Photo above by Shannon (fotoNovella)
...is to beautifully tell your story by adopting YOUR vision and capturing your UNIQUE details in the best way possible.
Our storytelling is done via both photography & cinematography.
Wedding & Engagement
We love what we do and have fun doing it! And we make sure you have fun too—I'm sure you or someone you know, has had a not-so-good photo experience before. Because great images rely on a great relationship between photographer and subject, we strive to build that important relationship with each other and this helps make our clients be very comfortable during our sessions. We'll make sure the experience flies by fast! (time flies when you're having fun, right?) Additionally, we just always aim to capture those genuine expressions that show who you are and not someone you aren't.
That being said, we do have a favorite thing to photograph...weddings!
One big reason weddings are our favorite, is just how big the day is. There are so many details involved and you have best friends, cousins, aunts, uncles, parents, grandparents, and heck, even people you haven't seen before, all there celebrating with you. Our couples love us capturing all their special details, their love, and the interactions between their wedding party, family, friends, and other guests. We'll capture the real deal (so maybe warn any crazy relatives that we'll be watching them!)
We work hard on capturing the emotion of the big day as well as all the details that go into the big day that you work so hard for. Lastly, we pride ourselves in having the ability to accomplish all this throughout the ENTIRE wedding day. No dark rooms, bad lighting, or inclement weather can stop us from getting awesome images of your wedding day!
Hey, you're getting married! You're excited, maybe a tad bit nervous (the good kind of nervous), and basically on cloud nine, right? We aim to capture just this! No need for cheesy poses and smiles when you have all these emotions going on. The pictures literally make themselves! (really, just ask Taylor & Tabatha pictured here on the right). Engagement photography is as easy as a walk through a park, on a beach, or a hike by the mountains. Let's choose some awesome and/or just meaningful locations and all you have to do is just enjoy each other. That's it!
We love working with families! We believe family is important and having updated family portraits is just something very special for current and future generations. So let's get out there, get the clan together again (how long has it been?), and just have a great time! We'll take care of the rest!
For business men and women, we offer business portrait sessions just for you! Professional portraits make a HUGE difference as they can often be that first impression. Let's make sure your clients know you mean business through professional head shots and portraits. "A picture is worth a thousand words", but as I like to say, "a professional picture means a thousand better words."
We also love photographing artists.
As mentioned above, your photos are often a first impression and can easily be seen before your own creative work. As a former performing artist, I can relate to what you do and this helps in creating the best images we can for you! Bring your tools and I'll bring mine so we can together create images that you'll be proud to share to the world.
...and best for last, Seniors!
Senior photography is so fun and we love being able to provide quality images that you'll love. Believe me, it's a little sad to not want to look at your senior pictures because they just aren't YOU (and/or you just look awkward). This is my own story. My pictures were done at a 60 Minute Photo (essentially like Sears if you're in the Tri-Cities) and they are cringe-worthy to me. Seeing the smiles and social media shares on my client senior images is what I work for as I don't want my story to be theirs.
So you have an awesome event going on? How does having some equally awesome images and video to show off your event sound? Here's where we come in! Despite mobile photography technology growing so fast, the fact is that mobile phones and small point-and-shoots can never match the quality of professional cameras, especially in low-light conditions. Time to scrap the blurry and dark photos cell phone photos and video for vibrant professional-grade imagery that will beautifully tells your story. Whether you simply wish for event memories or you'd like to additionally promote your event, we are here to help!
Storytelling is our focus. Excellent photo and video coverage involves more than the technical. A series of photos or a video needs to artfully covey the story needed to be told. Let us help you tell YOUR story!
Doesn't this chicken look delicious? That or perhaps it's at least the prettiest chicken you've ever seen? (say "yes!"). Our goal with our commercial imagery is to showcase your products or services just like we did with this chicken!
Whether it's food, drinks, crafts, real-estate, art...(and you name it)—we're here to partner with you so, together, we can create images that will for sure grab that attention you need and that will help take your business to the next level.
Ah, aerial photography! Nothing grabs more attention than a perspective we don't see everyday (well, unless you're a pilot.) We are pleased to offer aerial photography as a service of ours.
While drones are becoming more and more available to consumers, like mobile camera technology, this doesn't mean that anyone with a drone can suddenly become a great aerial photographer just as someone with a smartphone camera can become a great photographer. For starters, great aerial photography still requires a deep understanding of photography. In addition, drone usage has it's own sets of rules and regulations that only a professional will be aware about. Leave it to the pros! You can trust us in delivering the same Manny Avila Photography quality in our "regular" imagery, with our aerial photography. We'd love to capture your events, portraits, real-estate, and almost anything else you can think of, from above!
In addition to aerial photography, we have recently introduced aerial cinematography services! Let us know what you'd like filmed and we'll carefully craft beautiful motion imagery of your story.
To sum it up, our objectives are...
To create a relaxed and fun (that means lots of laughter, so be ready) atmosphere. We aim to have you forget you're getting your pictures taken!
Treat photo and video as an art. I seek to capture a story. Your unique story.
To create great images of your story to provide memories for years to come. Once your images are ready you can send them to grandma and friends, have a small album for friends and family, or redo your living room with large wall art that grab the attention of anyone that just steps inside your home or business.
For commercial work, I strive to create imagery that accurately and beautifully portray your product or services in the best way possible. I listen intently to your vision and make it happen.
Have fun! Let's make all those important and memorable moments live forever and have fun while doing it.