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Turlock Country Club Wedding

Turlock Country Club Wedding

Nicole and Chris are a very special couple. It doesn’t take much time spent with them to see the respect and love they have for one another. In fact, respect, love and joy seems to shine through everything they do. I had the great pleasure of photographing their wonderful wedding at the beautiful Turlock Country Club recently. Chris and Nicole said their vows outdoors in a lovely ceremony surrounded by friends and family before celebrating the evening away at their awesome reception. It was a joy and honor to create the images of their wedding day and share in their happiness while in the company of the people that mean the most to them. Congratulations, Nicole and Chris!

Here is the highlight slideshow from Chris and Nicole’s wedding day.


Happily Ever After Nicole and Chris by Edward… by edwardmendesphotography

Here are a few images from Chris and Nicole’s wedding at the Turlock Country Club

 

A special thank you to…

Turlock Golf and Country Club (Viki and her great crew)

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 , California , Spring , Turlock , Turlock Golf and Country Club , Wedding

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

Knights Ferry Portraits

Knights Ferry Portraits

Adriana will be celebrating her quinceanera at the end of May with an awesome party but stopped by a few days ago for her pre-quinceanera portrait session in Knights Ferry. While Knights Ferry portraits are usually known for their brown and tan tones due to the usually dry grass there are a few weeks each spring when the area is covered in green and littered with beautiful wildflowers. We hit it perfectly, the wild lupine lighting up with it’s deep purple color against the green grass was stunning.

The session was a lot of fun, Adriana was great to work with and we came away with a lot of stunning images; perfect wall art for Mom and Dad’s home to celebrate Adriana’s milestone. I’ve included a few images from the session. I hope you enjoy them.

Are you or someone you know looking for a photographer for a wedding, portrait session or quinceanera? You’ve come to the right place. Give me a call, 1.209.541.1815 or email today to schedule a consultation. Still need more convincing? No problem, check out our senior, wedding, baby or family portrait galleries.

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Filled Under : All , Knights Ferry , Spring

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

San Francisco Senior Portraits

San Francisco Senior Portraits

I’ve known Elyce for what seems like forever (she’s one of my cousin’s best friends), so I was thrilled when she called to tell me she wanted to schedule a session for her senior concert (she’s a music major). I was even happier when she told me she wanted to go to the wonderful Legion of Honor in San Francisco, one of my favorite places in the city, for her session.

The beautiful architecture of the Legion of Honor building is the perfect compliment to the style of portraits Elyce wanted for the promotional images that would be used for her concert. In addition to the formal concert images, we also used the surrounding grounds for some more traditional San Francisco senior portraits. I had a great time hanging out with Elyce and her “crew”, who made sure everything was perfect. I love the images we made during our day in San Francisco, Elyce has grown to be a beautiful young woman and I can’t wait to see her rock the stage during her senior concert.

Here’s a few images from the session, hope you enjoy them!

Are you or someone you know looking for senior portraits? If so you’ve come to the right place. Give me a call, 1.209.541.1815 or email today to schedule your consultation or ask a question or two. Still need more convincing? No problem, head over to our senior portrait gallery to check out more samples of our work.

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Filled Under : All , Legion of Honor , san francisco , 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

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

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

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

vista ranch and cellars wedding merced

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

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