Hi, I’m Mandi, a lifestyle and portrait photographer based in Johnson City, Tennessee.
My love of photography sparked in college, when I took several media production courses as part of my communications degree. While my professional pursuits eventually lead me to a career in communications and marketing, I’ve continued to pursue my passion for photography outside of the office.
Originally from Durham, N.C., I lived to Washington, D.C., after college for several years before landing in Johnson City. When I’m not behind my camera, I enjoy playing with my Border Collie Mabel, cooking, hiking mountain trails, traveling to new and familiar places, and balancing my love of critically-acclaimed and reality TV shows.
Storytelling is such an important part of preserving cultural history, and imagery is an essential part of that. It’s this belief that inspires me to try to convey a narrative in the images I create. Through my work, I aim to bring out the beautiful and unique qualities of the people, pets and places I photograph.
If you’re interested in connecting, drop me a line!