Manhattan Beach Family Photographer - Four in Blue
Manhattan Beach Family Photographer - Four in Blue

Who is Lisa?

I am Lisa Sandler: Photographer, Graphic Designer, Retoucher and Artist. I live and work a few miles from Venice Beach, CA, servicing the greater Los Angeles Area.

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Photographic + Processing Style

I specialize in natural light lifestyle portraiture, however I also travel on-location with lights and backdrops for Studio-esque Portraits. My photographic style is naturally posed, candid and photo-journalistic with an artistic eye. My photos often tell a story and my clients catch me smiling behind my camera because I love what I see through the lens. Don't be surprised if I lie down on the ground or stand on top of a pile of rocks to get the perfect shot :)

My job is not finished after the Portrait Session. I don't just click a button and hand you a disk. I use my degree in graphic design combined with extensive experience in photo editing and retouching, to turn memories into art worth framing.

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Education + Background

I graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with a degree in Graphic Design. I landed at Miramax Films as Creative Director of Print Advertising. I was responsible for designing logos and art for movie posters, advertising campaigns and marketing materials. I also came up with concepts, sketchbooks and poses for photo shoots used in these materials, directing photographers as they photographed actors. Many of these pieces have become collectibles

After over nine years of intense deadlines and crazy schedules, I left Miramax and went out on my own, first as a design consultant for various film studios and ad agencies, then under my own company: Lisa Sandler Design. I designed and produced custom wedding invitations, baby announcements, holiday cards, corporate logos, business cards and stationery and CD covers for musicians. At that time I also started doing Portrait Sessions for holiday cards, baby showers, weddings and events.

When I moved to Los Angeles, I started doing more photography than design. I still do design, but I love my photography clients.

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My Clients

I love getting to know each of my clients and helping them create photographs that they will cherish for years to come. I feel fortunate that they invite me into their lives to observe and quietly capture their most precious moments. Each new client brings a new personality, spirit and joy that I never cease to fall in love with. Those moments are a gift to me as much as to my clients.

Whether you're celebrating a wedding, engagement, anniversary, pregnancy, your children's milestones, graduating seniors; sending out holiday cards, updating your head shots, hosting an event, performing in a live show, or want to do a personal boudoir shoot, I would love to help capture your memories for you.

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