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welcome

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First of all, you have NO idea how thankful that I am that you found your way here. I couldn't be more excited for you and this journey of marriage that you're about to go on. My husband is my best friend on the planet and marrying him was the best decision that I have ever made. I hope that you are soaking in every moment of this process, even though I know wedding planning can be stressful, enjoy every day because it goes by so quick!

Our goal as wedding photographers is to make this one aspect of the planning process simple. Photography is more than just images, it’s a real part of your day. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience.

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the why

Great imagery begins with a great experience. In the past 7 years as a wedding photographer, I have come to realize that it’s that the moments that are gone instantaneously that are the most important, and they are rarely planned out.

The experience I bring allows me to anticipate these moments, and be ready to artfully document them. I want my clients to walk away with imagery that reminds them of what it felt like to be in that very moment, uninterrupted, living life to the fullest. 

Mandee not only took the most beautiful wedding photos for us, she became my friend through the process.

"Where do I start? You will not find anyone else like Mandee! She is the absolute sweetest and SO talented. Mandee not only took the most beautiful engagement session and wedding photos for us, she became my friend through the process. Mandee was always there to bounce off ideas I may have had for the wedding and was always willing to help me in anyway! She also made us feel so comfortable taking pictures that it felt natural on wedding day! I really could not have asked for a more talented photographer and I could not have asked for a better friend. Highly, highly, highly recommend!"

i am so grateful that she
photographed our wedding!


"Mandee is amazing! She is so kind and ensures you have a great experience. She makes you feel comfortable when taking photos & you have a great time doing it. Her photos are beautiful. I am so grateful she photographed our engagement and wedding photos!"

she was sure to capture every moment and the pictures were absolutely beautiful

"Mandee made my wedding! She was sure to capture every moment and the pictures were absolutely beautiful! Her communication was great from the time I booked her and she created a timeline for us to follow on my wedding day, which was very helpful. If you’re looking for a photographer who you can trust, Mandee Matthews is THE one."

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about Mandee

I'm Mandee, originally from Florida but currently living in San Diego. I'm married to the love of my life, Chad who is active duty in the United States Navy as a Rescue Swimmer. We have four beautiful children, Kingston, our 13 year old son. Ansley + Adalene, who are our identical twin girls that are 8 are our little miracles, and our baby boy Quinn who is 4! Growing up I never imagined I would be a wedding photographer but looking back, I couldn't imagine doing anything else! I stumbled across photography when I had my son 12 years ago and started to learn, just because I wanted to take some good pictures of him. I didn't know that I was going to fall in love with it and be able to do this for a living though! 

I photographed my first wedding in 2015 and I never looked back. I've been a full-time wedding photographer not long after that and have photographed over 200 weddings to date. I absolutely love capturing the images that will be looked at for generations and generations to come for my couples!