Ullamcorper Convallis

☆ ☆ ☆ Now booking Elopements & Weddings for 2022 & 2023 ☆ ☆ ☆

I am a wedding photographer based in Mammoth Lakes, who loves working with couples who are concerned less about tradition, and more about creating a day that is truly in line with their values. I prefer to carve out my own path in life, and I'm here to give you the permission to do the same. I shoot weddings AND adventurous elopements, as well as unique hybrid combinations of the two.

We might be a good fit if you:

↠ Feel most at home in (or near) the mountains

↠ Value experiences over possessions

↠ Prefer candid, raw, emotional images over posed shots

↠ Down for an adventure (simple/easy hikes count!)

↠ In love with stories and a narrative approach to photos

↠ Might be just a little nerdy or artsy

↠ Tend to think outside the box and enjoy complexity

↠ Are looking for a photographer who can capture your connection

If this sounds like you, I'm here to help you plan a day that represents your unique story as a couple. Whether you want to collect your closest family and friends for a simple ceremony by a lake or one of the many beautiful venues in the Eastern Sierra, or you want to plan an epic all-day elopement adventure just the two of you, I would love to capture your day.

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I am based in the Eastern Sierra which is home to the towns of Bishop (hello world class BOULDERING!), Mammoth Lakes (home to the MOUNTAIN!), and touches so many beautiful places like Yosemite Valley National Park, desert sand dunes, and of course the Sierra Mountains themselves. Click on my Rates + Info page for all the locations that come with zero travel fees.

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Some of my core values

A few of my core values include being open-minded, kind, curious, and honest. I want to be always evolving, always learning, always growing. I aim to live my life as sustainably as I can, with a passion for protecting the planet and our beautiful wild places. As a photographer, I am committed to creating a diverse and inclusive space that feels safe and welcoming to all people.

LBGTQ+ inclusive

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Testimonials

Read some kind words from my awesome clients...

Mandy created a space that allowed us to relax and feel less intimidated in a formal photoshoot. She is somehow able to integrate her own, creative way of seeing to reflect our own, authentic selves. She also has a keen eye for drawing out the natural surroundings in her photos and her love for physical places. We look forward to her capturing more of our personal moments in the future!

... She kept the session lively, with some on-point but not overly specific direction, which resulted in images that reflected our joy of movement and the outdoors. She showed up knowing exactly where and when the sun, shadows, and dunes would be perfectly aligned for her vision, and executed her ideas with an accuracy that proved she had done her research; the pictures reflect her professionalism and skill. The gorgeous landscape became both the focus and the backdrop of the shoot, which was exactly what Erika and I were hoping for: to showcase our love of the Eastern Sierra and each other. 

Meeting Mandy turned our mountain wedding dream into reality! What started as a crazy idea suddenly became possible when we learned that she could actually backpack with us and capture not only our ceremony at Evolution Lake but also our adventuresome trek across a 13,000 ft pass and some off-trail scrambling along the gorgeous Darwin Bench on our way to our location. Mandy captured all of the wonderful moments we experienced so perfectly and thus, allowed our families and friends that weren’t able to join us to relive the experience with us...

— Lacey

— carmen

— Natalie & erika

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the process in a nutshell

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Now is the fun part! I will send you a few location options in the areas you specified. We'll start planning activities, timelines, etc.

If we decide we're a good fit, we both sign the contract, and you pay the retainer fee to hold your date. As simple as that!

Fill out my Contact Form with a little info about yourself, the date of your event, and any other important info. I'll respond with my availability for a FREE, no-strings-attached, phone consultation.

These are anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour long. I love hearing a bit about you and the ideas you have for your wedding day or photo session. I'll suggest some initial brainstorming ideas. After our call I'll send a price and contract which you can look over on your own time, and decide if you're ready to go for it!

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