MONICA + JASON
“I've probably gone through our album 100 times by now, and I find something new that I love about the photos each time.”
“Working with Mandi was one of the best parts of our wedding planning experience. From start to finish, Mandi was incredibly professional, organized, insightful, and sweet. After exchanging several emails, my husband and I met with Mandi in person to talk about what we wanted in our wedding photos, and she was so personable. We were thrilled that she had availability for our wedding date. She answered the millions of questions I had as we were deciding to book, and was always so responsive. We ended up booking Mandi for our engagement and wedding photos.
In prepping for the engagement photos and our wedding day, Mandi was always open to answering questions and sharing such helpful advice and input from her several years of experience in the industry. My husband and I are both pretty shy, and don't like being the center of attention, but Mandi really helped us get comfortable in front of the camera for our engagement photos. She was so sweet and helpful, and was able to make the shoot fun and carefree for us. We loved how the engagement photos turned out, and we were so excited to work with her on our wedding day.
Leading up to our wedding day, Mandi was such a huge help. She continued to answer the non-stop questions I had, and had great advice. She worked with us to create a day-of timeline, and made sure to keep in mind all of the special requests and concerns we had. She really cared about what was important to us and what we wanted captured. She had great recommendations for how to keep us on-track throughout the day. We chatted several times before the wedding, and the photos were probably the one thing I wasn't worrying about at all leading up to the wedding, since I knew we were in such good hands with Mandi.
And on the day-of, Mandi was such a pleasure to work with. She was professional, organized, calm and supportive, and helped ease my nerves when I was starting to get anxious. She helped us stick to our timeline, but always checked in with us to make sure we were doing okay and weren't worrying about a thing. Our entire bridal party loved working with her too, they thought she was so sweet and fun. And Mandi was able to keep our bridal party under control and on-track all day - pretty impressive when your bridal party is 23 people deep, that takes skill! We had such a great experience working with her on our wedding day.
And then we got our wedding photos - oh my goodness, is she talented! She captured so many amazing moments from our special day, and her photos are just beautiful. I've probably gone through our album 100 times by now, and I find something new that I love about the photos each time. Even after the wedding, Mandi was so helpful in answering any remaining questions I had. We had been working with Mandi for over a year and a half - she was such a wonderful resource and partner through it all! We would definitely recommend Mandi to anyone and everyone who's getting married. She made the wedding planning process and our day-of so much less stressful, and gave us beautiful photos that we will cherish forever. We can't wait to have Mandi photograph us again at some point in the future :)”
CAITLAINNE + CHRISTIAN
“Mandi always puts her heart into her work, and I am always blown away by her direction and her talent. Thank you, thank you!! I am forever grateful!! These photos are my forever favorite!!!”
Christian wrote: "I woke up one day with this crazy notion to surprise my (now) fiancé with a proposal at the end of a photo shoot. I shared my idea with Mandi and not only was she 100% on board but she worked tirelessly to assist in the planning and help me scout the perfect location. She even guarded the ring and presented it to my fiancé as a "prop" for the shoot. And when the sun was setting and the light was perfect, Mandi gave me the cue. She captured every moment and each reaction perfectly. My fiancé and I could not be happier with our experience!”
Caitlainne wrote: “Not only have I worked with Mandi quite a few times in front of the camera (and always am stunned by what she captures) Mandi was apart of a secret operation for my engagement!! And she captured every beautiful moment of it!! From the styled shoot, to the moment Christian bent down to one knee, Mandi was there to capture it all. I could not be more honored that it was Mandi behind the lens during that moment. I wouldn't have chosen anyone else to be apart of it. Mandi always puts her heart into her work, and I am always blown away by her direction and her talent. Thank you, thank you!! I am forever grateful!! These photos are my forever favorite!!!”
LAUREN + KYLE
“my mother in law called me crying almost inconsolably when she saw them!”
“I don't even know where to begin with this review - Mandi is the absolute best! And I don't even know how to describe how much we love the pictures she did for our wedding and pre-wedding welcome party. They were perfect! She somehow managed to capture the joy and love that we felt and the connection we and our guests felt over the weekend. She immediately put us at ease and provided great direction without making us feel like we were "posing" for pictures. It felt just like a dear friend was there snapping pics. She was also super organized and proactive. She helped create a timeline and pic list and worked seamlessly with my other vendors. She even acted with complete grace when my dad stood up in front of her in the middle of the ceremony to get a picture on his cell phone ....
If its any indication of how much we love them, my mother in law called me crying almost inconsolably when she saw them! I totally understand why couples continue using her for future years. We definitely plan on using her for future events and milestones and hope she wants to continue being our friend as much as we do her :) She is such a rockstar and complete professional!!”
TORIE + ADAM
“We still have family and friends raving about how wonderful Mandilynn and her assistant photographer were.”
“Mandilynn was incredible from the day we first connected throughout our engagement shoot and the wedding. My husband and I were not sure if we wanted to take engagement photos, and after a few conversations with Mandilynn we decided to go for it. And we are SO glad we did! The pictures were absolutely stunning, and Mandilynn made us really comfortable throughout the process. Then came our wedding day... we still have family and friends raving about how wonderful Mandilynn and her assistant photographer were. On a day that can be overwhelming and a little chaotic, it was so nice to have their sweet, calming presence. The final result - our wedding gallery - turned out better than I could have ever imagined. We loved working with Mandilynn and will definitely be using her for future family photo sessions!”
MARY + JOEL
“With all the insanity that can come with planning a wedding it was so nice to have her calm, sweet, authentic personality to bring me back down to the reality of what a wedding day is about.”
“I was shocked when I reached out on my social media for photography recommendations and two people that had never met, from different counties, both said “check out Mandilynn.” I am so glad I did. She made us feel comfortable from the first day we spoke on the phone, to our incredible engagement session and it was like having another member of the family behind the camera the day of our wedding. With all the insanity that can come with planning a wedding it was so nice to have her calm, sweet, authentic personality to bring me back down to the reality of what a wedding day is about. This day was about the two of us, our love, commitment and nothing else. She captured that amongst so many other things. It has been both a blessing and an honor getting to spend the time with her that we have, she’s a very special woman.”
JEANNE + ANDY
“If we could do it all over, we would absolutely hire her again!”
"It's a been year since our wedding, but we have to give Mandi props for being the best! To me, the photographer is one of the most essential vendors in a wedding, and if we could do it all over, we would absolutely hire her again! Everything—from booking her services to the finished photos—was perfect! I stumbled upon Mandi’s photos on Instagram and was blown away. I emailed her, and she replied promptly to set up a meeting. Due to my schedule, we met via Skype, but I knew off the bat that she was the perfect fit for us. We booked an engagement session in addition to the day of the wedding, and Mandi answered our numerous questions thoroughly and promptly during the Skype session as well as via emails in the months leading up to the big day. As I am Type A, I appreciated how organized she was. She sent us engagement and wedding photo tips, provided a detailed wedding day timeline, and worked great with our day-of-coordinator and videographer. Our engagement session was an hour plus from Mandi's office, on the hottest day of the year, but she arrived early and was a total trooper! She had even scouted out specific locations to shoot before we arrived so that she was able to shoot as effectively as possible. We are very awkward in front of the camera, but she was able to put us at ease and get numerous candid and gorgeous photos. I had a wardrobe malfunction, but Mandi rolled with it. It was so much fun! On the wedding day, Mandi and her 2nd shooter, Alyssa, were again early, and throughout the day, we barely noticed them, they were that stealth! We have a large, rowdy family, large wedding party, and kids present, but Mandi and Alyssa managed to wrangle us and capture hundreds of amazing photos. Mandi emailed us a finished gallery and mailed us a keepsake thumb drive as well. The photos are beyond...In a nutshell: BOOK HER NOW BEFORE YOUR DATE IS BOOKED :)"
HEIDI + WALTER
“She will surpass your expectations and make you feel like you are the only person that matters when she is shooting for you.”
"So, this review has been a long time coming... I first received Mandi's information when I was looking for my wedding photographer in May of 2016. A friend of mine, who had never worked with Mandi, recommended her to me based off pictures she had seen of Mandi's from a friends wedding. I looked up Mandi and found her website and instagram and immediately fell in love with her work. I quickly reached out to Mandi in hopes that she would be able to chit chat about potentially shooting my wedding. She responded very quickly to my e-mail and we set up a Skype date because the distance was a bit much just for a quick coffee date! We connected via Skype and within minutes of speaking with her I knew that I wanted to hire her to shoot my wedding. Mandi gladly accepted and put my quickly approaching 2017 wedding in her planner and we also scheduled engagement photos. I had no doubts that Mandi was going to take amazing photos on my wedding day and after receiving my engagement photos, I was so in awe and my opinion was validated, she was THE BEST!! I now have worked with Mandi 3 different times, engagement, wedding and most recently maternity photos. She has a great personality and makes you feel very comfortable to be around and work with. Mandi is an angel and is truly willing to work with you to make sure she fully understands what it is you are looking for. She will surpass your expectations and make you feel like you are the only person that matters when she is shooting for you. If I had to do the whole process over again I would choose Mandi EVERY time. Thank you Mandi for your priceless work and for making me feel beautiful. I truly appreciate you and your gift of photography because I have many pictures to look back on these special moments in my life."
EMILY + DEVIN
“Mandi is the ultimate professional, yet you feel like you've known her for years.”
"Mandilynn Photography is the best! We are so lucky and grateful that Mandi photographed our wedding and the moments she captured are priceless. Mandi is the ultimate professional, yet you feel like you've known her for years. She made us feel completely comfortable, was so patient (especially when getting our larger family shots), and just has a great eye for detail. Honestly, once the ceremony started, I feel like I didn't see her for the rest of the day, yet she managed to capture every single thing that we could have hoped for and many many more. I loved getting to work with Mandi, I love the results she provided, and I cannot wait to have any excuse to hire her again! Thank you Mandi for capturing such beautiful memories from our special day!"
GRETCHEN + JOSHUA
“Her style is fresh, both traditional yet candid. Editorial and personal.”
"MandiLynn Photography is absolutely fantastic! Mandi was excellent communicating before and after the wedding, making sure my husband and I had our spectacular wedding day documented in such a beautiful way. Mandi was incredibly organized and professional; and as odd as it may sound- her team was not intrusive to the day. At other weddings, I see photographers move people out of the way, go up and down the aisles etc. Mandi was like a ninja, capturing each special moment and was a joy to have at the wedding. She was polite, and the perfect director in getting the shots we'll cherish a lifetime...and I would hire her again and again! Her style is fresh, both traditional yet candid. Editorial and personal. Truly a fantastic choice you only get to make once, thanks Mandi!"
LINDSEY + NICK
“She was the only person there that wasn't a family member and she fit right into the mix and helped to make our special day exactly what we wanted it to be.”
"Wow, where do I begin? I will first start off by saying that Mandi is an amazing photographer! Her work really speaks for itself! We had a very small elopement with family and she was able to capture so many amazing moments and she did it without a 2nd photographer! She was able to run back and forth, keep up with capturing everything while also getting beautiful shots. Mandi was so easy to work with and very responsive and professional. It never took more than 24 hours to receive a response to a question. Because of how small and intimate we did our wedding ceremony, it was really important for us to have someone who understood our vision and would be able to capture special moments. We wanted to be able to show family and friends that weren't there just how romantic and special our day was. Mandi achieved this for us and much more! She was the only person there that wasn't a family member and she fit right into the mix and helped to make our special day exactly what we wanted it to be. If you want the highest quality pictures, don't even think twice...hire Mandilynn Photography you won't regret it!"
CORTNEY + ERRICK
“She brought a sense of light and fun from behind the camera making you feel comfortable to be in front of it.”
"We had the honor of Mandi photographing our engagement photos as well as our wedding. Mandi was an absolute pleasure to work with before, during and after the wedding. She brought a sense of light and fun from behind the camera making you feel comfortable to be in front of it. Her energy and fun personality radiates through into her pictures. Our pictures tell a story from start to finish of our day. On top of that, Mandi kept her cool and was able to give us gorgeous pictures when a little bit of wind tried to sneak in. Looking at our pictures lets us relive the day over and over. And they are flawless. Mandi was a perfect addition to our day. Everyone loved her and she became one of our guests. I can't thank her enough! My highest recommendations!!"