Martha Manning is not only a woman I think very highly of- but she is a wonderful friend of mine. I have had the opportunity to see her in action- and she is nothing short of amazing. Some of her pictures have brought me to tears in the amount of emotion they captured. She is simply brilliant!

As a teenager, she had the opportunity to study under Byron Baldwin in Charlotte, NC.  She was selected as a high school student to participate in a summer school program for young photographers at UNC's School of Journalism.  At Appalachian State University, She earned a degree in Technical Photography.  In Vancouver, British Columbia, She earned a graduate degree in Photography at Focal Point Visual Arts Center and had the amazing experience of studying under world renowned photographers James Emler, Kaj R. Svensson, Ian McGuffie, and Alex Waterhouse-Hayward.

Along the way, She has enjoyed photographing weddings, fine art, and fashion with a photojournalistic approach. By allowing natural moments to unfold, the photographs she creates are the evidence of the moment in beautiful form of a mixture of black and white and color.  Her eye leans toward the story of the moment, not contrived or overproduced.

Her work has been featured in Southern Weddings Magazine, Weddings Unveiled, The Knot, ESPN The Magazine, and Grace Ormonde Wedding Style.  She is on the Board of WPS (Wedding Photographic Society).  She is also an active member of NACE (National Association of Catering Executives), ISES (International Special Events Society), and PPA (Professional Photographers of America).