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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Bride on Lakefront Beach | Hyatt Lake Tahoe Wedding Venue | By Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer, Mandy Ford

Lakefront Wedding At The Hyatt Lake Tahoe | Bre and Matt

This elegant and classic lakefront wedding at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe was magical in so many ways. So many factors at play had us on the edge of our seat, and we are so thankful that the stars aligned for Breanne and Matt. First, leading up to the event, the vendors were worried that […]

Destination Weddings, Lake Tahoe Wedding, Wedding

Wedding portrait with pet ideas | Wedding portrait inspiration | Shot by light and airy San Diego Wedding Photographer, Mandy Ford

Tivoli Al Fresco San Diego Wedding | Angelica and Brian

Angelica and Brian opted for the sweetest rustic garden wedding in Tivoli! I first met the lovely couple and their adorable dog, Doug, when I shot their engagement session at Marian Bear Park in La Jolla, San Diego, and enjoyed getting to know them and watching Doug grow up. They chose to host their wedding […]

San Diego Weddings, Wedding

Backless long sleeve boho gown | Long sleeve bridal gown by Rue De Seine | Estancia La Jolla Wedding Venue

Tropical Estancia La Jolla Wedding | Marissa and Micah

This Estancia La Jolla wedding indeed was one to remember! Marissa and Micah are the sweetest couple! I was able to capture their Sangeet in Balboa Park (coming to the blog soon), and now their beautiful wedding! The Estancia La Jolla merges lush gardens with Spanish sophistication. Additionally, this award-winning venue in San Diego boasts […]

San Diego Weddings, Wedding

Romantic Ceremony | Florida Destination Wedding Venue | Hyatt Regency Coconut Point

Naples Wedding At Hyatt Coconut Point | Lauren and Xander

This Naples wedding at Hyatt Coconut Point was one for the record books! I have photographed Lauren and Xander throughout their proposal, engagement session, and now their wedding! I won’t be able to describe how amazing and sweet they are, but I can show you through their wedding photos! As a Naples wedding photographer, I […]

Destination Weddings, Wedding

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