Adventure elopement in the Utah desert

I believe stories are powerful, and I'm honored you want me to document yours.

What it's like working with me

Honestly writing my own bio feels weird. But if you decide to work with me, I promise to bring my A-game to every encounter. I'm laid back and pretty adventurous, but also a sensitive soul who digs nerdy intellectual conversations. I spent 10 years making fine art sculpture before transitioning to wedding photography, and I spend every spare moment rock climbing.

But most importantly, I love to go above and beyond for all my couples. In addition to capturing memories for you with creativity and skill, I will also scout out the perfect location, offer vendor recommendations, and help you make decisions along the way.

My goal is to help you plan a wedding celebration that truly expresses your personality and relationship-- all the essentials, all the fun -- none of the stress!

What past clients have to say...

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.  We are skilled backpackers but the wedding photography was a new challenge in terms of setting, lighting, and timing. Mandy helped us figure all of that out in ways that were comfortable for our style and wishes. One of our favorite photo memories was of the sun rising over the Mount Darwin crest during the ceremony, a timing expertly planned by Mandy using Google Earth! Working with Mandy during planning and on the trip was easy, professional and fun, and we now consider Mandy as one of our new friends. We wholeheartedly recommend Mandy to anyone considering a memorable adventure of their own!

Two brides in the Death Valley Sand dunes, with a bohemian style flowy red dress

She showed up knowing exactly where and when the sun, shadows, and dunes would be perfectly aligned for her vision...

Erika and I were looking for photos to capture the journey we’ve been on in the last couple years (moving to the eastern sierra, engagement, elopement, and wedding celebration planning), and Mandy made our dreams come true with this session in Eureka Sand Dunes. From the start, she was a resource to us to create a visual vibe that was both playful and special, willing to give me guidance on wardrobe (“I love the dress, but why not keep the Blundstones on if they’re comfortable?”) and different ‘poses.’  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 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.

- Natalie & Erika

Wedding + Elopement Photography Packages

I truly believe that one-size does not fit all, and that whether you are tying the knot at a venue or elope in the mountains, each celebration can be customized to fit your unique story.

10 Hours

6 Hours

8 Hours

For couples who want to go all out with their wedding day, to tell the whole story unhindered by time.

10 hours allows us to be completely unhindered by time, to explore several locations, eat and play and explore locations, with time for rest and a leisurely pace. Much of the year, 10 hours is enough time to do photos and sunrise AND sunset.

Like all my packages, this comes with a complete planning guide from me, help with picking a location, creating a timeline, etc.


This is the half day elopement or wedding package, good for couples who are looking for something super simple, one location, with enough time to say vows and take bridal portraits.

This packages still packs an incredible value in a short amount of time! If you are using it for a wedding at a venue, your guest list must be under 50.

Like all my packages, this comes with a complete planning guide from me, help with picking a location, creating a timeline, etc.

This is my most popular package! For couples who want to get married and have the full day documented.

8 hours is usually the sweet spot for wedding day coverage, and for adventurous elopements it allows us to go to 2-3 locations (depending on how long it takes to get there), enjoy activities, vows at a vista, and either sunrise OR sunset portraits.

Like all my packages, this comes with a complete planning guide from me, help with picking a location, creating a timeline, etc.




Adventure Sessions

1 Hour - $600

2 Hours - $800

3 Hours - $1,000

Adventure sessions are smaller, simpler photoshoots for couples wanting to document any occasion. Can be booked for 1, 2, or 3 hours and are perfect for engagements, anniversaries, families, etc.

Second Shooter -$500

Engagement photos add on - $300

A la Cart Add ons

* Packages can be customized to your needs. Simply inquire to find out more!

What do packages include?

You'll notice my weddings and elopements are priced exactly the same. That's because I'm not interested in persuading you to do one thing or another.

I simply want to celebrate with you however you want!

All Photography Packages include:

↠ Lots of contact via email, call, or text ahead of time to create the perfect timeline for your wedding day

↠ My list of local vendor recommendations

↠ Stunning online gallery with all of your edited photos, with options to download, print, and share in all the ways you want!

Start planning your wedding day!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do we receive our photos? Do we get digital images or do we order prints from you?

I will upload all of your digital files to a beautiful online gallery where you can share with friends, choose your favorites, download web-sized or high-res images for printing. The gallery is linked to a high quality print shop with prints, metal prints, and albums for sale. You are under no obligation to order prints, but I can vouch for the quality Clients can also design their own albums or I can design for you. You'll get lots of detailed instructions when I deliver your gallery.

I totally get that! Trust me, you are in the majority here. Most people (myself included!) feel less than natural with a camera capturing every movement. Most couples express something along these lines beforehand, and then gush afterwards about how easy it was, and how they can't believe how natural they look in all the photos. (Seriously, read some of my reviews!)

We're nervous we'll feel awkward in front of the camera.

What kind of gear do you use?

I shoot on a Sony Mirrorless camera system which is currently one of the top industry choices. I have a Sony A7iii and a bunch of lenses. Yes, I always bring a back up camera, save images to multiple SD cards, and back everything up to 2 locations the moment I get home. Your images are always safe!

What is "Leave No Trace?"

Leave No Trace (LNT) is an organization that promotes protecting our wild lands from the impact of so many humans. In essence, that means leaving wild areas exactly like we found them (pack out all trash, stay on designated paths when in popular areas, etc.) You can read more here.

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