Sunday, August 21, 2011

Holly :: Senior 2012

A beautiful day in Kansas always deserves a trip to Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery.

A gorgeous senior deserves a session in a beautiful vineyard.

I was in luck last Sunday.  It was a beautiful day, I had a gorgeous senior, and her parents are the owners of Somerset Ridge.

Meet Holly.

I have no idea whose dog this is, but he was friendly enough and wanted to be a part of our shoot.  :)

Gorgeous Ladies!

Holly, it was a pleasure hanging out with you last Sunday, and a ton of fun shooting your senior pictures!  I can't wait to hear about the places you'll go, and the things you will do!

Be sure to CLICK HERE for a slidshow from this session!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Kathryn :: Senior 2010

Meet Kathryn.

I had the opportunity to photograph Kathryn for her senior pictures a couple of weekends ago in Minnesota.  
The weather was gorgeous, as was Kathryn!  She's beautiful inside and out.

Kathryn, thank you for trusting me with these images!  What an amazing opportunity to be a part of this season in your life.  You have a remarkable future ahead of you!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wedding of Jimmy and Jessie

Love.  Friendship.  Loyalty.

Two hands clasping a heart.

The elements of the Irish Claddagh ring.

The elements of Jimmy and Jessie.

A symbol of enduring love.

Recently, I had the honor of capturing Jessie and Jimmy on their wedding day.  It was hot and sweaty, and I may have suffered a slight heat stroke, but any suffering on my part was well worth it.  These two are in love.  These two are made for each other.

I met Jessie and Jimmy last fall and did their engagement session shortly after.  (Click Here and Here for their engagement session)  I simply adore this couple!  I would have suffered multiple heat strokes for them!  :)

Stony Point Hall was gorgeous!  They did a fabulous job, and I highly recommend this place!

Jessie, you are simply breathless!
Jimmy, you're not so bad yourself  :)

Jessie and Jimmy.... words cannot express how blessed I am to have met you both!  Your love for each other is infectious!  I am so very honored to have had the opportunity to capture your wedding day!  I pray God's blessing on you and your family!!

Before you go, be sure to CLICK HERE for the wedding slideshow!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Salute to Barry and Jessica

I suppose you could say that I have my Mother to thank for our friendship.

I was in the 4th grade when Jessica and her family moved to my hometown, and ended up in my church one Sunday night. My sister and I always had slumber parties at our house... especially for our birthdays.  We were in the middle of planning one of those slumber parties, when my Mom said to me
"Why don't you invite the new girl to your party?"

I'm sure at the mature age of 9, I responded with something like,
"Uh, really?  That's kinda weird... I don't even know her"
But my Mother, in all of her wisdom, insisted.
And from there came a friendship that sculpted and shaped my childhood.

Jessica and I were the best of friends, and the worst of friends.  We hung out all the time... laughed at anything and everything.... and fought with each other at the drop of a hat.  We creatively named our fights, World Wars.
I think by the time we graduated high school, we had gone through 20 something World Wars.

Yes, our friendship was epic.

It's been years since we've hung out together.  Time and distance will do that to a friendship, but we've never lost touch... Especially thanks to the wonderful world of facebook.
Last weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph Jess and her family back in our hometown....

Where it all began.

Her husband, Barry, serves in the National Guard, and will be deployed soon.
It was an honor to photograph a solider and his family, and my friend.

Thank you for the good times... the laughs... the memories.  I love you, my friend!

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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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