• About Alessandra Sawick •
NJ Pet Photographer
Since discovering this path I’ve undergone training in canine behavior & body language as well as completing courses in intuitive communication with animals. I like to say say I speak four languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, and Dog!
Additionally, I am a dedicated photographer with a clean, modern, and timeless style focused on capturing your pet’s personality and striving to preserve its legacy. I feel that by photographing with my soul I can hopefully capture the spirit of your companion.
In my own life, most days you can find me at home working and spending time with my husband of 15 years and our four-legged children. We are absolutely a family of homebodies!
I am a positive thinker who loves to motivate and inspire others. I’m a running enthusiast, adept at daily meditation, and a practitioner of Reiki & holistic healing.
One of the things I love most in life is sweets and I would skip dinner in a heartbeat for the chance at the last course! “Life is short, eat dessert first” is a philosophy I love to live by!
“Every once in a while a dog enters your life and changes everything.” – Unknown
• Meet my Team •
Top Model & Inspirational Muse
This is Shanti, my heart dog, my soul dog. She is the inspiration behind and the reason I started Alessandra Sawick Photography.
Her name was chosen with much thought. Shanti is a Sanskrit word that means “Inner Peace”. That is exactly what she brought to me when she entered my life about 4 years ago. She is the sweetest dog and the best friend anyone could ever ask for!
Shanti loves getting dressed up and posing for photos. She thinks it’s game, it’s like playtime for her. She sees me getting my DSLR and right way she sits down. If I am taking a picture of something/someone else other than her, she will whine and complain. My little dog model! The perfect dog model!
Marketing Officer aka #bossypants
This is Gaia…my second fur baby as I couldn’t resist the Maltipoo charm. Gaia & Shanti are actually real siblings, however, they have totally different personalities! Gaia is daring, a tough dog (at times), totally independent and unpredictable. We joke she is a cat in a dog’s body!
Her name was inspired by Greek mythology and it means “Mother Earth”. I guess her name also matches her personality because Mother Earth can be very unpredictable, right?
Gaia is so playful and she brings so much fun & joy into my life. She teaches me every day to slow down, take breaks and enjoy life outside work. She is so friendly and always want to say hello to everyone she meets. A perfect marketer. My social butterfly!
Are you a dog mom too?