Family milestones are here one day, and gone the next.

I'm Alexandra Mandato, a Maryland based wedding and portrait photographer serving families through important life milestones. I believe love should be celebrated as much as possible.

Marriage is just the first step in your family’s legacy, but there are so many other steps worthy of being captured and cherished for years to come: your first baby, their first weeks, their first steps, and so many more.

my philosophy

These are the reasons why I do what I do.


I believe in creating beautiful + strong marriages, not just beautiful weddings.


I believe love truly is the center of everything and the one reason we're all here on this planet.


I believe in capturing memories that will continue to influence a family for generations to come.

Without Alex, our wedding experience would’ve been completely different. 

Alex was an AMAZING addition to our wedding! From our very first conversation I felt like I’ve known Alex for years. She made sure my husband and I felt comfortable our entire wedding adventure. She cares deeply for her work and her couples and it shows!

- danielle s.

are you ready to start your legacy?

Let’s build an awesome relationship that will last years to come for all your family’s most important moments in life. When my clients work with me they get more than a photographer. They get a support system, a lifetime friend, a dress fluffer, a timeline planner, a resource, and an advocate. 

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photographer, mother, wife

meet alex

Hey there! I’m Alex: a wife, momma to two sweet little boys, dog mom to two frenchies, and a bright and colorful wedding & motherhood photographer! My husband and I went to high school together and grew up in the same small town in Maryland! 
I don’t do anything halfway, if I love something- I love it HARD. I love bright colors and am Lilly Pulitzer + Disney obsessed, I have the biggest sweet tooth ever, could eat sushi for every meal, and time with my family is everything. My favorite places are Disney World, Charleston, and Oak Island, NC- the small beach my family has been going to yearly since I was born.

Photography has been a part of who I am since I was little- I’ve always been called to capture moments in time with a camera. Capturing the legacy of a family is one of my many favorite parts of my job, capturing the most precious moments that will continue to influence a family for generations to come.

She will go above and beyond...

Alex is an amazing photographer and person. She will go above and beyond ... before, during, and after your special day! We are so happy we used her for our destination wedding in Mexico!

- katie s.

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