Sandra Costello, Chief Hugger

I’m Sandra, and I love you already.

I believe in bear hugs and brave moments. I believe you are most radiant when you are relaxed and get to be yourself. I make that happen by using my super powers to put you at ease. You are happy, quirky, sentimental, expressive and always wanting more time with the people you love.

My mom, to this day, loves to tell stories of me as a young girl inviting total strangers to dinner. Clearly, I have always been interested in connection. I love how photography always tells a story and shows that beautiful intimacy between families and people in love.

I’m going to capture the love, the silly, the awkward, the playful, the tender, the elegance, the laughter, the hugs, the mugs, and all the good stuff in between. You don’t have to strike a pose or fake a smile, but instead trust me to bring out the best in you and the ones you’re with.

Spring, summer, fall or winter, gorgeous light is always around us. It’s my greatest tool in creating beautiful and natural portraits. I try to keep things simple and fun and above all, real. When I’m capturing a wedding, I’m watching and waiting for those undeniably special moments or gently directing a portrait to help you look your best. Portrait sessions are similar. Gorgeous light, natural expressions and helping you to feel and look like your authentic self.

Whether it be a wedding, family session or a portrait of yourself, all of these things deserve to be captured with honesty. So call me, email me, or fill out the contact form found on my site. I look forward to getting to know you.

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