St. Regis Washington DC || Wedding || Hamid + Atoosa

Documentary Wedding Photographer

I am so happy whenever I have a chance to capture the engagement and afterward the wedding of the same couple. It’s so inspiring to go with them on this journey altogether!
I’ve captured Atoosa and Hamid engagement which you can see here on my blog HERE.
They engaged in the Summer of 2017 and got married in 2019. Their wedding ceremony began with one of the most beautiful love songs “All of Me” by John Legend. The ceremony ended with another fantastic song “Can’t Take My Eyes Odd of You” by Frankie Valli.

Please contact me if you want to get the engagement or/and wedding session taken in any place of the world, I will be glad to help you!

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront || Indian Wedding || Baraat Ceremony || Kunal + Milly

South Asian Wedding Photographer

Dr. Milly Bipin Turakhia and Kunal Jethalal Rambhia married in Baltimore on June 3. Ambrish Trivedi, a Hindu priest, led a ceremony that incorporated Jain traditions at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

The bride was a third-year resident in anesthesiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago at that moment. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

The groom is a graduate student in biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan. He graduated from Yale and received a master’s degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins. The couple started dating in Baltimore in 2013 after the mother of the bride gave her daughter’s number to the mother of the groom.

Baraat Ceremony

Baraat is a groom's wedding procession. In North Indian communities, it is customary for the bridegroom  to travel to the wedding venue (often the bride‘s  house) on a mare, accompanied by his family members.

The baraat can become a large procession, with booking its own band and dancers. The groom and his horse are covered in finery and do not usually take part in the dancing and singing; that is left to the "baraatis" or people accompanying the procession. The groom usually carries a sword.  The term baraati is also more generically used to describe any invitee from the groom's side. Traditionally, baraatis are attended to as guests of the bride's family.

The baraat, headed by a display of fireworks and accompanied by the rhythm of the dhol, reaches the meeting point, where the elders of both the families meet. In North Indian Hindu weddings, the groom is greeted with garlands and aarti. In traditional North Indian weddings, baraats are welcomed at the wedding venue with the sound of shehnais, which are considered auspicious at weddings by Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs alike.

I’m always available if you want to get your own photo journalistic wedding. It can be taken in any place of the world. All you have to do is contact me and I’ll be glad to participate!

Photographer: Mantas Photography
Ceremony & Reception location: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Wedding Planner: Designed Perfectly Events
Flowers & Decor: Imperial Decor
Videographer: Stan Pe Films
Flowerwall & Marque Letters: Brightly Ever After
DJ & MC: Live Sound Entertainment
Hair & Make Up: SKS Salon
Baraat Horse: Harmon’s Hayrides & Carriages
Accommodations: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Gelato Vendor: Pitango Gelato

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront || Indian Wedding || Sangeet Ceremony || Kunal + Milly

Sangeet Ceremony

Sangeet Ceremony which is one of the important wedding rituals. It is the Ceremony where both the families meet and enjoy the moments by singing, dancing and merrymaking. This wedding ritual is making inroads across all the communities and regions.

The Sangeet Ceremony takes place after the Mehendi ceremony. The occasion is full of fun and enthusiasm which makes the families comfortable with each other. Through this ritual, families have fun and get to know each other. During this ceremony ladies ding various songs on the beat of "Dholak". The songs also have some meaningful lyrics which describes the family members and their natures. The songs also tell the importance of marriage in life.

Ceremony & Reception location: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Wedding Planner: Designed Perfectly Events
Flowers & Decor: Imperial Decor
Photographer: Mantas Photography
Videographer: Stan Pe Films
Flowerwall & Marque Letters: Brightly Ever After
DJ & MC: Live Sound Entertainment
Hair & Make Up: SKS Salon
Baraat Horse: Harmon’s Hayrides & Carriages
Accommodations: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Gelato Vendor: Pitango Gelato

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront || Indian Wedding || Kunal + Milly || Day One

Traditional Wedding Photographer

Milly & Kunal have known each other since childhood. They lived in different states, Milly in Chicago and Kunal in Ann Arbor, while planning their wedding in Baltimore. Their wedding day was full of traditional elements and several ceremonies. One of it was henna ceremony.
Mehndi, otherwise known as henna, is a paste associated with positive spirits and good luck. Indian Wedding tradition calls for a Mehndi ceremony to be held the night before the wedding as a way of wishing the bride good health and prosperity as she makes her journey on to marriage. The Mehndi Ceremony is organized by the Bride’s family bringing together the female components of each side. While Mehndi is mainly for females, male relatives are invited to join in on the party that comes after the Bride has completed her henna. 
The core significance of applying Mehndi is to utilize its natural medicinal herbal remedies, cooling the body and relieving the Bride of any stress before her big day. Henna is applied to both the hands and the feet as a means of cooling the nerve-endings of the body, preventing the nerves from tensing up.

I am unbelievably happy to work as a photographer because I can witness fascinating, traditional, unique and special moments of each couple. Please contact me if you want to get a photo session for any occasion of yours. It can be taken in any place of the world, believe me, I will be glad to help you all the ways that I can!

THE RITZ-CARLTON WASHINGTON DC || SOUTH ASIAN WEDDING

Documentary Wedding Photographer

This amazing couple met through a common friend in Virginia. The groom was studying in Ithaca, NY and the bride – in Rochester, NY. Once he finished his studies, he moved back to VA, but they kept in touch and the relationship was still going on even though it was long distance. He would often come to visit her in Rochester and whenever she came down to MD they would meet up.
The couple just hit off and knew that they are good for each other. Both of them like to go for long walks and love to travel, exploring & seeing new places.
She loves the water so whenever they were in Rochester they would go for long walks near the Erie Canal. Each moment the couple had some spare time to share they were doing fun activities and enjoyed each other’s company all the time. This included going for walks, watching a movie or having a nice dinner somewhere.
He loves animals, especially dogs. The couple has a dog, named Coco. He is romantic, sweet, supportive and very caring. He loves to surprise the happy wife from time to time.
Both of them are also very close to their families and like spending time with each other’s family members. They complement each other very well. Both of them are kind-hearted and down to earth individuals.
The wedding took place in The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC where a bunch of great family members from both sides gathered all together to celebrate this happy occasion!

My work is a pleasure and I’m always happy to help, just name the location and time and I’ll be there! Please contact me if you want to get a photo session for any occasion of yours. It can be taken in any place of the world, believe me, I will be glad to help you all the ways that I can!

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART WASHINGTON DC || WEDDING || JASON + LAUREN

Wedding Photographer

Jason and Lauren is fun and marvelous couple and they know how to spread the good vibes of joy for sure! Their wedding session was full of beautiful emotions and moments of their pure happiness which I was able to witness.

If you want to get the best pictures for any occasion of yours just give me a note and I will be ready to help you with no doubt. I can take your wedding/engagement/any other session in any place of the world – just let me know where and when and I’ll be there! All you have to do is contact me.

National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art based in Washington, D.C. is not only the place to explore for more but as well a great venue to make any kind of creative sessions as there are plenty of beautiful angles to make the best pictures ever!

DMITRY + RINA || ENGAGEMENT || THE WHARF DC

Engagement Photographer

Dmitry and Rina are an amazingly beautiful, joyful and happy couple. We’ve had the best day together when I was asked to capture their love vibes on their unique and creative engagement session in the Wharf DC. Each time I get the requests to take the pictures of the engagement I have a chance to witness the connection between two happy people and it‘s always fascinating! This time we‘ve truly had fun with these two love birds!
Please contact me if you want to get the engagement session taken in any place of the world, I will be glad to help you!

Line Hotel Washington DC || Wedding || C + H

Documentary Wedding Photographer


They connected in college talking with each other about both of them being DC locals. They enjoy international travel and exploring new cities. The couple especially loves to eat and are enameled with fine dining and low dining equally. Both of them are big fans of all the DC sports teams but also love to explore DC cultural offerings in art and music.
Their multicultural wedding took place in Line Hotel Washington DC on one beautiful day this May.
I’m always available if you want to get your own photojournalistic wedding. It can be taken in any place in the world. All you have to do is contact me and I’ll be glad to participate!


Line Hotel Washington DC

The Line Hotel in Washington DC is the perfect place for your wedding day to be truly amazing!

Haibo + Sally || Engagement || Baltimore Aquarium

Engagement Photographer

Haibo and Sally asked me to capture their engagement session on one great Summer day. You can see their bond and connection after even taking one quick look to the joyful couple. Each time I get the requests to take the pictures of the engagement I have a chance to witness the joy and inspirational being of two happy people and it‘s always fascinating!
This time we‘ve truly had fun close to the Baltimore Aquarium. I hope they will want to share one portion of the ice cream in the future too (just like they did during the photo shoot) and will support each other no matter what!
Please contact me if you want to get the engagement session taken in any place of the world, I will be glad to help you!

Ponte Vedra Beach Florida || Wedding || Jonas + Ruhi

Destination Wedding Photographer

Jonas and Ruhi are both really enthusiastic, easy-going, beyond happy, fun-loving team players. The happy couple met in college. Their love survived long distance as she’s from Seattle and he’s from Chicago.
We‘ve had their engagement session in Chicago Millennium Park and I‘m truly happy I was able to witness their beautiful journey together as I was the photographer at their wedding as well.

Jonas is from Lithuania and Ruhi is from India and it’s so great that their paths cross in the United States so they could finally get together. Their fascinating Indian wedding took place in Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida.

I adore what I do. And it’s not just a job for me, believe it! Please contact me , if you want to get a photo session for any occasion of yours. It can be taken in any place of the world, just name the location and destination and I will be there! Believe me, I will be glad to help you in all the ways that I can!

Ponte Vedra Beach Florida

Ponte Vedra Beach’s 40-foot sand dunes are among the highest in Florida. From their peak, they race down to white sand beaches made from Appalachian quartz and ancient coquina.

Seaside resorts and private escapes can be found in the twisted oaks and hammocks of the wild palmettos.

Miles of fresh-water streams, creeks and lagoons course through the natural area of Ponte Vedra Beach.
Many couples recommend this awesome place as one of the best possible locations to enjoy the most important day of your life to the fullest.