fine art photography and films

for the hopelessly romantic at  heart

Hey there! I'm Amanda "Mandie"

25+
8+
3
10+

weddings

years

years

countries

I shoot each year

as a photographer

shooting weddings professionally

I've traveled to

70+

films

since I started filming weddings

about Mandie

I'm Mandie, a Traverse City photographer and videographer. I specialize in wedding photography and engagement photography as well as wedding videography in all of Michigan. I'm currently based out of Northern Michigan (I serve mainly Traverse City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Grand Rapids & Kalamazoo), and I love to travel! I've been traveling and living abroad since I was 5 years old, it's in my blood!  So I am absolutely available for U.S. & International destination weddings! I strive to provide romantic, timeless images and video that reflects the look and feel of your day! Your story is as important and unique as you are, and I 'd be honored to tell it!

I'm a 20-something, old soul who loves good books, dark chocolate, red wine, deliciously foggy days,binge-watching netflix, and spending time with my pups, Chewie  and Sophie.

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resources for wedding couples

How to prepare for your engagement session.

Free wedding planning guide!

How to build a stress free wedding timeline.

coming soon!
my work

feature film

Kind Words

EMMA + JOE



Amanda is AMAZING to work with! You can see her attention to detail and passion through her work! I am so glad I had the opportunity to have had my pictures taken by her! She had a bubbly personality which made it so fun and easy to work with her and if she sees something out of place she fixes it (without taking the rawness of the scene) to snag the perfect picture! I would highly recommend her!

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arianna + chris



Amanda was an absolute pleasure to work with! She is very talented, and puts her heart and soul into her work. She traveled to St. Ignace for our wedding and captured everything beautifully! Aside from her amazing work, she is a great person with an amazing personality! Such a great experience!!!

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MICHELLE + ANDREW


Amanda was amazing and her work was incredible! We had to make some changes on our wedding day due to the weather so when Amanda arrived (early) she realized our plans had changed so got set up so quickly and jumped right in and still got video of us getting ready! She so easily adapted to the changes of our day and was the kindest person to be around! She got our sneak peek video out so fast (we were still on our honeymoon!) and the highlight shortly thereafter and it is my favorite keepsake from that day. She got everything on video that I wanted and so many of our guests had no idea that we even had a videographer present until we shared the sneak peek because she stayed in the background! Her work was incredible, her personality made everyone comfortable and I would highly recommend her!

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GABBY + CHARLES



Amanda is truly amazing, from the time she did our engagement photos until our wedding day. We couldn't have asked for anyone better then her. She's so professional but makes you feel so comfortable. She's so down to earth as a person I couldn't imagine having anyone else! She does such an amazing job! Highly highly recommend her! Thank you so much Amanda for shooting our special day! We are forever grateful!

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LILLIE + BEAU



Amanda was so sweet and accommodating in creating a perfect video of our wedding! She was there for all of the important moments and captured them in a creative way. As a bride it’s hard to take it all in so it’s so nice to be able to watch back the day. I can’t recommend her enough. 

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MELANIE & DAVID



Amanda was absolutely AMAZING and our wedding videos were so incredible, so much more than we could have ever expected. We are so grateful for choosing her and I would recommend her to everyone! We will cherish our videos forever!

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KATE & PATRICK



Amanda shot our wedding video and did a lovely job! The highlight reel was our favorite part and was put together creatively and very soon after our wedding. She also took a few stills from our video that our photographer wasn't able to capture, which really helped us to be able to remember our day. We highly recommend her!

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JORDAN & JOE



Highly recommend! Amanda did our wedding video in September, and she did an amazing job, and was great to work with! We almost didn't hire a videographer for our wedding, but so glad we did!

let's chat!
love my work?

I'm so happy that you're here and I can't wait to help you tell your love story! As a Traverse City photographer & videographer, I understand that no two couples are the same, and that everyone's story is unique. I would love to tell yours! Fill out the form below to get in touch! I can't wait to chat! - xoxo, Mandie.

thanks for reaching out!

Hurrah!

Thank you for contacting me! I'm so excited to hear from you! I usually respond to emails within 24 hours. If it's the weekend, I most likely have a wedding so it may take me just a little bit longer to get back to you.

If you don't hear from me within 24 hours, please check your spam folder because my reply may have gone there. If you don't find anything there then I may not have received your message and you can email me directly at hello@mandieforbes.com. 

I can't wait to talk to you more about your wedding and see if we're a good fit for your photography and/or videography needs!

xoxo,

Mandie

@mandie.forbes

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