Meet Sandra


I’m Sandra, head photographer and owner of Life is Beautiful Photography!

When I was little, I was obsessed with disposable cameras. I remember constantly nagging my parents for my own any time we were going to be going somewhere. By the time I was 13 I started thinking, maybe this could be more than just something I did for fun. While I went through a few more career ideas (counseling, visual art therapy, and writing for a magazine to name a few), once I started taking a film photography class in high school, my mind was made up. After high school, I attended Fanshawe College, and graduated from the photography program. I then launched Life is Beautiful Photography in March of 2013! From weddings to families to newborn babies, I absolutely love working with people and photographing them on any occasion.

I’m inspired by love, nature, and my family on a daily basis, and I  truly believe that life is beautiful. Being given the opportunity to photograph the most beautiful moments in someone’s life is not only  a total dream come true. This job (if I can even call it that!), gives me the chance to combine everything I love – getting  out and enjoying nature, meeting and connecting with new people, and sharing my passion for photography with the world – or at least our little part of it, anyway!

I spend my off-days with my wonderful husband, Matt, being a step-mom to his wonderful son, Ethan, and smothering my cats, Smudge and Winston, with more love and affection than they can tolerate! :)  Matt is an amazing cook and an inspiring father; Ethan is hilarious and changed my perspective on what it means to be a family. They put up with my “crazy-cat-lady” tendencies, tolerate my ridiculous dance moves, and attempt to laugh at all of my cheesy jokes – what more could I ask for?! Oh, and did I mention that I’m obsessed with tacos?! Seriously, is there any better food out there?! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by and getting to know me a little bit, I look forward to working with you one day soon! For more information on Life is Beautiful Photography, visit the business “About Page” here!