Love Notes - Sandy Swift

Love Notes ~ what our customers have to say

"Sandy is the best! She was recommended through a dear family member, and I am so thankful that we found her! We had planned a very last minute intimate wedding in Maui, and to be honest, I was completely in over my head. It was everything that I could do to keep it together. From the moment Sandy answered my call with her heartfelt "Aloha" I felt better. She really came through and helped me plan every single detail from the where and when, to the what time and how long. She made my wedding as amazing as it was even before either of us stepped foot on the island. Once we were there and i met her in person I knew that we had been lucky to find her. She was absolutely incredible. Both her personality and her professionalism make you adore her. We were fortunate enough to have Sandy for two days. The day of the ceremony, and then the next day for her one of a kind Treasure the Dress session. I will never forget the places that we went!! From crossing bridges to standing on the edge of the world, these locations will always hold a piece of me. She had no hesitations when we wanted to explore, she encouraged it! The photos are unreal, but the real reason why we tell everyone about her is the experience. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Sandy.” Kari N  7.31.2017


“Sandy is the most flexible, Amazing, Rockstar photog I could have ever dreamed of! She helped us pick the best wedding beach location and took phenomenal, unique memories of my wedding and honeymoon in beautiful Kauai that my husband and I will forever cherish! Would most highly recommend her if she isn't already booked for any event you want to capture with exceptionally thoughtful and creative pictures. This site only allows for 5 stars but trust me, she deserves 10!”   Kelly B 7.31.2017


"Sandy is the bomb! I know just how important your photos are to you because I value mine with a very high standard as well. If you're reading this, you have come to the photographer that you absolutely need for any circumstances. My wife Kari and I chose Sandy to shoot our wedding photos because a family member recommended her. We made the right choice to listen to family. Sandy is without a doubt the best choice. She is personable, friendly, super fun, takes great photos, is an excellent editor, puts you in poses that you will not regret and chooses the perfect back drops. She listens to you and your expectations and she works with you. To be honest though, when we just let her do her thing and she was free to do whatever, those were the best photos she took. Those were the moments that her photography really came to life. She really has a great eye! Look no further. BTW, my name is Damon Oribello. Look me up on Facebook and send me a message. I'll gladly show you some photos of our wedding that Sandy took.”   Damon O 7.18.2017


"Thank you so much for the amazing photo shoot on our wedding. You captured our most beautiful moments in a way that makes us feel as we are living it over again. You are talented, super fun and your fresh spirit let us completely lose track of time. Mahalo for making our special day unforgettable. We love you, Sandy and can't wait for the next photo session!” Anita J 7.25.2017


We signed up to take babymoon photos and we walked away with pictures that were more beautiful than our wedding photos from CA! Sandy made the shoot so much fun and special. She had put together a video from the shoot that brought my husband and I to tears while reviewing, because they were that incredible! No matter what your occasion- I HIGHLY recommend securing a photo session. Joey P 7.24.2017


My husband and I had the amazing opportunity to work with Sandy. We are expecting and felt so blessed to get to capture the magic of this special time of expecting our first child in the most stress fee and awe inspiring way. Sandy was wonderful to work with. She was always prompt to respond to messages and made it so easy to plan a date for the photo shoot and helped us plan on wardrobe, props, and was very knowledgable about the best locations. The photo session went super smoothly with her instructing us step by step to get the best photos possible. We never felt awkward or unsure. Following the photo session Sandy was very professional and prompt at editing the pictures and getting us the final proofs within just a couple days. Sandy captured amazing moments and we could not be more happy with the results. We can not recommend her enough!!! We had so many friends and family members comment on how stunning our photos turned out and that is truly due to Sandy's positive, professional, artistic, and competent qualities.  Kirsten M 10.18.2017


This morning my fiancé and I had a sunrise session with Sandy for our engagement photos and we had the absolute best time. She was very fun to work with and let us be as playful and creative as we wanted to be.  We truly couldn't have asked for a better experience! Would highly recommend.  Anastasia T 4.7.2017


It's not every day that you get to tell someone they're "dumb" within 15 seconds of meeting them. Giving everyone the benefit of the doubt, it typically takes me up to a minute to figure it out. But Sandy elicited just such a comment from me, and too her credit, and to my surprise, and against the laws of photographic physics she actually wasn't dumb at all... You see, she called me potentially photogenic. She said, "You're likely photogenic" or something like that. Without missing a beat I accidentally called her dumb and without missing a beat my wife told me I am, in fact, the dummy. So goes the circle of life and relationships. I hate being photographed. I, like, hate it. My wife is unfairly committed to the belief I am inauthentic. Which is not necessarily BS. I would give examples (because they're funny?) but the people I know who might read this would know that I truly inauthentic, which would verify my wife's point, an endeavor for which I'm not inclined to provide aid. So the problem with a photographic session is that one must be pretending to be cool, pretty, smiley, stylish, well-coiffed, etc etc etc, for the entirety of the time of the snapping finger and while some folks may pull that off quite naturally, for me, it's just an hour lesson in inauthenticity. Which is where Sandy, finally, in the fifth paragraph shows up. She actually made me smile for reals with her very excellent personality. So I was able to be a little bit more of me. Which is good, in case not previously clear. I still hate everything about it but our pics turned out very well indeed and we may hang them around the ruins of our temple and remember how when we were young I didn't take great care of my body and have something to truly regret, which is to say my physique rather than the pics, which, again, were actually exceptional.  Dallas G 1.13.2017


We used for our engagement photos and could not have been more satisfied with the results. Sandy is extremely talented. We loved the photos! Not only that she made us feel at ease and suggested great poses and backdrops.  Victoria L 4.13.2017


Yesterday morning my wife and I had a sunrise session with Sandy for our honeymoon photos, which we took because of a mishap with our wedding photos. We had the best time. She was very fun to work with and let us be as playful and creative as we wanted to be. The location at the beach of the Grand Hyatt was stunning. We would highly recommend. Raul M 5.25.2017


We had such a blast at our photo session with Sandy! She was wonderful. My husband and I are here on our honeymoon, and couldn't think of a better way to capture the moment! We are so glad we did it :) Cara S 6.7.2017


We had a photo session with Sandy yesterday. We really wanted to remember our honeymoon in a special way and these photos could not be more perfect. Sandy was very personable and captured us well. She really helped us come out of our selves. Kristen E 6.22.2017


Sandy photographed my wife and I for our honeymoon at the Grand Hyatt. Our photos are absolutely beautiful! She did a fantastic job. My wife was very happy to have her as our photographer as she would make sure her hair and dress were placed to make for the best photographs. We couldn't have been happier with Sandy!  Phil H 6.30.2017


We just completed our photo shoot with Sandy and it was awesome. Sandy was so engaging, creative, and fun!! In addition to taking great pictures she also made a fantastic video that we will cherish forever! Thanks for making beautiful 20th wedding anniversary memories!  Vickie M 8.15.2017


We are absolutely in love with the photography that Sandy did for us for our honeymoon at The St. Regis Resort in Princeville, Kauai. Sandy was so sweet and even went over the allotted time to get as many sunset portraits as possible. Can't thank your team enough! Elsie N 5.9.2017


While staying at the St.Regis on our honeymoon, my husband and I did a photo session with Sandy! The weather looked like we wouldn't get a sunset with on and off again rain showers- but it didn't matter, the property is so gorgeous even with the rain showers, and it cleared and we had a pretty great sunset! Sandy was so great to work with and made the experience fun :) thank you Sandy for helping to capture a special trip on our honeymoon!!  Melissa K 7.13.2017


Sandy was awesome!! She was so fun and energetic and captured some great photos! Would definitely recommend as a must do on vacation!  Caroline C 9.21.2017


I took my wife to the St. Regis for a baby moon.  Sandy was professional , funny , and captured beautiful sunrise photos of me and my wife. She was one of the highlights of our trip. Thank you Sandy for setting up a lovely experience. It was an amazing , unexpected experience, during our stay.  We would highly recommend having a session done, for any occasion!  Tracy T 3.5.2017


My fiance and I had our engagement photos taken, and were thrilled with our experience. Sandy was super friendly and made us feel natural about taking the pictures. We had a ball and took pictures in several locations at sunset on the beach front property. The next day, we reviewed the results and I honestly teared up with happiness. I have gotten so many compliments from friends and family about how gorgeous the photos/video are. I would hands down recommend this group to take professional photos for your next event. Thanks again! - Jess J 1.19.2017


Sandy, was a blast to work with and really let us be ourselves in the photos (goofy)! We were elated when we saw the photos that she shot and could not wait to share them with our friends. To say we are happy with Sandy would be an understatement.  Jennifer P 5.21.2017


"Your photos are awesome, really amazing! You have a God given talent to bring out the beauty in people, places & things! Your passion for people is so evident in your photos. Keep up the wonderful work that you do! God blessings on you & your family! Thank you so much for the lovely memories you have given John & I on our 50th Wedding Anniversary our families will be forever grateful!”   Barbara M 


"My son gifted me a family photo session with Sandy as a Mother's Day present. The experience was amazing and seeing the finished photos literally made me cry. She was great with the whole family. We felt comfortable and knew that she truly wanted to create the best photos and memories. Consider a photo-shoot with her as a gift for people you love in your life, I loved it!”   Debbie R 7.29.2017


If you typically dread professional photos, you MUST let Sandy Swift photography shoot your next special occasion or family portraits! Sandy has photographed our engagement, wedding, maternity and newborn sessions and she never ceases to exceed expectations. She is fun, personable and her images will take your breath away! Her prices are competitive but the value get from Sandy Swift Photography is far above the others out there. You will not go wrong choosing Sandy to shoot your events! She is the best kept secret on Kauai and you better get your shoot booked before everyone else finds out how awesome she is!!! J Carter 8.14.201


"Sandy's warmth and ability to make you feel comfortable during a session sets her apart. Not only are her photos beautifully done but she puts you at ease throughout the process. I highly recommend her!”   Sarah Y 7.25.2017


We had a great time with Sandy. She's very knowledgeable about posing and help hiding some of our and securities. Plus she is a lot of fun. We got to lifetime memories that will put up on the walls. Chris M 9.14.2017


Sandy was amazing. She was very charismatic, made the photo shoot fun and captured amazing photos. CGuindon 3.25.2017


Sandy did an amazing job on our photoshoot. She is super sweet and relatable and made our photoshoot a relaxing and fun experience. I would highly recommend her services! Jessica G 9.5.2017 


Her warm personality put us at ease right away. Sandy was very clear and polite with her instructions for us and was sure to make it a fun experience. She took the time to get to know us so that the photos became a true reflection of us as a couple. She never put us in any poses that felt forced or over-the-top / cheesy. Instead, she captured a very happy and relaxed version of us.  I'm so happy to have photos with my fiance from Kauai trip, with us looking happy and relaxed during sunset on a beautiful beach with beautiful lighting. Friends and family can't stop complimenting how great and unique the photos are! Lauren N 6.6.2017


Sandy made the shoot exciting and so much fun. We would do it again in an instant.  If you want to have some fun and great memories put this on your list of things to do.  A real highlight. Allen G 12.25.2016


Thanks Sandy for taking the most gorgeous pictures of us! The scenery is so fantastic and the you did an amazing job of capturing it. We were beyond pleased with our pics. kvpb17 12.31.2016


We had an early morning sunrise photoshoot with Sandy and it was divine. She got really great shots of us with the sun rising in the background and the waves crashing behind us, capturing the memories in an incredible way! We definitely recommend doing the photoshoot!  It is worth it and a great souvenir of your stay! Finally some quality photos instead of just selfies :)  Zeldy G 1.25.2017


Sandy has photographed our wedding, engagement pictures and our family pictures. I hate getting my picture taken but Sandy made it a fun enjoyable experience. And the pictures turned out amazing! I would highly recommend her to all of my family and friends. Jake K 7.31.2017


We had a great experience. Sandy was amazing, personable, and very interactive. Sandy customized the session according to our specifications. Overall it was a very unique and enjoyable experience.  Jeff E 2.15.2017


Sandy was very sweet, accommodating and knowledgable!  Erica P 12.12.2016


Our family would like to express our utmost thanks and sincere gratitude to our photographer, Sandy, who shot our family photos on Monday, November 20th at 5:00pm at the St. Regis, Princeville on the island of Kaua’i, Hawai’i. Our session with Sandy could not have been more perfect. Sandy was warm and personable from the first moment we met her. She set a relaxed and positive tone for the session and called each of us by our first names without effort – quite a personal touch and not an easy thing to do when there are six in your party. Our teenage/preteen children took to her right away and you can see their individual personalities shine through in our photos which as parents we cherish greatly as this is why we take such family photos – to capture precious moments in time. In addition, my mom was with us and Sandy not only asked me about our photo preferences but took the right amount of all the shots we requested and incorporated in her own ideas and suggestions which were spot-on with the location, lighting, scenery, ambiance, etc. In all we could not be more pleased and the video she produced brought tears of joy not only to my eyes – but it has moved many others whom I have shared it with – who are not even members of our family. We were so very pleased with our session and our photos/video and this is solely attributed to the photographer, Sandy. You have a true gem in Sandy. I am sure you realize that the photographer’s personality and professionalism/love for their craft is key to their ability to capture and relate the story of their subject which in turn leads to client satisfaction and positive word of mouth referrals. We have several friends planning to vacation in Kaua’i soon and we will be referring them not only to your business but instructing them to request Sandy personally. In a word she is exceptional. Thank you for our beloved memories of an AMAZING time on the beautiful island of Kaua’i! We will always be grateful to her and will remember her fondly. Happy Holidays!  Rich and Traci S 12.2.2017


Sandy was an excellent photographer. We had a lot of fun with her and, amazingly, she got my nephews to take of their hoody, earphones, AND smile! There was over 180 photos taken! Many choices. Thank you so much!  Cindi G 12.27.2016


Sandy did awesome for our gigantic family pictures. To take care of twenty-something people including hyper children and toddlers is quite the feat. Props to the blue monkey toy which helped distract a little kiddo and get some cute pictures. Sandy was really fun and good with the children, and got some awesome pictures, through rain, sun, and sand. 'Twas a Pacific Dream to have such spectacular photography in Kauai. Mahalo, Charles S 12.29.2016


We had a great experience taking our family pictures with Sandy. She did a great job capturing natural moments of our two children. We used the photo session to take family photos and to announce we are expecting our third child. Sandy did an awesome job by capturing everything we would dream of in these photos. We couldn't ask for more. We would highly recommend and will use again!  Michael D 4.9.2017 


Day 7 and we couldn't have had a more special Morning. Sandy was so comfortable to be with. She spent time getting to know our daughter and made her feel so special. We will always enjoy our photos and never forget the time we had taking them.  Christen M 4.20.2017


Sandy was great! Had a great eye for great backdrops and poses. We loved all the photos and the video!  Thank you!!  Veronica B 8.1.2017


Sandy was amazing! I have 2 young kids and she was so good with them and she was able to get them to respond to her, smile and pose for her. Definitely recommend to use her.  Sheryl T 8.11.2017


Staying at the Grand Hyatt and decided to get a family photo session done to commemorate this special vacation. Sandy was amazing!!! Easy going, creative & helpful! She had great locations already in mind. Was able to create & catch the little moments that always seem to escape us. I have a daughter and she worked with her and made her feel like a supermodel. She inspired us to relax and be ourselves so those special moments would happen naturally and beautifully. I can not sing enough praises for Sandy. Thank you so much for all the wonderful moments we will now be able to treasure always, Mahalo.  Anne M 8.15.2017


Did an awesome job capturing our family photos! We had an appointment at 5 and even though we were running a little late, Sandy was kind enough to be flexible! Sandy was very patient and took many photos in different settings. She was able to capture candid moments as well as traditional pictures. It even started raining during the photo shoot but she was creative and made it work given the weather. I really liked how she even gave us opportunities for different combination photos such as husband/wife, father/son, mother/daughter, etc. in addition to our full family. Overall we were very pleased with the experience! Thankful that Sandy was patient enough to deal with us and take so many pictures :) Probably one of the best photo shoots we've ever had, and the pics turned out amazing!  Monica G 2.1.2017


Amazing job done by Sandy! It was a great experience taking the photos on the beach at the St Regis, so pretty. It was also a great experience to work with her! The pictures could not have been more beautiful! My son was not feeling well and she was able to get a smile from him! kudos to her! We had to work around a wedding and it was still easy.  Howard H 1.21.2017


Had a great photo shoot with Sandy. My family had no desire for these pictures but sandy made us laugh and enjoy the process- the pictures came out beautiful. High marks all around.  Lisa L 2.28.2017 


I am so happy we did our family photos while staying at the resort. Sandy was amazing and I was so worried about the wind but she took some amazing photos and I loved them all. The session was very relaxed and Sandy was great to work with!  Jessica T 8.13.2017


We wanted to take a moment and compliment for a wonderful sunrise photo session! Our family had the opportunity to shoot with Sandy and she was so professional at guiding us to different shots while considering the angles of how each of us were standing in relation to the lighting, beautiful scenery and flattering lines. The early shoot time allowed for pretty lighting without having to squint your eyes.  We definitely felt the spirit and kindness of Aloha while we captured fun family memories, both candid shots and composed shots. A great experience-highly recommend!  Darcy M 4.8.2017


Absolutely wonderful from start to finish! ...beautiful session at the beautiful Hyatt in Poipu, Kauai at sunset, the amazing Sandy who made us feel so relaxed as she took family photos of the four of us on the beach to the perfect selection of images to choose from that exceeded our expectations! We loved the whole experience and now have a wonderful memory of our special vacation in Kauai...thank you!! Alyssa W 9.8.2017


We had our family pictures (4 adults and 3 children) done by Sandy at the beautiful Grand Hyatt in Koloa. She did an amazing job, we couldn't have been happier. Unlike in a studio, Sandy took her time. She was professional, funny and creative in capturing our family on the beach. We would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to capture a gorgeous family picture while on this beautiful island.  Priscilla T 1.28.2017


My family and I did a photo shoot during recent vacation at the St Regis - Sandy was GREAT with the kids (ages 1 and 4.5) and managed to get some great pics of us all together. We took many candid pics on iPhone throughout the trip, but none compared with these great shots of us all together. Thanks so much!  Phillip R 4.10.2017


Sandy was so lovely to work with! She handled my grumpy preschooler so well!  Great experience.  Carrie H 1.6.2017


I scheduled a session for early morning sunrise photography and had a really pleasant experience. Sandy was very professional and more importantly, very patient with our two year old. She took her time and found great locations for the family photography.  Preet K 1.13.2017


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