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A note from the Photographers:

Blogging season has returned and we’re so excited to share lots of weddings from 2014 with you guys. We know you guys want to see more images from us and thank you for your patience while we worked through the wedding season to give our clients their images. 2014 was amazing on so many levels, probably one of our best years yet. We hope you enjoy!

Cheers, John + Kimberly

Author: Lauren Bailey

Today is the coldest day so far this winter in my little slice of the planet.  If you’re feeling any chill in the air, you’ll want to grab a blanket, some hot chocolate with marshmallows and cozy up to some beautiful Sanderson Images weddings — guaranteed to fight the winter cold and give you all the warm fuzzies!  Especially this fete at Lauxmont Farms in Lancaster, PA.  Sheri and Nicholas described their wedding as a summery, whimsical vintage wedding — sentiments that I think perfectly capture the beauty and love of their special day.

Shall we?

Bridal gown and wedding shoes on display.

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Now is the time to schedule Family Sessions:  a Mini session or a Modern session just in time for Holiday cards! Availability is limited — contact us soon!

What is a mini session? It’s a simple and fast portrait session sometimes with a theme that takes about 20-30 minutes.  Focus is on the family unit and pretty family pictures — some candid, some posed.  Upcoming Mini session dates and locations are below.  Please contact us for details or to schedule.

Mini Session Dates:
November 22nd, Lancaster, PA (styled holiday theme)
November 29th, Providence, RI

You can also book your Modern sessions, our full-service sessions, now!  We are able to accommodate the Modern session any time during the week, please contact us for availability! So, what do you get with a Modern session? A well-planned family photo shoot in the location of your choice that focuses on not only the family but individuals and relationships within the family. Modern sessions offer significantly more images and a wider variety of imagery to choose from, all shot in a unique location. These sessions can also be custom styled if we chat about it in advance.

Check out some of our amazing clients in their recent Modern and Mini sessions.  Can’t wait to hear from you so we can set up your session!!

Family Photos, Lancaster PA


We get so excited when clients pop back into our email inbox to share with us their continuing love and the growth of their families. Carolyn and Mark hired us to do their wedding photography at  Radnor Hunt Club, in Malvern PA back in 2010! Recently we were thrilled to see them contact us again about doing two sessions. The first is what we call a Homestyle Session, a session where we visit our clients homes and attempt to capture a bit of their lives and moments with a new child in the house, before you know it this time in your life has moved on to cute little toddlers destroying the house and then to a teenager who needs $20 and the car keys!!  So we captured some of it for them! The 2nd session was a Modern Family Session, which is basically fun family portraits at the Tyler Arboretum! I’m sure you will agree that their new child is adorable! We’re so excited to know clients for so long and to have opportunities like this! You can check out their wedding photography here!


Portrait session in the home of Carolyn + Mark


Lifestyle family portraits in the living room of Carolyn + Mark.



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Two years ago, Time Magazine validated something most living and breathing humans already knew — baby fever is real .  It can strike at any time — especially when you least expect it:  on the train, trolling Pinterest or stopping by your favorite photography blog.  If you’re particularly susceptible to the fever, beware, the Borger Family is going to send you into a full blown fever pitch with these family portraits.

Borger Family Portraits

As it turns out these family portraits make my heart even more happy than the other family portraits do because Marc and Marcy Borger are two of my dearest friends.  In fact, Marcy is my big sister in my sorority and, when I first relocated from PA, I lived with the Borgers for six weeks — so essentially all the amazing parenting you see here is a direct result of them keeping me alive that summer in 2006.

But back to the family in the portraits!

McKenna — their sweet little girl — and George, their newest addition are two of my favorite children on earth.  The Borgers are a laid back, warm and loving family which is so evident in those photos.

Borger Family Portraits

Yoda hat — that Marcy most likely crocheted — I die.
Borger Family Portraits
Borger Family Portraits
Borger Family Portraits

Marcy is an amazing and dynamic woman.  She’s also one of the best mothers I know.  I just adore these sweet moments.  How lovely to have such perfect family portraits to remember a time when the children were so little.
Borger Family Portraits
Borger Family Portraits

Gah!  Theses sibling photos are beyond perfect!

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Borger Family Portraits
Borger Family Portraits
Borger Family Portraits

There’s something so sweet about men and their children.  I know for sure that George’s arrival was long anticipated by Marc and I can assure the whole internet that George is a very lucky little guy to have such an amazing father.
Borger Family Portraits

Ladybug, you gorgeous pooch, you — looking good with the Borger boys!

I can’t wait to have our family portraits snapped this fall!  Thanks and love to the Borgers for sharing their family with us!


An amazing birth photography opportunity we could not pass up.

When I step back for a moment and think of the bigger picture of what my life has amounted to, sometimes I am left with a deep and aching gratitude for all of the goodness surrounding me.  I have a healthy family who eat three meals a day and sleep under a strong roof and love one another without condition.  We have the love and support of many family members, both near to us and far, but all just heartbeats away.  We live in this sweet bubble of Lancaster County where the soil is fertile enough to grow many volunteer fruits and veggies without much nurturing.  Our  friendships are deep, meaningful and supportive.  And our job, what we have chosen to support this idyllic life we live, is often filled with these shockingly sweet moments that take my breath away.

When I offered to come and photograph either during or shortly after my good friend’s birth two months ago, I was so excited that they agreed. They were planning on having Leo at Birth Care, a midwifery birth center near my home.  It is a small building  that is comforting and filled with love and strength. It’s the kind of place that almost makes me want to have another baby.  Almost.  There is nothing sweeter than those hours of anticipation, the sweet cry of new life or the look on a parent’s face as they greet this newest piece of themselves.

There was a quietness in the dim room when I arrived and you could just tell that a miracle had just occurred.  Maile had a beautiful glow that  is a mixture of exhaustion, relief, gratefulness and intense love.  I found myself tearing up just watching her watch Leo and Shawn learn each other’s faces.  They had family there all talking in hushed tones and passing Leo around to whisper their hellos. The privilege of being privy to these moments and capturing them for Leo to enjoy later, is not lost on me.



Birth Photography of Leo, in Lancaster, PA

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Birth Photo of a newborn being held by his grandpa.

Birth Photography is something I love, so huge thank you to Shawn and Maile, for the honor of including me in these precious moments.  Love you guys so much.  If you would like to hear an amazing account of Leo’s birth from his Daddy’s perspective, please visit Shawn’s great blog post about it.  He is an accomplished author, blogger and biographer in Lancaster, PA.  Be forewarned that you will cry and then you will want to continue reading his blogs and his books until you have swallowed up every morsel.

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