Manali Anne Photography Claim

Manali Anne Photography Claim

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Manali could not have been a better photographer for our engagement photos and wedding in December 2012. She was professional, on time, flexible, calm, directed us quickly, efficiently (and gently!), and went above and beyond the entire night to make sure we got all the shots we wanted.

Sara S.


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Planning a small wedding on a weekday? I have flexible packages just for you, starting at 90 minutes of coverage. Check out my San Francisco City Hall pricing on my website. The rates apply to any small weekday weddings in and near San Francisco, even if you're getting married at a different venue. Read my tips about getting married at San Francisco City Hall here:

Describe your business in 1-3 short sentences.

My specialty is to photograph weddings in a natural and candid way. I simply love what I do and feel fortunate to work with clients who love the photos I take of them and their guests. I work with couples who above all else, are excited about being in love.

Why do you want to work with APW Couples?

I feel like APW couples are looking for authenticity and so am I. They are creative and down to earth and are looking for a photographer who will take beautiful photos of real moments, not someone who will arrange them into awkward poses.

Describe your artistic approach to weddings?

I pay a lot of attention to people and light. I want to capture the true emotions people experience on their wedding day, the excitement, tears of joy, and those soft intimate moments after the ceremony with your new spouse. I also have learned how to make light work for me, since I mostly work with natural light. When I walk into a room I can tell where I need to stand to get my best shots and know how to avoid problematic lighting scenarios as much as possible.

What are your non-work-related hobbies?

Luckily I turned my number one hobby, photography, into my profession, I was photographing for 10 years before I "turned pro." My other greatest passion of all is to travel. Collectively throughout my life I have visited 6 continents and have probably spent about 3 years abroad, much of it traveling as a backpacker.

What’s your favorite book?

"The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy. I love long fictional drawn out family sagas. I also love "East of Eden" by Steinbeck, and "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver.

What’s your favorite movie?

I love The Princess Bride, and will forever have a crush on Cary Elwes (Westley).

If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?

Anything 80's Madonna. Material Girl, Vogue, Like a Virgin...

  • Alexis L

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Manali photographed our wedding in September, and we couldn't have been happier with her work. She was one of the very few people about whom we had zero reservations throughout the entire process of planning the wedding: it was so apparent that she was a consummate professional and would do an incredible job. Manali made sure to meet with us in person to better understand what we were looking for from our photography and to make sure we were a good match for one another. This personal touch was so valuable to us as our photos were one of the most important parts of our wedding day to us. Her style was perfect for us: she focused so much on candid moments and captured the love and joy of our wedding, and that's exactly what we wanted. We couldn't be happier with our photos now that we have them, and we both highly recommend Manali to anyone lucky enough to work with her.

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