Historic and serene, Coronado is the perfect place for your once-in-a-lifetime family photos at the Hotel Del & Coronado Beach!

Powder soft sand, cotton candy sunsets, and bright blue water paired together with historic Hotel Del as the background make Coronado the perfect place to experience a family portrait session.

Coronado family photos are truly a magical experience, nestled within a peaceful slice of paradise. Scroll to learn more about Coronado photo sessions with Mandy Ford Photography. 

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Your memories aren't meant to live on a gallery.  We strive to deliver substantial, handcrafted artwork for you to touch, feel, and savor in your day-to-day life. 

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The Baileys

Mandy is the best there is! She’s so dedicated and passionate about her work and it shows. She’s a joy to work with and definitely makes the experience of a photoshoot fun, even for the babies and guys!! I wish I would have found her before my wedding day but I’ll never have a photo shoot without her ever again. She will be my forever photographer! I would highly recommend her to anyone!

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The Forts

Mandy is unbelievable with babies and dogs alike, and somehow managed to keep the attention of our 11 month old while also wrangling our spunky and excitable goldendoodle. ....Our photos truly captured the energy of our time in Coronado, while also showcasing Mandy's brilliant eye for light and angles. If you're looking for a San Diego-area photographer, Mandy is the clear choice!

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The Emmons

Mandy was amazing! Her work is beautiful, light and airy and she was so easy and professional to work with. Her patience and fun personality made all the difference in our session with our 2 year old and we felt comfortable and were able to enjoy ourselves, and the moments she captured were incredible! She was also fast in getting edited images returned to us even around a short timeline with the holidays. I would recommend her highly to anyone. Thank you, Mandy! We are forever grateful!



Your SEssion


Your session will start out playful and laid back. I'll do some warm up exercises with your littles. 

From there it's all about making memories! I'll use prompts and games to make you feel relaxed while I snap away at the real memories you're creating! 

We'll set up a consultation and choose a date for your session. I will guide you through the preparations with planning emails, logistics, and even styling assistance!

We'll touch base again the day of your session to go over details.

Image Reveal


A couple of weeks after your session, we'll meet online to go through your images. You'll choose favorites, explore print options, and design a custom gallery wall for your home or a keepsake album from your travels! 

Imagine how beautiful your artwork will look in your home, your family, surrounded by stunning scenery! 

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Historic and serene, Coronado is the perfect place for your once-in-a-lifetime family photos at the Hotel Del & Coronado Beach!

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Meet Mandy


I'm Mandy, and I believe how you feel when a photo is being taken is equally important to how you look. My priority is to make you feel comfortable, confident, and relaxed in front of the lens so that we can create genuine memories you and your loved ones will cherish for a lifetime. Because, at the end of the day, you deserve images as remarkable as your story.


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