Sandra is a portrait photographer who specializes in women, kids, and branding photography. She fell in love with the craft after beginning her career as a wedding photographer 10 years ago. Once an IT Director, she left work to pursue her photography career full time and carry out her passion for visual storytelling. After becoming a mother she realized, like many mothers, that she didn’t exist in photos. This was her inspiration during the formative years of her photography as she focused on women, specifically expecting mothers, and newborns. Encouraging female empowerment and the ideal of women supporting women, she worked with a predominantly business women clientele list. Recently, Sandra has expanded her skills set to include commercial photography.
Sandra works to ensure her clients the highest quality service, producing multifaceted images that can be used as headshots, marketing material, website content, and more. She works with each of her clients to provide a bespoke service promising stunning results.
When Sandra's not snapping the perfect shot, she can be found at consignment stores, coffee shops, or local bakeries. She resides in suburban Los Angeles with her husband and five year old daughter.
My family and I had an exceptional time working with Sandra. We greatly appreciated her guidance in capturing the essence of our family during our photo session. The location she chose was perfect and SO beautiful. It was was fun! Our kids usually don’t like taking family pictures but Sandra made them feel at ease. We ended up with amazing pictures we’ll treasure a lifetime.
I had the chance to have Sandra take photos of me and my two boys, taking advantage of her Mother's Day Mini Photo session special. Sandra was very helpful to guide me in coordinating the outfits for the three of us and encouraging me to not be stressed out about it. She made all three of us felt at ease and natural for each photo. Her guidance for posing for the individual shot was amazing! She was able to adjust the finest position to that makes a huge difference in the body language for professional headshots. My boys had a lot of fun under her guidance and their personality reveals through these photos. I usually hate getting photos taken, but I would definitely come back to Sandra for future photos.
I recommend Sandra Shinkfield highly. Sandra is passionate about her work. Her professionalism and enthusiasm shows when you see your beautiful photos. We were just going to take our free photo print and go after the photo reveal session but our photos came out so beautifully that I had to have her customize a package to take back and show off to our family & friends. I had wows and whooos. Thank you so much Sandra and Cammy for a fun and memorable photo experience and photos that will last years to come.
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do another photo shoot, my fear was what if I look old, fat and unattractive! However Sandra made me feel really comfortable and beautiful before the shoot and during the shoot. The outcome of the pictures are proof of her artistic talent. I did the photo shoot along with my mom and we both enjoyed our special day of makeup, hair and glamour. Sandra made us feel at ease, kept it pleasant and treated us as celebrities. Perfect! If you ever wanted or wondered about a photo shoot, I would highly recommend Sandra Shinkfield Photography. It will be a fun, glamorous and memorable day; and the beautiful pictures will be cherished by you and your loved ones forever.