Sandra Rust grew up in Lockport, Illinois. Sandra studied graphic design, fine art and photography at Columbia College Chicago.

Sandra Rust –
Chicago Photographer

Sandra Rust - Chicago Photographer

Sandra completed the Depaul University Intergrated Marketing program.  She also studied digital imaging courses at Governors State University.

Sandra provides professional photography services in:  commercial, industrial, lifestyle, portrait, editorial, advertising photography /drone / video production.

Sandra Rust is a professional photographer based in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a B.A. in fine art and studied digital imaging in graduate school at Governors State University.
Photography clients include: HGTV Dream Homes, Shell Corporation, Oprah, major advertising agency assignments, and local Illinois tourism. Sandra specialized in professional talent and corporate headshot portraits.

Her work has been featured throughout the US and Europe through exhibitions, online awards, and has won and been Chosen for 3 years in a row in American Photographer, Wild Planet, Outdoor Photographer, WWF, National Wildlife Federation, Student Conservation Association and also in fine art galleries.

In her photography, Sandra captures nature, wildlife, architectural, portraits, industrial, and editorial images. This process is enhanced and influenced by her background as fine art artist/graphic designer/illustrator.

Working on a conservation project in the Florida Everglades years ago ignited her passion to heighten an awareness of the need to protect nature and wildlife. Sandra comments, “I want to show how important our plant and animal kingdom is to our own existence”.

Sandra brings to life colorful, life-filled, inflight images of nature, wildlife and the wings of the world—

Please contact Sandra at (815) 723-3051


Joliet IL


(815) 723-3051


M – F : 8am–5pm

Sat : 10am–2pm

Sun : Closed

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