Baltimore-Area Special Event & Wedding Photographer

Maryland | Washington D.C. | Virginia


Looking for an affordable special event and wedding photographer near you?  Only1Shot Photography is a premier special event and wedding photography vendor that serves clients throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.

Mandi Shepard, a Maryland native, is the founder and owner of Only1Shot Photography.  From a very young age, Mandi knew that she wanted to capture those special moments in life for other people through the eyes of a camera lens.  Mandi began capturing memories on film at the age of sixteen when she worked as a “second shooter” at a wedding.  Much like how the couple she photographed fell in love with each other, Mandi fell in love with wedding photography.  

Baltimore Wedding Photographer Mandi Shepard

Mandi most relates her photographic style to a healthy blend of contemporaryphoto journalism, and natural light.  Please view Mandi’s portfolio to get a glimpse at some of her work as a special event and wedding photographer.  

Mandi is a 2021 recipient of the Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards and some of her work has been featured on WBAL-TV in Baltimore.

In her spare time, Mandi enjoys taking care of her son and volunteering her photography services to local animal shelters by taking heartwarming pictures of animals that are available for adoption.


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Harford County Engagement Session – Mel & Colt

Mel and Colt are a Baltimore-area couple getting married in 2021 who chose to have their engagement photography session in Rocks State Park, Harford County.  Colt proposed with a custom engagement ring, and a Nightmare Before Christmas theme

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Should I Do A First Look?

When deciding if you and your spouse-to-be should do a first look before your ceremony you should weigh your options carefully and decide for yourselves without letting anyone else pressure you. Evaluate the pros and

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