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Documentary Wedding Photographer


CAPTURING ROMANCE, NOSTALGIA & THE EVERYDAY


serving Houston, Tx area and beyond

Houston Wedding Photographer

 

Hi, I'm Mandi

... with an "i"

With over a decade of experience capturing love stories in Houston, TX, and beyond, I'm committed to ensuring your experience is as unforgettable as the images themselves.


From our first chat to the moment I deliver your images, I'm here to support you every step of the way. You're not just hiring a wedding photographer; you're gaining a teammate, chaos coordinator, cheerleader, and a trusted friend.


My goal is to authentically capture the connection you share on your wedding day, blending candid documentary-style photography with carefully crafted cinematic portraiture. Each photo is thoughtfully curated to reflect the romance, joy, and sincerity of your unique bond.


Say goodbye to cookie-cutter photos and hello to a bespoke experience that honors your genuine love story in all its beauty.



My photography style is best described as


RAW

HONEST

UNFUSSY


If what matters to you is marrying your best friend, 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!

“If I could give more than 5 stars, I would! I found Mandi on Instagram while searching for Houston area wedding photographers and instantly fell in love with her style. We had an intro meeting after connecting where Mandi and I got to know one another and share visions -- from that moment, I fell in love with her personality and overall disposition. From then and throughout the wedding, Mandi always went above and beyond the call of duty for a photographer. She was a friend, encourager, and so much more.”

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.

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 whom I deeply admire. For me however, wedding photography is not just about snapping pictures; it's about serving my clients well.

As an INFJ and enneagram 4w5, emotions hold significant importance in my work. I shoot with empathy, seeking to connect with my clients on a deeply human level.

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, pouring my heart and soul into every shot I capture.

With over 200 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 get 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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