. This allows me to work with a range of budgets and take on the couples who I am the very best fit for. You can expect me to show up about an hour before you finish hair and makeup and stay till grand exit. You can expect a loose timeline and a go with the flow attitude that allows for natural pivoting of the day. You can expect laughs, and inside jokes, and ceremony tears, and all day candids, and bad dance moves at reception. Last but probably the most important thing of all: You can expect the IG stories to be LIT.
Your experience with me will be seamless and fun. I'm here to make your life better, your planning easier, and your wedding day perfect. I build every package custom, because every couple is unique. Every package includes full day wedding coverage because I'm not there to hit a shot list and dip out. I'm not rushing you though photos so I can get home by 9 instead of 10:30. I'm not asking you if you'd like to pay for another hour before you've even cut the cake. Im honored and privileged to spend one of the most important days of your life with you, so I'm going to be there for all of it. Instead of hours I build my packages based on Image return.....
You can't rush genuine emotion. You can't make a timeline or a shot list for the moments that really matter to you twenty years from now. They just happen quietly while all the other photographers are checking off their pinterest inspo list to meet their six to eight hour timeline. Not me. No way Jose. I'm in it for the long haul because spending the day with you and allowing it to unfold naturally just makes sense to me.
I'm a simple girl.... with about 27 ways to reach me. If you wanna stick to emails thats cool. You're real profesh. I dig it. BUT... you can also just call me, or text me, or IG me, or Facebook me. I'm an easy and quick communicator with only the occasional need to "unplug"... which I've likely informed you of before hand. If I don't get back to you in a day and theres no IG story updates please just report me missing to the authorities.
It's the soft kisses and the passing glances. The smiles on your bridesmaids faces. Your grandma crying as you say I do. your friends laughing at cocktail hour. It's your dad's proud face as he watches your first dance. It's the vows you didn't want to hand write, and the shot you didn't want to take. It's the small details you spent a year planning, and the people you spent a lifetime loving, and the tiny moments that happened when you weren't looking. Those are the moments I'm after.
There is no right way to get married. Whether you're having the most traditional black tie affair or climbing a mountain to say vows in front of God and my camera, I'm here for it. Love is Love. It comes in all shapes and sizes. Weddings do too. Whatever kind of wedding you're planning I can help!
And I can DEFF crush the photos!
I believe in building relationships with my couples. I want to see your prints on your walls when you throw a holiday bbq, and watch your kids (or dogs) grow at our yearly family sessions. I want to celebrate your life with you. Not just your wedding day.
I do not have enough wonderful words in my vocabulary to describe Alli! She was so flexible and really captured the real candid moments of me and my husband during our wedding.
We laughed together and made the whole experience stress free and fun, which is not something usually said about weddings! I truly cannot recommend her enough and if you are getting married and need a photographer, do yourself a favor and look no further! You will not regret it!
I can’t say enough about how wonderful my experience with The Mannix Co was. We felt like instant friends, she got me and what I was looking for. We chatted on and off up until the wedding sharing ideas and excitement. She was one of the first people I sent pictures of my wedding dress to. She told me to just let myself cry or laugh and be in the moment. Less posey and more real life stuff. We had discussed all the special moments I wanted captured...She got ALL the shots and then some. Nothing was forced or rushed. When we got our wedding pictures back I was at a loss for words. Real moments of laughing, crying, dancing, singing, drinking, friends, family, babies, details. I’ll cherish the photos captured my The Mannix Co forever and ever.
There aren't enough words to express my gratitude for Alli. She went above and beyond what we were anticipating for photographer services. She scoped out our ceremony and reception venues days and weeks before the wedding date to get the perfect lighting and setting for taking photos, not to mention we got almost 50 sneak peeks literally 24 hours later! Most photographers will only give you a handful and make you wait for weeks until the full production is done. She is very professional but also has a bright, friendly personality that helped her blend perfectly into the wedding to capture the best candids. Her style of photography is rather unique too as she can do moody/documentary style as well as bright and warm.
We fell in love with Alli’s photos when we were first searching for a wedding photographer and instantly had a connection once we reached out to her. She first shot our engagement shoot and we were so impressed with the photos we got back. The lighting, the edits, and how comfortable she made us feel truly showed in how amazing the photos came out. Then on our wedding day, she came on time, was well prepared and it felt like she was just one of the girls there to help me keep it together! Our wedding was shot in a dark building, which we were a little worried about the photos being dark but they were phenomenal! She got every shot we asked for and then some. Alli really knows her stuff, and I honestly would pick her a thousand times over again if I had to do it again!
I highly recommend Alli! She was amazing and has superb artistic talent when it comes to finding the perfect lighting and angles for those special shots. It rained during my ceremony and she made it work my photos came out fantastic. She was also great about getting us a rescheduled shoot at our venue so I could take photos with my husband without wet hair. 12/10 must book her for your photos.
While I build all my packages custom to fit each couple, every one of them includes an engagement session, printing rights, and full day start to finish wedding day coverage.
I do not build packages based on hours. I believe to fully tell your story I need to be there for the whole thing. I don't want you to feel rushed or like your day is a list of photo check marks. I want it to unfold naturally and to share it with you.
I build my packages on Image return instead of hours. My packages range from 400-1000+ images. Some people want 5 angles of everything and others trust me to curate their gallery down to the best 2 or 3. This gives me tons of freedom to build extremely custom packages and accommodate all types of budgets and events. Every wedding I shoot is full day coverage. I show up about an hour before hair and makeup is finished and stay until grand exit or until reception is fully covered if you're not having a grand exit.
Portrait session are delivered in 1-2 weeks. Branding sessions in 3-4 weeks, and Weddings are delivered in 4-6 weeks. All galleries are delivered via a personalized online digital gallery where you can make favorite lists share to social media and with friends and family, download some or all, and order professional prints and albums.
My average couple invests between 2800 to 3500 for their wedding packages, however I build every package custom because it allows me wiggle room to work with all kinds of budgets and needs and wants and take on the weddings that I'm the absolute best fit for.
If you adore my work and KNOW I'm the one for you don't be shy! Send me an inquiry and lets have a candid talk and build something together that works for us both!
Once you've inquired and we've nailed down your package details I email over a contract and a retainer request. In order to hold you day I typically ask for a 50% non refundable retainer fee and a signed contract. The remaining balance can be paid however you'd like between the date of booking and 30 calendar days before your event. If you are in need of a different payment plan again, don't be shy. Depending on the time of year and details of your event I can often accommodate special requests.
Does a bird fly? YES! I keep an updated list of the cities I will be in on my about page,
AND if your on my bucket list I will cover half the travel fee!
Absolutely. Most of my cuples stay with me after their wedding for family photos and every year I take on a limited number of new client portrait sessions that can include family, maternity, newborn, anniversary ect.
I also help businesses with their branding and social media marketing plans. My background is in marketing and I spent 7 years working in advertising agencies heading up social media marketing campaigns for anything from small family owned businesses to national corporations. You can check out my other work in my portfolio section.
DON'T WORRY!!! It is quite literally my job to get you comfortable! I am your photo BFF remember? We will laugh and chat and have so much fun you wont even remember we're taking photos half the time. I promise! The best images always come from a good connection and if I took on your session or event it's because I know without a doubt that we were meant to be and will make some absolutely magic photos!
Bonus: I'll never let you make a double chin face!