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We shot this ultra-fun couple’s wedding last Saturday and we can’t wait to show you those images! In the meantime, get to know a bit them with a few shots from their engagement session. They had so many fun ideas that really incorporated their personalities into the shoot. From vintage silliness in a local bar, to the artistic field shots and a trip to the local hardware store.. these guys get a creative A+. We loved the challenge, future clients… bring it!

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The above “check out” scenes are a reenactment from what I gathered. Ha!

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Today is World Down Syndrome Day. The number 21 is synonymous with Down Syndrome signifying the triplication of the 21st chromosome. John and I wanted to recognize it by introducing you to someone special in our lives. Meet our nephew: Lucas Henry!

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He is possibly one of the cutest, most content, lovely little boys that you will ever have a chance to meet. Lucas was born last year with Down Syndrome. Up until this point in our lives that we have been deprived of the pleasure of spending a significant amount of time around people with Down Syndrome. Since Lucas was born, our family has grown in education, grown in compassion, grown in self respect, grown in happiness, grown in self awareness, and best of all grown in love. These are some photos John took of little Lucas when he was just a few days old:

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The photos above were taken by John’s sister, Erin Galindo, Check out more of her photography here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eringalindo/

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Our open house yesterday was a great success! Much thanks to everyone who came. We really enjoyed meeting everyone and are excited to work with some new people!

Many people won some fancy stuff.

We are, however, still waiting to award the first person to bring in an electric guitar, the 1st person travel here from out of state, and of course anybody with a bow-tie deserves something special too.

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These fellers won most cameras and best trick…(that was the much anticipated Snuggie! Enjoy, Anton!) (Daniel, on the left, also won 1st photographer and a Baby Session for bringing the first child under 12 months. He made out like a bandit!)

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Of course the runner-up defied physics with the ability to attract balloons, yes, that thing is clinging to her head.

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Que- “Dancing With Myself” – Billy Idol. Although it WAS a stunning dance by the water cooler and made us all giggle hysterically, we deemed that it wasn’t exactly a trick, but we adore him for trying. Although he did not earn his pink Snuggie…he was the winner of the drawing for a Happily Ever After Session!! Yay Jeff! Can’t wait to photograph your amazing family!

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There may or may not have been a little wine involved, or at least we found a way to make it involved.

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There was also lots of candy and flavored caffeinated coffee beverages, both a big hit!

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Petals & Beans of Strasburg provided some excellent arrangements too.

All in all, it was an exceptional day in the life of Sanderson Images and we thank everyone who came to enjoy it with us!

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You’re coming to the Sanderson Images Gallery open house! *It’s about time we meet!*

The Where, When and Why of it all….

Where:
18 N. Decatur St, Strasburg, PA

When and Why:
We’ll be open Saturday, March 6th from 12pm-7pm to anyone who would like to come and see a little bit more about what we do. We will have fresh coffee and goodies to nibble on. This is our first ever public open house and we are celebrating with an all new gallery section featuring a Happily Ever Session with custom wood frames by Evan H Germann and creative treatments by local artist Jenny Germann.

We really really really want to see you, so if the coffee and goodies and our good humor doesn’t draw you in, maybe some prizes will?!

We’ll be giving away a Happily Ever After Session to one lucky winner (see blog post below for details about the session), as well as special gifts to current and past clients who stop in. Also, (pay attention…this is a good one….) anyone who contracts a Family, Lifestyle, Love, Senior or Child/baby session (Saturday only) at our discounted open house price of $150 will receive a free 16″ x 20″ gallery wrapped canvas.

lots of other fun prizes to be given away to:

The 1st current/past client who visits us.
The first photographer who visits us.
The first baby (under 12 months) who visits us.
The person who attracts the most gallery visitors using social media.
The first person to bring an electric guitar to the gallery.
The person with the most awesome outfit.
The person with the most cameras strapped around them.
The person who lives the furthest away.
The person/animal who performs the best trick on site.
Anyone who wears a real bowtie.

Children are encouraged to come. (We love kids and will most likely have our 3 around on Saturday.)

So, come by and visit this Saturday! We can’t wait to meet you!

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Ok, so, everybody knows the party is over after the the big wedding day. Or is it? Truth be told, many moms will say that things only got better after the wedding, especially when children enter the picture. Kimberly and I often find ourselves telling people that we were so clueless before we had kids. Having kids completed who we are as a couple and to think back John and Kim Before Kids (BK) is almost silly. So if life gets better, more fun after the wedding why is there no party? No fuss? No dresses, no flowers, what happened to the “bride”? Did she exist only for one day, only to wake up the next day right to be back to her original self?

The truth is, that bride is still there. She’s not hiding, people still adore her but you just can’t have a wedding everyday, can you? Enter: Your “Happily Ever After” Session. A session we created to bring that bride back out into the open, fuss over her a bit, give her flowers, put her in a dress, and capture what everybody had hoped on her wedding day, that she would live happily ever after as a beautiful and loved bride.

For these sessions we do a lot of planning, much like a wedding. Anything (or any idea) goes. Our new stylist will help you find the right outfits, makeup and props. We work together to create a theme/concept and a location for the shoot. When it all comes together we take pictures of every family member and every loving combo possible, in a style that represents who your family is and captures the heart of who you have become. An emphasis is also made in capturing photos of how it all get started, love between the bride and groom. These pictures will be completely unique, it not just a cookie cutter photography session.

Some ideas to think about are: Sports family, Road trip, Date Night, Musical, or whatever brings your family together.

The sessions below had two different concepts. The first session is fashionable session with the idea of giving Mommy some gifts and making her feel special. The 2nd session we planned with a Vintage theme. I hope you enjoy them.

The Weaver Family Happily Ever After…

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The Miller Family’s Vintage Happily Ever After…

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If you would like to learn more about these types of sessions please contact us to set up a meeting or phonecall!

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