Meet your photographer

For fun-loving, sentimental people

I'm
Sandra Monaco

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.

Hi Friend,

FUN-LOVING;

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

Let's Be Real

Here are some Random facts to really
get to know me

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 over 20? 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. :)

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”. 


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


Caesars are my drink of choice, but a glass of Prosecco or red wine are close favourites.

Personal Jam

Secret talent

Take my money

Guilty pleasure

what I'm working on

Body - Loud Luxury

I put IKEA furniture together right the first time. *Hair flip*

Bath & Body Works

Redbull .. I know, I know..

Education for entrepreneurs

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


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


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 mostly Greek and Hungarian,  with a little German and Italian sprinkled in.
(I lived my entire life thinking I was only Hungarian!) 

Gary and I have been together for almost 4 incredible years. We call eachother "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'm obsessed with Palm Trees! Especially Cali palms.


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


I strongly believe that if you want something, you should go for it. Because 5 years from now you will be more grateful for the things you did than the things you didn’t. We have one life, live it to the fullest.