I'd like to introduce all of you to Mandy Liz Photography today! Mandy is a lifestyle + portrait photographer turned wedding photographer right here in Nashville. Her background in lifestyle photography really lends a hand to her style of wedding photography – she has that photojournalistic vibe going for her! Capturing real and genuine moments is what she's all about – and we even featured a styled shoot of hers at Riverwood Mansion a few weeks ago – so gorgeous! I'll leave the rest of the telling to Mandy, so enjoy her side of the story along with her beautiful photos as you keep scrolling down!
Tell us about your company + how long you've been in business.
Mandy: I am Mandy, the photographer behind Mandy Liz Photography, and I specialize in lifestyle and portrait photography. I've been in love with photography since high school and have played around with a camera for the past 6 years, but I've only officially been in business for the past 2 years.
How did you get started in weddings?
Mandy: Honestly, I kind of got thrown into weddings! I've had a few friends and clients that trusted me to capture their big day, and it made me realize how much I really do love capturing weddings.
What's the philosophy behind your company?
Mandy: I strive to capture fleeting moments and tell my client's story in a beautiful way. I direct my clients, but I try to not pose them too much because I love natural shots and moments. Lifestyle photography is my specialty, which means I am photographing life as it happens.
What are your strengths compared to others in your category?
Mandy: I think one of my strengths is being an introvert, which is ironic because I think a lot of people would think that is a weakness. As an introvert, I've always preferred to stand on the side and observe my surroundings, which is perfect for lifestyle photography. It helps me catch moments as they are about to happen, and I am able to capture unique and special interactions that could be easily missed by others.
What attracts brides to your business (+ describe that bride!)?
Mandy: At this time I think what attracts brides to work with me is the relationship that we cultivate. Between the phone calls, questionnaires, coffee meet ups, and engagement sessions, I think they become comfortable and feel like they know me well. I really try to connect with them, so they don't feel like they are just signing a contract and paying a company. My brides tends to have smaller, intimate weddings (elopements or between 25-75 guests).