About this Vendor

Real Love + Real Photos = Real Memories

Your love isn’t staged, posed or scripted why should your photos be? It's all about The Real! The Real love, Real fun, Real laughter, and the really awesome moments of your wedding day. Let's capture those moments so you can relive them every day. No posed, staged or scripted. Just you, me and my camera :)

Details

Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Documentary, Lifestyle

Photo Shoot Types

Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress

Starting Price Range

$3,000-$4,999

Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing

Awards
Bowhof
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Contact Info

Long Island and any tropical locations:) (631) 897-4470
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I LOVE SANDI !

Reviewed on 8/04/2014 Vanessa N

I loved Sandi even before she photographed my wedding for the small simple things she did. After we hired her, she sent my fiancé & me cupcakes from Magnolias Bakery as a thank you! How sweet is that?!? Also a few months before the wedding she sent me a hanger that said "Bride"... Read More for my wedding dress. It's those small thoughtful things that made me really impressed with how she ran her business. None of my other vendors did anything extra the way Sandi did. It really put a smile on my face! OK fast forward to the wedding day. I got married at Raphael's Vineyard in Peconic NY. Sandi was already at the venue when I arrived! She was very prompt and even texted me the day before the wedding to check in and say hello. It was herself and her assistant – Quinn (I’m pretty sure that’s her name but I have a bad memory!) They were so sweet and excited to be there. I was a bundle of nerves and they helped calm me down. Sandi kept saying sit down and relax! LoL! They had set up a special “reveal” with my husband because we were doing photos before the ceremony and it was set up perfectly. Kevin (my now husband) was out in the vineyard and I came up behind him. Sandi took shots from behind and Quinn took shots from the front so they were able to get all angles. They were very creative with the shots they wanted to do. Sandi & her team made my day effortless. They took their time and thought out which spot would be good for the best photo. I felt really comfortable around them. Their cheerful & positive personalities made the whole photo experience fun too. Within a few days of my wedding, Sandi had already sent me a “sneak peak” of the photo’s to come. Now it has been 3 weeks since my wedding and Sandi already sent me a link to view all my photos. It was so fast! I really didn’t think it would be so quick! They came out AMAZING!!!!!! Please do yourself a favor and hire Sandi Rufo for your wedding. You will not be disappointed! I guarantee it!!


Sandi = Absolutely Amazing!

Reviewed on 9/11/2013 Gary C

Sandi (and an assistant) shot our wedding July 27th, 2013 and simply put did an unbelievable job. There are so many great things I can say about her skill, her kindness, her ease of working with, I could go on for awhile. To start it off she was so sweet to my bride when they... Read More first met, she explained her style, showed us prints of past weddings, explained her cost, etc. Sandi basically just put my wife's mind at ease that we we're making the right choice and instantly took away all of the stress in choosing a photographer. She broke the cost down into three separate payments leading up to the wedding, which made everything a lot easier and affordable and set the last payment up after we received the digital prints. She even sent us a wedding present a couple weeks prior to the wedding, how amazingly sweet. She was more like an awesome aunt than our photographer at some points. Now for the bread and butter; The day of the wedding Sandi had all the information she needed ahead of time, met my wife at the hair salon, followed her to her house, beat her to the church to get photos of my groomsmen and I, found amazing places and ideas for taking all of the photos and was a "photography ninja" getting so many great shots, without even being seen. My wife doesn't like "posing" for pics and feels weird when the cameras on her yet, we have so many great shots when she didn't even know Sandi was focused on her. Sandi also didn't have to interrupt either of us with any questions throughout the day, she knew everything she needed to know about what we wanted and what she needed to do well before the wedding day. Everything was such a breeze. Also, we all know how long it takes to receive your photos after the wedding, or at least we thought we did. Sandi had our photos to us before we got home from our honeymoon. She had them to us before we were even ready to view them, no joke. Sandi's screen prints are great, her books are stunning and her photo thank you cards are amazing! She's worth every cent and then some.When you meet with her, look up on her wall you'll see some of Sandi's beautiful work with my beautiful wife and I sitting on the beach under a pink/orange umbrella. Thank you Sandi!!!!

2013-09-12T09:31:56 Response from the vendor

Awwww, You guys are so darn cute! Thank you for making my job so easy and the wonderful review. I can't thank you enough! -Sandi :)


Reviewed on 10/06/2016 Shannon H

I cannot say enough about Sandi! We had a difficult time finding a photographer that we liked. We wanted someone who not only took beautiful portrait photos, but someone that we knew we would get along with all day long, would work with our large bridal party and our blended... Read More families, and would make sure to capture lots of candid photos throughout the entire day and night. Looking at Sandi's work, we knew her style matched what we were looking for and once we met with her, we knew she was perfect. She designed a package to fit our needs and we did our engagement shoot with her after booking her for our wedding. Working with Sandi was so easy and we absolutely loved our engagement photos. She even handled our Save the Dates, which everyone absolutely loved! The day of our wedding, Sandi came to my Dad's house where I got ready, and she had another photographer (Quinn) go to where the groom was. Both Sandi and Quinn were great all day and were so easy to work with. Sandi gave great direction to everyone and Quinn captured a lot of candid photos just like we had asked for. They worked quickly to get all bridal party and family pictures done so that we could eat something before our reception began! We had our sneak peek of our wedding photos only 4 days after our wedding was over, which was amazing! We instantly shared them from our honeymoon in Africa with our family and friends. What we have seen so far has been nothing but spectacular and we are so happy that we found Sandi to capture so many great moments from our extraordinary wedding day!

2016-10-06T17:14:12 Response from the vendor

Thank you, thank you!! Your kind words mean so much to me :)


Reviewed on 8/15/2016 Kerry C

After interviewing 3 photographers, we spent 2 minutes with Sandi and knew she was exactly what we were looking for. Her style is unique in that she captures those "in the moment" shots, and the thank you cards and photo albums are unlike any other photographer we interviewed.... Read More After we booked with Sandi she sent us a welcome package with a Bride hanger. Later on we received another package from Sandi that included a bride bag for me to transport items the day of my wedding. Sandi went above and beyond to make us feel special and truly cares about her clients. From the very beginning we knew we made the right decision. Our wedding was at the Estate @ East Wind and we wanted some beach shots after the reveal. We hopped in Sandi's car and she drove us down to the Wading River beach where we got some amazing photos. Then it was time for the bridal party photos and Sandi and her assistant, Quinn, did an incredible job at handling our 20 person bridal party. We would highly recommend hiring Sandi, once you meet with her and see her work you'll understand why! Thanks again, Sandi!!!

2016-08-15T15:47:56 Response from the vendor

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I'm seriously blushing! You and your very large bridal party were awesome and very cooperative. I'm so glad that I was able to capture your day exactly the way you wanted it to be. :)


Reviewed on 8/07/2016 Amanda C

I honestly could not have asked for a better photographer. Before I initially chose, I was having a hard time because a few people had similar prices and deals. The day I met Sandi I knew right away. She was so welcoming, light-hearted, and funny. You knew she loved her job and... Read More had fun with everyone. For our engagement photo shoot, my husband and I were very nervous. We're not big picture takers and had no idea how to pose! Sandi was awesome. She made us both feel very comfortable and as ease. Our engagement photos were beautiful and I could not wait for everyone to meet her the day of the wedding. It seemed like we knew her forever meanwhile we just met her. On the day of the wedding, her and Quinn showed up early and we're ready for business. They helped push everything along and helped the day go smoothly. We didn't want to be bothered throughout the night to stop and take pictures. We are a big dancing/partying family. Several photographers told us in advance they would stop us at certain points and go to other rooms. Definitely not what we wanted. We told Sandi we didn't want to miss our cocktail hour and we didn't want to see each other before the church. We had a massive wedding party. 29 people including the bride and groom!! She got every single photo done before cocktail hour and they are absolutely amazing. She finished editing the pictures so fast and we couldn't believe how great they came out. She truly is very talented and it would be a shame if you didn't use her!! Thank you again for capturing our special day!!

2016-08-08T09:04:22 Response from the vendor

You are so welcome! While you guys did have the biggest bridal party I've ever photographed, that were on board with all my crazy ideas and made it go quickly and smooth! Not to mention you were all a blast! It was my pleasure being... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 8/02/2016 Diana B

Sandi and her team will make sure that you feel so special on your wedding day! Her work is not the traditional boring poses...she really captures the action and the happiness naturally without stiff posing!! I love the candid shots she takes and her interaction with us all... Read More day was PERFECT! Cannot say enough about her and her talent! I highly recommend her work!

2016-08-03T09:01:18 Response from the vendor

THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I'm blushing!


Reviewed on 7/28/2016

We are so happy that we chose Sandi to photograph our wedding day. From start to finish she is an absolute pleasure. I was particularly impressed with how well she worked with my husband, who does not like being photographed. She made him feel extremely at ease and managed to... Read More make the whole process quick and painless for him. We were both impressed with how many amazing pictures she took without us even realizing that we were being photographed! Sandi's flexibility, personal touches, friendly demeanor, and photographic artistry make her the perfect choice for any bride-to-be. I cannot recommend her enough!

2016-07-28T13:26:10 Response from the vendor

Ahhh! Love my grooms who want to get to cocktail hour asap! It was my pleasure! You guys were amazing!


Reviewed on 7/19/2016 Jenna S

My husband and I struck gold when we booked with Sandi. From our very first meeting where we went over what we did and did not want, right through the post wedding communications, she was super attentive and made the experience exactly what we hoped it would be. Sandi's super... Read More laid back approach was refreshing during the hectic planning process. And the photos came out absolutely perfect. We didn't waste time with overly posed, cliché shots, and there is a wonderful mix of artistic and candid photographs. I would definitely recommend Sandi to any bride looking for a photographer!

2016-07-21T09:07:01 Response from the vendor

Thank you! I am so glad that I was able to provide you and your families with wonderful memories of the most important day of your lives :)


Reviewed on 6/25/2016 Alanna H

We met with Sandi over a year before the big day and she was nothing but great from start to finish. When we first met I mentioned that I wanted to have my pug involved in the pictures on the big day and she was THRILLED!!! Sandi captured the perfect moments of the big day and... Read More was so accommodating with my pups needs with understanding that she could only be there for a little while (due to her old age). Thank you Sandi for making our day so special!!! We can't wait to see how the albums come out!!! XoXoXo

2016-07-21T09:08:17 Response from the vendor

Awe, Bugger! Anything for my furry friends!


Reviewed on 6/15/2016 Caroline B

We cannot say enough positive things about Sandi! She was professional throughout the process, and would quickly respond to any questions we had leading up to our wedding. Even though we worked with Sandi from a long distance, she came to our wedding, was on time with her lovely... Read More assistant Kerri, and delivered on everything she had promised. Throughout the wedding day, she and Kerri were professional, warm, considerate, and fun! The best part, however, was that the pictures Sandi took of our wedding were beautiful! She captured fun moments and memories that we will be able to cherish and remember for a lifetime. The photos came to us very soon after the wedding so we were able to share them with family and friends soon after we were married. She even provided a lovely 'sneak peek' video for us before the edited photos were finalized. We would highly recommend the services of Sandi Rufo for any wedding or special event! She loves what she does and it shows!!!

2016-06-16T09:19:44 Response from the vendor

Thank you for all the compliments! Your bridal party and family were wonderful, fun and easygoing which made our job so easy. Not to mention how absolutely adorable the two of you are!<3 Best of luck!


Reviewed on 2/12/2016

The only word that I could use to describe Sandi and her photos is AMAZING. We met Sandi through another bride that had used her for their wedding and the pictures were just gorgeous. So we had to meet. November 7, 2015 was our wedding and from the moment that we sat with Sandi... Read More (about 10 months before) we knew that she was exactly the person that we wanted to work with. Sandi made you feel that you were her only priority (which is the way that it should feel). You aren't just another number to her. Besides the gorgeous photos that she and her assistant took the day of my wedding, she also sent us gifts along the way. Delicious cupcakes to celebrate our engagement and upcoming wedding and a beautiful BRIDE hanger that I used as well on the big day. Every step of the way she was a guiding force helping and encouraging and overly patient with a bride that was not sure what she was doing. I have and will continue to recommend Sandi. A picture is worth a 1000 words, but Sandi's are timeless and perfect. She captured our wedding, our day - PERFECTLY. THANK YOU and if you are reading this you - you should meet with Sandi and you will feel exactly what we felt.


Reviewed on 2/10/2016

Sandi had the best personality and that (in addition to her incredible photos) was a major reason why we chose her for our wedding! She did an amazing job with our photos and everyone loved the thank yous! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for beautiful memories... Read More that will last a lifetime!


Reviewed on 11/16/2015 William K

Sandi and her assistant Quinn were simply amazing and so lovely. They both were fantastic and welcoming. My husband and I felt extremely comfortable and free. It was so nice to be able to pose how we wanted, while Sandi would take photos and ever so often tell us to pose a... Read More certain way. If your looking for professionalism and just a cool amazing human being. Book with Sandi Rufo Photography!!! Our wedding pictures were one of the most important details in our whole wedding. Those are the memories that you want to be able to look at over and over again. An to be able to show off to everyone while being proud that you have amazing pictures to share. Best decision we made for our entire wedding. We love you Sandi!!!!! The Klein Family :)


Sandi is amazing!

Reviewed on 11/04/2015

Sandi is fantastic. She has a very calming presence and warm personality. When we first met, I loved that she made a point to get to know our love story and who we were as people. I wasn't sure where to get pictures in between the ceremony and reception, and described to Sandi... Read More the feel that I was looking for. She immediately had several suggestions, and we ended up using one of them! Throughout the process she was extremely prompt in answering to any questions I had. The day of the wedding, Sandi kept us ahead of schedule and got us to cocktail hour on time like we had asked! Once the reception started I barely saw her all night but our pictures show that she and Quinn, her amazing assistant, captured every moment we saw and many that we didn't. All of our photos came out incredible, I would recommend Sandi for any type of event you would like photographed!

2015-11-05T08:42:51 Response from the vendor

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your kind words mean so much to me. You guys were great, beautiful and so much fun! I love the McAllister family !


Wonderful Photographer!

Reviewed on 10/27/2015 Christina

Sandi was so warm the first day that we met her. She made us feel confident that she would capture the feel of our wedding day. On the day of my wedding she helped to keep us all on schedule and even helped to tie the corset on my dress. Her and her assistant were so... Read More competent. They took pictures of all the little details and were efficient in taking the bridal party pictures so that we had a little time to relax before the cocktail hour. She was never intrusive, but still got amazing pictures of the reception. During the reception she was dancing with guests to get pictures and at times was even on the floor! Everyone said how much fun she was. Our pictures were available to us very quickly after the wedding and any questions I have had, she has gotten back to me in a very timely matter. I can't wait to see my album and thank you cards. I cannot recommend her enough.


All-Star Wedding Photographer

Reviewed on 10/16/2015 Lauren W

Sandi is a remarkable vendor to work with. Throughout the entire wedding planning experience she was prompt, easy to contact, organized, and completely straightforward. She truly cares to know your love story and the type of couple you are, so she can develop a good... Read More rapport and capture your personalities within her photography. On the wedding day, Sandi and her assistant photographer brought with them a calming presence, they were never imposing, and they are extremely swift and skilled at snapping photos and keeping to the timeline. My husband and I were adamant about not missing the cocktail hour, yet I have a huge immediate family; regardless, Sandi and her assistant completed the family photos in record time with ample time left for us to enjoy the cocktail hour and the entire reception. Sandi was super fun loving and added to the joyfulness of the day. After the wedding, she finished editing the photos quickly and continues to make herself available for any further requests you may have like adding thank you cards to the package! Overall, you CANNOT GO WRONG with Sandi Rufo Photography. Wonderfully talented, avant-garde, fun... all-star photographer!

2015-10-17T08:07:57 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for this awesome review! The two of you make a beautiful couple inside and out! You're amazing people that will do amazing things together. Hope to see you again soon:)


Incredible

Reviewed on 9/29/2015 Meagan A

I knew I was going to use Sandi as my photographer basically the second I met her. She was so approachable, answered all of my questions, and put my mind at ease. I could really tell she knew what she was doing, and I didn't need to worry. She was literally the only vendor I... Read More hired that I wasn't worried about doing their job correctly at my wedding. Typically my husband and I are a little bit camera shy, but she made us both feel so comfortable, our photographs are absolutely beautiful. She mixed candid, with posed, but gave us that photo-journalistic feel that I was striving for. Her stills of all of our objects are also so beautiful. She fed off of the vibe of our laid back wedding. Also, even though she's won awards, and has done so many weddings, she still made me feel like mine was important! I got a text that morning saying not to worry, and plenty of email correspondence before the day. She also answered all of my emails very quickly. Absolutely use her as your photographer, you will not be disappointed!

2015-09-30T13:03:10 Response from the vendor

Thank you for all your kind words! Your wedding was surely one of the most memorable - even with all the rain, you both had smiles on your faces and never let it slow you down. Watching the two of you having your first dance... Read Less Read More


Excellent!!

Reviewed on 9/01/2015 Sara L

We recently took our engagement photos and all I can say is WOW. Sandi makes you feel so comfortable even in the most uncomfortable situations. From being greeted in her own home to the adorable cupcakes she sends you as a thank you, we can not say enough great things about her.... Read More In addition to her great nature, her photos are gorgeous and truly breathtaking. We can't wait for her to capture our wedding in June!


Absolutely Wonderful

Reviewed on 9/01/2015 C M

Sandi was recommended to me by a co-worker and she has been absolutely wonderful. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an amazing wedding photographer.


Amazing Photographer!!!

Reviewed on 8/23/2015 Trish

Sandi photographed our wedding on August 2nd, 2015. She was amazing from the first minute she entered my house. Sandi is very easy going, and a breath of fresh air. She was full of enthusiasm. She felt more like a friend than a photographer which made me feel a lot more at... Read More ease and able to enjoy the day even more. She has an amazing eye for poses and was really able to capture the love and happiness that was all around us that day. Her assistant Quinn was wonderful as well. ALL of my photos came out amazing. The entire process right down to the time it took her to load all of my photos to the site itself that you view your photos was high-end and very user friendly. I HIGHLY recommend Sandi for any event!

2015-08-24T09:22:30 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your kind words! You, Sal and the girls are amazing together and Quinn and I loved every minute of being a part of something so special.


Amazing Photographer!

Reviewed on 8/20/2015 Anne Marie C

Sandi was amazing from the first meeting and throughout the entire process. She made us feel at ease and completely taken care of. The day of the wedding she was on time, was very easy to work with, and didn't rush us but also got all of the shots she promised she would and... Read More more. They are very creative and let us enjoy the process and day. Our pictures came out amazing and I would absolutely use her again in the future.

2015-08-24T09:24:25 Response from the vendor

We had a great time with you, Zach and your crazy BP! we've never taken photos at a bar like the Portly Villager but that was so much fun! Definitely display worthy, lol! Thank you for the awesome review!


Photography

Reviewed on 8/04/2015 Jillian A

Sandi and her assistant Quinn captured so many memories and photographs that I will be able to cherish for a lifetime. There are a few things that make Sandi rufo photography the best choice of photographers out there. First she has an eye for details, everything that you... Read More planned she makes sure to capture so you can remember it. It makes all those hours of planning worth it! She also shares your photographs in a unique and more than fair timely manner. I had my pictures just a few weeks after our wedding and it was so nice that she was able to share a few photos with us in a sneak peek gallery just a week after the wedding. The website she uses to share photos breaks photographs into categories which makes it very easy to use. I was able to share he link on my Facebook page and other can click into to see all of your pictures. So many of our guests complimented that feature! My husband and I absolutely loved Sandi and the way she made us feel throughout our day!

2015-08-04T09:46:27 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the awesome review! Everything about your wedding was so beautiful, it would have been impossible not to take great photos! Can't wait for you to see the beautiful album you'll have to look at forever!


Reviewed on 8/03/2015 Jeanne O

Sandi is absolutely amazing! She listened to our every wish and gave us the most beautiful photos! Her turn around time was incredible. We had our wedding albums less than two months after our wedding!

2015-08-03T16:00:01 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the kind words! Your wedding was so beautiful and your happy little family put such a smile on my face. Wishing you all the bext!


Sandi Rufo Photography

Reviewed on 8/03/2015 Stefanie P

I absolutely LOVE Sandi Rufo. I love her as a person as well as loving her photography. She made everything about my wedding photography run so smoothly. She helped me arrange my timeline, answered any questions that I had (even ones not related to the photography) and let me... Read More know she was there to help any way she could. Her presence makes you feel at ease throughout the engagement session, the entire wedding day and then after when you get to relive your day through her beautiful and creative pictures. Her artistry makes your wedding day so magical when you get to look back and see the most beautiful photos of everything from your day. Sandi Rufo is worth every single penny!!!

2015-08-03T15:59:06 Response from the vendor

Awww, Stefanie! I love you too! Thank you so much for the thoughtful comments. I had such a blast at your wedding and can't wait for you to see your gorgeous wedding album.


Reviewed on 7/31/2015 Carolynn L

Sandi, From the time I saw my sister's pictures I knew I would pick you for my wedding. The pictures came out amazing and we have memories to last a lifetime. I can't thank you enough, especially for keeping me calm day of and answering all of my questions. Thank you, Mike and... Read More Carolynn Koller Than

2015-08-03T11:29:25 Response from the vendor

Love, love, love the Levine family! Thank you for the amazing opportunity to share another wedding day with you and your family! - Sandi :)


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Meet The Owner

Sandi

Random Facts about Me I believe fairy tales do come true! I'm married 20+ years and I still have to pinch myself at how lucky I am! I wear waterproof mascara to every wedding because I cry during the ceremony and father daughter dance. I love to use smiley faces in my emails :-) I have two Boxers that are a rowdy crowd and love editing days with mommy. I love when my Brides wear awesome high heels. I'm obsessed with red soled shoes. My Grandfather gave me my first camera when I was 9, and I turned the bathroom into a darkroom. Wedding Photography isn't just a job to me, It's my passion<3