Andrea was born in 1975 near Frankfurt/ Main where she grew up.
Starting with photography was more by chance than planned. While waiting for admittance to communication design studies she made an internship at a photo studio. This is when she fell in love with photography, abandoned any other plan and went to Hamburg in 1999. There she worked as a longterm assistant for renowned advertising and fashion photographers as Uwe Düttmann and Joachim Baldauf. Since 2003 she runs her own business as a freelance photographer based in Hamburg.