About Me

Hi. I’m Sandy, Owner of Sandy Sameshima Photography.
I'm located in Oak Park, IL and also serve the Chicagoland area.
I'm passionate about photography that expresses an emotion, any emotion!
For me, photographs that express feelings are the best kind.
The emotions and feelings are there, they just need to be captured and enjoyed.
I’d love to partner with you to create photographs that you will love and enjoy for years to come. Let’s chat!

COVID-19: I am fully vaccinated, including a booster.

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My Story

I began my photography career about 10 years ago acting as a volunteer photographer for my sons' special needs sport teams and Special Olympics. This was incredibly rewarding!  After special needs parents began to ask me to take photographs of their own families, I decided to start my own business. Still today I continue to give back to my community by volunteering to photograph special needs events, schools and non-profit events. I'm fortunate to say my business has grown over the years. My photographs have been published in annual reports, local newspapers, novels and company websites and advertising.  


How do I book a session with you?

I know you're busy so I've made it quick and easy! Just click on the contact page and send me a message! I'll reach out as soon as possible to book a date that works for you and your family. After I book your session, we'll schedule a quick chat on the phone so I can learn more about your family.

Where are your sessions located?

All of my sessions are outside and located within the Chicagoland area. I shoot at various parks and locations that I have selected. If you prefer to have a session at a different location, I'd be happy to chat about it.

Do you Photoshop images?

Yes, I lightly touch-up images to removes hairs or scratches on faces. Also, I remove distracting objects in the background. Anything above that would fall under my Advanced Editing Package which you could purchase from me after you receive your proofs. Details can be found on my pricing page.