I don’t believe that wedding photography is one-size-fits-all! I know that my brides are unique and I work hard to find them! I serve a specific type of bride who recognizes that if she wants romantic, timeless portraits of herself & her new groom, then she needs more than just pretty pictures. She needs an incredible EXPERIENCE! The first step towards working together is determining if I'm the perfect fit for you!
Email me (Mandie) and let's chat about your wedding!
Yay!! You were made to be one of my couples! Let’s make sure your date is safe and secure so that we can make this dream a reality!!! I usually book 8-12+ months out, so don't wait to reach out! I’ll send you a custom online booking proposal where you can review your package and pay your deposit to make everything officially official! Now that you’re officially one of my Bride & Grooms, it’s time to get started!! ....
Let the fun begin! After you book, we’ll schedule your engagement session. This is a time to have fun, get rid of nerves, get you both comfortable in front of the camera, and start capturing the joy of this new season of your life together! After your engagement session you’ll be featured on my Blog and will also be sent your online gallery of images to download and share however you wish.
Once we’re 8 weeks out from your big day, I’ll start making sure that I'm completely prepared and ready for your wedding! I love creating custom timelines for my couples to ensure that you don’t miss out on your dream wedding photos! You know all of those dreamy portraits, fun friend shots, and detail images that look like they are straight out of a magazine??? I work with my couples to plan their day so that they can actually have images like that of their OWN!
It’s here! It’s time to celebrate, relax and let me get to work! I believe in telling the full story of my couples' wedding days and so I never shoot less than 8 hours. This day is going to be a blur to you and so I make it a priority to capture the traditional shots that every bride needs while also capturing the moments in between so you can remember your day like it was yesterday, forever!
After your wedding day is over, you will receive an online gallery full of all of your wedding memories within 6 weeks! HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of them! I encourage my couples to sit down with a glass of wine the night that their gallery goes live and enjoy reliving their wedding day through their images! Soon after your gallery is delivered, you will receive your album design (if you ordered an album!) and you can begin the customization process!
Wedding videography is often overlooked in the wedding planning process. It's also the #1 thing brides regret not having on their wedding day. My bride values romantic, timeless video of herself & her new groom, and she wants more than just some ceremony coverage. She wants a Handcrafted Film, a gorgeous documentary of one of the most important days of her life!
Email me (Mandie) and let's chat about your wedding!
Yay!! You were made to be one of my couples! Now let’s make sure your date is safe and secure so that we can make this dream a reality!!! I usually book 8-12+ months out, so don't wait to reach out! I’ll send you a custom online booking proposal where you can review your package and pay your deposit to make everything officially official! Now that you’re officially one of my Bride & Grooms, it’s time to get started!! ....
Once we’re 8 weeks out from your big day, I’ll start making sure that I'm completely prepared and ready for your wedding! I love working with my couples and their photographers to ensure that you don’t miss out on your dream wedding video! I want you to have gorgeous footage that brings tears to your eyes and makes your heart skip a beat when you look back and remember your special day! I work with all of my couples to plan their day so that we get everything they're hoping for and more!
It’s here! It’s time to celebrate, relax and let me get to work! I believe in telling the full story of my couples' wedding days and so I never shoot less than 8 hours. This day is going to be a blur to you and so I make it a priority to capture the traditional shots that every bride needs while also focusing on capturing you, the Bride and Groom, so I can tell your love story! The day is all about you, and 50 years from now, it's your story you'll want to see.
After your wedding day is over, you will receive a gorgeous, online video gallery! This gallery allows you to store your videos online for safe-keeping and download all of your High Definition videos. You'll also be able to share your entire collection with anyone you'd like with just a click of a button. I encourage my couples to sit down with a glass of wine the night that their collection goes live and enjoy reliving their wedding day through their video!
To all of my gorgeous brides, I believe in love! And I believe in a hopelessly romantic kind of love that focuses on the little moments along with the big, grand ones. I believe that you find love in the little looks, a squeeze of a hand, a touch on the small of your back. It's in dressing up together to celebrate a big moment or in curling up on the couch together in your pajamas, a bowl of popcorn, and having a movie marathon or watching your favorite TV show for the 10th time. Because the thing is, that life isn't made up of just the big moments. All the little things are the big things. And the truth is, I believe there are no ordinary moments. Only millions of tiny un-ordinary ones that make up a whole life together.
Your wedding day is no different. It's one gorgeous, epic, wonderful day, but it's also a day made up of hundreds of tiny moments. As a former bride and someone who shoots 25+ weddings a year, wedding days go by in a blur. It's here, and then it's gone, but my job as your Traverse City Photographer and Videographer is to step in and to say "Not this moment, this moment stays." and to preserve it for you, your families, your children, your grandchildren and your great-grandchildren to cherish, forever. Your memories are priceless and you deserve to pass down your legacy of love for generations to come!
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The Process: Mandie absolutely blew me away every step of the entire process. First, she takes time to get to know your story...She literally thinks of EVERYTHING and is so knowledgeable. She was also so flexible in accommodating any changes we made due to the craziness of 2020.
The Day Of: Mandie is the person you want with you on your big day. From her many years of experience, she knows exactly what looks good and how to get those perfect shots. She makes you feel so comfortable and at ease. You can tell she truly loves what she does - being a witness to and capturing your love. She’s also the sweetest person ever.
The Proof: I knew our photos would turn out absolutely breathtaking, as Mandie had given us a sneak peak of our pics and video less than 2 days after the wedding. The pictures were exactly what I had wanted - they had that bright, airy, etherial feel that I’d so hoped for. But you guys, the highlight video, OMG!! If you are debating whether or not to do videography too, find something else to cut from your budget because this video will be the best thing from your wedding. Mandie has a true gift in capturing the most perfect moments from your wedding day and artistically composing them in a way that not only captures the day, but your entire love story (which she knows all about because she took the time to get to know you in the beginning). Our wedding video is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen and we will cherish it, and our amazing pictures, forever.
We will be forever grateful to Mandie for being everything we wanted and so much more.
Mandie did the photography for my wedding and I am beyond happy and grateful for her incredible talent! Not only did she take amazing and stunning pictures, but she also was so easy and fun to work with from the beginning to the end. She was so on top of everything; she kept in touch with me during my wedding planning process, she helped formulate my timeline for pictures and the day, and she effortlessly made sure to capture pictures of all the details - big and small! Mandie was so great to be around on my wedding day! She put me right at ease, made us laugh, captured our natural smiles, and brought the best out in me. I was so excited to receive our pictures back and I loved going through them all! She provides exceptional quality and a fantastic quantity of pictures as well! Our pictures are the most perfect way to relive our wedding day. They are so timeless and I would absolutely recommend Mandie and her services!
Mandie was more than amazing. Our wedding video was beyond perfect and I cry every time I watch it. She captured all the feelings and love from our special day. She is super accommodating and quick to respond to every email every time I had a question. Very sweet and friendly I feel like I’ve known her for forever. We would definitely recommend Mandie and her services.
I mean WOW!! Her photos definitely speak for themselves! Her photos are breathtaking! She was so organized and on her game. She provided plenty of information leading up to the day. She helped to lay out the timeline for the morning of. She was super fun and easy going. My husband and I were basically begging her and her second to stay and party with us because we were having so much fun with her!
When I first stumbled upon Mandie I honestly thought she was too good to be true. I am a very skeptical and picky person when it comes to picking a photographer, which I think is something that comes with the territory of also being a photographer. There are so many horror stories out there and she just seemed too perfect to be real; until I talked with her, began receiving her emails, and finally met her. She is amazing in every way and so very creative and talented! I knew that I loved the work I had seen from her, and by the time our session approached I was very confident that we were in good hands. She is so sweet, fun, and won’t make fun of you no matter how dorky you are! I highly recommend her, there isn’t a single image from our gallery I don’t like; I can’t wait to get home and download them all! I had a few photographers I was bouncing around in my head for capturing our elopement wedding in the future but Mandie is definitely in my top tier of photographers when the time comes to hire ours! I can’t recommend her enough!!
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!!!
Mandie is a true gem! She was incredibly flexible and accommodating when our large wedding was downsized AND rescheduled to our home on a different day due to COVID-19. She is incredibly professional and organized, but is also extremely warm and kind. I'm so glad she was able to capture our special day even if it did end up changing at the last minute! I would HIGHLY recommend Mandie to anyone that's looking for a photographer!
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!
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!
Amanda's work is breath taking. I honestly can’t find the words to describe the photos she took of us. They’re perfect. She truly captured us. Not only how we look but our personalities too. Working with Amanda is a breeze. She made us both feel so comfortable in front of the camera. We can’t thank her enough.
I honestly looked around for Videographers for months. I even had an entire excel spreadsheet with every videographer that I inquired with that listed everything from what they offer, to pros and cons. I don't know why this was one of the hardest wedding decisions for me, but boy oh boy am I glad I found you. The second I found your website and inquired with you, I crumpled up my spread sheets and tossed them (literally).Your communication was so good and you truly care to get to know your clients so that you can capture their vision.. You were so quick to answer all of my questions, and throughout the year of planning and sending you way too many instagram messages, I truly felt like we became friends and I was so excited to have you be a part of our day. Fast forward to the day of and I was so comforted by your calmness. I absolutely loved your creativity and how you got as excited as I did when we saw cool places to video. Our sneak peak, our highlight reel, and our full video were more than I could have imagined and I am so thankful to have this beautiful masterpiece to look back on and remember all of the details of the big day. I will highly recommend you to anyone that I know.
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!