Monday, November 29, 2010

Just another day with the Wadsworths

Last week, I met up with a good friend of mine to shoot a Christmas concept idea she had.  I've never had a photo session go so quickly, or so smoothly!  The boys practically ran me down at the door!  They were so excited for this shoot!  It might have had something to do with the fact that they got to choose whatever they wanted to wear, and the fact that it involved chocolate syrup, and tons of flour  :)

We began with a mess, and ended with a mess.
A boy and his toys
He's been told hundreds of times not to play with his food  :)

The final image.
Merry Christmas Scott, Juli, Landon, Lincoln, and Ellianna!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

At Home with the Bouchers

This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to hang out with the Boucher family.  What an amazing family they are!  They are truly a pure definition of what it means to be a family.  Even though the girls are young, they all express a genuine closeness, respect, and love for one another.

We began our session with some playtime on the swings.

I don't think they get any cuter than this!
Okay, now they're just being hams  :)
I love this shot below... makes me wish I lived closer to my own sister.
Puzzle time with Grandma!  This is one of their favorite things to do!

Family Devotion time.  This is their foundation, and truly the reason they are so close.  It may sound cheesy, but I firmly believe that the family that prays together... stays together.

I love this next set of images.  Anna was so proud of the memory verse she had learned... preach it girl!

Gabe and Jackie.  They've known each other for 15yrs, and have recently celebrated 10yrs of marriage.  Gabe told me he couldn't remember what life was like without Jackie.  His wife and girls are his world!

Beautiful family... inside and out.
The girls were dying to show me their bikes, and couldn't wait for the session to be done to ride them  :)
Gabe and Jackie, thank you so much for inviting me into your home, and for the honor of capturing your family!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Birthday, Grandma!

Last weekend, I went home with my sister and brother to surprise my Grandma for her 80th birthday.  She had no idea we were coming.  As our gift, we decided to spend the night with her, the way we used to as children.  It was so nice nice to spend time with her.  We hung out all afternoon, and then brought out the Wii that evening.  If you ever want a good laugh, watch us all attempt the obstacle course or the tilt board on WiiFit  :)

While there, I took some time to go through my Grandma's house, and snap some shots.  I like the image of the thread below.  When we were little, my Grandma made clothes for us all the time.  Everything from shorts to dresses.  Even though I hated wearing dresses, looking back it means a lot to me.  I don't know a single person who makes their own clothes anymore.

For as long as I can remember, Grandma has always kept her perfume in the same spot, on a tray on top of her dresser.

I love the shot of the old cookbook and yarn.  My Grandma has tons of books in her house... tons.  My sister and Mom read them all the time.

I have no idea what the list at the bottom is for, but I've always liked my Grandma's handwriting.

I love the sound of my Grandma's mixer running; it means her yummy mash potatoes are on their way!

This bowl of apples was on her table in the basement.  Fruit can always be found in my Grandma's basement.  Sometimes it's peaches that have been freshly picked... she lays them out on newspaper all across the floor.  Other times it's jars and jars of canned vegetables... particularly green beans and corn.  Yum!
On Sunday, we had a cousin's reunion where we surprised her once again with cake and flowers.
The cake was fabulous, thanks to the amazing Rita Bridges!

We love our Grandma!
Four Generations

Happy Birthday, Grandma!  I am so blessed to be your granddaughter!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Gonzalez Family goes to Somerset

I love any chance I get to come out to Somerset Ridge Winery!  There is something so intoxicating about this place.  Perhaps it's the location; nestled in the scenic heart of Louisburg... or the fact that life here is so peaceful and serene.  Or maybe it's the owners, Dennis and Cindy Reynolds, who make you feel like family from the moment you meet them.  But truly, I think it's because it feels a little like home.  And what better place to bring a family for a portrait session, than a place that feels like home!

This was Chris and Katie's first visit to Somerset... I'm confident that it will not be their last!
Boys are always full of energy... today was no exception!
I'm not quite sure what's going on in this picture, but it's pretty darn cute!

What a beautiful family!

The boys were constantly on the move.  Moments such as the one below were rare  :)
Time alone for Mom and Dad.... it lasted all of two minutes... if that  :)

Katie and Chris, it was so much fun to meet up with you guys again!  I am blessed to have you and your family in my life!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Ben and Luke

I love these two boys!  I've been taking their pictures for almost 3yrs now.  It all started when Luke was born.  Now look at him!  He's getting so big!  And how can you ever resist that face?!

Ben loves me... really... he has a crush on me.

Again, that face, and those eyes!

Oh Ben.
I know he secretly loves it when I come over to take his picture.  Can't you tell?

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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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