I want to personally thank you for visiting élan Imaging.

My work is my passion, and it shows in every aspect of the élan Imaging experience. Clients relish the personal attention I give to them and treasure the timeless images of their portraits and weddings that I capture.

My mission is to capture the joy and pride that accompanies the precious moments in your life, whether it is your son's first steps or walking your daughter down the aisle. I want to help you remember this unique time in your life with beautiful portraits or by documenting a special event in your life!

My goal is to bring out your true personality and make you feel as comfortable as possible!

I would be honored to be your photographer!

The Story of élan

élan is pronouced (a-lan') in french means: "enthusiastic & distinctive style". When I decided to launch a photography company from her San Antonio based studio, my unique style and outgoing personalities made the choice of a company name seem clear. In April 2006, élan Imaging was born. I believe you'll recognize the love and dedication that I put into every one of my portraits & weddings. I hope, through the tradition of portraiture that everyone will continue to share these heirlooms for years to come. Quality and customer satisfaction remain my top priority! I want you to love your new élan portraits as much as I loved creating them for you.

On a more personal note:

My name is Teresa Sandvig and I am originally from Montana, where I was born and raised. I attended the University of Montana (Go Grizzlies), where I earned her degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Management. I met her husband at the University of Montana. After graduation we moved to San Antonio, Texas together so he could attend law school at St. Mary's University. I have two children & am loving motherhood along with the new challenges that come along wtih it.

I started doing photography professionally over 10 years ago and I have never looked back. I could not image myself being in any other profession! I love what I do and enjoys meeting a lot of unique people. I have met many great wedding vendors and clients whom have become great friends.

I had worked several years for two very well known photographers in the San Antonio wedding industry, before starting my own business venture with Photography by Teresa back in 2006. I had been searching for that "perfect" business name and finally decided on élan Imaging.

I want to  thank everyone who has encouraged me to do what I love to do and for giving me the strength and courage in myself to go out and do it!

I couldn't be more blessed with this opportunity and talent that I have I been given!

Community Involvement

I feel it is important to be a part of your community! I have volunteered my skills for several organizations in San Antonio. is an organization that is dedicated to keeping art in our children's education. I have also volunteered at the Humane Society taking pictures of the many animals needing homes, to help get them adopted.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

I have donated my services to an organization called: Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. This was a way to share my talents with the community and to help families create a lifetime of memories, in only moments. I provided my time in order to help families begin to heal their broken hearts. The death of an infant happens more than anybody cares to talk about. I have donated my time and services to helping families who were experiencing the loss of an infant, and provide them with images that will last them for a life time to help them remember their precious angels that visited them on this earth for such a short period of time

Community Testimonials:

Art Gives

Thank you Teresa for your professional support and commitment to help ArtGives.Org document this years' Shakespeare in The Park event. It was a real pleasure to work with you. You have a very creative eye and a natural talent for capturing the moment. We greatly appreciate your contribution to help support arts education in San Antonio.

On behalf of ArtGives.Org, we look forward to working with you again and wish you the best in all of your endeavors.

Keep up the great work!

David Frank

Founder / ArtGives.Org

San Antonio Humane Society:


Just in case you were wondering exactly how great the service you provide is, 18 out of the 23 animals you photographed and placed on the web have been adopted!

Thanks for all your time and energy!!

Humane Society/SPCA of Bexar County