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Hey there! Welcome to the Mandie Forbes Blog! I'm Mandie, a Traverse City Photographer and Videographer. Grab a cup of coffee or maybe a glass of wine and enjoy the blog! I try to provide as much valuable information as I can for my brides and I'm here to answer any questions you might have!  I can't wait to talk to you! Use the "Contact Mandie" page to email me today! 

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I'm mandie, photographer & Videographer

Hey there! Welcome to the Mandie Forbes Blog! I'm Mandie, a Traverse City Photographer and Videographer. Grab a cup of coffee or maybe a glass of wine and enjoy the blog! I try to provide as much valuable information as I can for my brides and I'm here to answer any questions you might have!  I can't wait to talk to you! Use the "Contact Mandie" page to email me today! 

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Stephanie + Brandon: A New Year’s Eve Wedding | Waldenwoods Wedding Film

Wedding Videography

I’ve been so excited to film this gorgeous New Year’s Eve wedding since pretty much the very first email that Stephanie sent me asking about filming her and Brandon’s Waldenwoods wedding, and I remember thinking that I knew we’d get along when she mentioned in her first email how much she loves dogs. And I […]

5 Tips for Getting Amazing Photos on Your Wedding Day

Wedding Planning

Something that I’ve learned through all the weddings that I’ve photographed and filmed is this, “Weddings usually don’t go according to plan.” Typically there’s at least one unforeseen event that can throw off part of your day, if not your entire day. That’s just how weddings are. My job as your wedding photographer or videographer […]

The Story of Us: Part 1 | Locking Eyes Across a Dorm Room

Personal, The Story of Us

One of my goals for 2019 is to get more personal in my business. I’ve never wanted to be a faceless company where you don’t know who you’re working with. I want all of my couples to know the face behind the brand and to feel like old friends after we work together. I love […]

Castle Farms Wedding | A Charlevoix Wedding Venue

Wedding Planning

If you’ve ever dreamed of getting married in a Castle then a Castle Farms wedding might just be perfect for you! A gorgeous castle venue with stunning grounds, Castle Farms is a premier Northern Michigan wedding venue in Charlevoix, Michigan. Visiting here seriously feels like stepping back in time or crossing the ocean to visit an old […]

Carolyn + Kyle: Michigan State University Engagement Session

Engagements

When Carolyn and Kyle decided that they wanted to do a Michigan State University engagement session, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’d never been on the MSU campus before, but oh-my-goodness was I surprised! The campus is absolutely beautiful, and there are so many great spots for photos! Carolyn and Kyle are both […]

Traverse City Engagement Photography | Old Mission Peninsula

Engagements

One of my favorite things to do since Zach and I moved to Traverse City, Michigan has been to explore the gorgeous nature that surrounds this beautiful part of our state. Being able to use my Traverse City engagement photography to do that is just one of the many perks that come along with being […]

Emma + Joe: Northern Michigan Beach Wedding | Traverse City, Michigan

Wedding Photography

If there’s one thing that you can’t go wrong with in our beautiful State of Michigan, it’s a Northern Michigan beach wedding. With over 3,000 miles of coastline, there’s no shortage of locations to choose from. Whether you want a friends and family wedding or an intimate elopement for just the two of you, our […]

Kristen + Ryan: Downtown Traverse City Engagement Session | Northern Michigan Photographer

Engagements

Kristen and Ryan’s downtown Traverse City Engagement Session was so much fun to shoot. It doesn’t really look like it in their pictures, but it was freezing the day we did their engagement session. We even got a little bit of snow towards the end of their session. They were troopers through (see what I did […]

Kendall + Danny: A Fairlane Club Fall Wedding | Dearborn, Michigan

Wedding Photography

What can I say about Kendall and Danny’s Fairlane Club Fall wedding other than, “It was perfect”? You never quite know what type of weather you’re going to get when you have a November wedding in Michigan, but the weather for their big day was absolutely beautiful and I had so much fun celebrating with […]

Laura + Zack: Starry Night Barn & Studios Wedding Film

Wedding Videography

Laura and Zack were married in the stunning Leelanau Peninsula at their oh-so-gorgeous Starry Night Barn & Studios wedding. From the first time that Laura reached out to me, we hit it off because of how much we have in common. Both of our husband’s names are Zack, we both love dogs and have 2 […]

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