A little about Edward Mendes Photography

 How will your story be told?

Life is always changing and therefore so is this portion of the website.  I’m a photographer, its what I love, second only to my wife and she may raise an eyebrow to that some of the time, but its true.  I developed an interest in photography while attending my local junior college and soon that interest grew into a passion.   While obtaining my degree in photography I worked for a number of professional photographers.  My experience during this time taught me how a professional studio should be run, the importance of customer service and helped me to develop the skills needed to “manage” a wedding and all the schedules and personalities that go along with them (A very important skill).  I graduated with a degree in photography from California State University Sacramento in 2004 and immediately started working full-time here at Edward Mendes Photography, I work around the clock to stay on top of everything that goes on here at the studio but it’s worth it to have the opportunity to see how thrilled people are when they look at their album or view their images for the first time.  I’ve been luckily enough to have my images featured in a number of publications, win numerous awards both locally and nationally and even pass-on my love of photography to others through teaching and speaking engagements.

While I’m the principle photographer at the studio I work with a number of other very talented artists to create the images of your wedding day, chief among this talented group is my wife, Sarah.  Sarah acts as my second photographer for most of our weddings, she graduated with a degree in Art from California State University, Stanislaus and has become a very talented photographer.  Her background as an artist is the perfect compliment for the style of images we create, modern but with a timeless elegance to them that are recognized as more than just a documentation of a moment but a piece of art.  Not only is Sarah a wonderful artist and photographer but she’s a fun and helpful person too.  She’s always looking at the little things to make you look and feel your best on your wedding day, and she’s great at wrangling kids.

We want your wedding to be the special day you deserve,  you’ll be amazed how fast the day goes, months of planning and work just flies by in what seems like an instant.  It’s a wonderful experience to be able to sit with a couple when they pickup their images and watch as they re-live all of the great moments from their wedding, some of them they forgot about completely.

I think each wedding tells a very special story that’s unique to each bride and groom  Sarah and I are dedicated to getting to know you and create images that best tell your story.  That’s why we include an engagement session with each wedding package (to get to know you better) and why I hand-design each album myself instead of sending it off for someone else to do it.  I was there at the wedding, I know the story of your wedding day and I appreciate the opportunity to tell your story through my images.

I hope we can create the images of your wedding day, if you’d like to get the ball rolling the first step is a consultation. Give us a ring to set one up! 1.209.541.1815

Need some more convincing?  No problem, head on over to our “Experience the Difference” page to check out why we’re awesome!

Thanks for reading!

Edward Mendes
February2013