Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas in Branson

Since this year we are all spending Christmas with our in-laws, my family decided to do our own Christmas early in Branson. We only stayed for a weekend...I wish it could have been longer. I love my family dearly and miss them when we are away. We are a very close family!

Below(left to right/top) My sister-in-law Esther, me, my sister Diana, and my Mom.
(left to right/bottom) My Dad, my husband Paul, my brother Matthew, and my brother-in-law JayI love my sis so much...no one else can laugh with me like she does!
We stayed at a log cabin not too far from Branson http://www.loghavenlodge.com/
It was a very nice cabin, just not secluded like we had hoped...I'm sure we'd have to pay a lot more for seclusion. The weather was on the lousy side, so we stayed inside most of the time; hanging out and spending time together. My parents below were pretending this was their own house.

Some of these pictures were taken with a small point and shoot. There was a ton of fog and it left spots on all the images...oh well, you do what you can. The giant tree behind Paul and I was my favorite part about Silver Dollar City. It was lit with millions of lights which lit up in sync to music....very cool!
We walked around for hours!
Great American Shootout



My mom is a closet pool shark.

Daddy's girl



The guys always have to have their video games!


Paul and I are heading for Minnesota for our Christmas with his Dad...hopefully I will have some images from our time there to share when I get back. Merry Christmas to all!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Engagement Promo Video::

Now that wedding season is over, I have been working on a few promotional tools and gearing up for the 2008 season. I've got some video software that I am still in the process of learning how to use, in the meantime, I found some shortcuts to making some basic videos. Below is a sample of my engagement promo.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Tis' the Season



I began December with a couple of family portraits. I didn't have much time this year to advertise for holiday portraits and cards, however, I love this time of the year and love creating images my clients will use to send to those they love.

The Johnson family came mainly for some 2yr old shots of their son, Brayden. He was such a cutie, but was not feeling too well, and on top of that....he was two, and two yr olds will be two year olds :)

Despite not feeling well, we did manage to pull off a few good ones. His "elephant sounds" were the best!




Nicole and I go back a few years. I captured her daughter, Taylor, right after she was born last May, and now I had the honor of their family holiday portraits. Taylor is growing so fast!


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Kathy & Michael: 11-10-07

I could not have asked for a better wedding to end the season with! From the moment I shot Kathy and Michael's engagement last spring, I knew this was going to be an amazing wedding. Kathy was absolutely stunning in her gown and the dresses she chose for her girls were fabulous.


I have to say this was one of my favorite weddings this year. I love this couple! They are amazing together and a ton of fun!




I just love the expression on Dad's face as he joins his daughter on the dance floor.




The wedding party seemed to be a pretty tight knit group with a lot of history between them. The men, in particular, added much amusement to the day.




The sun couldn't decide if it was going to blind us or hide from us. Thank God for digital and the ability to change settings quickly!


I know these images are a bit out of order...I'm posting this at almost 10pm and I've been editing all day...I hope you will cut me a little slack :)




The ceremony took place at Heritage Park with the reception held at the Olathe Trail Riders Club. You can't really tell from the outside, but the club made for a really nice atmosphere for the night. Jami, owner of Electric Entertainment, provided great DJ services...I have to say one of the best DJs I've worked with all summer. She takes great pride in her work, and gives her all to provide an amazing night. You can check her out at http://www.eekaraoke.com/
Kathy and Michael, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your amazing day! I can't wait to get the rest of your images up...please bear with me though as there are MANY to go through and the holidays are right on top of us! God bless in your new life together!

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About Christina

One of my favorite memories from my own wedding, aside from marrying my husband, was when my Dad walked me down the aisle and I leaned over and whispered to him, "I'll always be your little girl."  I love that moment!
     It's moments that make up our lives, defines who we are, and ultimately create our destinies.  Many such moments have brought me to where I am today.  I began photographing in 2001, and began Sandberg Photography in the fall of 2006.  This has been a huge dream of mine, and I believe that God has given me a gift of capturing unique and special moments; without Him, I am truly nothing!  I owe this dream to Him!
     

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