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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Beach family photo session | Hotel Del Coronado

Hotel Del Coronado Family Session By The Beach

Coastal family photoshoots have been more popular than ever, and we’re loving it! A lot of these families shoot in their local beaches, but for me, the best coastal location for a family session is the Hotel Del Coronado. Located across the San Diego Bay from Downtown San Diego, this beautiful resort is home to […]

Coronado Family Photos, Portraits

Bride and groom portrait inspiration | Solomons Maryland wedding venue

Solomons Maryland Wedding | A Classic Estate Wedding With Sailcloth Tent

Marissa and Devin had the loveliest backyard wedding! They chose to host their big day at Marissa’s parents’ estate at Solomons Island where she was raised. This beautiful town is a major boating center located at the mouth of the Patuxent River, in southern Calvert County, Maryland. With its pristine waters and islands, the Solomons […]

Destination Weddings

Lightroom Smart Previews, Marketing education for photographers and creatives

Lightroom Smart Previews Overview For Photographers

If you’re a photographer you probably know the struggle of keeping track of all your raw files when traveling. I’ve been in the industry long enough to know that traveling really is a hassle when you have to bring a lot of equipment with you to store your files. Until I discovered a way to […]

Education, Marketing

White and lush greenery florals | Bridal bouquet inspiration

Garden Wedding At The Glen Ellen Farm | Brett & Meghan

Brett and Meghan were the sweetest couple! They hosted their wedding at the Glen Ellen Farm, a beautiful garden venue located in the town of Ijamsville, within the rolling hills of Frederick County, Maryland, and just 55 minutes away from the DC metro area. Take a look at some of my favorites from their big […]

Destination Weddings

Hotel Del Coronado Family Session | Shot by light and airy photographer, Mandy Ford

Hotel Del Coronado Family Photography In Light Blue & White

If you ask me where the perfect spot for family sessions in San Diego is – I’d definitely Coronado! Aside from the deep blue waters, calm beach waves, and soft sand dunes, it’s home to the Hotel Del. One of the most iconic hotels in San Diego with a rich history and architecture that hasn’t […]

Coronado Family Photos, Portraits

White flowers and greenery table piece | Wedding decor ideas

Rancho Bernardo Inn Wedding | San Diego Venue | Heather And Jason

Jason and Heather’s sunset engagement session was definitely one to remember! And I’m so honored to have shot their wedding as well! They chose to host their big day at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, an elegant venue in North County, San Diego, perfect for their classic southern California wedding. Check out some of my favorites! […]

San Diego Weddings, Wedding