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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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

Measuring KPI, Marketing tips for photographers and creatives

Marketing for Photographers | Measuring KPI

Let’s talk about measuring KPIs for photographers. A key performance indicator, a.k.a. KPI, allows you to measure your business’s performance in various marketing aspects.  I know it may sound overwhelming at first, but trust me when I say that it’s essential to track the performance of your business’s online presence for you to see what’s […]

Education, Marketing

Family photos at the Coronado Beach | San Diego family photographer

Coronado Family Photography At The Hotel Del

If you love everything coastal, you’ll love Coronado! This resort city is located across the San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego. Home to the quintessential Hotel Del Coronado, this beautiful city boasts soft sand and rich blue sea that are the perfect backdrop for beach family photos. As such, I was so excited when […]

Coronado Family Photos, Portraits

Twin babies portrait | Naples beach family photography

Destination Photographer In Naples, FL | Family Photos

This family portrait session at Naples beach was so sweet! I met Morgan and Ryan when I shot their Baltimore wedding at the Pendry, and I was so fortunate to meet back up and capture their session with their adorable twin boys while in Naples. And if you ask me, Naples has one of the […]

Naples Family Photos