About the photographers...

    Connected by love and visual arts, professional photographer Jeni K and artist eDOT formed a unique family business...

    It all began in 2008. A local Detroit artist named Erickson E. Kloock (aka eDOT) founded The Visual Arts Gallery as a way to showcase his portfolio. After a few successful years in the Detroit Metro area displaying in Art Festivals and Exhibits, eDOT desperately sought to expand his worldly perspective. He wanted to experience all walks of life and explore the different cultures of this great country. With his family in tow, he packed up and left the hustle & bustle of Detroit. First, they moved to the desolate and big sky flat-lands of North Dakota. From there, they relocated again to southwestern Pennsylvania and fell in love with the vibrant and scenic hills that encompass the Pittsburgh area. Around that time, eDOT's wife Jennifer Kloock (aka Jeni K) decided to pursue a career in photography. She had always been a photography hobbyist, but now wanted to learn more and commit to capturing moments for people to cherish. She attended the New York Institute of Photography and graduated in early 2016. After vacationing in both Florida and the Caribbean several times, eDOT & Jeni K heard the oceans call. They decided to uproot for one final move. Together, with their son "in tow", they permanently planted their roots in the sandy shores near Cocoa Beach Florida. And "Sandy Roots Photography Studio & Art Gallery" was born. 

PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO & Art Gallery

    For a couple years, we owned and operated a small Studio & Gallery in the historic Cocoa Village Florida. However, with the increased demand of our location photography services, we quickly out grew the facility. In order to accommodate the rapid growth, we have closed this location and are currently looking for something bigger and better. We have some exciting news coming soon, stay tuned.

Meet the team

CREDENTIALS

 Jeni K

  • Professional Photographer

  • Graduate of the New York Institute of Photography

  • Showcased in Captured::Pittsburgh outdoor gallery

  • Published on the cover of Merritt Island Now magazine

  • Co-owner of Sandy Roots Photography Studio & Art Gallery

  • Member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America)

  • Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce member

  • Member of the Historic Cocoa Village Association

eDOT

  • Professional artist since 2007

  • Published in the Detroit Metrotimes, Foreign Policy magazine (Nov 2011) and in an article from ShutterPhoto magazine.

  • Maintained an exhibit titled "tHE eDOT eXPERIENCE" located in Downtown Detroit 2010.

  • Showcased in the GCH exhibit, Dally in the Alley, People Arts Festival, Wyandotte Street Art Festival and the Monroe Arts Fair

  • Founder of the Visual Arts Gallery and co-owner of Sandy Roots Photography Studio & Art Gallery.

GIVING BACK

    We know Life can be tough, we've experienced plenty of it's trials & tribulations. Looking back now, we truly appreciate the support we received from family and friends along the way. That's why we feel it's extremely important to help others, it's built into our business model and it's part of our passion. We are always involved in some sort of community support. Whether donating money or one of our services, we're here to help. On top of that, 25% of our monthly photography proceeds (during September) goes to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (O.C.R.A) to help find a cure. We also have a variety of Sandy Roots merchandise for sale year round; and 25% of it's proceeds also go to this fantastic organization. Click the OCRA logo to hear our personal story and relationship with this disease.

OCRA Fundraising

EVERYDAY DISCOUNTS

  • Chamber of Commerce members receive 10% off.

  • 15% discount for First Responders, Active Military & Veterans.

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