Sandra Balzola – Portrait Photographer

Sandra began her journey into the world of photography at the age of 15 in high school.  As a student of photography, she spent much of her time exploring street, still life and abstract photography.  Beginning with a rental film SLR camera, she spent most of her time learning and perfecting composition, exposure and lighting.  Sandra continued to use film cameras and develop film in a darkroom until moving into digital photography in 2012.

After moving to New York City in 2001, while working in the corporate world Sandra began providing photography services through word of mouth referrals.  After several years of providing portrait photography to a wide variety of clients, Sandra decided to specialize in Maternity, Lifestyle, Boudoir, Fashion and Glamour photography.

While contemplating what to name her new endeavor, she had recently dyed her hair “Shanghai Red”.  Looking in the mirror, she had an epiphany.  Inspired by her red hair, fiery personality and the pursuit of uniqueness, Red Sand Studios was born in 2014.  While living in New York City, Sandra perfected her unique style of portraiture for actors and models seeking a dynamic approach to artistic portrait photography.

Sandra donates her time and photography to charitable events and causes, including “The Carrying on Project”, which donates carriers to US military families.

Besides photography, Sandra is a proud and loving mother to a 15 year old son, and an adopted, loving, air licking, little pug, named Benny.  Sandra also enjoys the culinary world, and creates unique, healthy and tasty meals.  Sandra is also the studio manager and associate photographer for Couture Bridal Studios, one of the top rated wedding photography studios in Florida.  When Sandra isn’t active in photography, she is a voracious reader, audiophile or is snuggled up with Benny, as he relentlessly licks air!

Maternity Photography

Your pregnancy, These are your very first moments in the experience of entering motherhood, and these are most priceless times you’ll cherish forever.  A maternity portrait session is the perfect way to capture your gorgeous glow and the intense emotions you are feeling as timeless art.  Let’s capture this memorable and special time in your life and create heirloom images you’ll share and reflect on for the rest of your life. 

Visit our maternity photography page for information on creating the best maternity photography session ever!


I offer modern, timeless, fashion-forward boudoir, swim and glamour photography. Boudoir is more than just taking sexy pictures, its about creating beautiful photography that eludes to primal sensual emotions and beauty. Most importantly, boudoir photography is about investing in yourself and taking time to doing something that makes you feel good. Boudoir photography will impact how you not only about how you look, but who you are and why you deserve to be celebrated as a woman.

My goal during your boudoir photography session is to illuminate just how truly a beautiful and unique woman you are with carefully posed and captured photos, that would be right at home in the pages of your favorite fashion, beauty & lifestyle magazines.

Since 2012, I have photographed beautiful women of all ages, shapes and sizes, and am honored to share this incredibly exciting, liberating and extraordinary experience that has a positive impact in the lives and persona of many women. Most of my clients aren’t experienced models, they come from all walks of life. The majority of my clients are everyday women you work with, spend time with and interact with every day. They are stay at home moms, teachers, lawyers, busy professionals, doctors, full-time students, nurses, and executives. What these amazing women all have in common, is a desire for a little more “me” time. There is no better “me” time than a boudoir photography session with me.

I offer luxury boudoir, swimsuit and glamour photography sessions for women who want to experience feeling as sexy and look as amazing as their favorite celebrities, actresses, singers and models. I believe every woman should experience my boudoir photography sessions.

What woman doesn’t relish in being pampered, feeling sexy and beautiful, while doing something exhilarating that makes them feel special and fabulous? 

Learn more about preparing for your boudoir photography session by clicking here!

Fashion & Glamour

Miami Florida is known for it’s unique fashion and glamour. Men and women seeking fashion and glamour photography for personal or professional needs choose Red Sand Studios for the most creative and professional fashion and glamour photography. Whether you are seeking fashion photography for a clothing line, online sales or professional modeling portfolio, Sandra Balzola at Red Sand Studios can get the shot to get you or your product noticed!

For those that want a glamour photography session, many options are available. From stylish to a planned themed glamour photography session Red Sand Studios will work with you to make your vision a fun, exciting and rewarding experience with spectacular images that capture the essence, mood and look you are going for.

Red Sand Studios is the preferred Miami Fashion and Glamour photography studio offering the most flexibility, value and creativity. Red Sand Studios offering the most personalized fashion and glamour portraiture photography throughout South Florida.

Learn more about Fashion and Glamour photography by clicking here!

Engagement Photography

South Florida especially Miami is the epicenter of love and romance in Florida. Couples throughout South Florida and around the world choose Miami and surround south Florida to propose to their loved one for marriage.  Whether you’ve already proposed or are planning on proposing, Red Sand Studios will provide you with the most precious memories with a fun and creative engagement photography session. Engagement photography sessions can be scheduled to take place along south Florida’s beautiful coast line, city and county parks, or historic museums and gardens found throughout Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and the Florida Keys.

Red Sand Studios offers the best engagement photography experience to couples throughout Florida that are fun, exciting and personalized to your personal taste and vision. Couples throughout South Florida choose Red Sand Studios as the most trusted engagement photography in Miami and south Florida for romantic heartwarming engagement photos that will set the tone for the ultimate future wedding day.

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