Sandra Miner Website

About the Artist

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 34 years and have two really cool children; my daughter, Jordan, is a graduate from UMaine and my son, Dylan, is a college senior.  My husband, Kevin, is a wonderful father is self employed running his own construction business.  We have three 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 a variety of photography genres.  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 and sports athletes.  I truly love capturing the unique personality of a senior or making a sports athlete look 'larger than life'.  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 past President of the Maine Professional Photographers Association (MPPA).  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 collection of these images also earned me Bronze Medalist Photographer of the Year at the International Photographic Competition (IPC).  It was my first time competing at this level and all my images received a merit (very excited about this achievement!).   Since that time, I have also earned Silver and Gold Medalist of the Year at IPC!  I earned masters of photography degree through the Professional Photographers of America and remain an active member to this day.   In early 2021, I became a Certified Professional Photographer 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!


Professional Degrees and Associations

I am an active member of the Maine Professional Photographers Association and 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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Maine Sports Photographer of the Year

PPA International Platinum Photographer of the Year – Photographic Open

PPA International Gold Photographer of the Year – Photographic Open

Top 10 Photographers Northeast District - Illustrative



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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