I'm a Venezuelan mom of 2 beautiful girls married to my love-at-first-sight husband. A huge life wake-up call gave me the guts to pursue my biggest passion and go ALL IN into my photography business.
Who am I? a passionate soul, obsessed with human connection and emotive storytelling. Here is my story.
I'm a nerd at heart. My artistic identity is something that still surprises me, I got artistic recognition in my late 30s. Never saw this coming. Until then my identity was defined by being an engineer, math lover, and corporate businesswoman.
In Venezuela, I studied Electrical Engineering then moved to the US and did my MBA at MIT. I worked in the tech industry for Microsoft and Wayfair and loved it. I was accomplished and life was good! With the drive of holding my own motherhood moments forever, I studied digital photography and portraits at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle. Photography became a side job in Seattle and then Boston, it was always an artistic expression that fueled my creativity and inspired my soul.
Then in 2018, life happened. An epic concussion made me STOP. Literally, stop for months. A huge wake-up call. Life is too short to not follow your biggest passion. I decided to quit my big corp job at Wayfair and pursue photography full time.
BEST. DECISION. EVER.
I've been living my wildest dream. I get to think about and work on my biggest passion ~ family photography! I’m blessed with this journey and thankful for every family who trusts me to capture their essence.
I want you to walk away with artistic memories that describe how your family feels LOVE!
I can't wait to meet your family!
I'm a hugger
I'm an identical TWIN and I love it!
I'm a very passionate soul
I LOVE with every inch of my heart. My family is my EVERYTHING!
I talk to my mom every day
Historical fiction books are my jam. I'm always reading 2 books! ~ 1 on my kindle and 1 on audible!
I LOVE dancing in my kitchen
At home we only speak Spanish, my kids are allowed to fight but ONLY in Spanish! ;)
"Andre’s photography is art. And Andre is an artist. Her photos are world-class and we are lucky to have our memories captured so artistically and beautifully. The process was also very smooth. The communication was clear and concise. Andre was very responsive to our questions and has a positive and collaborative attitude. The planning and coordination prior to the shoot were very well done and organized. It was just picture perfect! We definitely want to do more shoots in the future with Andre."
"Absolutely in love with Andre and her photography skills. She is amazing to work with. From the very beginning, Andre is with you. I emailed her a question about outfits and a little bit later I received an email with the perfect outfits to choose from. I absolutely loved that. It took off such big stress to search for the perfect outfit. I loved how Andre was with me through the whole process. She is an absolute doll to work with. Her work is absolutely breathtaking, she really captures the beauty and love. You can tell this is her passion. When we received our photos, we couldn’t believe how gorgeous they were. We can’t wait to go back next year for our annual photo pictures. Thank you Andre for capturing our sweetest moments and we will forever cherish these photos "
"We love Andre! She is the kindest, most professional photographer. She is helpful with styling, her communication is top-notch, and her creativity and talent are off the charts. It’s not easy to find ways for young kids to cooperate during photos and yet both times we have worked with Andre, she’s done an incredible job. We are so happy with our portraits and look forward to many more years to come - nobody captures your important family moments and memories like Andre. 100% would recommend wholeheartedly"
"I can't thank Andre enough for our beautiful family photos. She is beyond talented and she did an incredible job capturing our family! We had so much fun spending the afternoon with her and she was so good with my 1 year old. He loved her! The photos are absolutely stunning and they are memories I will treasure forever. I'm looking forward to many more shoots with Andre!"
"I would absolutely recommend Andre Toro Photography for your family photos. Andre is simply wonderful to work with. She will have your family smiling with her charming personality and her talent and professionalism will shine through in the beauty of your photos as well as communication and timing of receiving your final pictures. An absolute pleasure, the best thing we did to capture our family this year!"
"Andre Toro is a great photographer. It is also very nice to work with her. She is very friendly, knows how to make the whole family comfortable in front of the camera, and does a great job selecting beautiful locations for the photos. It has been a pleasure working with her and we are delighted to now have beautiful family pictures!"
"Andre is so personable and warm that my camera-shy children instantly felt at ease. She so passionately captured the best moments of our family. I am so grateful to her and her talent!!"
"Andre has taken our family portraits for the past two years and it's been a wonderful experience both times! She is organized and on top of all the details before the big day, making sure I was prepared and providing outfit guidance along the way. She is incredibly kind and warm-hearted and immediately puts my whole family at ease, including my two toddlers, and my reluctant husband, too. She puts tremendous effort into scouting beautiful locations and it pays off. We loved the overall experience and have beautiful prints to show for it. Andre is a wonderful photographer who truly loves and excels at her art."
"I was trying to click on the 5-star review more to see if I could give ten stars!!! Working with Andre was terrific; she was delightful to my daughter and knew how to make her shine! The photos came out fantastic. If you ever have a question about the price, just think about this. How much would it be worth seeing those images in 10, 20, or 30 years? You'd probably be willing to pay whatever amount to see those memories. Memories and love are all we carry with us"
I can't wait to capture your family's essence!