Here are a few facts about me:
I'm from Queens, NY!
I'm pretty good at cutting things out of my diet, but you'll never catch me giving up COFFEE!
I really enjoy historical dramas - especially if they've got a British accent. Peaky Blinders anyone?
I'll pick dark chocolate over milk chocolate any day.
I've lived in many cities on the East Coast - from NY, to CT and NJ to Miami and now Metro ATL - all in the span of 11 years.
When it comes to drinks, I'm a bourbon and champagne kinda girl.
I'm fluent in Spanish - ¡Llamame!
These days, I'm a secular homeschooling parent. We decided to stick with it after the pandemic.
And most importantly, I believe that Black Lives Matter.
A little more about who I am:
In my tween and teen years, I was absolutely obsessed with fashion magazines. I couldn't get enough of the stunning photography and creativity that went into each image. I loved work by Patrick Demarchelier, Ellen von Unwerth, Peter Lindbergh, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, David LaChapelle, and Herb Ritts. But I most adored Annie Leibovitz's editorial spreads!
When the Great Recession (nothing really great about it IMO) hit in 2008, I found myself out of work and rethinking my career choices. That's when I decided to take a chance and pursue my childhood dream of becoming a fashion photographer.
I started with portraits and event photography, but I quickly found myself drawn into the fashion world. Before I knew it, I was shooting multiple seasons of NY Fashion Week - talk about a dream come true!
The more I learned about fashion, the more I wanted to incorporate its artistry and style into my portrait work. That's how I came up with the idea for my "Cover Beauty Portrait" sessions - I want everyone to feel like they belong on the cover of a magazine!
In my personal time, I've been happily married to an amazing husband for over 12 years and we're proud parents to our spirited little girl. Ask me how we met... it's quite a journey! ;)
Thanks for checking out my story! I hope we get the chance to work together and build a long-lasting friendship.
~ Sandy Rosales-Madhere