◊ Image Maker
◊ Professional Photographer, Photographic Artist & Educator
◊ World-Traveler Wannabe
◊ Mom of 3 ◊ Grandma of 3
◊ Call me “Sandy”! (Like the Beach)
Do you feel that getting in front of a camera is a daunting experience, to be avoided at all costs? Personally, I have all types of feelings when a camera that I’m not holding comes near me. I feel awkward, stiff, unnatural. I freeze up. And I am super critical of what I look like in photos.
But I know how important it is to BE in photos. It’s not about me – it’s about those who love me. The ‘cost’ of me avoiding it: those who love me don’t have photos of me. My granddaughter was looking at her family’s photo on the wall and telling me how much she loves it, then she remarked, “I wish you were in it, too, grandma.” (I was the one who took the photo, by the way.)
I became a professional photographer and started Cassandra’s Photography 26 years ago as my way of making sure families and high school seniors have beautiful, artistic photos to remind them of the best times in their life – like a souvenir. Photos that never go out of style; photos that will bring you back to a special moment in time when you, and those you love – and who love you – view them.
My mission is to make sure you feel comfortable in front of the camera, that you don’t feel awkward or unnatural, because I want your personality to shine through. That with my skilled posing and lighting, you’ll love the photos of yourself, and your loved ones. And I want to make sure those photographs aren’t lost when you upgrade your cell phone, or when a hard drive fails, or to depend on some mysterious ‘cloud’ to view your photos.
➡️I am currently serving as President of the Professional Photographers Association of Massachusetts. I’ve served on the board off and on since 2009. I learn so much volunteering and I love to help other photographers be the best they can be.
➡️Lived in Massachusetts most of my life, until I followed my heart and fiancée to spend winters in Arizona (the cold always bothered me anyway), where I loved exploring the Southwest – I guess that made me a ‘snowbird’. He’s now working (and living) in Bermuda, so now I spend a lot of time (and take a zillion photos) there, and I am now living year-round in Wareham, MA.
✈️I love to travel; the photos I take are my souvenirs. Went to Italy in 2022, and went on my first cruise this past May. Looking for my next adventure now – got any suggestions???
➡️I love being a grandma to Collin, Amber, and Jossalyn. I make sure they get family portraits every summer.
🏈I love rooting for the New England Patriots (although painful this year 😣) along with my oldest daughter; I’m a huge Elton John fan (I’ve seen him in concert 50+ times), and I love outdoor activities like kayaking, snorkeling, camping, and hiking. I love to photograph sunrises and sunsets, especially at the beach, and at the Grand Canyon.
Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer
✨2023, 2015, 2013 Massachusetts Photographer of the Year
✨2022 Bronze Medalist, 2018 Silver, 2016 Bronze, 2015 Gold – International Photographic Competition
✨2013-2019 Arizona Top 10 Photographer of the Year
✨26 years in business photographing High School Seniors and Family Portraits at the Beach on Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts since 1998
Sandy is a proud member of these professional organizations: