Mandee grew up in Indiana and spent much of her childhood living in her imagination. As a young adult, she moved to California, fell in love and settled in Los Angeles.
When she's not holding her Canon or standing behind her 4x5 camera you can find her producing some of the best comedy shows in Los Angeles. If you ask her, she'll put the list for an upcoming show because laughter meant for sharing.
Mandee travels often for weddings, comedy and fun. To say she loves what she does would be an understatement.
Kind words from Clients....
Mandee was great to work with! She's quick and knows how to capture the client she's working with. Tell her what you're looking for and she will make it happen. I've loved all of my photo sessions with her, not only is she a talented photographer, she's also an amazing woman.
--- Jordan Scovel
Mandee has such an amazing eye, she made me look handsome, which is no mean feat! She transformed a dirty alley into a beautiful memory we can always hold. Mandee is incredible. I can't recommend her enough! Fun, vivacious and fiercely talented.
--- Sam Simmons
After eloping to Vegas, and only a few iphone snaps to show for it, Sam and I really wanted a more considered photographic record of of our wedding. We asked Mandee if she could help recreate the spirit of the day for us and we're so glad we did!
We instantly felt comfortable around Mandee! I'm someone who feels particularly awkward being in front of the camera and the actual experience of taking the pictures couldn't have been better for me. Mandee made me feel completely at ease and knew exactly what would work to create an amazing result. Having a naturalistic feel to the photographs was particularly important to me and Mandee was able to execute that brief totally. We now have wedding photos are candid and beautiful...they capture this special time in our lives perfectly!
Mandee is one of those photographers who has the expected qualities one would expect from a photographer: a creative eye for great composition, the ability to capture a variety of expressions, freeze time, etc but it's her ability to crank everything to 11 and be flexible and adaptive to her clients' needs that sets her apart from everyone else out there.
We had Mandee do a photoshoot with us and our 3-month old son. Of course, the results were great and everyone loves the end result, but the part that stands out for us is actual photo session. She showed up, bubbly and sparkling as usual, and just hung out. I don't recall being asked to pose or hold an expression. She just clicked away very discretely and our son was totally loving her presence.
Based on this experience, Mandee's become our family's unofficial official photographer. She's secured herself a guaranteed spot at every life event and, more importantly, a long-lasting friendship.
--- Pramit Nairi