• About Alessandra Sawick •
“Every once in a while a dog enters your life and changes everything.”
In 1999 I came to the United States from Brazil in search of the American Dream. Although I didn’t know it at the time, this journey would awaken in me a passion for both photography and pets- inspired in no small part by my own beloved dogs Shanti and Gaia. Yes, like so many others, my dogs are my children and I couldn’t love being a dog mom more.
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!
• Meet my Team •
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”. 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. My little dog model!
This is Gaia…she looks like a toy, but she is real. Gaia & Shanti are actually real siblings, however they have totally different personalities! Gaia is daring, energetic, playful, extremely sociable, and totally unpredictable. She teaches me to let things go and enjoy the present moment. Her name was inspired by Greek mythology and it means “Mother Earth”. I guess her name also matches her personality, because Mother Earth is also very unpredictable, right? That is why we must enjoy the present moment!