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Turlock Maternity Portraits

Turlock Maternity Portraits

I had the awesome chance to photograph Erica and Candido’s maternity session recently at the always beautiful (even in the rain), Pageo Lavender Farm in Turlock, California. Erica and Candido are a very special couple and I’ve had the pleasure of creating images for them through all of their special moments the last number of years, from senior pictures to their wedding and now the soon-to-be of their little one, Regina. I can’t wait to meet her as she is sure to be as wonderful as her parents and extended family. For the maternity session we were greeted with a bit of weather, gray clouds and overall damp conditions as it’s been a very wet winter here in California. We made the most of it however, as Pageo Lavender Farm has many wonderful places to work. Below are a few of the images from our maternity session and the highlight slideshow. I hope you enjoy them.

The highlight slideshow

Coming Soon…Ms. Regina Cruz by Edward Mendes… by edwardmendesphotography

A few images from the session

Are you or someone you know looking for a photographer for maternity, newborn, senior or family portraits? How about a wedding? If so you’ve come to the right place. Please give me a call or send an email to ask a question or schedule your consultation. Need more convincing? No problem, check out some of our image galleries to see more of what we do.

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Filled Under : All , Maternity , Pageo Lavender Farm , Turlock

Diablo Grande Wedding

Diablo Grande Wedding

It’s always a wonderful day when I can spend it with wonderful people, which means Lesley and Brice’s wedding was a spectacular one! Lesley and Brice both have truly great friends and family that are kind and fun to be around, it’s easy to see why the bride and groom are so cool 🙂 .  The couple was married in Sacred Heart Church in Patterson, California before heading to Diablo Grand Golf and Country Club, which was the setting for the reception and also where the pre-wedding festivities of getting ready took place. It’s a wonderful venue and made the perfect backdrop for Lesley and Brice’s big day.  It was such pleasure getting to create the images of their big day, I’m honored to have had the opportunity. Congratulations, Brice and Lesley!

Here is the highlight slideshow

Happily Ever After Lesley and Brice by Edward… by edwardmendesphotography

And a few images from the day…

A special thank you to…

Diablo Grande Golf and Country Club | Venue
Unique Soundz DJ

Are you or someone you know getting married or looking for a photographer in general? Perhaps planning a Diablo Grande Wedding? You’ve come to the right place. Give us a call, 1.209.541.1815, or send an email anytime to schedule a consultation or ask a few questions, I’m always happy to talk and would love to meet you. Still not convinced? No problem check out are wedding gallery. Maybe that will do the trick.

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Filled Under : All , California , Diablo Grande Golf and Country Club , Fall / Autumn , Patterson , Wedding

Cute Baby Portraits

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Benjamin is one of the cutest little dudes you’ll ever meet, and certainly one of the happiest, a smile was on his face almost the entire session. He had recently turned 8 months and his dad and aunt brought him by for portraits to capture the love and smiles that is Ben. As with all my children and newborn portraits I like to create a signature image that is particularly special to the family in some way and will hang with joy in the home. For Benjamin we decided to do something with a hunting theme, not the easiest theme for a little one, but I knew we could do something cute and age appropriate. Take some hunting lodge decor, a cute lumberjack style outfit, put it all on one of my hand made backgrounds, include an adorable little guy, and here’s what I came up with.

Hope you enjoy the slideshow and a few of the images from our cute baby portraits session.

Benjamin Fernandez by Edward Mendes Photography by edwardmendesphotography

Do you have an cute little one that you would like to have beautiful fine art portraits made of? You’ve found the right place. Give me a call or email anytime, 1.209.541.1815. Need more convincing? No problem, check out our newborn/children gallery.

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Filled Under : All , Indoor/Studio , Newborn/Baby

Pageo Lavender Farm Wedding

Pageo Lavender Farm Wedding

Mayra and Clint were married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at one of the central valley’s best locations, Pageo Lavender Farm, in Turlock.  It was a wonderful day, made all the better by the wonderful friends and family that joined the new Mr. and Mrs. Autler in celebrating their wedding day.  I am so very fortunate to have had the opportunity to create the images that will be cherished for a lifetime and meet everyone that is so special to both Mayra and Clint. They are a close knit and loving group of people and it shows in not only the images but also the feeling that surrounded the entire day. Speaking of which, the day was perfect and I’m thrilled to share a few of the images and the highlight slideshow here on the blog. I hope you enjoy and congratulations to the happy couple!

A big thank you to…

Pageo Lavender Farm | Amazing Wedding Venue
Martinez DJ Service | Wonderful DJ
Mustard Seed Catering Co. | Great Food
Yonan’s Floral | Beautiful Flower
Anais Solrio | Make-up
Laura Perez | Cake

The Highlight Slideshow…

Happily Ever After…Mayra and Clinton by… by edwardmendesphotography

Here are a few of the images from Mayra and Clinton’s Pageo Lavender Farm Wedding

 

Are you or someone you know getting married or looking for a photographer for family, newborn or senior portraits? You’ve come to the right place. Give me a call, 1.209.541.1815 or email anytime to ask a few questions or schedule a consultation. I’d love to speak with you. Need more convincing? Check out the wedding gallery.

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Filled Under : All , California , Fall / Autumn , Pageo Lavender Farm , Turlock , Wedding

Vista Ranch Wedding | Merced, California

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Monica and Miguel we’re married in a beautiful church ceremony at Our Lady of Mercy in Merced, California, right in the heart of the Central Valley. Surrounded by their friends and family, it was a wonderful afternoon and I’m honored to have had the opportunity to not only see them be joined together but also to create the images of their wedding day. After the ceremony we headed to the stunning Vista Ranch and Cellars, what an amazing location for a reception. It was a great party filled with wonderful people (it’s easy to see why Monica and Miguel are the great people they are), good food and even a caricature artist! What fun! Below are a few images from the day and the highlight slideshow. I hope you enjoy and congratulation to Mr. and Mrs. Silva!

A special thanks to…

Vista Ranch & Cellars……………………………Reception Venue (Thanks Stephanie!)
Sarah Kashefi……………………………………….Day of Coordinator (Awesome!)
Gabriela Velazquez………………………………..Hair Stylist
Lisa Pacheco…………………………………………Make-up Artist
Cable Car Cakes and Chocolates……………..Cake
Donut King’s Merced…………………………….Donuts
Yonan‘s Floral………………………………………Florist
Light In the Box……………………………………Bridal Dress
Tuxedos by Carlo Lusso
Mariachi Fiesta En Jalisco…………………….Mariachi Band
Nito Gomez Caricatures………………………..Caricature Artist
A few images from the wedding day
 Are you or someone you know getting married and looking for a wedding photographer? You found the right place! Give us a call, 1-209-541-1815 or email to schedule a consultation or ask a few questions. Need more convincing? Check out our wedding gallery.

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Filled Under : All , California , Fall / Autumn , Merced

Diablo Grande Wedding

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Krystal and Vitaly tied the knot a few weeks ago in a beautiful ceremony and reception at the always wonderful Diablo Grande Golf and Country Club in Patterson, California. I had the pleasure of creating the images for their wedding day and I’m so glad I did. It was such a joy to spend the occasion with new Mr. and Mrs. Polovin while also having the chance to meet their friends and family, it’s always special getting to see what makes each couple the people they are and why they work so well together. It was a great day, Krystal was stunning, Vitaly was cool, and everyone involved was was kind and fun. Congratulations to the happy couple!

A special thanks to…..

Diablo Grande Golf and Country Club (Brandon and Tommy)
Noel Juan Mobile DJ

Here are a few of the images from the day

The highlight slideshow


Happily Ever After…Krystal and Vitaly by… by edwardmendesphotography
Are you so someone you know getting married? Perhaps having a Diablo Grande Wedding even and looking for a wedding photographer? Give me a call, 1-209-541-1815 or email to schedule a consultation or answer a question or two. Like to see more of what we do? Check out our wedding gallery.

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Filled Under : All , California , Diablo Grande Golf and Country Club , Fall / Autumn , Patterson , Wedding

Turlock Country Club Wedding

Wedding couple kissing at CSU Stanislaus

Lauren and Josh tied the knot recently in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by friends and family at Sacred Heart Parish in Turlock, CA. Josh and Lauren are so cute together and very much in love, what a happy day. After the ceremony we headed to the always wonderful Turlock Country Club for the reception.  Lauren and Josh met while attending California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock so the school holds a special place in their hearts. Because of this close association with their relationship and the college we decided to do their formal pictures there too, a wonderful choice.

It was an honor being able to spend the day with Lauren and Josh, meet their great friends and family and have the opportunity to create the images of their beautiful wedding day. Now, on to designing the wedding album.

Here are a few of the images from their wedding day along with the highlight video. Enjoy!



Happily Ever After…Josh and Lauren by Edward… by edwardmendesphotography

A very special thanks to…

Vicki Migram………Turlock Golf and Country Club
Leticia Ocevado…..Sacred Heart Parish
Jason………………….Sounds in Motion DJ

Are you or someone you know getting married and looking for a wedding or portrait photographer? Give me a call, 1-209-541-1815 or email anytime, I’d love to answer any questions you may have or schedule a consultation. Need more convincing? No problem, check out our wedding gallery.

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Filled Under : All , Summer , Turlock , Turlock Golf and Country Club , Wedding

Modesto Newborn Portraits

Modesto Newborn Portraits

One of the great joys of my job as a professional portrait and wedding photographer is getting the call, text or email that one of my wedding clients will soon be welcoming a beautiful son or daughter into the world. It’s such a blessing to be able to meet them at only a few days old and create images that will be cherished for a lifetime. Today I had the pleasure of meeting Ricardo Rafael Alcala. What a wonderful little guy!   He is such a happy baby with a perfect temperament which, if you know his parents, is just exactly what you would expect.  We had a wonderful time during the session. I hadn’t seen mom or dad in a little while so it was great catching up.  Even better, they brought a beautiful and really cute knit cap and diaper cover that worked perfectly with the look of some of the images. Loved It! Thank you guys so very much for letting me create the images of your new family!

Here are a few images from little Ricardo’s session, I hope you like them as much as I do…

Also, check out the highlight slideshow…

Mr. Ricardo Alcala Jr by edwardmendesphotography

Are you or someone you know looking for a Modesto newborn portrait photographer? You’ve come to the right place. Give me a call or drop me an email to schedule a consultation or ask a question. I’d love to speak with you. Need more convincing? Check out our newborn gallery.

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Filled Under : All , Indoor / Studio , Newborn/Baby

Pretty Clever – Couture Signing Canvas | Cool Photo Stuff

Cool Photo Stuff | Signing Boards

Pretty Clever is a portion of the blog where I’ll show you a cool way to use or display your pictures that you may have never thought of.  First up, Canvas Signing Boards.  I was sitting around a while back thinking about those traditional signing boards a lot of couples have at their weddings, you know what I’m talking about, the 8×10 print surrounded by a huge white mat that guests sign or write little message on.  It’s a nice thought but boy is that a boring presentation and not something that really fits with the contemporary style of the studio.  My clients (You) are cool, modern and trendy and  I wanted to offer something with a bit more style that reflected their (your) good taste.  Along came Couture Signing Canvases.

These chic and stylish canvas signing boards are gallery wrapped canvases custom designed specially for you and your event and allows friends and family to write special messages directly on the image.  Afterwards it becomes a cherished piece of art for the home.

Above is the Couture Signing Canvas I made for a recent client, Whitney.  She’ll be having the guests at her baby shower sign it instead of a boring signing book.  Afterwards it’s going to be hung in the baby’s nursery.  Pretty Clever!

Are you or someone you know looking for an awesome photographer that offers tons of cool photo stuff to showcase your images?  Then you found the right place.  Give me a call, 1.209.541.1815 or email, to schedule a session or consultation.

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McHenry Mansion | Modesto Wedding

Modesto Wedding at the McHenry Mansion

Hannah and Josh had a beautiful Modesto wedding at the historic McHenry Mansion and nearby McClatchy rose park.  They are such a lovely couple with wonderful friends and family.  It was a honor getting to share their wedding day with them and create the images they’ll cherish for a lifetime.  Congratulations, Hannah and Josh!

Laura and the rest of the team at the McHenry Mansion certainly made this day one to remember and a great location for a Modesto wedding!

Venue: Mchenry Mansion | Laura Mesa
Hair: Kaylee Yost | Stages Salon & Day Spa Boutique
Makeup: Melissa McConnell
Violinist: Justin Bateman
DJ: Phil Baker
Photography: Edward Mendes Photography



Hannah and Josh Miedema | Modesto Wedding… by edwardmendesphotography
Are you or someone you know getting married and looking for a Modesto wedding photographer?  You’ve come to the right place.  Give me a call, 1.209.541.1815 or email, to schedule a consultation.  Need more convincing?  Check out our wedding gallery or information page.

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Filled Under : All , McHenry Mansion , McHenry Mansion , Modesto , Summer

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