About us

Being in front of the camera can be uncomfortable and scary. Even if you feel confident at your job or on the soccer field, having to pose for photos can make you feel self-conscious. I have guided students, families, and professionals through thousands of photos and I will coach you every step of the way. Working together will be collaborative and comfortable. First, we will meet to walk through the process and answer any questions. On the day of your shoot, I will have everything ready and we will go step-by-step. Within a week, I will send you a link to your photos for downloading and print ordering. My photos have been described as "vibrant" and "full of life."

"I would rather have a root canal," a recent headshot client told me when we met. A few minutes later, she told me she felt relaxed and that the session was even fun! Later she sent me this note:

"Thank you so kindly!  I appreciate your encouragement and your help in posing me and getting a nice pic!" 

So that's how it goes. It is normal to be apprehensive and nervous about putting yourself out there, but it will be better than you think, and I absolutely guarantee you will love your pictures and be proud of the you that you share with the world. 
Want to learn more? Ready to get started?
Contact me at [email protected].

What’s with the name?

Sandy Sandwich Productions encompasses both my photography and videography businesses. The silly name came from a beautiful summer day when my son Leo was just a toddler. He was running around a Duxbury, Mass. beach with a fluffernutter sandwich that had become more sand than sandwich. Undeterred, he sat down in his little purple beach chair and happily munched away while watching the waves. As I snapped a few pictures, I realized that I should be so content and present as he was, and at that moment I decided to commit to my lifelong passion. Yes, I am called “Sandy” at least three times a week, and to my theater friends I am “Mr. Sandwich.” I am good with that.

While this starts and ends with you, I understand if you want to know a little more about me. First and foremost, I am a storyteller. I began by drawing stories as a boy, devoted myself to creative writing in high school and college, and pursued a career in publishing. My camera was always with me, documenting events both significant and mundane, capturing moments that found their way into my stories. 

I picked up video when my first child Lily was born, and quickly fell in love with how the combination of sound and image added richness to a story. I focus on photography and videography equally now and plan to continue to have my feet firmly planted in both mediums in the future.

My journey thus far has been surprising, challenging, and far more rewarding than I ever thought or dreamed would be possible. I am inspired by the wonderful people I meet and am privileged to work with, and I am driven to share your unique story with the world.

I am a certified Nikon Professional and a member of the Professional Photographers of America. Partial list of recent clients here.

Contact me to talk about YOUR story!

Thank you for visiting. 
~ John