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Turlock Senior Portraits

Turlock Senior Portraits

 

I’m very fortune to work with wonderful families and have the opportunity to photograph each member when it’s time for their senior portraits. This is the case with the Jurevich family, I photographed Brandon a few years ago and recently his sister Ashlee stopped by for her senior portrait session as well. We headed out to one of my favorite local outdoor portrait locations for the session and was greeted by not only wonderful weather but some amazing wildflowers too. Ashlee was wonderful to photograph and work with, we had a great time during the session and came away with some beautiful images. Perfect wall portraits for mom and dad’s home and office. Ashlee be graduating from Turlock high school soon and will be on to big things in her future.

Here are a few images from Ashlee’s senior picture session. I hope you enjoy them.

Are you or someone you know graduating soon or perhaps next year and looking for the best photographer around for senior portraits? You’ve found the right place. Give me a call, 209-541-1815 or email to schedule your senior portrait consultation or session today. Need more convincing? No problem, check out our senior portrait gallery.

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Filled Under : All , California , Knights Ferry , School , Senior Portraits , Spring , Turlock High School

State Theater Engagement Portraits

State Theater Engagement Portraits

Cameron asked Kody to marry him outside the historic State theater in Modesto, California last December after a seasonal showing of “It’s a Wonderful Life”.  Their wonderful engagement story created a special place in their hearts for the theater and sets the scene for their engagement portraits. The State Theater was kind enough to put Kody and Cameron’s name in lights for our state theater engagement portraits session, which made the night extra special. The session was fun, minus me almost getting hit by a car or two while standing in the street to make the images. Congratulations to the happy couple and I can’t wait for their wedding in December.

Here are a few images from the session, hope you enjoy.

Are you or someone you know getting married or looking for a photographer for a special occasion? You’ve found the right place. Give me a call anytime, 1.209.541.1815 or email to ask a few questions or schedule a consultation to come by and meet. Still need more convincing? No problem. Check out our wedding gallery.

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Filled Under : All , Engagement , Modesto , Spring , State Theater

Almond Blossom Portraits

Almond Blooms Portraits

Almond blossom portraits are some of my favorite to do, the blossom themselves are beautiful and because we have 20 acres of almonds we don’t have to travel far for the session, winner! Karissa came by for her senior pictures recently and wanted, you guessed it, almond blossom portraits so we headed out to the trees and went to work. The day was perfect, the sun was warm and the blooms were popping nicely. Karissa is involved with FFA, something near and dear to my heart, and while she didn’t have her pig yet when we did the session (bummer) she did have her jacket,  FFA friend and very large family dog to represent during the session. It was a fun afternoon and the images look great. Here area  few samples from the session. Hope you enjoy.

Are you are someone you know looking for senior portraits? You came to the right place. Give me a call, 209.541.1815 or email anytime to schedule your consultation and began the awesome senior portrait experience. Still need more convincing? No problem. Head over to our senior portrait gallery and see more examples of what we do.

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Filled Under : All , California , Ceres , Senior Portraits , Spring

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

Cute Baby Portraits

Cute baby portraits hunting

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

Mayra and Clinton – Wall Art

wall art display of engaged couple on bedroom wall

I don’t think anything truly makes a house into a home like portraits of the ones you love. Surrounding yourself with portrait wall art of those you love brings a smile to your face each time you walk into the room. Here are a pair of wall art displays of Mayra and Clinton from their recent engagement session.  They are a cute couple and we had a great time hanging out with their puppies and checking out the “gun show”.  They have a mutual affection for both each other and firearms so we worked a couple awesome riffles into the session. A big thank you to Bloomingcamp Ranch in Oakdale for the perfect setting for the engagement session. I’ll have more images from the day soon.

Engaged couple portrait wall art dispay near stairs

Looking for a central valley photographer who works in Oakdale and beyond? You came to the right place! Give me a call, 1 (209) 541-1815, or email to schedule a consultation or ask a question. Want to see a few more engagement images? No problem, check out the gallery.

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Filled Under : Bloomingcamp Ranch , Engagement , Fall / Autumn , Oakdale

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

Central Valley Newborn Portraits

Central Valley Newborn Portraits | Edward Mendes Photography

After a bit of a long wait this cute lil’ guy, Bryston, finally decided to said “Hello” to the world on July 6th 2016.  A few days later Mom and Dad brought him by the studio for his newborn portraits.  I try to create what I call a “signature” image for all of my newborns; something that is unique to each session and incorporates elements that helps to tell their story as a family. Bryston’s dad was an All-American basketball player and  played professionally overseas before coming back home to coach and develop at the youth level. Basketball is a large part of their lives so we decided to incorporate it into their “signature” image.  I think it turned out beautifully and I can’t wait to see it displayed in their home.  Leslie and Brice are wonderful and they have a handsome and sweet little dude in Bryston.  I’m honored to have had the opportunity to create his newborn portraits and can’t wait to see him grow up.  Here are a few images from the session.

Do you or someone you know have a little one on the way and looking for a central valley newborn photographer?  You’ve come to the right place.  Give me a call, 1.209.541.1815 or email, I’d love to speak with you.  Would you like to see more central valley newborn portraits? Visit my gallery.

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

Knights Ferry Family Portraits

Knights Ferry Family Portraits

My friend Sam and his wife Barbara are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year and thought a beautiful family portrait with their children and grand-children would be the perfect way to celebrate the occasion.  I couldn’t agree more.  First off, Sam and Babara have some of the cuties grand kids EVER! Betty and Josie immediately came up to me and introduced themselves, one as a princess and the other as a mermaid.  Too cute!  All of them were so funny and sweet during the session, something that can be said about the entire family really.  It was wonderful to have the opportunity to create the portraits for this wonderful family.  Congratulations, Sam and Babara on 50 years!

Here are a few images from our Knights Ferry family portrait session.

Are you or someone you know looking for Knights Ferry Family Portraits?  You’ve come to the right place.  Give me a call, 1.209.541.1815 or email, I’d love to speak with you regarding family portraits. Would you like to find out more about family portraits?  Check out our family portrait gallery and information.

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Filled Under : All , Family , Knights Ferry , Locations , Summer

Waterford Senior Portraits

Waterford Senior Portraits

Randy and his family are wonderful!  I had a great time hanging out during his senior portrait session and creating his images.  Randy played multiple sports during his four years at Waterford high school right here in the good old Central Valley of California but football is where his true excitement lies.   We started in the studio which gave us a chance to work pretty extensively with some of the great football gear he brought to the session before heading to one of my more popular locations for the outdoor pictures.  The outdoor images were great as we were greeted with some awesome light in addition to a nice display of green grasses and wild flowers.  Here are a few of my favorite senior pictures from Randy’s portrait session.

Are you or someone you know graduating soon and looking for a Waterford senior portrait photographer?  You’ve come to the right place.  Give me a call, 1-209-541-1815 or email, I’m always happy to answer any questions you have or get you set up with a consultation or session.  Want more information regarding senior portraits?  Check out our Senior Portrait Gallery.

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Filled Under : All , Knights Ferry , Senior Portraits , Spring

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