Andy Sandy Photo & Video & Makeup Home For Brides is a versatile wedding photography company located in San Jose, California. The owner, Andy, is an experienced photographer and cinematographer, and his wife Sandy is a professional makeup artist. The WeddingWire Couple's Choice award-winning couple work together with a team to provide a variety of wedding day services, including contemporary photography, cinematography and makeup.
Andy Sandy Photo & Video & Makeup Home For Brides is a one-stop shop for wedding event services, including the following photography services:
Andy Sandy Photo & Video & Makeup Home For Brides provides the following wedding videography services:
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Sherry Yee · Married on 09/21/2018
The Most Hard-Working Photographer
My husband and I hired Andy to do both photo and video for our Chinese bridal party, wedding ceremony at San Francisco City Hall plus 2 outdoor SF locations, and Chinese dinner banquet at Koi Palace in Daly City. This consisted of 3 different days of shooting. Before the event days, we communicated through email and he was always very quick to respond to my questions and provide me with the information I requested for. He provided a clear contract with all details listed out so it was a very stress-free process.
On the bridal party day, he was very punctual and arrived at my mother-in-law’s home earlier than the planned meeting time. My husband and I met him for the first time that day and we immediately had a great first impression. He was very friendly and easy to work with. All of my family members complimented how hard working he was as he went around the house photographing every single detail. The house had lots of decorations and bridal food set up by my two mothers and he made sure to capture literally every inch. He was very respectful to all of my family when instructing everyone how to pose or organize in different areas of the home. He also can speak Vietnamese so it helped with the communication between him and my parents since they aren’t very fluent in English. I have a large family so there were many rotations of different groups for photos but he made it fun for everyone by offering suggestions for fun and candid poses. It made everyone feel more relaxed and less stiff. He really made us feel like we got all the shots we could possibly get. When it was time for him to leave, some of my family members requested for him to do some portrait photos of themselves and he was more than willing to take them. Everybody was happy and the event went smoothly.
A week later, we got married at San Francisco City Hall. Andy and his partner arrived earlier than planned and got all of their equipment set up and ready so we would have all the entrances of us and our family captured before the ceremony. He had done numerous wedding shoots at SF City Hall in the past so he was able to be like a tour guide for us during the entire event. Before the signing, he took portrait photos of us and our intimate family. Then he led us to the clerk office and told us everything to be expected. He captured our signing and the entire ceremony at the rotunda. He always made sure to get the best angles without people in the background and politely asked others to please move aside so we could get a great shot. We really appreciated this. Our ceremony was on a Friday, which is the busiest day at City Hall for marriages, so there were so tons of people everywhere. But Andy tried so hard for us and always found the open spots for our chance.
After taking every possible shot at City Hall, we headed out for an outdoor shoot at two locations of our choice in SF. First we went to Fort Point and took photos inside and around the Fort building. It was a very cold and windy day so Andy did his best to work fast and allow us time to warm up in between different shots. He was very considerate and always checked with us to make sure we were okay and could continue in the cold. We were able to walk to many different spots in the Fort for a nice variety of photos. Then we took some photos outside the Fort with the view of the Golden Gate Bridge in the background as well as some candid shots in the street. He always gave us fun suggestions which helped us get some amazing shots here. The next outdoor location we visited was Palace of Fine Arts. He also had past experience here so he knew great places for us to sit or pose at. He knew we were getting tired from the long day and it was still really cold outside so he did his best to shoot fast so we could get through the entire area quickly. He and his partner must’ve been really cold too but they never complained and were always enthusiastic to take more photos. By the time we were finished with all the photos, it was way past the promised shooting time frame, but Andy said to not worry about it and didn’t charge us extra. We were so so grateful.
The following day was our dinner banquet at Koi Palace. Once again, Andy and his partner arrived earlier than the expected meeting time and got to work photographing all the details possible inside the restaurant. The inside of the restaurant was a bit tight since we had the max amount of tables allowed in the space but they did a great job maneuvering around and setting up equipment in areas that were out of the way for walking. When people started to arrive and sign in, he made sure to capture candid moments as well as take the posed photos with every single group. All of our events including our introductions, speeches, cake cutting, and table toasting were all caught on photo and video. He was so friendly to all of our guests and made everyone feel comfortable to take photos. The whole event went smoothly and we got everything we wanted captured.
All of our photos turned out amazing and we got so many compliments from friends and family. They will be treasured for years to come. Before meeting him we were camera shy people and didn’t know how to pose for anything. After working with him, we now feel like naturals standing in front of a camera. He always knew how to make us feel relaxed and comfortable. It really boosted our confidence and helped us get amazing photos that we never knew were possible. He is truly a hard worker who is passionate about his job. We could not have asked for a better photographer and were so lucky to have found him. We highly recommend Andy and his team to anyone for their special day.
Laura Lozano · Married on 09/08/2018
I am so happy we chose Andy to be our photographer! Andy is creative, hardworking and keeps you updated throughout the processes and the days leading up to the wedding when you're most stressed out. I absolutely love my wedding pictures. The whole wedding process is so stressful and having to make so many decisions, but Andy was the best choice for us. He made everything so smooth and easy throughout the process. It was nice having someone who is confident and knows what they are doing. Andy's prices is very reasonable for the quality. Thanks Andy, our photos are beautiful!
Hershey · Married on 08/18/2018
Andy was very professional and did a fantastic job on our engagement photos. Anyone can buy an expensive camera and take pictures. Andy separated himself by incorporating the environment, furniture, and lighting to make memorable photographs. He would not settle with just taking a picture, he constantly rearranged furniture, changed lenses, adjusted our postures, and repositioned himself until he found the perfect shot. I would recommend Andy to anyone. He is well worth the price.