San Diego Photographer

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I'm Mandy, a San Diego wedding photographer & educator specializing in fine-art photography. When I'm not photographing my amazing clients, I'm busy as an overly obsessive dog mom, capturing life’s beautiful moments with my husband, Chris, and reveling in Teddy antics. 

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Candid bride and groom portrait in sunglasses | Shot by Mandy Ford Photography

A Resort at Squaw Creek Wedding | Lake Tahoe Wedding Photos On Film

Reilly and John’s wedding was one for the books! They were extremely fun and exciting which reflected on how unique and bright the event was! They chose to host their big day at the beautiful Resort at Squaw Creek. It’s an award-winning resort with an idyllic mountain setting at the foot of Olympic Valley, just […]

Lake Tahoe Wedding, Wedding

Coronado engagement photos

Dreamy Coronado Beach Engagement Photos

This couple had the most romantic beach engagement photos in San Diego! I love shooting everything coastal. So when I found out they were having their engagement photos by the beach, I was so excited! They chose the iconic Hotel Del Coronado for their session. One of my favorite beaches to shoot! Located across the […]

San Diego Engagement Photos

Outfit inspiration for beach family photos

Beach Family Photos At The Hotel Del Coronado

This beautiful family session took place at the magnificent Hotel Del Coronado. It’s a historic hotel that was built 130 years ago, and the architecture hasn’t changed much since then. The iconic hotel has hosted presidents and Hollywood household names, including the one and only Marilyn Monroe. Located across the San Diego Bay from Downtown […]

Coronado Family Photos

Hotel Del Coronado family outfit inspiration

Outfit Inspiration For Hotel Del Coronado Family Session

This family session took place at the majestic Hotel Del Coronado. This beautiful resort is home to the most beautiful crystal blue waters and soft sand dunes. Furthermore, it’s one of the most iconic hotels in San Diego with a rich history! The architecture hasn’t changed that much since 130 years ago. As such, this […]

Coronado Family Photos

Lakeside wedding venue | West Shore Cafe

Lakeside West Shore Cafe Lake Tahoe Wedding | Jennifer and Matt

Jennifer and Matt were the sweetest couple! They chose to host their big day at the beautiful West Shore Cafe & Inn at Lake Tahoe. This jaw-dropping venue is located in Sierra Nevada, straddling the border of California and Nevada. Known for its icy blue waters and mountain views, Lake Tahoe is the perfect lakeside […]

Lake Tahoe Wedding, Wedding

UTM Parameters, Marketing tips for photographers and creatives

Using UTM Parameters To Track Your Ads

Have you ever wondered how visitors come across your site? UTM parameters are a game changer for learning about your website visitors via their behavior.  In short, UTM parameters track visitors from different sources that feed your site. How does this benefit you in regard to ad strategy? These parameters that you set efficiently track […]

Education, Marketing