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It’s springtime! We love it! Now is the time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Plant something, smell the fresh cut grass, frolick with your kiddos. Since it’s finally warm I say we go find some fresh blossoms and capture some awesome moments of you and your loved ones. Show us how much you love the warm weather, wear something bright and cheery and take some great photos with the family this year! Don’t put it off, this time you’re going to capture some memories and let the world know that winter.. what winter? Who’s with me?

Last weekend we had the pleasure of spending some time with this gorgeous family.  You should know that we photographed their fantastic wedding celebration a couple of years ago.  We love it when clients come back to us to capture more memories for them!

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A beautiful rustic Colorado Resort Wedding at the top of Mt Werner in Steamboat Springs.

Reception Venue: Steamboat Art Depot

Photographer: John Sanderson

This is a throwback to a wedding I shot in Colorado with my favorite lifestyle photographer and assistant Erin Galindo (ok she’s my sister too so I’m a little partial). The wonderful Bride and groom Chelsea and Mike were married at the top of Steamboat Mountain Resort, just a quick gondola ride to the beautiful Thunderhead Lawn atop Mt. Werner. Chelsea and Mike are the perfect pair and were so willing to go anywhere to get some great photos.  Chelsea is a friend of mine from college so her adventurous spirit was no surprise and of course, a total blast to capture. I loved every second of this day and was so pleased to be a part of it.  More Colorado weddings please!

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We love Colorado Resort Weddings this ceremony was perfection for any photographer.

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Shabby Chic wedding, Private estate.

Photography by: John + Kimberly

Event Coordinator and Florist: Burlap and Blooms

Caterer: Feast Your Eyes

DJ: Main Line Events

Photographers notes: What can I say about Carrie and Eric? We first met our darling bride, Carrie as a bridesmaid at an stunning Marion Cricket Club wedding in 2011. She has (even before hiring us herself) referred us to many friends of hers. We were of course beyond excited to actually get the call that Carrie herself was engaged and that we had her date available! This Shabby Chic Wedding was stunning and Eric is literally the perfect guy for her…

Ladies look  away for a sec..

Ok guys.. want to make your bride feel special ALL DAY LONG? Pay very close attention to how he reacts when he sees her for the first look below, this is the BEST gift you can give her on her wedding day period. Write it down, memorize it.. do what you have to do. The bride has put everything she has into this moment.. please please please make it worth every second of time she spent planning this day. Over and out.

Ok ladies where was I? We were so honored to be a part of this day and so excited to finally be sharing it on the blog.




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For those of you ogling this gorgeous venue and thinking, “How can I have MY wedding there?!”  You can’t.  I’m sorry.  🙂  This is a lovely family estate that Carrie’s folks have so lovingly resurrected to the gorgeousness you see before you…

 

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Her dress remains one of my very, very favorites (kim talking here  😉 )  I believe I gasped when I saw it.   Shabby_Chic_Wedding_Lancaster_PA_Sanderson_Images_Photography Shabby_Chic_Wedding_Lancaster_PA_Sanderson_Images_Photography Shabby_Chic_Wedding_shoes 009Shabby_Chic_Wedding_Lancaster_PA_Sanderson_Images_Photography

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Here it is gentlemen:  take note…. Amazing first look photos
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Such a perfect Shabby Chic Wedding right?

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Month 2 in my project with a few other Mama photographers to get behind the camera…

This is real life… Lilli  is in Pj’s because she was out playing in the stream with Noah and got her pants wet. Gabe is laughing at the silliness of me setting up photos during dinner. Noah is staring straight at the camera, because, well,  he just must.  Dinner is in pans because we are not fancy around these parts. There I am in a *hair*kerchief because I’ve been painting all day. (I’ve learned my lesson to never prime with exposed hair…have you ever tried to wash that stuff out after accidentally leaning into a door frame or something?  It does NOT come out.)  Regardless, John is still looking at me like he’s happy I’m there.  That is the best part of this photo to me.

No matter the chaos, no matter the mess, here we gather each night to laugh and talk and sometimes cry about our days.  There have been a lot of tough ones in a row in these parts.  We get through them together.   I know one day we’ll look back fondly at the struggles as “the good ole days”.  For now, I will try to slow down and embrace these dinners with my four favorites.

 

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Please take a peek at the other Mamas who are brave enough to get in front of the lens this year:

Erin   •   Rhonda   •   Naomi   •   Andrea   •   Georgia

 

 

  • Erin

    Great family picture and you do all look happy!

  • Naomi

    Oh i love this! Our family has such a wonky schedule that dinner together doesn’t happen super often….and i grew up with family dinner every night so i miss it. i think this is so awesome. 🙂

Oh hey there little Knot award. Where would you like to live in the studio? Lancaster, PA is a wonderful place to operate a wedding business. Our clients are so good to us and we’re honored to learn that our clients love what we do for them as well. Our wedding clients live all over the East Coast from Rhode Island to Richmond, VA and all the way to Colorado. It’s a pleasure doing what we do no matter where or who we are serving.

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