Chief Hugger – that’s me!
Hello! I’m Sandra, and I love you already.
Picture a cheerful kid with a bowl haircut turning to a total stranger at a grocery store and inviting them to dinner. That was me. It’s one of my mom’s favorite stories to tell, and people who know me usually aren’t surprised to hear it. When you come from a huge family, Irish on one side and Italian on the other, big dinners where everyone belongs are the norm. What’s one more person when you’ve got 44 first cousins (Come on in, random fellow grocery shopper!)
I love and accept people for who they are - that means you, too. And we’ll get along splendidly, because you’re the kind of person who always craves more hours with the people you love. You relish togetherness and quality time, and I create photographs that help you relive memories of that time forever.
I also believe in caring for yourself as a way of caring for those you love. When you feel you’re living true to who you are, you’re more open and available for others. You’re also more relaxed and radiant, which makes for great photos - so I make it my business to give you space to be yourself. I believe in brave moments and helping you find new ways to appreciate who you are, exactly as you are.
When you work with me, you’ll quickly find yourself at ease. I know how to direct without making you feel overly posed, how to catch the things I know are most important to you - the silly, the tender, the elegant - and deliver it all with a hug on top. (You can learn how this works on my Families, Headshots, High School Seniors, Weddings and Engagements, or Brave Moments pages!)
These are a few of my favorite things