• About Mary

  • From the Blog

  • Featured

Today I told Keith happy birthday for the tenth time since we’ve met. I remember that first year I made him tiramisu, and we stayed on his balcony drinking wine. There have been many ups and downs since then, like in any marriage, and we’ve been separated many times by the kids (can’t remember the many night […]

View full post »

loading...

This was my first family session in Washington D.C. since we’ve moved to Virginia two months ago. I met Nicole, Kevin and little Noah at the Tidal Basil working with the beautiful Monticello in the background and we ended up in front of the gardens at the Smithsonian Castle downtown D.C.  What a sweet family!

View full post »

loading...

I believe in giving back and I am so happy that I can do that with what I love to do the most, photographing people.  To celebrate three years of Mary Sandoval Photography, I am doing a giveaway on Instagram @marysandovalphotography. The lucky couple will have a pre consultation where we’ll talk about location and […]

View full post »

loading...

Old town Alexandria, Virginia is such a charming little town. I love the architecture of the old buildings and the colorful patios. This place is definitely in my books for an Northern Virginia wedding,  engagement session, or for a family session. We walked, we had a picnic at the waterfront, and as we left the […]

View full post »

loading...

As a photographer one of the first things I notice in people (especially when I edit) is their skin and hair. Once a week I use this face mask to clean and brighten my face. This is what I use:- 2 tsp facial powder clay- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar- 1 drop Frankincense essential oil- […]

View full post »

loading...

This post can’t get more Romanian and more to my heart than this. I once read that one of the best gifts somebody can give you is a free smile. A free smile is a genuine smile that you see first in people’s eyes and as a photographer is the best you can get out […]

View full post »

loading...

One of my best memories from Italy is when I used to have Mondays off and spent the whole day at the beach. On my way back home I used to stop at the farmers market and get fresh fruit. I’m not exactly sure why Italians call this salad Macedonia, but it’s my favorite summer […]

View full post »

loading...