Meet Sandy

Sandy began her photographic career in Memphis, TN in 1999 as an outlet for her passion of nature photography.  The passion quickly grew to include landscape as well as fashion photography.   A graduate of the University of Memphis with a B.A in International Relations and a Masters of Art in Secondary Education, Sandy has traveled widely across the United States, Europe, South East Asia and Mexico and developed a sense of capturing those special moments on film.

Sandy relocated to Houston  in 2004 and rediscovered a passion and a perspective on photography as a whole.  Sandy’s aim for each and every photograph is to show the subject in a new and different perspective than you might normally view them in everyday life.  This is especially true of people and pets.   Sandy further expanded her business by creating her brand “A Southern Girl’s View…“.

Sandy & Lucy @ the Rio Grande Gorge in Taos, NM

The concept for A Southern Girl’s View… came about in 2009 as a way to approach photography as an educational art and a concept to incorporate Sandy’s birthplace and her perspective into her photography and her background in history/education/teaching.  The idea really sprang to life in June 2010 when Sandy decided to quit her full-time job and take a little road trip with her then 1-year-old puppy, Lucy (50 lb female Rhodesian Ridgeback). [see also Lucy’s Tales]

That “little road trip”, with just the two of them, turned into a 41 day trip across 15 states, 8000+ miles and over 8,000 photographs.     Sandy and Lucy had many adventures along the way that will soon be documented in a book.  In 2011, Sandy published her first magazine entitled  ”A Southern Girl’s View…“.   A Southern Girl’s View… The Store officially opened online in April 2012 with a limited number of prints for sale.

Sandy & Lucy in Wyoming

Sandy & Lucy in Wyoming

Sandy lives in Houston with her husband, 3 dogs, and 1 cat.   In her spare time, Sandy volunteers with the American Heart Association, where she has volunteered since 2000, first in Memphis and now in the Bay Area Houston.   Sandy has been on the Bay Area Houston Go Red For Women campaign committee since 2010, where she is the official photographer of the Go Red For Women Heart Throbs.   Sandy’s mother is a heart disease survivor since 1997 (first with emergency triple bypass, then from 2004-2010 a total of 11 stents, in 2011 double pacemaker was added).  Sandy is available for travel in Texas, along the Gulf Coast and around the world.

 

Life is too short NOT to have your photo taken…

I am a Houston based photographer but love to travel for clients…

I am a leap day baby, southern born and bred in Tennessee…

I am a University of Memphis alumni and huge Memphis basketball fan (Tigers and now Grizzlies)…

I am a dog lover, genealogy addict, and huge Kid Rock & Uncle Kracker fan (now adding Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band & Florida Georgia Line to the list)…

I love sweet ice tea instead of coffee, hot cornbread and pulled pork sandwiches…

I am a teacher by education but traveler by passion…

I still act like a kid when I see a pelican, I love the sight of palm trees and the smell of the ocean breeze…

I love fashion but I grew up on a farm…

I love to watch the fireflies at dusk and capture photographs of life…