About Me

Sandra Miner Website


My love for photography and creativity has always been present throughout my life.  I truly enjoy capturing the beauty of our world, whether it's a majestic landscape scene or bringing out the unique character of a high school senior.

I have been married for 32 years and have two really cool children; my daughter, Jordan, is a graduate from UMaine and my son, Dylan, is a college sophmore.  My husband, Kevin, is a wonderful father is self employed running his own construction business.  We have two dogs, two cats and a house full of hairy dust bunnies; we wouldn't have it any other way!

As you look at my work, you'll see images of nature, wildlife and landscapes.  These photographs are special to me and each have a story behind each of them.  Seeing my first Aurora in Iceland was certainly a highlight in 2017.  You'll also see I enjoy photographing high school seniors, sports athletes and their families.  I also enjoy taking professional head shots for social media sites.  Many photographers specialize in one or two areas of expertise; I have found enjoyment and success in photographing multiple genres; it allows me to explore the many creative sides of photography and it challenges me to learn new things.  I am a student of this craft and truly enjoy learning and continuously growing as a photographer.

I am a member of the Maine Professional Photographers Association (MPPA) and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).  I became the 2017 Maine Professional Photographer of the Year for a set of images that merited at the 68th Annual Maine Photographic Association’s (MPPA) competition - a link to the article can be found here: Gorham Times Article.  A collection of these images also earned me Bronze Medalist Photographer of the Year at the International Photographic Competition held in August of 2017.  It was my first time competing at this level and all my images received a merit (very excited about this achievement!).  I just earned masters of photography through the PPA and I couldn't be more excited to be furthering my education and experience within the photography field.

Please feel free to reach out to me via my contact page.  If you are interested in purchasing any of my fine art images or hiring me for a corporate event or booking a private or family session; I'm happy to assist you!

Sandy 


Professional Degrees and Associations

I am currently serving as Immediate Past President for the Maine Professional Photographers Association.  I am an active member of the Professional Photographers of America.

I am a Certified Professional Photographer, I have earned the "Maine Photographic Excellence Award" with MPPA and the "Master of Photography Degree" with PPA.

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      Awards

2019

Maine Sports Photographer of the Year

PPA International Platinum Photographer of the Year – Photographic Open


2018

PPA International Gold Photographer of the Year – Photographic Open

Top 10 Photographers Northeast District - Illustrative

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2017

Maine Professional Photographer of the Year

Best in Show

First Time Entrant Award

Court of Honor - Naturalist

PPA International Bronze Photographer of the Year – Photographic Open


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