Hi I'm Sandy!

Have you ever felt lost about where you are and what you should do?

Welcome to my world!

As Founder of Brio Five, LLC, a leading brand photography studio focused on personal branding and self-empowerment, I'm also a Confidence Catalyst and Philanthropist. I love to guide people on discovering their power, owning their confidence, and making a difference in how they show up for and impact the world.

Sounds fancy, I know, but it took a long time to get here and tell this story...

18 years ago I began my career as a graphic designer building websites and creating logos. From there I built a few online retail businesses where I sold my own designs and fine art photos and illustrations featuring dogs and emojis.

I traveled the world, learned five languages, competed in beauty pageants, won a scholarship to study abroad, volunteered at retirement facilities and food coalitions, and spoke on panels. I even took people into my home to help get them back on their feet.

I worked for over 20 years as a commercial model for companies such as: Apple, United Airlines, Sony, T-Mobile, Hyatt, GAP, Tempur-Pedic, Logitech, Adobe, and Hewlett Packard, Saturn, and Sotheby's International.

As a Personal Brand Photographer, this experience gave me an advantage on how to properly pose and style my clients in their branding portrait sessions to make them look their absolute best.

After everything I've done, I still felt alone, afraid, unworthy and confused about what my purpose in life was. I finally hit a wall, I couldn't feel this way anymore so I transformed my outlook, changed my behaviors, habits, upped my confidence game and built my self-worth from  the ground up.

Now I have a clear calling and it is powerful! Join me today.

 

 

Confidence 

[kon-fi-duh ns]

belief in oneself and one's powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance.

 

 

 

 

 

Catalyst 

[kat-l-ist]

a person or thing that precipitates an event or change:

 
GIVING BACK

My passion is showing women their true power, beauty, and radiance. I give back by donating photo sessions to help women feel confident about themselves and get back on their feet.

I work with Dress For Success, a non-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence, by photographing and coaching their clients so they can get jobs.

As an author, I published my first children’s book 'I Am Who I Am' in 2016, it inspires young people to accept and love themselves. Download it for FREE.

My second children's book 'Brunch at Tiffany's' will be released in 2018. This book has been created to educate youth on etiquette, hospitality, and the importance of maintaining friendships with a wide variety of people.

I spend my free time as a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters LA, one of the best programs I've ever been a part of.

Yorkies, pizza and tea are my thing, and now I'm here to help anyone ready and willing to own their confidence and change the world!

 

 

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