inclusive & intimate wedding photography
in iowa city, iowa

INCLUSIVE, meaning a portfolio of all kinds of people with all kinds of experiences. INTIMATE, meaning a gallery that understands and reflects your relationship.
 

"honest and real and beautiful."

I prioritize moments over poses, and I work with both natural and artificial light to ensure your memories are captured no matter where they happen.

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inclusive & intimate wedding photography
in iowa city, iowa

INCLUSIVE, meaning a portfolio of all kinds of people with all kinds of experiences. INTIMATE, meaning a gallery that understands and reflects your relationship.
 

"honest and real and beautiful."

I prioritize moments over poses, and I work with both natural and artificial light to ensure your memories are captured no matter where they happen.

see more work

see more work

see more work

about mandy

I began exploring photography as a way to cope with underlying and untreated PTSD in the height of the #MeToo movement. At the time, I was pursuing a PhD in communication and studying political rhetoric and mental illness, and everything was just a bit TOO MUCH. I left the program and bought a camera, which turned out to be REALLY DAMN COOL. Because of my background in catering & my love of adrenaline, I just kind of fell into doing weddings and I haven't looked back. 

I'm especially interested in serving folks from underrepresented groups. I'll be honest: I think a lot of the wedding industry is utterly failing here and I want to do better. That's why my portfolio centers a lot of different kinds of people, from different backgrounds with different experiences. I'm an intersectional feminist at my core, and it's hard for me to shut up about sociopolitical issues, so if anti-racist disability justice is your jam we will totally get along.

about mandy

I began exploring photography as a way to cope with underlying and untreated PTSD in the height of the #MeToo movement. At the time, I was pursuing a PhD in communication and studying political rhetoric and mental illness, and everything was just a bit TOO MUCH. I left the program and bought a camera, which turned out to be REALLY DAMN COOL. Because of my background in catering & my love of adrenaline, I just kind of fell into doing weddings and I haven't looked back. 

I'm especially interested in serving folks from underrepresented groups. I'll be honest: I think a lot of the wedding industry is utterly failing here and I want to do better. That's why my portfolio centers a lot of different kinds of people, from different backgrounds with different experiences. I'm an intersectional feminist at my core, and it's hard for me to shut up about sociopolitical issues, so if anti-racist disability justice is your jam we will totally get along.

"We love Mandy!"

"We love Mandy!"

kind words

"Working with Mandy for our engagement and wedding photos was an actual joy. Mandy is pleasant, funny, and dedicated to details. All our wedding guests loved her and she captured stunning photos of the wedding while managing to be totally unobtrusive."

~ Steph & Leah

 "I asked her only days before if she would be willing to photograph our ceremony, and she jumped right in with support and thoughtful ideas. Our wedding photos were especially important to us because we eloped and our families are spread out all over the world, and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out. She captured the sincerity and excitement of every moment with an expert eye, and was quick and professional through every step of the process."

~ Michelle & Faris

"Mandy is such a thoughtful photographer and really aims to capture special moments with both care and precision."

~ Tyler S.

kind words

"Working with Mandy for our engagement and wedding photos was an actual joy. Mandy is pleasant, funny, and dedicated to details. All our wedding guests loved her and she captured stunning photos of the wedding while managing to be totally unobtrusive."

~ Steph & Leah

 "I asked her only days before if she would be willing to photograph our ceremony, and she jumped right in with support and thoughtful ideas. Our wedding photos were especially important to us because we eloped and our families are spread out all over the world, and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out. She captured the sincerity and excitement of every moment with an expert eye, and was quick and professional through every step of the process."

~ Michelle & Faris

"Mandy is such a thoughtful photographer and really aims to capture special moments with both care and precision."

~ Tyler S.

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let's talk!

I'm here for you, whether you are looking for a wedding photographer or a new friend to rant with about the state of the wedding industry. Click below, or shoot me an email at hello@mandyparis.com!

let's talk!

I'm here for you, whether you are looking for a wedding photographer or a new friend to rant with about the state of the wedding industry. Click below, or shoot me an email at hello@mandyparis.com!

 inquire