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-  Tera Asboe plans Nov. 18 grand opening at her new photo studio in Sandy


by: POST PHOTO: JIM HART - POST PHOTO: JIM HART Tera Asboe stands near some of her work, hung on the wall of her new studio, to demonstrate ideas for her clients. Asboe has brought her six-year-old business to a storefront in downtown Sandy.There’s a new photographer in town. Well, she’s not new to Sandy, but she is new to town.

Tera Asboe has just moved her business from her home to a storefront in downtown Sandy.

The business, Artistic Impressions Photography, has been operating in Sandy for six years, serving children, couples at the altar and families. She also has been taking the team and individual photos for Sandy Youth Football.

Asboe likes to set herself apart from all of the average, “chain” photography studios, which she says give their clients 15 minutes and whatever happens is what they get for their money.

Instead, with Asboe’s boutique photography, she sets aside an hour and provides whatever it takes to get children in a good mood and responding so the photographs convey the normal, natural view of children just being themselves.

Asboe is a mother of three, and she has experience dealing with the challenges of life with the younger set.

She wants to offer a relaxed session, without any feeling of being rushed to finish in a short time period. Asboe allows her clients to make many choices so the photo matches what they had envisioned before they came to the studio. In short, she wants to make the experience fun.

“I’m trying to offer people something different than they get at a chain photographer,” she said. “This is not a rushed environment, and there shouldn’t be the stress that sometimes comes with family photos.”

Asboe is very flexible, and will try to match her clients’ view of the photo they are seeking. She has examples to show that usually help clients reach a choice of composition, location and colors.

At Artistic Impressions, people do have choices in the custom products that Asboe offers such as photos on canvas, bleed-edge mounting, traditional framing and various sizes such as 11X14, 16X24 and 24X30. She also has a variety of photo albums available and she works with Grant Baker (Peak Trophy & Engraving) next door to create plaques and other awards that include photos.

Asboe has had intensive education, specialized toward the type of photography that interests her. In that way, she’s a specialist at photographing newborns, young children, weddings and family portraits — either in her studio or outdoors.

But her work and her education started long before her business began six years ago. She has been photographing for as long as she was able to hold a camera in her hands.

“I have always loved photography,” she said. “And I have spent many hours studying and researching and reading.”

The result of all of that work will become obvious to any client who watches as Asboe works with her subject(s) to achieve naturally appearing images that stand the test of time.

Asboe will have her grand opening at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, with lots of prizes in a raffle drawing. She’s also offering special prices for the five weeks following the opening — just in time for the holidays. Among her products is a variety of Christmas cards, and she will either take the photo and print the cards or provide the image for those who wish to print their cards by another means.

Artistic Impressions Photography is located at 39120 Proctor Blvd., facing the off-street parking lot that serves Wong’s King Restaurant, Ace Hardware and Sandy Actors Theater.

Open hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

For more information, call Asboe at 503-703-1761 or send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information also is on a website at ArtisticImpressionsbyTera.com.