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Glen Ellen Farm lakeside garden wedding venue | Shot by light and airy Wedding Photographer, Mandy Ford

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 day!

Romantic Garden Wedding

It was a very rainy day, but luckily the skies cleared out during the ceremony and long enough to last through the reception. The space was beautifully decorated by the talented Simply Gorgeous Events, making the venue look even more like a fairytale!

Meghan wore the loveliest bridal gown with the most beautiful details! She looked so stunning! The bridesmaids wore the prettiest dresses in sage green. On the other hand, Brett and his groomsmen wore dark teal green suits that didn’t disappoint.

Garden Wedding Venue | Glen Ellen Farm

Nestled in a glen between the rolling hills of Maryland’s countryside, the Glen Ellen Farm includes over 30 acres of pristine gardens, a spring-fed pond leading to a beautiful wildflower meadow, a historic property available to the family, offering a serene and romantic atmosphere to celebrate with family and friends.

This award-winning garden wedding venue has everything you could ask for! The Manor House, a 1850’s Greek Revival manor house that allows the couple and their families to relax and stay cozy while waiting for the ceremony. The Outdoor Ceremony Space, a beautiful garden ceremony site. The Barn Ruin, a rustic space perfect for cocktails and happy hour. And lastly, the Outdoor Reception Tent, a spacious outdoor tent with the most beautiful views for the reception.

Destination Wedding Photographer

Please contact Mandy if you wish to learn more about destination 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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Hotel Del Coronado Family Session | Shot by light and airy photographer, Mandy Ford

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 changed a bit since 130 years ago!

I absolutely loved this family session! The two littles had fun and so did mom and dad! They also wore the perfect complimenting outfits for beach sessions! Their light blue and white outfits blended so well with the colors of the Coronado beach I definitely recommend taking inspiration from their style! Check out some of my favorites from this Coronado family photography session!

Mandy Ford | Hotel Del Coronado Family Photography

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 turn into tangible memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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Bride and groom wedding portrait pose ideas | Rancho Bernardo Inn wedding

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!

Rancho Bernardo Inn Wedding

Jason and Heather worked with the talented Simply Gorgeous Events, who made the day even more magical! She crafted the most beautiful and elegant southern California wedding with Beverly Hills vibes, which was fitting since Heather and Jason live in Beverly Hills. White florals were everywhere, complimenting the beautiful rich greenery of the venue.

Heather wore the loveliest off-the-shoulder lace gown, making her look more radiant and beautiful than ever! The bridesmaids also looked jaw-dropping as they wore the most stunning ivory dresses! On the other hand, Jason and his groomsmen looked dashing, wearing classic black suits with bowties.

Elegant and Luxurious | Rancho Bernardo Inn Wedding Venue

A luxury resort with sun-graced gardens, scenic terraces, and spacious ballrooms, the Rancho Bernardo Inn wedding venue is an elegant venue and hidden beauty in North County, San Diego. They boast a timeless setting with lush tropical landscaping and rustic Mediterranean architecture. This premier San Diego wedding venue is perfect for couples looking to host their wedding at a luxurious venue with a wide range of event space options!

The Aragon Lawn, adjacent to the Aragon Ballroom, is perfect for hosting a big private garden wedding for 500 guests. Promenade for 300 guests with an expansive terrace and a panoramic golf course view. The North Lawn is an intimate setting for 200 guests surrounded by lush gardens. The Santiago Courtyard is a more private space for 150 guests surrounded by romantic lanterns. First Tee, a more open golf course space for 250 guests. Lastly, the Valencia Lawn is surrounded by romantic historical trees and can host 180 guests.

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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