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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Best place to elope in San Diego, light and airy engagement photos at Sunset Cliffs

Sunset Cliffs Engagement Session | Jacqueline and Zach

This lovely Sunset Cliffs engagement session has all the dreamy vibes. I was so worried for Jacqueline and Zach because the weather all day was drizzling and overcast. Right as we arrived, the sun began to peek out after we spent the day worrying. Jacqueline and Zach are doing long distance right now, so a […]

Elopement, Engagement, San Diego Engagement Photos, Uncategorized

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

Couple Posing At The Star Of India | Downtown San Diego Bay Courthouse Wedding Shot On Film By Mandy Ford Photography

San Diego Courthouse Wedding | Downtown Waterfront Elopement

Allison and Mark recently moved to San Diego from Manhattan. When they reached out for me to photograph their civil marriage ceremony downtown at the County Administration Building, I was so excited! First, the downtown location is the most beautiful courthouse I’ve ever seen. Located along the San Diego Bay, there’s no shortage of photo […]

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