Hello, my name is Berty Mandagie, an adventurous commercial and wedding photographer based in the Pacific Northwest. My wife, Emily and I, run our travel blog TheMandagies.com full-time as well. I am so fortunate to be able to do what I love for a living with my number one supporter alongside me every step of the way. I love that. On our down time, We love to go backpacking, hiking and spending time in the outdoors. This is also why I aim to combine the great outdoors with my photography so much. I truly believe that no adventure is too big or small, I am up for it all.
I grew up in Indonesia, moved to the U.S. in 2004 when I was 12 years old. I have always loved looking at old photographs and love the feeling it evokes. I never quite knew that I would be interested in photography until my senior year in college back in 2012. I fell in LOVE. I could not put my camera down. Everyday, I would be so antsy waiting for the weekend so I could take more photos. One thing led to another, I started second-shooting weddings with so many talented wedding photographers in Seattle. After 2 years of doing that, I finally felt that I was ready and wanted to photograph a wedding on my own. I photographed my first wedding in the summer of 2014 and have never looked back ever since. I’ve photographed just over 60 weddings at the end of 2017 and cannot wait to do more in the years to come!
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DO YOU TRAVEL?
All the time! It’s one of my favorite things to do. I love traveling everywhere, especially places I’ve never been before. Every place is different and unique to its own, so please get in touch to get a custom quote for travel fees.
WHEN DO WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?
It can take 4-6 weeks until you get your final images. For engagement, proposal, and anniversary session, it will take about 3-4 weeks from the day of the shoot.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?
For weddings, you will get around 600-800 images and it totally depends on the length of the day. For engagements, you will get around 90-110 images. Every image delivered will be edited with my style and will be in full high-resolution quality.
DO WE HAVE PRINTING THE RIGHTS TO PHOTOS?
Yes! These are your photos and you will have personal rights to all of the final photos that are delivered to you. If you wish to use your photos commercially, please get in touch so we can talk about that in more detail.
CAN WE POST YOUR PHOTOS ONLINE?
Of course! As a matter of fact, I would love that. Though I do ask that you tag me or give me credit when posting the photos online.
SHOULD WE HIRE A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
A second photographer is not necessary, but I do highly recommend a second shooter if you have the budget and/or if your wedding is over 300 guests. I have done lots of wedding by myself, so if you choose to not get a second photographer, don’t fret, all will be just fine.
DO YOU HAVE A BACKUP GEAR?
I always bring multiple cameras with multiple lenses when shooting a wedding. I always come prepared with enough gear just in case of an emergency.
DO YOU BACKUP YOUR IMAGES?
Yes, of course. Backing up images is the most important thing after shooting a wedding, engagement, proposal, anything… I have a three-location backup system at all times. I keep all images on the memory cards until they are fully delivered to you.
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?
I require a signed contract and a non-refundable retainer of 40% of the total package to reserve your date. Dates cannot be held until these two things are received. I book on a first come first serve basis. The remaining balance is due on the day of your wedding.
WHAT TYPES OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
Check, cash, and Xero Online payment (which I will send to you if you prefer.. it’s a bank-to-bank transfer, the fastest and most convenient payment).
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