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Galas Barn Wedding

Galas Barn Wedding

Gricelda and Jesus are a wonderful couple with a tremendous group of loving friends and family. I had the pleasure of creating the images of their beautiful wedding day recently, and what a wonderful day it was.  Surrounded by their loved ones Gricelda and Jesus said “I do” at the beautiful St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Modesto, California before heading to Oakdale for their reception at the lovely Galas barn. I’m thrilled to have been a part of their day and I hope that shows in the images. Speaking of which, I hope you enjoy a few of the preview images and debut slideshow.

A few images from the day…

Are you or someone you know getting married? Perhaps a Turlock Country Club Wedding? You’ve come to the right place. Give me a call anytime to schedule a consultation and discuss your wedding photography plans, 1.209.324.5160 or email. Still need more convincing? No problem, head over to our wedding gallery and see some of the awesome work we do.

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Filled Under : All , Galas Barn , Oakdale , Summer , 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

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

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

Katie + Charles | Private Park Central Valley Wedding

Edward Mendes Modesto Wedding Photographer | Central Valley Wedding Photographer

To see the way Katie and Charles look at one another is to know they are meant to be.  The love they share is easily seen in not only their smiles but in the way they interact with each other.  Katie and Charles were married surrounded by friends and family in an intimate ceremony at a private park in Modesto, California.  It was an honor to have the opportunity to create the images of their wedding day and met the people that mean the most to them.  Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Insco!



Happily Ever After …Katie and Charles Insco by edwardmendesphotography
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Filled Under : All , Locations , Modesto , Summer , Wedding

Yuleana + Hector | Knights Ferry Engagement Portraits

Edward Mendes Photography | Knights Ferry Engagement Portraits | Cute Engagement Portraits

Yuleana and Hector are AWESOME!  They’re a great couple who were a ton of fun to hangout with while creating their engagement portraits in Knights Ferry, California.  It’s easy to see the chemistry between the two of them and what draws them together, something you can quickly see in the pictures.  Hector is a truck guy so he and Yuleana wanted to incorporate one of his newer projects into the session, a 1979 GMC fleetside.  I love muscle cars and pickups so I was more-than-happy to do so.  Hopefully none of poses scratched the patina. 🙂 . Congratulations!

Are you engaged and looking for a Central Valley wedding photographer for your wedding or engagement portraits? Give me a call, 1.209.541.1815 or email to setup a consultation or ask a few questions.  I’d love to hear from you. | Knights Ferry Engagement Portraits

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Filled Under : All , Engagement , Knights Ferry , Locations , Portraits , Summer