A proudly native Chicagoan, Andrea Mandel’s first love in high school was film. She knew it had to be her career, and moved to Syracuse to study at Newhouse School of Communications where she graduated with a degree in photography. 30 years later working in commercial photography, Andrea is as passionate and enamored with photography as ever.
Her energy and creativity make her work as a people (including kids) and lifestyle director and photographer the perfect fit. She has had the privilege of travelling nationwide as well as overseas for a long list of well known clients and agencies, including a recent job in South Africa where she photographed over 130 babies in one week - not one of them cried!
Andrea the Director is playful and precise, always ready to capture the spontaneously beautiful moments of day-to‐day life. Her expertise on set guarantees a lively and fun shoot for all. Andrea the Person is an avid cyclist, swimmer, movie buff and dog lover.
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