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Kara + Tommy

Oh how we love Tommy and Kara…

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

The day was filled with nervous anticipation,

Kara + Tommy

filled with loving friends and family…

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

filled with perfect details…

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

We wept our way through their wedding day with them…

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

goosebumps were prevalent…

Kara + Tommy

the sacredness of the vows was felt by all.

Kara + Tommy

and the joy of the day was sealed forever in this moment.

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

After the ceremony we headed over to one of our favorite venues, Veritas Vineyard and Winery.  The day was perfectly gorgeous and we took full advantage of the amazing light…

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

and then they danced…

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

Kara + Tommy

At the end of the night both John and I were just overcome with the beauty of the day.  It wasn’t the details, it wasn’t the venue or the cake or the dresses.  The reason we fell in love with this wedding, fell in love with this gorgeous day, fell in love with this family and fell in love with Tommy and Kara was simple.  We love the way they loved.  I wanted to wrap that whole day up and put it on a shelf, only to unwrap it in 20 years as a gift to my little girl.  I can only dream such a perfect day filled with so much love for her.  Thank you Tommy and Kara, for allowing us to be a part of yours.

  • oh
    my
    word
    these are unbelievable.
    gorgeous photojournalism and portraiture from beginning
    to
    end

  • Joyous Derner

    I don’t know this couple, but I am emotional after looking at these photos. Thank you for the experience and the generosity of sharing such amazing work on this blog. My eyes now have a new standard.

  • oh my. how absolutely gorgeous. that is the best reception lighting I’ve ever seen!

  • Ditto all the comments above + EPIC.

  • Alicia

    Stunning!! The day, the images, the couple, stunning is the word that keeps coming to my mind!

  • You guys are true artists. I LOVE all of these for so many reasons.

  • Great job Sandersons! Absolutely incredible!

  • You guys really captured very memorable and important moments! great job!

So Kimberly and I have been crazy busy this spring. So many weddings its not even funny. Almost half of our weddings for 2010 were in the past 3 months. Part of the challenge of being really busy married wedding photographers is not ignoring your kids, giving them a wholesome life experience yet still giving our clients the services they expect. So we take turns most of the time*, one of us works the other gets to spend the day with the kids. On this particular occasion I (John) got to take the kiddos strawberry pickin’, an essential childhood experience (pickin’ anything really). We want to teach the kids about real food, we want them to know that the best food comes from the work of your own hands and that the best people to enjoy real food with is the people you call family (whoever that may be in your life).  Strawberries are real food, pickin strawberries with family is love, making jelly is good work and eating everything you can make from a strawberry with family is pure joy. As a Father, for me its, about giving my children a taste of heaven, I hope they got it. That picture of the three of them above, standing together in the field is about the most awesome thing I have ever photographed, an amazing fathers day present the kids gave me without knowing it. I try to show them heaven and they always show it to me.

(I need to give credit where credit is due.. the kids and I were lounging around the house (kinda whiny) when Kimberly said “Why don’t you go pick some strawberries?”. So if the kids saw anything of heaven it was because of their good momma.)

* Of course, if we get anything done it is usually because of the amazing people who watch our kids when we need them to.

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  • Erin Galindo

    Beautiful images and beautiful children. I love what you wrote! Your kids will remember these things and look back with fondness. Nothing better then creating memories.

  • wonderful! reminds me of picking strawberries in Florida when I was younger. beautiful subjects and tones.

  • carolyn murray wise

    Great shots and notes, beautiful! If i remember it was one of Kimberly’s past Father’s Day blogs that I found, made me cry and decide you were the photographers I wanted to meet! Happy Father’s Day John!

  • Great images! I’m so glad you had a great fathers day.

  • Katie

    I want you to send me copies of these photos…and I want the sanderson kids I love so much to stay this age forever. Miss you guys!

  • did you vote for obama? be honest

Some recent artistic inspiration from the Rebirth Workshops blog. A wonderful resource for professional photographers that want to rediscover joy and meaning in their passion. Words can not express how wonderful Lancaster, PA is in the springtime, I enjoy it so much.

Misty Day

Misty Day

Mast Family

Meet Daniel, Rebecca and Ryan! We have known Daniel for a few years now…he is a talented photographer and we have become close. We met Rebecca and Ryan just recently and just fell in love with this family. We had so much fun on this session hanging out and laughing over Ryan’s funny little antics. That boy is the sweetest, most content one year old that I have ever met. So excited to watch this family grow…

Mast Family

Mast Family

Mast Family

I love the way Ryan is looking at his Mommy and Daddy in this photo…

Mast Family

Then he decides he needs to get in on that snugglin’ action!

Mast Family

Mast Family

Mast Family

Ryan discovered the magic of dandelions while we were out and about and he thought they were pretty fantastic…

Mast Family

Mast Family

Mast Family

Mast Family

Mast Family

Mast Family

Mast Family

Mast Family

Mast Family

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Meet Tom and Lauren … they were a wonderful couple to work with, just as wonderful were all the details and the amazing location.  Boxhill Mansion was gorgeous, the landscaping was immaculate, the staff was a dream to work with and it all added up to a wedding to remember.

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Lauren looked gorgeous, didn’t she?

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Tom looked pretty spectacular as well…

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

One of my very favorite moments at a wedding is watching the groom watch the woman he will spend the rest of his life with, walk slowly toward him.

Tom’s face captured every emotion his heart felt…

Tom + Lauren

…and then there is the moment when a Daddy looks at his little girl and knows in just a moment he has to hand her off…

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Tom and Lauren timed everything so perfectly, we had AMAZING light during their portrait session.

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

This net one is very “Princess Bride“…don’t you think?  (One of our all time favorite movies!)

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

They entered the reception waving their Terrible Towels, much to the delight of all of the guests.

Tom + Lauren

Dare you not to tear up when you look at this next photo of her dancing with her Daddy.

Tom + Lauren

Much fun was had by all…

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Tom + Lauren

Tom and Lauren, thank you for including us in your incredible day, we loved every minute.

Tom + Lauren

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