Photographing weddings is one of the greatest honors of my life. There's nothing I love more than to be there with two people in love on the happiest day of their lives. I see my work as being a guide for you, and a shield to make your wedding day stress free and memorable, being the helping hand you didn't know you needed. That and we'll get some killer photography on the way. What are you waiting for? 


"We could not be happier with our experience with Irena."

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She is one of the nicest people I have ever met and working with her was a lot of fun. We did not know what to expect but had such a good time doing the engagement shoot we didn't want it to end. The pictures from our wedding are amazing and she made it fun and stress free the entire time. Irena has truly become a friend and looking back we could not picture someone else shooting our wedding. 

"Irena is the single best decision made"

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I give her a 10 star review because she is worth it. Her artistic prowess and vision is bar none the envy of every photographer. She delivered my daughter's vision for her dream wedding and memories to last a lifetime! The communication and prepping prior to her wedding day were of the utmost importance. Irena made herself available above and beyond to make this special day for us.


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After photographing more than a hundred weddings over the past few years, we’ve found that we’re not the perfect fit for every couple. That’s why this process begins with a conversation. We want to hear everything—how you met, funny first date stories, and how y’all got engaged.

We’ll get to know one another, talk about the details of your day, answer any questions you might have about working with us and figure out if we’re the best fit for each other.

Wedding Advice

We're here as a resource beyond photography—whether you're looking for engagement session outfit recommendations, timeline advice, or vendor referrals.

Even if you're working with a wedding planner or you're planning a simple wedding, there are likely still a lot of moving pieces left leading up to your big day. We've photographed more than 150 weddings in the past few years and we're happy to share everything we've learned along the way! 

Engagement Session

We’re big fans of engagement sessions for a few reasons. Not only do they allow you to get comfortable in front of the camera, they also give you the opportunity to showcase your personalities in a more casual setting that is significant to the two of you. 

Engagement sessions can take place anywhere from immediately following a proposal to just a few days before the wedding. We’ve found that there isn’t a “good” or “bad” time to take your photos. We normally plan sessions based on a particular “look” a couple has in mind, spring flowers for example, or based on schedules. 

Wedding Day Prep

We check-in about two months before the wedding to start chatting about timeline specifics, special details, family formal shot lists, special traditions and anything else we should know about your big day. 

While we normally don't send this questionnaire until closer to the wedding, please don't hesitate to let us know if you have questions during the planning process!

The Big Day

It's finally here! The day the two of you say "I Do" and dance the night away surrounded by your family and friends. 

Just know we're excited to celebrate and capture your wedding day. It's going to be awesome.

Photo Delivery

You can expect your photos to be delivered via an online gallery within about three weeks of your wedding. At that time, we'll also send over details about preserving your images through prints and albums. 

We hope the relationship doesn't end after we deliver your photographs. We want to hear about the adventures of married life. And if you decide to have kids, we'd love to document your growing family.



Additional Wedding Coverage - $700/hour
Additional Portrait - $925



10 hours of coverage 
Engagement Session*
Anniversary Session 
Second Photographer
20 page 12x12 album credit
2 duplicate 8x8 parent albums 
 Online viewing & ordering gallery 
High resolution images for printing



8 hours of coverage
Engagement Session*
Second Photographer
20 page 8x8 album credit 
Online viewing & ordering gallery 
High resolution images for printing



6 hours of wedding coverage 
Engagement Session*
Second Photographer
Online viewing & ordering gallery 
High resolution images for printing 

Custom packages are available upon request 
* Complimentary Engagement Sessions are not exchangeable for any other service. 
**A 7% RI sales tax will be added to all packages and options 
***Travel fees may apply to locations outside of 60 miles. Ask for details.

custom collections available upon request

Engagement Sessions

All of our sessions include a complimentary engagement session. It takes time for most couples to warm up to being photographed and understand how we pose. Timelines can be pretty tight on weddings days and 30 minutes may be all we have for portraits - which is why we’ve found that wedding day portraits turn out so much better when couples do engagement sessions ahead of time.

Sessions also allow you to showcase your personalities in a more casual setting that is significant to the two of you (and even include pets!) While they’re great for save-the-dates, we’ve taken engagement photos anywhere from 18 months in advance to a few days before the wedding.


One of the best ways to make your wedding memories last is by ordering an album. These high-quality, professionally designed albums come in a variety of linen & leather colors. These aren’t the same albums your parents' wedding photos came in. They’re modern, lay perfectly flat, and look incredible on coffee tables.

All albums must be prepaid before design begins. Albums typically take between 4 to 6 weeks to complete and include three rounds of revision. Albums may be ordered anytime before or after the wedding day.


We love your work and we’re ready to book! What’s the next step?

Fantastic! To reserve your wedding date, we’ll need a signed contract and a 50% non-refundable deposit. If you don’t have a contract yet, just let us know and we’ll send one over! The remainder is split into two payments: one 6 months before your wedding, and the last 30 days before your wedding.

How many photos are typically included and can we print the photos ourselves?

Galleries typically include anywhere between 400 and 800 photos. The exact amount varies from wedding to wedding. Your online gallery will come loaded with fullyedited high resolution images you can print anywhere. You’re also welcome to share your wedding photos on Facebook as long as you credit us and link to our website.

When do you charge travel fees?

We typically add travel fees on to any wedding outside of a 60 mile radius from our home in Annapolis, Maryland. Fees vary depending on location so ask us for more details.

Thank you so much for considering us to be a part of your wedding day! If you’re interested in working with us, the next step is to set up a time to chat! You can reach us directly at inquire@irenamandel.com