*Reviews taken from my Wedding Wire account*
HEIDI + WALTER
"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 and I will never use another photographer. 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."
CORTNEY + ERRICK
"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!!"
JEANNE + ANDY
"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...
Thank you so much, Mandi! Hopefully, we'll have a reason to hire you again soon!
In a nutshell: BOOK HER NOW BEFORE YOUR DATE IS BOOKED :)"
LINDSEY + NICK
"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!"
JESSICA + CHAD
"Mandi is the best photographer around!!! I searched high and low, compared quality, style, prices, responsiveness, etc. and Mandi outshined everyone. Her photos are unbelievable and I could not have picked a better photographer."
TRACY + MATT
"Mandilynn is absolutely amazing at what she does! Her photos come out so gorgeous! Best decision we made for our wedding day. Her and her assistant made everyone feel so comfortable and we all had such a fun time with her. I will refer her to everyone I know! Thank you sooo much for making our day so memorable!"
EMILY + DEVIN
"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
"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!"
FAY + DAVID
"Mandi is an incredibly gifted photographer and she runs a top-notch business. She was professional and patient at all times, and I felt completely confident from the beginning we were in good hands. My husband and I planned our wedding from across the country and were not able to meet Mandi or have any photos before the wedding. Even with this challenge, Mandi helped us feel comfortable and excited about the whole process. The day was hectic and we have a big family, but under Mandi's leadership, everything came together and we have great photos. It is an absolute joy to go back and look at the photos from that day--I remember it being happy and beautiful, and she captured it all perfectly. I highly recommend Mandilynn Photography!"
CADIELE + JEFF
"Mandi is the best!! She takes gorgeous photos & is able to capture the beauty in each couple. She is easy to take direction from, making shoots fun instead of awkward. You can easily tell Mandi loves what she does, which makes me love her even more!! I literally die over how good some of our photos are!! I couldn't be more happier & look forward to working with her again in the future. #welovemandi"
PATTY + KEITH
Hello Mandi, Patty and I received your links to our wedding photos and we looked through them last weekend. We were so overwhelmed with how amazing they were. And so many!! You have a true gift as a photographer. Your eye, style and compositions are incredible. We look forward to sitting down and making some albums with some of our favorites. Again, thank you so much for being our wedding photographer. You provided an excellent service and the end product was awesome. You captured our wonderful day so well and we will be able to go back to that day simply by having your photos.
Thank you! -Keith and Patty Bussard
CHRISTINA + LUKE
"Choosing Mandilynn Photography was one of the best decisions I made when planning my wedding. The whole process of wedding planning can become so stressful and overwhelming, so it is nice to be able to work with a professional that really cares about what you want as a bride and treats you like a friend. Throughout the months leading up to our wedding she was very attentive to my questions and even offered to meet with us in person to make arrangements beforehand. The day of the wedding was another story, Mandi is wonder woman! She arrived early and immediately started working, using her talented eye to catch all the little details and “magical moments” of the big day. What impressed me most was after our ceremony when things weren’t going as I had planned, she jumped right in and started managing things as though a coordinator would and really saved me from a lot of stress. All of my friends and family raved about what a nice person she was and the compliments are even higher now that I’ve gotten my pictures back. Our wedding photos are beautiful and I am so grateful to have made the decision to choose the best person to create them!"
BRANDI + STEVEN
"One word to describe Mandi: AMAZING! She is extremely flexible and always responds to emails/texts almost immediately. Choosing a photographer is what took us the longest to find but as soon as we met her we knew she was the one! My maid of honor actually found her on Instagram and showed me her work and I immediately emailed her. She did my boudoir and I was really nervous since I had never done anything like that before and she made me feel really comfortable and was really professional! My pictures were jaw droppingly beautiful. I was so impressed with the way they turned out and there honestly wasn’t one picture I didn’t like. Now for our wedding day she was early and started working right away! I got all the shots I wanted! She had another photographer helping her as well and the photographer she had was really sweet and professional as well. She was there all night and made sure to get everything! I could not wait to get out pictures and she sent me a couple teasers that I loved! She finished editing 2 weeks early and I was amazed, once again, with her work! I love my pictures and I am extremely proud to show them off and tell everyone about her! Anyone who is looking for a photographer I will always recommend her."
TANI + DEREK
"After dealing with a couple bad photographers we were weary about using another one….we found out about Mandi through a couple of friends who had used her and had nothing but great things to say.
From the second we met Mandi, we knew we were finally dealing with a professional. She was super easy to talk to, had a contract all ready and explained everything so we knew we weren’t getting scammed. After the meeting she kept in touch with us to find out what shots we wanted for the wedding, to go over a timeline and to also do a walkthrough of our venue to find the best spots to take our pictures. We knew we had nothing to worry about! She was on time to the wedding (made it there before the bride even haha) and even though I was stressed out that morning of , she remained composed and on schedule with pictures which was nice not to worry about (:
We received our pictures in a timely manner and got to see some sneak peeks which were just amazing. Everytime we saw a new one we could not wait to see more. We were really pleased once we saw all of the pictures….she truly captured everything we wanted in that day and the pictures were stunning. I’m going to have such a hard time figuring out which ones I want to put in frames!
We highly recommend her and we plan on using Mandi for shoots in the future and won’t even bother to look at another photographer…. She’s stuck with us now hahaha"
NICOLE + MATT
“We got married a little over a month ago, but had been planning our wedding for almost a year. We were on a tight budget but knew the one thing that matter more then anything that day was our pictures; it’s really the only thing you have to take from that day. Being passionate in photography myself, I was a huge critic. MandiLynn did not disappoint. Aside from her beautiful work I was hooked because her package had her there for the entire day; getting ready until the last kiss goodnight. MandiLynn did our engagement session and did a phenomenal job at capturing nature along with our personalities and love in Oak Glen, CA. She communicated and was willing to meet often between our engagement session and wedding day to go over final details. We got married in Crestline, CA. Not the most convenient of places, but she did not bat an eye and was on site at the girls cabin well before the prepping started. She again found ways to capture nature, elegance and ‘twang’ in every shot. She documented the entire prep-time. With the assistance of a fellow remarkable photographer, she was able to capture every minute and angle of the bridal party before the ceremony, during the ceremony, and reception. Along with her ability to capture every detail she thrives on personal touch. Upon completion of editing, she meet us in person to deliver her work in a personalized goodie box. I highly recommend MandiLynn and will be using her many many more times as my husband and I start our journey together.”
BRITTANY + THOMAS
“Our journey to find a photographer was a long one, trust me!!! After tons of meetings with photographers who wanted to charge us practically half of our wedding budget I stumbled across Mandi on a friends Facebook. Right away I loved her style of photography, her style in general, and the fact that she was an up and coming photographer. When we met I just couldn’t believe her prices! She was just as good if not better than people who were charging double what she was. But in the end it became so much more than money to us. She captured moments that will last us a lifetime and I can’t thank her enough for that. I would have gladly paid more! And even from our first meeting back in May I can tell that she has flourished and her work just keeps getting better and better! She did our engagement shoot, my boudoir shoot, and our wedding. This girl can do it all!!!! She was very helpful in coming up with ideas and giving suggestions. Guaranteed, Mandi will take an idea you have and make it ten times better! I explained to her the theme I wanted for the engagement shoot and she was able to bring it to life with no problem. She scouted for the perfect place and brought props for us and everything. We were of course nervous for our engagement shoot but Mandi put us at ease, right away. By the time my boudoir shoot rolled around I knew I was in good hands. Having her there through the wedding process and using her for other photography before hand, made it like having a girlfriend there on my wedding day. I can’t wait to share these pictures for years to come. And we will definitely keep Mandilynn Photography in mind for all of our future events and occasions.”