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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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

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

Alexander Birman Wedding Shoes at L'Auberge Del Mar Venue in San Diego

A L’Auberge Del Mar Wedding With Dusty Blue Coastal Elements

Darci and Danny’s L’Auberge Del Mar wedding was the perfect pairing of San Diego charm with a modern touch. Shades of dusty blue and dove gray accented their view of the beach in the most lovely fashion. I love L’Auberge Del Mar because it’s one of the few wedding venues with oceanfront views in San […]

San Diego Weddings, Wedding

Beautiful bridal hair inspiration at The Guild Hotel San Diego wedding venue | Shot on film by Mandy Ford Photography

The Guild Hotel & The Lane Venue | A San Diego Wedding

Bria and George’s San Diego wedding at The Guild Hotel & The Lane wedding venue was a classic and elegant dream! They are truly two of the sweetest and beautiful – both inside and out – people I’ve ever met. I’ve heard many vows throughout my career, but Bria’s vows really jumped out at me. […]

San Diego Weddings, Wedding

Sunset Bride and Groom Wedding Photos at Orange County Jewish Wedding

A Heartfelt Orange County Jewish Wedding | Jenna And Benji

Jenna and Benji’s Orange County Jewish Wedding was truly a roller coaster. Due to Covid-19, the Dareys were forced to postpone their lavish wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado. Jenna and Benji to be married this year, however, they had one major problem, Jenna and Benji both have large, tight-knit families. How would they narrow […]

San Diego Weddings, Wedding