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Light and airy family photos | Hotel Del Coronado

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 I got to shoot this lovely Coronado family photography!

They wore the most beautiful complimentary colors! I especially would like to highlight baby boy in his cute little rompers matching his gorgeous eyes! Mom wore the prettiest flowy white dress that was perfect for the beach vibe, and dad wore a sky blue linen shirt that screams summer! Furthermore, we had the most amazing weather with the sun making this lovely family radiant. I love this session because they had so much fun, especially the little cutie in rompers who stole my heart! Take a look at some of my favorites!

Coronado Family Photography | San Diego, CA

If you like what you’ve seen and you’re interested in booking a Coronado Beach family photographer, please contact Mandy to learn more.  Mandy specializes in fine-art film hybrid photography.  Presently, Mandy resides in San Diego, California. She captures genuine moments that to turn into tangible memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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Naples, Florida Beach | Shot by light and airy Naples family photographer, Mandy Ford

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Twin babies portrait | Naples beach family photography

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 best beaches to do a family beach session! We absolutely love the iconic powdery soft white sand and the prettiest milky blue waters. Furthermore, we had the loveliest weather, the sun was smiling on us, which gave us the most magical light. I’m not surprised since Naples, Florida, always has perfect weather!

Located just steps away from the Naples Ritz Carlton, this beautiful white sand beach is the perfect backdrop for beach vacation photos. With the warm sea-breeze and calm waves, this breathtaking beach is paradise! And if you love everything coastal like me, you’ll definitely love Naples! To visualize what I’m talking about, check out some of my favorites from this session!

Outfit Ideas For Beach Family Session | Naples, FL Photographer

If you’re struggling to find outfits for your upcoming beach session, don’t worry, I’m here to help! Pro tip: Don’t clash and don’t match, wear different but complimentary items. And choose mutual colors when deciding on an outfit. I highly suggest soft tones or muted neutrals because they look fantastic on the beach. Shades like soft blush, dusty blue, white and beige would do the trick!

Photographer in Naples FL

If you like what you’ve seen and you’re interested in booking a Naples Beach family photographer, please reach out for pricing and availability. Mandy is a destination family photographer specializing in fine-art film hybrid photography. She captures genuine moments that to turn into tangible memories to cherish for a lifetime. Serving the following South Florida areas: Naples, Fort Myers, Marco Island, and Bonita Springs.

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Mom and Toddler At Coronado Family Photos

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Hotel Del Coronado Family Photos | White Romper Wardrobe Inspiration

If you haven’t been to Coronado, it’s the perfect spot to do beach family portraits. It’s home to picturesque beaches with deep indigo waters and lovely sand dunes, making up for the perfect photos! Also, it features one of the most iconic hotels in San Diego – the Hotel Del Coronado. This hotel has been around for nearly 130 years! And what’s more fascinating is that most of its architecture hasn’t changed a bit!

These Coronado family photos were perfect! The family’s blush and white theme perfectly complemented the soft sand and rich blue sea. I’d also like to highlight the perfect mother and daughter style for beach sessions! I absolutely loved the romper for mom and ruffled dress for baby girl. Furthermore, we had the loveliest weather and the most gorgeous light. Check out some of my favorites from their session!

San Diego Family Photographer | Hotel Del

If you like what you’ve seen and you’re interested in booking a Coronado Beach family photographer, please contact Mandy to learn more.  Mandy specializes in fine-art film hybrid photography.  Presently, Mandy resides in San Diego, California. She captures genuine moments that to turn into tangible memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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Coronado family photos on the beach at Hotel Del Coronado

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You’re probably reading this because you’re tired of not seeing results no matter how hard you try boosting your ads. Or maybe, you think you’re just not ready to run your own ads yet. And now, you’re wondering if an advertising agency can solve all your problems. If you’re torn, I’m here to help you sort it out. First, let’s take a look at what you need to consider when hiring an ads agency.

What You Need To Consider Before Hiring an Ads Agency

Working with an ads agency means that you’re basically hiring an experienced and skilled team. However, their expertise may not be budget-friendly for you as a small business owner, especially if you’re planning to avail such services in the long run.  Depending on your plan, most packages range between $500 to $1000 per month. And they may not be worth your money especially if you’re not familiar with the basics of paid ads.

With value-based pricing for example, these agencies will promise you the best they can offer depending on how much you’ll pay. It’s a great pricing structure since you have more control on how much you’re willing to spend. But do you really want to rely on someone else scaling your business and taking a cut forever? Or would you prefer to know ads yourself and give it a try before deciding.

Another pricing structure I’d like to highlight is retainer based pricing. This is where you’ll either be paying the agency for a predetermined amount of time or a predetermined set of deliverables. Basically, you have to give a minimum every month just to pay them to operate. So if their ads take a dip and don’t perform well, you’re wasting a monthly cut from your profit. It’s like signing up for a monthly magazine subscription, but you’re unsure if you’ll be getting a magazine delivered next month.

Aside from budget and pricing, you should also consider your limited creative freedom. As a photographer, you always want to personalize everything based on your unique style. Hiring an ads agency, you won’t get that creative freedom and you’ll have limited hold of personalization. There’s also a possibility that an agency will take a “one size fits all” approach to your campaign, which is not ideal!

What You Should Be Doing

Before spending your hard-earned money on an agency that you barely know, unsure if you’ll be getting any the results, it’s important to learn the basics of ads first. You wouldn’t blindly hire a financial advisor without knowing basic knowledge about the stock market. So why hire an agency without any knowledge of Facebook ads?

I’ve come across way too many “ad gurus” regurgitating the most basic information on the planet while claiming to give you results in no time! I’ve almost worked with a few. And I would’ve lost a lot of money if I didn’t have expert knowledge on ads. Ultimately, knowing how to run ads yourself (even if you hire an agency down the road) means you’ll know what an efficient ad strategy looks like. This will save you time, money, and increases your profits.

If you want an in-depth, easy to follow document, you can download my [FREE MARKETING GUIDE] which contains 5 Actionable Tips To Ditch The Algorithm… plus – a little further info on how to get started with paid ads!

Mandy Ford | Marketing Strategist

Mandy helps photographers and creative entrepreneurs craft high-converting marketing campaigns that empower you to scale your business. Using data-driven strategy, Mandy teaches a multi-channel approach to help you hit big return on investment goals. Click here to learn more about how Mandy can help you!

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Backless lace bridal gown inspiration | Half up half down bridal hairstyle ideas

Irene and Andrew’s day was so serene and relaxed! It was held at the BRICK, a wedding venue in Historic Liberty Station, San Diego. The combination of red brick walls, ample natural light and expansive ceilings created a stunning ambiance, which accented the shades of dusty blue and dove gray in the most charming fashion. Take a look at some of my favorites from their big day!

Intimate San Diego Wedding

The dusty blue theme complimented the industrial vibes of the venue so well! The open brick walls were softened by the beautiful florals from the incredible team at Tiny Victories Flowers. And I can’t stress how RBCo. Events decorated the venue so beautifully! Shout out to Rachael for their amazing work! I highly recommend checking them out!

Andrew, looking incredibly dashing, decided to go with the theme and wear the most stunning light blue dove gray suit. On the other hand, Irene wore a gorgeous backless lace gown with a beautiful floor-length veil that was as long as her train! She looked straight out of a wedding magazine!

Their big day had overcast weather, and we were worried it was going to continue to rain when they were to be outside. Luckily the rain let up, but the clouds did not, which gave the water a milky blue hue, matching their dusty blue-themed wedding!

Brick Wedding Venue

BRICK is a premier and award-winning wedding venue located in Historic Liberty Station, San Diego, California. The venue is able to host 220 guests and has 24-hour rentals! The combination of red brick walls, ample natural light, and expansive ceilings create a stunning ambiance that needs very little decor. As such, BRICK is perfect if you’re looking for an indoor and industrial style wedding venue!

San Diego Wedding Photographer

Please contact Mandy if you wish to learn more about San Diego wedding photography. Mandy specializes in fine-art film hybrid photography. With this in mind, she aims to produce bright and airy, timeless images in a relaxed setting. Presently, Mandy resides in San Diego, California, and documents love stories nationwide.

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Unique wedding decor inspiration | Shot by light and airy San Diego wedding photographer, Mandy Ford

Sammy and Rob had the most beautiful San Diego terra cotta and blush themed wedding! They chose to host their big day at a Spanish-style private estate with the most epic scenery of rolling hills. The nude tones of the venue blended so well with the hints of blush and terra cotta colors. The fantastic team at Crowned Events perfectly thought out the entire space, making it look like the wedding was straight out of a colorful tropical desert dream. Check out some of my favorites from their most exciting day!

Terra Cotta and Blush Themed Private Estate Wedding in San Diego

It’s wonderful how we see an uptick in intimate events and how special they can be for couples like Sammy and Rob. They had an intimate wedding, with only family and closest friends in attendance. And like the intimacy of their big day, their venue was at a rustic private estate in San Diego. Beautifully arranged blush and terra cotta-colored florals by the talented Blooms by Brooklyn were thoughtfully placed in every corner of the space, matching the venue’s yellow-toned wildflowers.

Contrasting the earthy hues of the venue, Rob wore a stunning blush blue suit, while Sammy wore the loveliest off-the-shoulder lace bridal gown. Their sweet daughter, Abby, wore the cutest dress at the event! And we can’t deny that she stole the entire show with her pretty smile!

It was a beautiful reception – a candlelit al fresco dinner with a rustic and floral centered table setting. I’d also like to mention the vases and how they incorporated them into the decor were so smart! Each vase was distinct and had a hand-written quote by Lavender + Sea. I thought it was so unique! In conclusion, it was a colorful, lighthearted, and fun wedding. There was laughter, dancing, and enchanting singing by Sammy’s talented twin brother!

San Diego Wedding Photographer

Please contact Mandy if you wish to learn more about San Diego wedding photography. Mandy specializes in fine-art film hybrid photography. With this in mind, she aims to produce bright and airy, timeless images in a relaxed setting. Presently, Mandy resides in San Diego, California, and documents love stories nationwide.

San Diego Vendors

Photography: MANDY FORD PHOTOGRAPHY
Planning + Design: CROWNED EVENTS
Paper Goods: LAVENDER + SEA
Florals: BLOOMS BY BROOKLYN
Rentals: CATALOG ATELIER WITTY RENTALS RAMIREZ WHOLESALE FLOWERS, INC. ABBY PARTY RENTALS
Catering: SABOR BRAZILIAN GRILL
Cake: HERITAGE & CO.
DJ: PRESTON FOREMAN
Shoes: LOEFFLER RANDALL
Beauty: PANHANDLE HAIR & LASH STUDIO

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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 […]

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