Abby Sands Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Photography
Ms. Sands has excelled as the owner of AbbyPhoto since 1995, her own photography firm
Abby Sands has been inducted into Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Building an expansive and exciting portfolio over the past 30 years, Ms. Sands, an incredibly talented photographer, has been behind the lens of her camera since she was a young girl. This passion followed Abby through college where, preparing for her career, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts with a concentration in Photography at Roanoke College in 1992.
After college, Abby worked in the creative department of an international ad agency in Chicago. However, after several years in the corporate world, she realized that she would much prefer to become an entrepreneur. This decision gave her more flexibility, which was very important as a single mother of three children. Ms. Sands’ future plans include more international travel gaining inspiration as well as participating in additional art shows and expanding her industry network.
Forming her own business, Abby Miller Photography, in 1995, she then formed an LLC in 2006 (after Hurricane Katrina flooded her home). Now, as owner and photographer of AbbyPhoto, Abby’s extensive experience allows her to create a vast variety of photographs from fine art to headshots, family portraits and wedding ceremonies as well as story-worthy scenes she’s stumbled upon during her many years of travel throughout Europe, the U.S. and the Caribbean.
Based in Mandeville, Louisiana and serving the Greater New Orleans area and beyond, Abby works diligently with clients to provide quality work while ensuring their comfort throughout the entire shooting process. In addition to working on National and International campaigns, Abby also offers her clients custom packages that are budget-friendly, including large and small prints, coffee table books, gallery-style canvases, hand embellishing and many more possibilities to create one-of-a-kind pieces of art. For further information about Abby and her business, please visit https://abbyphoto.com.
When Abby is not working directly with her clients, she can be found handling the operations side of her business which she runs entirely on her own. Providing consults and pricing packages, overseeing pre- and post-production, Abby also retouches and restores old photos . . . all in a day’s work!
Attributing her success to her drive to succeed, Ms. Sands also focuses her efforts on continually growing and evolving by taking chances and trying new techniques with her camera, subject matter, lighting, composition and more. Abby’s eyes are always open, as is her mind.
To play her part in the community, Ms. Sands has volunteered her time with the Old Mandeville Historic Society and the Old Mandeville Business Association (where she served as president for several years). She also serves as a founding board member on behalf of the Mandeville Artists Guild and is a member of the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce.
Recognized for her contributions, Abby received a Key to the City of Mandeville and has been named Best Photographer in St. Tammany Parish multiple times over the years by various magazines, organizations and radio listeners.