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Nothing like a thematic family portrait session with a theme everyone can get into! Perfect adventure before they set off on Disney’s Galactic Starcruiser. Plan a thematic portrait adventure for your family! Manda specializes in thematic and effects portrait experiences, inside and out of theme parks.

Fantastic Dapper Day this spring at Epcot and Hollywood Studios! This spring I enjoyed promoting Umbrella Fellas by showing off their original Hollywood Studios parasol and having a few others model it around. I usually design and sew something new every Dapper Day; this time I actually did some fashion photos of my Kuzcotopia (alongside… […]

Behold the conjuring of Imágemária’s very first fashion line: Wizarding World inspired wearable art featuring my magical photography! My first design was “Orrery”,  photographic art created from the celestial ceiling at the gift shop Wiseacres Wizarding Equipment in Diagon Alley. Anywitch who’s ever marveled more at the ceiling here than the products below, you know… […]

Red gown, Burtonesque backdrops, horror movie themed guest tables, sandworm wedding crashers, Frank N. Furter on the dance floor… Hunter and Alannah’s Beetlejuice / horror movie themed wedding reception is something to write home about (in blood, or in lipstick, whichever is best available). Side romp to Beetlejuice’s grave, add a little Imágemária magic, and… […]

A little thematic design for those of us who need to express ourselves the Disney way, this Beauty and the Beast inspired maternity session brought us through the woods and into the Beast’s castle. And we didn’t even need to go to Disney (or the Beast’s castle), or deal with the crowds or permits. As… […]

Congratulations to Sarah and Seth! Their bohemian styled wedding at 1010 West Orlando was naturally gorgeous with a macrame’d chuppa, varieties of floral and hand-dried herbs arranged by Secret Garden Guru, scents of sage, a deliciously all-vegan menu and a tasty stop by Sweet Fleet Orlando for non-dairy frozen treats. What beautiful energy these two… […]

An engagement adventure at the execution wall at Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida for Lindsay and Nick as they return to the spot where he proposed to her. Is that not the most Addams idea yet? We merged their altogether ookiness with a bit of sorcery to bring home the magic between… […]

Avatar the Last Airbender fans I think are a rare and reverent breed. This Nickelodeon show that aired in the early oughts was ahead of its time, and probably more relevant now than it ever was. My son, turning 9 for this event, quickly got into the saga some years back. Although I complain about… […]

A baby is on the brew, and a little witchwizardry with Shannon and Andrew is totally suitable for the occasion! If you remember their Hallowedding elopement, you’ll recall there’s a lot of sorcery between these two, and they clearly enjoy designing memorable imagery around life’s celebrations. Baby Asher is coming early next year! New addition… […]

What better way to cap off pandemic years than with a Sweet Tooth inspired forest adventure? If you’re not familiar with the Netflix series, it’s a post-apocalyptic story following the outbreak of a virus that sends individuals and families into the wilderness, escaping a pandemic. In some the virus creates a human/animal hybrid, the lead… […]