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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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Ines Di Santo Gown At Southern California Luxury Wedding Venue, Park Hyatt Aviara, Shot On Film By San Diego Wedding Photographer, Mandy Ford

Park Hyatt Aviara Wedding | Sunset-Inspired

This Southern California group of vendors teamed up to gift a couple affected by Covid-19, their dream wedding day. Nicky and her now husband, Dillon, are an active duty military family. Nicky and Dillon’s wedding was canceled due to Covid-19. Once Kayla, of Simply Gorgeous Events, learned this news, she crafted a plan. She crafted […]

Editorial, Wedding

Blush Wedding Gown | San Diego Sunset Cliffs Elopement Micro Wedding | Colorful Bridal Gown

Sunset Cliffs Micro-Wedding Elopement Inspiration

This beautiful Sunset Cliffs micro-wedding elopement inspiration shoot is one for the books. With beauty by Beauty Bespoken, and florals by Le Champagne Projects, we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful setup. Inspired by the organic nature of the beach, Natalie’s updo was soft and playful. We wanted her hair to withstand the elements. […]

Editorial, Elopement, San Diego Weddings, Wedding

San Diego Elopement Wedding With Kite

Summer Wedding Color Palette Inspiration In San Diego

If your Pinterest board is drenched in colorful, warm hues, this San Diego summer wedding color palette inspiration will be right up your alley! Photography: Mandy Ford Photography Floral: Champagne Projects Hair & Makeup: XO Beauty Co. Dress: Willow By Watters Dress Boutique: Bridal Showcase Tux: Friar Tux Models: Rustin & Lindsey Sailors Summer Wedding […]

Editorial, Elopement

Balboa Park San Diego Wedding Photographer | Friar Tux

Balboa Park Wedding | Casa De Balboa And The Prado

There are many reasons we chose this venue for our Old Hollywood Balboa Park wedding inspiration feature. Champagne events designed the most beautiful, soft bouquet to accent their Old Hollywood aesthetic. Complete with blush tones, and crisp navy berries, the bouquet was a perfect touch to the refined, backless ASOS gown Alicia chose. For accessories, […]

Editorial, Elopement, Wedding

San Diego Sunset Cliffs Wedding

San Diego Sea Cave Elopement

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Located on the Western edge of Point Loma, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park was dedicated in 1983. With around 68 acres of linear park, Sunset Cliffs makes the perfect spot to capture engagement photos.  The park’s topography offers superb views, which allows for so much variation in the type of session you […]

Editorial, Elopement, Wedding

Beautiful Sarah Seven Gown Shot By Mandy Ford Photography Building 177

Bldg 177 | San Diego Wedding Venue

About Building 177 Wedding Venue The Historic Building 177 wedding venue in San Diego is one of the most amazing spaces Southern California has to offer! Originally the Naval Library at Liberty Station, it has been newly renovated with airy wood floors and crisp white walls. The vaulted ceilings in the 7000 square ft. space […]

Editorial, Vendor Feature, Wedding