Sandra El-Ayoubi

“My Story”

I believe art and vision are embedded in someone’s heart and soul.

Becoming a “photographer” was a given for me from when I was a little girl. I was the one carrying around the little disposable camera and making sure I capture all the interesting moments that happened in my life.

When going through High School, (being from an ethnic background) the arts isn’t looked at as something that will have a lasting career in or bring in the supposed dough that a “doctor” would! So like an obedient daughter I choose 3 unit Modern History and crushed the dreams of becoming a photographer when I was 16 years old.

I then went on to be a high school teacher for the next 9 years, teaching social science and worked hard to be the best teacher I could be, even though my heart was never in it. I loved working with children but despised all the other extra work that came with the job title. So it wasn’t until I became a mother in 2006 and then again in 2009 that the love and passion began to grow and started to capture and document my children’s daily lives.

I then realized that this is my calling and took a huge risk in my life and quit my permanent Full-Time government position and pursue the passion that I knew would succeed! I have never looked back and I have worked my utmost best to not only be a photographer but to be the best in my genre/style of photography. Working with newborns requires a lot of patience, persistence, and courage, qualities I believe that have helped me in my previous life experiences as a teacher and as a mother which is my biggest advantage.

I have won several State awards, and have had my work featured on several online platforms and magazines with many videos becoming viral in the virtual world and also showcasing my skills to other potential newborn photographers while conducting Newborn posing workshops domestically and internationally. I am extremely proud of what I have built for myself and have worked so hard to gain a fantastic reputation on a local and global scale. Reach for the Stars