a Lifestyle, Branding and Wedding Photographer based just outside of Toronto in Kitchener-Waterloo.

I'm deeply inspired by creating time capsules of priceless memories to be cherished by you and your loved ones for years to come. What sets me apart from other photographers is my ability to bring out the most authentic ‘you’. My cheerful nature has allowed me to develop long, trusting relationships with my clients, and they will tell you that my outgoing and energetic personality allows them to be their most confident self in front of the camera.

When you look at my work, I want you to feel the emotion coming from the photo. You deserve to not only have magazine-worthy portraits, but also a great mix of candid and spontaneous moments in between that bring back a flood of memories. I want to get to know you and your story. It gets me in the feels knowing I get to be the one capturing some of the best images of you, especially of a significant milestone.

By the way, I LOVE to travel. Fun fact: My first ever wedding was a destination wedding! I’ve been a photographer for over a dozen destination weddings in locations such as California, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Costa Rica, and more.

I'm also very passionate when it comes to branding sessions for creative entrepreneurs and small business owners. Working in this industry has allowed me to connect with some incredible people over the years and just like photographing a lifestyle session or wedding, I get such joy from knowing I have a hand in assisting incredibly talented entrepreneurs with building their brand.

Meet your 

Photographer

For Fun-Loving, Sentimental People

Hi Friend, I'm Sandra Monaco

Everything in my house is white. I love the crisp clean feel especially with my ridiculous amount of plants. Have you ever bought one succulent.. and then ended up with no space left in your house because you thought it would be a great idea to turn it into a nursery? Same. 






I speak in gifs. I think it’s the funniest and best way to communicate your emotions online. 

My coworkers mean the world to me, and by co-workers, I mean dogs. Two Chihuahuas to be exact. If you follow me on instagram, you’ve probably already seen a million stories about them. :)

because Let's be real

What I'm all about

Here are some random facts to really get to know me.

I prefer salty snacks over sweets. I would much rather have a bag of chips or fries instead of chocolate and cakes.


Speaking of food, I definitely over do the sauce part. I’m the friend that makes ordering at a restaurant "embarassing" with all my sides. #sorrynotsorry




I               thunderstorms.
I watch the radar like it’s my day job.. basically I could be a meteorologist.

Love

ELDERBROOK / GIOLÌ & ASSIA

Listening to On repeat

I PUT IKEA FURNITURE TOGETHER RIGHT THE FIRST TIME..
*HAIR FLIP*

SECRET TALENT

ADIDAS / BATH & BODY WORKS

Take my money

REDBULL

EDUCATION FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Guilty pleasure

What I'm working on

TRUE TO LIFE WITH A TOUCH OF FILM

Editing style


I’m all about electronic, lo-fi, dancehall, reggaeton, hip hop & indie. I blast it the second I’m in the car until the moment I’m out.. sorry neighbours. 


I was born in the Netherlands and lived in Europe for the first few years of my life, grew up in Vancouver BC and moved to Ontario in middle school.


After doing a 23andme DNA test, turns out I’m equal parts Hungarian, German and Romania with a little Polish sprinkled in.  (I lived my entire life thinking I was only Hungarian! Imagine my surprise haha) 

Music is life.

I never watch cable.. ever. But I love to learn, so I binge watch documentaries, personal development and educational interviews. 

Gary and I have been together for 4 incredible years. We call each other "Bunches" .. short for honey bunches of oats. I honestly don't even know how that happened because we don't eat cereal.. but it stuck. 




I basically live in sweatpants and oversized sweaters.
Comfy life is the best life. 

My birthday lands 2 days before Valentines Day which makes me an Aquarius. And yes, that means all my gift wrap is pink and red with hearts every year. 

fun-loving

Fun-Loving

ADJECTIVE. ENJOYING LIFE IN A LIVELY, LIGHTHEARTED WAY; SPIRITED; PLAYFUL.

Go for it

"I STRONGLY BELIEVE IF YOU WANT SOMETHING YOU SHOULD GO FOR IT. Because five years from now you will be more grateful for the things you did than the things you didn’t. "

WORDS TO LIVE BY