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Hey friends! My name is Mandi and I'm a 20-something, Baltimore-born lover of traveling, kitty cats (#pippinandolive), and ice cream!

I am the happiest girl in the world when I am by the water. Being outside enjoying the warm sun, feeling a cool breeze, and laughing with friends and family by the Chesapeake just make my heart sing!  

All of these bright, happy things have become the inspiration behind my business, my brand, and my style!

I photograph happy people in love, and all the in-between moments. I've been taking pictures as long as I can remember, and the hopeless romantic in me absolutely loves what I do!

When I’m not busy working on beautiful weddings, I’m trying to motivate myself to go for a run or I’m curled up on the couch with my cats & Netflix. As a native Marylander, I love getting out and exploring more of my home state - and beyond! 

Live in the sunshine. Swim the sea. Drink the wild air.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

collecting seashells

A hobby passed down by my mother, I grew up collecting shells & coral on the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean & the Gulf Coast.  We'd bring home bags and bags of shells & make fun crafts or just display them around our home. There's something so calming about roaming the beach in search of the perfect conch!

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traveling to new places

Traveling has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember - yearly road trips to the southern US and beyond sparked my love for it! I took my first international trip to France & Spain in 2011, and have taken countless adventures since then! My heart is fueled by new places and new experiences!

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a good love story

Growing up with parents who have shown me what a strong marriage looks like, through good times and bad, has helped shape me into the hopeless romantic I am today! My boyfriend of 7 years, Mark, has also been a big part in shaping my business. Because of him, I believe in soulmates and unconditional love. And I want to hear your story, no matter how simple! Every story is different but its what makes your relationship special! 

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ice cream!

You can always find a pint of Talenti Gelato or Halo Top in my freezer! I believe that ice cream can solve any problem (at least for a minute!) and there's always a reason to celebrate with  a cold treat!

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my cats!

If we're friends on Facebook or if you follow me on instagram, chances are you probably know how much I LOVE my kitties! Pippin and Olive came into my life in late 2017 and I can't imagine life without them!

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Behind the scenes of chesapeake charm photography, exclusive sneak peeks, & a look into my life by the bay! Oh, & maybe a few pics of my cats, pippin + olive!

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