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Mandee Johnson Photography

Mandee Johnson Photography


STARTING COST: $2700

About

Hi! I'm a Los Angeles based wedding photographer. I live near the ocean with my partner Joel and our three plants. I published a book in the pandemic, can host a killer dinner party and love collaborating with smart, nice, creative people. If you enjoy traveling, camping, eating and drinking your way through cities we'll probably be BFFs. 

I shoot everything from weddings and editorial work to advertising campaigns, comedians and personal projects. My extensive knowledge in design, art direction and production brings broader artistic perspective to my work and practice. 

My unique style mixes fine art, documentary and editorial with pops color and personality – allowing me to create energetic and intimate images. My goal is to capture the raw energy of your story with all the unexpected emotions, found moments, spontaneity, tears, joy and laughter served up with a strong side of bold, beautiful portraits. 

While I call Los Angeles home - I travel far and wide. It’s one of the best parts of my job. 

10 Reviews for Mandee Johnson Photography
Steve Wilson
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When your wedding day is over, you’ve got memories - yes - but you also have photos, and we wanted our photos to be incredible. My husband deals with professional photographers every day in his business, and so finding and hiring the right one to shoot our wedding was one of the first things we focused on as we set about planning for our big day. One of his best friends is a wedding photographer, but we wanted her to be a guest at our wedding, not someone who’d be working the event. We enlisted her to help us find the perfect match. She did some research, as did we, and once she came across Mandee’s Instagram page, she told us “book her - right now”. Her style and vibe were the perfect for us, and we arranged to meet her on a conference call. We got a great feeling from her on that very first day, and it seemed to be a natural fit. First, we arranged to get with her for an engagement shoot, because if we vibed with her there, we knew that she’d be great for the wedding. She helped us choose a perfect setting in the DTLA Arts District for that first shoot, and after spending 90 minutes with her, we knew she was the one. She was professional, friendly, and put us at ease. When we got our photos back, were were really blown away - and it was a no-brainer to have her do our wedding. Months later, we met with her again, this time at the wedding venue, doing a walk-around and looking at the the light. Mandee was super approachable and every interaction with her was great. On the day of our wedding, Mandee arrived with a second shooter and they got to work capturing the details: us getting ready, the reception room, the ceremony site and more. We knew they were going to do an amazing job, but it wasn’t until we got our photos back that we knew how incredible she really was. We were blown away! From our individual portraits, family shots, friends and more, she captured the day in ways we couldn’t have imagined. We were so busy that day, it all went by in a blur, and to have these incredible photos to look back at is something we’ll treasure forever. So many great shots from the ceremony, cocktail hour, lots and lots of dancing and our grand exit. Mandee was the consummate professional, and we couldn’t be happier with how she captured the most important day of our lives! Don’t hesitate, just hire her now, you won’t regret it.

Dec 21, 2022
Katie Schuering
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My husband and I hired Mandee to photograph our elopement in Griffith Park. We did a small ceremony with one witness and one officiant with drinks afterward at a brewery. We didn’t want to spend a lot on a formal wedding, but knew that photos were the one thing we really wanted to spent money on. Mandee was the PERFECT photographer for our special day! She exceeded all expectation! My family and friends cannot stop gushing about our photos. Mandee makes it look easy – gently guiding us through the process to pose and move from location to location – but I could tell, it takes a lot of talent and foresight to do what she does so well. Not only were the photos amazing, but she also helped me out with contacts for hair/makeup, an officiant, and also prompted us to think of other details to make our elopement look it’s best in photos. Mandee essentially made it easy for us to plan our elopement; I couldn’t imagine how this day would’ve went if we hadn’t worked with her. I am incredibly happy with the result!

Sep 21, 2022
Pisha Warden
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Mandee is the rare combination of incredible artist and great communicator. She is extremely punctual and knows hot to get the shot while making you feel like old friends, so she can capture you at your most authentic. Thank you for everything, Mandee! You’re one of a kind!

Feb 28, 2022
Robert Stephens
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Mandee! It was an absolute pleasure working with you! We can't thank you enough for the work you did, and for how professional you were throughout all the uncertainty and changes. You capture everything so well - the people, setting, vibe of the day. It was exactly what we were both hoping for. We feel so lucky for our wedding to have even happened, but to have it documented like this is a real gift.

Thank you,
Robert & Aggie

Sep 11, 2021
Kelly Walters
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I hired Mandee after seeing her work and falling in love with her way of beautifully capturing emotions, places and events from creative and intimate perspectives. She was a calming presence throughout the day, assuring a nervous me that I was killing it, while simultaneously taking truly stunning photos. Everything was run on time, she took all pictures on all families' lists, and there was no drama. Finally, the pictures were just gorgeous. 5 stars! Book her if you can!

Jun 03, 2021
Megan Gailey
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Mandee photographed our Palm Springs rehearsal dinner and wedding in Dec. 2019 and she was absolutely incredible! Not only did the pictures turn out gorgeous but she went above and beyond on the day of our wedding to make sure everything went smoothly. She had a comprehensive shot list and really helped corral the wedding party, family and guests. Mandee is so friendly, professional and talented. Highly recommend!

Jun 01, 2021