Bride and groom are kissing while the bridesmaids and groomsmen all cheer and yell. The dress colors are orange and rust. The location is The Woodlands, Tx.
Elopement & Wedding Photographer


DOCUMENTING LOVE, LIFE & CONNECTION


Houston, TeXas and beyond
Elopement Photographer


Capturing your Love Story Journey


based in amsterdam
Elopement Photographer


Documenting Life's Extraordinary Moments


based in amsterdam

Hi, I'm Mandi

 

... with an "i"

 

 

This is a portrait of Mandi Roach, the Houston wedding photographer in Texas. The location of the photo is Makai Studios in Conroe, Texas.

I am a wedding and elopement photographer rooted in Texas. For over a decade, I have been honored with capturing the beauty of our couple's stories. Capturing the essence of who you are in a real, intentional, and authentic way that outlives generations. My passion is storytelling that makes you feel and gives you so much more than just a wedding photo. No two weddings you see on this site will ever be the same and that is intentional. Each wedding is a true reflection of who our couples are, their hearts, their vulnerabilities, and their family, a true bespoke narrative. Your wedding day is so much more than just one day and my belief is that through your marriage, you can change the world. Every story can be seen, but I want you to remember how it felt.


You will spend more time with your wedding photographer than any other vendor on your wedding day, so get to know them and find out whether they are a match for you!


I'm pretty laid back, but also the kind of person you want on your team. And when it comes to weddings, my philosophy is all about authenticity.

Once your dress is hung, flowers are faded, cake is eaten (and it definitely will get eaten), your wedding photos will be all that you have left to remember this day. Live in the moments you never want to forget!

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RAW

HONEST

UNFUSSY


If what matters to you is spending quality time with your people, letting the moments unfold organically, keeping things unfussy, and enjoying every moment of your day — you're my people and I’d love to hear from you!

Bride is finishing getting ready in the bridal suite, and her mother-in-law came into the room to share a special moment. They are smiling together and touching their foreheads together. Photo took place at Pattison House wedding venue.
Bride and groom are running from Chapel Dulcinea, laughing and holding hands. She is wearing a beautiful wedding gown. Photo was taken by Mandi Roach Photography.
Bride is snuggling her dog while wearing her wedding gown. The dog is licking her face and she is enjoying it.
This is a photo by Mandi Roach Photography, of a group of groomsmen laughing and cheering with the groom. They are at the Pattison wedding venue.

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“I cannot say enough about Mandi. She made my wedding day amazing and captured every moment perfectly. Mandi even worked with my wedding planner and essentially helped to co-run my wedding day! I will let the photos speak for themselves… I could not be happier. I look forward to using her for more pictures in the future!!!”

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your photography style and philosophy?

I often hesitate to slap on the label of "documentary wedding photographer" because, let's face it, it sounds a bit creepy, doesn't it? I mean, lurking in the shadows, spying on you from afar? No thank you!

My particular wedding photography is all about capturing life as it happens, naturally and authentically. None of that forced, stiff posing stuff. I'm here for the real deal—the laughter, the tears, the nervous glances, the genuine love. But hey, I get it, you also want those magazine-worthy shots where you both look like total rockstars. I got you covered there too! We'll carve out some time to capture your superstar moments, just the two of you.

But listen, if you're expecting me to yell "CHEESE!" and pose you like statues, well, I hate to disappoint. That's just not my vibe. I'm all about those human connections—the soft touches, the loving looks, the quiet moments that speak volumes. It's those little in-between moments that make your love story uniquely yours. And guess what? I'm here to capture every single one of 'em.

At the end of the day, it's about keeping it real, keeping it raw, and stirring up all the feels. I guess you could say THAT is my style in a nutshell.

Are you a 'light & airy' or 'dark & moody' wedding photographer?

All of the above! It depends on the environment. MRP wants to tell the exact story of the way the light felt in the moment. When golden light is falling in dusty rays onto dark wood, you'll get rich, warm and beautiful contrasty shots. When the sun is high with lush greens, you'll have a much more airy capture.

I won't just slap a trendy filter across all your images - you deserve more than a copy and paste! Instead, your special day is treated with a handcrafted, personalized approach to editing, ensuring it stands out in its unique way.

What sets you apart from other photographers near me?

I wholeheartedly acknowledge the abundance of extremely talented photographers in the industry, many of which whose works are lightyears better than mine. For me though, it's not just about snapping pictures; it's about diving into the feelings behind them. You know, like that quote from Don McCullin about photography being more about feeling than looking? That's my mantra.

I've been told it's my emotional intelligence. As an INFJ and enneagram 4w5, feelings are a big deal to me. I shoot with empathy. I look for the humanity and get involved in what my clients are doing, tap into their emotion, and truly care about how they're feeling.

Alongside that, my unwavering commitment is to infuse each client's experience with a deeply personal touch. In other words, I treat every wedding as if it were my own child's, pouring my heart and soul into every shot I capture.

With over 150 weddings in my portfolio, including my own, I'm hyperaware of heightened emotions, timeline management, and the ability to adapt if something doesn't go to plan. My experience has strengthened my ability to predict those special moments, as well as spot potential curveballs before they arise, ensuring your big day goes off without a hitch.

What would you say you love about being a photographer?

I love making people feel good when they see themselves in my photos. I love the confidence boost I see from people. I love when they light up. I love connecting with people through my work. I just love any interpersonal part of it honestly.

It’s the one thing in my life that always puts me in a good mood no matter how hard it is. It just makes me feel like I have a purpose. I just love making people feel good. And I think that my work does that for them.

Who is your ideal wedding client?

Ah, the million-dollar question! While I'd love to be everyone's cup of tea, I've found my photography groove tends to sync up best with couples who are all about those genuine connections and real-deal moments. You know, the ones who prioritize each other and the awesome people in their lives.

I'm not about chasing after Instagram fame or cookie-cutter perfection. Rather, I am about capturing the authentic vibes of your love story—the laughter, the happy tears, and all those quirky, one-of-a-kind moments that make your relationship shine.

Whether you're planning an epic bash or a cozy backyard affair, whether you're following the latest trends or blazing your own trail, I'm here for it. I'm here for YOU. To tell YOUR story in a way that feels totally you, without any pressure to fit into a certain mold.

So, if you vibe with my style and trust me to do my thing, then heck yeah, let's make some magic happen! Because at the end of the day, it's all about celebrating your love and the amazing connections that brought everyone together for your big day. Let's do this!

"We hate having our picture taken?!"

I totally understand the feeling – cameras can be intimidating! But let me assure you, I'm here to make sure your wedding day is captured in the most authentic and enjoyable way possible.

When it comes to wedding photography, I'm all about channeling my inner ninja – always on alert to capture those genuine moments of joy and laughter.

And when it's time for those couples portraits of just the two of you, we'll play games and maybe even a little silly. No awkward posing or forced smiles on my watch!

Worried about not looking your best? Don't sweat it! The images you see on my site are all REAL couples – many of whom started out feeling a bit camera shy or downright anxious. But with a little laughter, some gentle direction, and a whole lot of fun, we always end up with epic shots that perfectly capture your best expressions.

So, take a deep breath, soak in the love and excitement of being newlyweds, and leave the wedding photography to me.

Whoa! Why is wedding photography so expensive?!

Thinking about wedding photography costs can definitely be a bit of a shocker at first glance, but let's break it down! Picture this: you're getting ready to tie the knot, surrounded by your nearest and dearest, all in one place, at one time. It's a once-in-a-lifetime moment, right? Well, that's why you want your wedding photography to be nothing short of amazing!

Your wedding day is a whirlwind of emotions, laughter, tears, and love—all rolled into one epic event. And guess what? You're going to want those memories to last a lifetime. That's where your wedding photographer swoops in like a superhero, capturing every smile, every tear, and every goofy dance move, so you can relive those magical moments again and again.

Sure, great wedding photography might come with a price tag, but think of it as an investment in your memories. These aren't just snapshots; they're your ticket to revisiting the best day of your life whenever you want. So when you're budgeting for your big day, remember: cutting corners on photography isn't something you'll want to skimp on. Trust me, future-you will thank you for it!

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