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About the Artist


Sandra is passionate about family and photography! She is an award-winning photographic portrait artist who specializes in creating beautiful portraits for your home featuring your family. She believes there is no better way to decorate your home than with images of the people you love. Sandra was named Maryland's Portrait Photographer of the Year for four consecutive years. She has received the coveted Master of Photography Degree and has  been awarded the prestigious Kodak Gallery Award which recognizes excellence in photography. Her images have received national attention and one of her most notable images entitled, "Butterfly Soiree" has been exhibited in the Epcot Exhibition in Walt Disney World.

Sandra's personality is upbeat and engaging. She specializes in creating portraits that bring your family joy and make you smile.  Sandra is excited about her work and her enthusiasm is contagious. She has been creating stunning portraits of women, children, and families for over twenty five years. Her careful blend of psychology, art and photographic techniques gives her portraits a very personal style that is appreciated and admired by her clients. Her extraordinary portraits speak to your heart.  Sandra is committed to providing a photographic experience unsurpassed by any other portrait artist. One thing's for sure - when you have a portrait created by Sandra Paetow, you won't be disappointed.  Her reputation is widespread.  Prominent business owners and residents as well as    local celebrities such  Cal Ripken Jr.  have sought out Sandra's expertise to create their precious family portraits.  Of course, you don't have to be a celebrity to be photographed by Sandra....  but rest assured that she'll make you look like one!  Sandra's captivating portraits are proudly displayed in some of the finest homes in the country. Shouldn't yours be one of them? 



Sandra Paetow Photography is a family-owned and operated business. While Sandra concentrates on the photography, her husband, Mansour Saman, oversees each customized framing order. Together, their expertise guarantees that every portrait experience is perfect from beginning to end.

Sandra donates her time, talent and services to many worthy causes.  She believes in giving back to the community that has steadfastly supported her.  Sandra Paetow Photography's contributions have helped support more than fifty deserving charitable organizations.


We don't just take pretty pictures. We create one-of-a-kind works of art. If you're planning to have a portrait created by Sandra,  contact our studio  so we can arrange a convenient time to get together for an informal but important consultation. This complimentary pre-planning session lasts about thirty minutes. It is a very integral part of the process when Sandra meets her clients and discusses important details such as wardrobe choices, portrait times and locations and investment. These personal details help  Sandra  create meaningful, customized portraits that are designed uniquely for you. As we all know, time flies - that's why it's so important to have family heirlooms created now. You can relax knowing Sandra is an expert at what she does.  Sit back and enjoy watching Sandra create your own personal masterpiece.



We believe our clients deserve the very best and we stand by our work. If you are not absolutely THRILLED  with your portraits, we will refund your money... no questions asked. Our portraits are finished works of art and everything that leaves our studio is of the highest standard possible. We do not specialize in digital files.        

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