food photography, travel photography & cinemagraphs

About & Contact

Sandy Noto

photographer & gif maker

Totoro Pastry

Sandy Noto is a food and travel photographer. Her specialities include pantomiming to order delicious meals abroad, finding the cutest pastry shop in any city and inviting herself over to your next dinner party. She is particularly proud to have photographed 256 restaurants and counting without any major mishaps, just a few creative messes. Her style is bright, energetic and happy. When she’s not writing about herself in third person or working as a photographer, Sandy can generally be found at home in Chicago baking or hanging out with her pets and husband, Eli. 

Her work has appeared in Food & Wine, The Wall St. Journal and Chicago Tribune and she’s worked with broad range of food and travel focused brands. She’s partial to any assignments with a collaborative component or an opportunity to travel. 





Aeropastle / allbirds / Caviar / Don Julio / Equinox / Glossier / The Hunstman (Universal Studios) / The Infatuation / JC Penny / The Lazarus Effect (Blumhouse Studios) / Lipton / Lululemon / MasterCard / MGM / Net 10 / Old Navy / One Off Hospitality / St. Ives / Sweetgreen / TJ Maxx / Tumblr / Twitter / Wendy’s / Verizon Wireless / United State of Women / The Wall Street Journal



Fall 2019 - Italy
Summer 2019 - NYC, Southern California
Spring 2019 - Mexico City, Detroit
Winter 2018 - Tucson, Bay Area, Southern California
Fall 2018 - NYC
Summer 2018 - Taiwan, Japan, Montreal, Bay Area
Spring 2018 - NYC, Japan, Austin
Winter 2017 - Hawaii (Kauai & The Big Island)
Fall 2017 - Mexico (Yucatan Peninsula), Bay Area
Summer 2017 - Scotland
Winter 2016 - New Zealand
Fall 2016 - Los Angeles, Las Vegas
Fall 2015 - Detroit, Turkey, London
Winter 2014 - Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Madagascar