Sandra is passionate about family and photography! She is an award-winning photographic portrait artist who specializes in creating beautiful portraits for your home featuring your family. She believes there is no better way to decorate your home than with images of the people you love.

Creating portraits that bring you joy and make you smile is Sandra’s way of expressing her gratitude for the many blessings she enjoys. Her husband, Mansour, is her business partner and creative soul mate. Her daughter, Danielle, is her personal inspiration, and her precious pup, Lucky... well, he just adds a little spice to her life!

Sandra was named Maryland’s Portrait Photographer of the Year for four consecutive years. She received the coveted Master of Photography Degree in 2005. She has also been awarded the prestigious Kodak Gallery Award, which recognizes excellence in photography. Her images have received national attention and one of her most notable images entitled, “Butterfly Soiree” has been exhibited in the Epcot Exhibition in Walt Disney World.

Sandra’s personality is upbeat and engaging. She is excited about her work and her enthusiasm is contagious. She has been creating stunning portraits of women, children, and families for over twenty- five years. Her careful blend of psychology, art, and photographic techniques give her portraits a very special style that is appreciated and admired by people everywhere. One thing’s for sure - when you have a portrait created by Sandra Paetow, you won’t be disappointed! Her reputation is widespread and her clients include local and national celebrities. Sandra’s captivating portraits are proudly displayed in some of the finest homes in the country. Shouldn’t yours be one of them?


Sandra Paetow Photography is a family owned and operated business. While Sandra concentrates on the photography, her husband, Mansour Saman, oversees each customized framing order. They work together to insure your portrait experience is perfect from beginning to end.

Sandra Paetow Photography donates its time, talent and services to many charitable associations. So far, our contributions have helped support more than fifty deserving organizations. We believe strongly in giving back to the community and look forward to working with many more organizations in the future. Our number one goal is to create extraordinary portraits that speak to your heart. We are committed to providing every client with an unforgettable photographic experience unsurpassed by any other portrait artist.


We don’t just take pretty pictures. We create one of a kind works of art. If you’re interested in having a professional portrait created by Sandra, the first thing to do is to call our studio at 410-561-5066 or email us at spaetow@comcast.net. We will arrange a convenient time to get together to chat. This informal portrait planning session is complimentary and lasts about thirty minutes. It is a very integral part of the process and helps us to create meaningful, customized portraits that are designed uniquely for you. During this time, you’ll meet Sandra and discuss important details such as wardrobe choices, portrait location and investment. We all know that time flies and life goes by - that’s why it so important to have your family heirloom portraits created now. We’ll take the stress out of every step so you can sit back, relax and enjoy watching Sandra create your own personal masterpiece!