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Explore the timeless, romantic, and editorial galleries created by Jessica Mangia for her couples, brands, and magazines. 
The combination of her vision with years of experience, and endless education, result in inspiring collections of rare and extraordinary images.

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Ali and Rafique’s Wedding in Lake Como is a glamorous and romantic affair All the magic of Lake Como unfolds at this multicultural Mandarin Oriental wedding

WEDDINGS

Lake Como Harper's Bazaar Wedding Photographer

A Pictoresque intimate Wedding in Lake Como at Mandarin Oriental with a unique Reem Acra Dress

In a world with so many hair and jewelry accessories our brides are overwhelmed with choices, but this one is easy: Nea Milano speaks to strong, independent women, who are not afraid to wear what they like and make a statement.

EDITORIALS

Nea Milano Collection Campaign

Lake Como Monique Lhuillier and Nea Milano

Veronica and Oliver’s Rehearsal Dinner in Italy at Osteria Rosa Rosae Al fresco dinner party with lots of typical Italian food in a real osteria Like the word “osteria” suggests, (h-osteria, h-ost = host; a place were to host), the location for this dinner party in Italy was the perfect choice for Oliver and Veronica’s […]

ENGAGEMENTS, REHEARSAL DINNER

This is what we called a dinner party in Italy

This is what we called a dinner party in Italy

This couple got married in Italy in a Castle Get inspired by this gorgeous wedding in at Castello San Salvatore in Italy Italy is loved and Italy is well known for its spectacular backdrops that frame some of the most gorgeous destination weddings in the world, what you don’t know about Italy is that there […]

WEDDINGS

Romantic and Epic Castle Wedding in Italy

Bride walks in a castle

Enjoy a glamorous sneak peek of Ali and Rafique’s three-day wedding on Lake Como Villa D’Este, Una Finestra Sul Lago and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel are the backdrops for this Fashion Forward Lake Como dream If you consider that this is only a sneak peek, can you imagine how many incredible shots there are for […]

WEDDINGS

Fashion Forward Wedding on Lake Como

Fashion Forward Lake Como Wedding

Pre Wedding Photoshoot On The Ocean The Amalfi Coast is the next destination

ENGAGEMENTS

Sailboat Engagement Session

Sailboat Engagement Session

Inspired by the sweetest fairytale novels and Impressionist’s style paintings of still-lifes and the human figure, this painterly garden fairytale wedding in Malibu features a floaty, ethereal gown by Marchesa, ivory and white blooms by Mulberry and Moss, and a breathtaking designer cake by Lila Cake, all depicting the old world charm previously painted in masterpieces by Claude Monet and Edouard Manet like “Waterlilies”, “The Truth of Nature”, “Essay”, “Au Jardin”. Calling back the nostalgic imagery evoked this…

WEDDINGS

Garden Fairytale Wedding in Malibu

Glamorous dinner party on the beach of Cayucos Designed by Lily and Leigh this party is summer perfection When Lily and Leigh asked me to capture Kirin’s summer dinner party on the beach I was expecting nothing less but amazingness and I was not disappointed. We took a trip to Cayucos and lodged in Morro […]

WEDDINGS

Summer dinner party on the beach

Summer dinner party on the beach

We have strong relationships with countless vendors throughout Southern California and beyond. When matching our couples with their prospective vendors we focus on budget, style, theme, and for some vendors, personality. For example, when our couples are new and uncomfortable in front of a camera, we highly recommend Jessica Mangia as we believe her detailed direction and communication on the day of is unsurpassed and her ability to command a room is a necessary skill when dealing with large wedding parties. Her work ethic, personality, and creative vision make her the perfect example of what we look for when recommending vendors.

INTERVIEWS, WEDDINGS

The Elegant Ninja Malibu Rocky Oaks

Best Wedding Planners in Los Angeles – part 1

If your dream is to host your wedding with breathtaking views surrounding you and your guest then Stone Mountain Estates is definitely one of the best options in SoCal. Arta and Dylan had planned their wedding at a different wedding venue during 2019, and had their date set for 2020; as we all know oh-to-well, almost all weddings and events have been cancelled or postponed so they also had to figure out a plan B and a new date/location.

WEDDINGS

Wedding with breathtaking views

Wedding with breathtaking views